At the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, Jaguar Land Rover announced its new Engineered To Order (ETO) division. The divisions will be "responsible for extending the Jaguar and Land Rover brands with a series of 'special edition' models as well as a range of personalization options."
J.D. Power and Associates recently released its 2012 U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study. In that study, 84,000 owners and lessees of 2007 to 2011 model year vehicles were surveyed on their service experience. The responses were indexed on a 1,000-point scale with the luxury brands leading the pack.
Winding Road magazine's Best Car of the Year awards have been announced and Jaguar Land Rover North America has taken two awards. The 2012 Jaguar XJ took home the "Best Luxury Sedan" award and the "Best Big Utility" nod went to the 2012 Land Rover LR4. This is the first win for the Land Rover LR4 and the second for the Jaguar XJ.
Although we often mention Jaguar Land Rover as a company, we rarely talk about the Jaguar products. Jaguar currently offers three cars in the U.S. market: the mid-size XF, the full-size XJ (along with the long-wheelbase XJL), and the two-door XK sports car. All three models feature 5.0-liter V8 power and high-performance "R" trims. The brand is also exploring high-performance hybrid options for future production.