Nick Rogers, group engineering director for Jaguar Land Rover, has announced that he will be leaving the company after 34 years with the Land Rover brand. Rogers joined Land Rover as a Technician Apprentice in 1984, and then led the team that designed the bodywork for the first-generation Discovery 2, Discovery 3 and Range Rover Sport.
As the Vehicle Line Director for Land Rover, he was responsible for the premium lightweight architecture underlying the Range Rover Velar, Range Rover L405, Range Rover Sport L494 and Defender L663, as well as various Jaguars. . Since April 2015, he has been Executive Director of Product Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover, overseeing the Defender L663 and, his latest product launch, the new, fifth-generation Range Rover.
Rogers recently released the following statement from LinkedIn: “For over 37 years, it has been an honor to work with such an incredible team of people to design and launch some of the world’s most desirable vehicles. The most recent launches of the new Defender and the new Range Rover in particular, as technological disruptors, are a testament to the transformation and growth of the JLR family – the resilience, determination and pioneering passion are incredible. Today, after nearly four decades, it is time to pass on a still technical team, with a pioneering passion to continue to create disruptive products in this ever-changing world. “
It is currently unclear where he will go next, or who will replace him.
Rogers has built a reputation as a committed and talented engineer, with great enthusiasm for the Green Ring. Each new Land Rover developed under his leadership has always been the best performing in its segment. LRO wishes him the best for the future.