Vehicle giant Jaguar Land Rover is to cut 4,500 jobs under plans to reduce costs by £2.5 billion, the company has announced.
Meanwhile Rolls-Royce Motor Cars chief executive Torsten Muller-Otvos has pledged that the carmaker will remain in Britain post-Brexit.
The company, which employs almost 40,000 people in Britain and has been boosting its workforce at new plants in China and Slovakia in recent years, declined to comment when contacted by Reuters on Thursday.
Ford's $14 billion global cost-saving plans includes exiting the minivan segment, stopping manufacturing of automatic transmissions in Bordeaux in August, reconsidering its operations in Russian Federation, and combining the headquarters of Ford U.K. and Ford Credit to a site in Dunton, Essex.
Vehicle giant Jaguar Land Rover is to reduce its 44,000 workforce by 4,500 under plans to make £2.5 billion of cost savings.
The company also announced further investment in electrification, with electric drive units to be built at its factory in Wolverhampton and a new battery assembly centre at Hams Hall in Birmingham.
JLR is facing several challenges, including a slump in demand for diesel cars and a sales slowdown in China.
Bloomberg reported on the job cuts Thursday.
Most of the cuts will be in the United Kingdom, with a voluntary programme being launched, and are in addition to 1,500 workers who left the company past year.
A Ford spokesman said the vehicle maker now assumes that any Brexit deal would keep tariff-free trade between Britain and Europe.
"Jaguar Land Rover and its owners have made clear they remain firmly committed to the United Kingdom, continuing to invest billions and employing tens of thousands of people".
The company said in July previous year that it needed more certainty around Brexit in order to continue investing in its United Kingdom operation.
If, as expected, the United Kingdom bears the brunt, or the entirety, of JLR's global cost-cutting, JLR may well say it tried to warn us.
While China's economy is still far from in recession - it's still projected to grow at 6.5% this year - there is likely to be more bad news to come.
Electric cars such as the Jaguar i-Pace (above) aren't cheap to produce, and JLR is grappling with an global footprint to ensure it's building its growing range of vehicles in territories where it makes sense, near customers and where the business case is strongest.
Of all JLR's problems, the biggest flashing red light is a collapse in sales in its biggest market - China.
It comes amid global trade tensions which have made Chinese consumers more cautious. JLR said it regularly reviewed "its production schedules to ensure market demand is balanced globally".
It has hired 4,000 workers in China since 2014.
Jaguar employs 44,000 workers at sites in Halewood on Merseyside and Solihull, Castle Bromwich and Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.