Land Rover’s Engineering Guru To Step Down

Nick Rogers, one of Land Rover's most experienced and senior engineers, will leave JLR at the end of the year

Nick Rogers with Series I Land Rover KBP 654

by Theo Ford-Sagers |

Nick Rogers, Director Group Engineering for Jaguar Land Rover, has announced that he will leave the company after 34 years with the Land Rover marque. Rogers joined as a technician apprentice for Land Rover in 1984, and later lead the team which engineered the body of the Discovery 2, Discovery 3 and first-generation Range Rover Sport.

As Vehicle Line Director for Land Rover, he was responsible for the Premium Lightweight Architecture which underpins 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, with oversight of the Defender L663 and, his latest product launch, the new fifth-generation Range Rover.

Rogers recently posted the following statement of LinkedIn: "For over 37 years, it’s been an honour to work with such an incredible team of people to engineer and launch some of the most desirable vehicles in the world. The most recent launches of the New Defender and New Range Rover especially, as tech disrupters, are a testament to how the JLR family has transformed and grown - the resilience, the determination and the pioneering passion is incredible. Today, after almost four decades, it’s time to hand over a stronger than ever technical team, with a pioneering passion to keep creating disruptive products in this ever-changing world."

It is currently unknown where he will head to next, or who will replace him.

Rogers earned a reputation as a committed and talented engineer, with great enthusiasm for the Green Oval. Each new Land Rover developed under his leadership has consistently been the most capable in its segment. LRO wishes him the very best for the future.

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