Jaguar Land Rover starts the year with huge engine heist

Pretending that nothing wrong had happened, the driver went back through the security gate and disappeared into the night.

JLR builds Range Rover and Land Rover SUVs and the Jaguar XE sedan at the Solihull plant.

The West Midlands Police department should have them caught relatively fast, if you ask us, because you can not hide two trailers full of engines.

Details of precisely how many engines have been stolen aren't yet available, nor is it clear what type of engines they were. JLR uses V-6 and V-8 gasoline and diesel engines and four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines.

An unidentified source told the paper: "About 40 engines can fit in a wagon". That lorry was in and out of the plant in six minutes. The heist had been kept under wraps.

British iconic carmaker, Jaguar Land Rover saw a rather unusual and unpleasant week, with some serious theft having been carried out in the company's production premises.

This increase in thefts may be a result of Land Rover stopping production of the Defender in January of a year ago.

The process of a unique Land Rover Defender begins with East Coast Defenders importing two vehicles, with one of them being the base, and the other used for parts. They could potentially be stripped and turned into scrap metal.

Police said they had seized the empty stolen trailers.

The company has issued an official statement, "We can confirm that we are working closely with West Midlands Police to investigate the theft of engines from the Solihull manufacturing plant".

This week's engine theft was the second such theft.

The story being reported by local publications in England is that the alleged thieves rolled into the Solihull factory with a big rig cab at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night, peacefully made it through a security gate, hooked the truck up to a trailer loaded with engines and simply exited the facility. Three years ago, thieves stole £1.2 billion worth of engines in exactly the same way.

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