Consultants have been appointed to oversee a series of probes into the way each of the Coventry company's 96 outlets operates, revealed corporate sales manager Christine Downton. 'We are poised to launch a product that takes Jaguar into a completely fresh area of activity. The X400 will be the last of a series of steps designed to quadruple our output, and we need to ensure our network is fully prepared to meet the challenges presented by significantly higher volumes.
'Under a programme called Scaleshift, we're helping them make a thorough evaluation of every aspect of their businesses,' she said. Downton said the bulk of the £60 million dealer investment in infrastructure to handle higher sales volumes had been completed prior to the launch of the S-type. In the run-up to the launch, a dedicated X400 specialist is also being appointed at each dealership.