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Power, Innovation and Efficiency: Jaguar Land Rover at The Los Angeles Auto Show

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LOS ANGELES--Nov. 10, 2011:

  • High-performance Jaguar XKR-S Convertible to make its world debut in Los Angeles
  • Land Rover DC100 and DC100 Sport Concepts make North American debut in new configurations emphasizing their all-terrain capabilities
  • Jaguar C-X16 Concept makes North American debut
  • New vehicles demonstrate Jaguar Land Rover's design and technology leadership

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) continues its new product and concept vehicle momentum with the Global and North American debuts of multiple new products at the 2011 Los Angeles International Automobile Show, November 16 -- 28.

Dr. Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover commented: "Jaguar Land Rover is proud to be demonstrating for the U.S. market the latest design and technology advancements we have made with both brands. Our presence here reflects the fact that the U.S. is an important market for our global growth plans, and Southern California is a key region from a business and a global trends perspective."

Making its global debut at the Show will be the 550 HP XKR-S Convertible, which joins the XKR-S Coupe as the fastest and most powerful production Jaguar cars ever created.

Jaguar will also show the award winning Jaguar C-X16 Concept -- combining hybrid technology with a highly responsive 3.0-liter V6 gasoline engine beneath a beautifully styled body created by Director of Design, Ian Callum.

Land Rover, on the heels of the globally successful launch of the Range Rover Evoque, will be showcasing two design concepts, the DC100 (hard top) and DC100 Sport (open top) at the Show. The two concepts from Land Rover investigate the potential future design direction of the iconic Defender. The concepts capture the flexibility, adaptability and configurability that have always been key attributes of Land Rover and continue in today's Defender.

The DC100 concept has been reconfigured for its North American debut to highlight the breadth of capability. Land Rover DC100 concept will be revealed with a new body color and different wheels and tires. Body color changed to 'Heritage Blue' and new wheels and tires optimized for off-road driving.

Following their initial global debuts at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, the Jaguar C-X16 and Land Rover DC100 Sport were awarded top honors for Best in Show and Best Concept respectively by AutoWeek Magazine. The company will be getting feedback from Show attendees on its Jaguar and Land Rover concepts for future consideration.

About Jaguar

Jaguar Cars Limited is a premier manufacturer of luxury sedans and sports cars offering unparalleled design with tremendous performance. The company's vision throughout its storied history has been simple: To produce beautiful, fast cars that are desired the world over. Jaguar strives to provide a world class ownership experience to every owner. Today's Jaguar lineup consists of the XJ luxury sedan, XF sports sedan and the XK coupe and convertible sports cars. Jaguar designs, engineers and manufactures exclusively in the United Kingdom, at the Castle Bromwich manufacturing plant in the British Midlands. Jaguar is fully engaged with sustainability initiatives and social concerns with continuous involvement in environmental and community programs.

About Land Rover

Land Rover, the British maker of Land Rover and Range Rover sport utility vehicles, is renowned for providing its' clientele with the most luxurious and capable vehicles in the world. Every Land Rover and Range Rover is equally at home both on and off road, and in any setting; be it in the heart of the city, or traversing the countryside. Today's Land Rover lineup includes the legendary Defender, LR2 (Freelander 2), LR4 (Discovery 4), Range Rover Sport, Range Rover and Range Rover Evoque. Land Rover designs, engineers, and manufactures their vehicles in the United Kingdom. Land Rover is fully engaged with sustainability initiatives and social concerns with continuous involvement in environmental and community programs.