Jaguar Land Rover engineering boss Nick Rogers steps down

Engineer who led development of Jaguar F-Pace and Land Rover Defender leaves after 37 years at JLR

Jaguar Land Vagabond design manager Nick Rogers, who has actually supervised growth of cars such as the Jaguar I-Pace, F-Pace and Land Vagabond Protector, has introduced he will leave the business after 37 years at the end of this year.

Appointed to the top function in 2015, Rogers has led JLR’s design group at a vital time in the company’s history, not just establishing the electrical I-Pace and also launching it ahead of crucial competitors, yet likewise overseeing the reincarnation of the very prepared for Land Vagabond Protector. His latest project to have been revealed is the new Range Wanderer.

Where Rogers will go, or who his follower is, has yet to be verified. A JLR spokesman claimed: “His successor will certainly be the topic of a succeeding news in the coming weeks.’

In a statement on LinkedIn, he claimed: “For over 37 years, it’s been an honour to collaborate with such an incredible group of people to engineer and also launch several of the most preferable cars worldwide. The most recent launches of the New Protector as well as New Range Vagabond especially, as technology disrupters, are a testimony to how the JLR family members has actually transformed and grown – the resilience, the decision and also the pioneering interest is incredible.

” Today, after virtually four years, it’s time to turn over a stronger than ever technological group, with a pioneering interest to keep developing turbulent items in this ever-changing world.”

JLR chief Thierry Bolloré stated: “I wish to give thanks to Nick for an incredible 37 years with our firm. Over the last years, Nick has experienced, shaped as well as led so much of the Land Vagabond– and also the Jaguar Land Rover– tale. We want him every success in the future.”

Rogers signed up with Land Vagabond in 1984 as a technician pupil, operating in body engineering as well as vehicle testing. He rose through the rankings to come to be automobile line supervisor for Land Wanderer, prior to being assigned to his newest role as Jaguar Land Rover’s executive director, item engineering.

Talking to Autocar in 2018, Rogers stated: “There has never been a much better time to be a designer: we have to push the boundaries on both petrol as well as diesel technology, after that see to it we have efficient three-cylinder, four-cylinder, six-cylinder and V8 engines to use. We likewise require moderate- and also full-hybrid solutions ready, as well as to sign up with the battery-electric change.”