Before the sale was introduced, Anthony Bamford, chairman of British excavator producer JCB had expressed curiosity in purchasing the company in August 2006, but backed out upon studying that the sale would also involve Land Rover, which he did not wish to buy. On Christmas Eve of 2007, Mahindra and Mahindra backed out of the race for both brands, citing complexities within the deal.
The Ion was notable for its quality, security and building problems that led to a total of twelve recalls, including one for a defective ignition switch that resulted in thirteen deaths amongst all GM Delta platform-based automobiles. Another point have been its uncommon design decisions, with the instrument panel for the speedometer and all different gauges being placed above the middle console instead of within the usual place in entrance of the driving force being particularly criticized. Edmunds.com ranked it the 6th worst car of all time, the Los Angeles Times ranked it #5 in its list of the ten worst vehicles ever bought in America, Best Life ranked it the 19th worst automotive of the 21st century, and MotorBiscuit ranked it #1 in its record of the “25 most hated vehicles of all time”.
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In Clarkson’s Car Years Jeremy Clarkson compares the Austin Allegro to the Morris Marina. He concludes the Allegro was a greater (much less dangerous) automobile than the Marina, because the Allegro was a horrible automotive in a extra unique method than the Marina. Edmunds.com ranked the Allegro because the 81st worst automotive of all time, and expressed gratitude that it was by no means exported to the United States. On 18 January 2008, Tata Motors, part of the Tata Group, established Jaguar Land Rover Limited as a British-registered and wholly owned subsidiary.