A double digit drop in demand in China..
And a dip in diesel sales across Europe...
Triggers for Jaguar Land Rover - Britain's biggest carmaker - to cut thousands of UK jobs...
A source told Reuters that management, research, sales, and design posts would be affected.
But not production.. at least not yet.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) UK BUSINESS, ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY MINISTER GREG CLARK SAYING:
"Whatever the terms of the announcement we will do everything we can to make sure that they can find jobs that can make use of their really valuable skills."
The news follows a tough 2018 for JLR, which employs 40,000 people in the UK.
The carmaker lost around 450 million dollars between April and September..
And has already cut a thousand roles..
Brexit too could impact the firm's three UK plants
It's spent millions preparing for new tariffs and customs checks..
likely under a no-deal Brexit scenario come March.
JLR is not the only automaker experiencing a bumpy ride in Europe.
U.S. giant Ford says it's cutting thousands of jobs,
quitting unprofitable markets in France and Russia.. and ending production of loss-making vehicles...
The move's aimed at achieving a 6 percent operating margin in Europe..
Where the firm employs 53,000 people...but where it's struggled to turn a profit recently.
Last year it made a 282-million dollar loss in the third quarter.