LA Auto Show: JLR coming with three new models to the city of Angels image

The British luxury automaker, owned by India’s Tata Motors, has scheduled three model introductions next week during the press days of the Los Angeles Auto Show.

While the model range of the two brands is well known for its limited width, the trio of offerings is working to make amends – since it also includes the niched Range Rover Evoque Convertible, which makes its first public appearance during an auto show. The company has also scheduled the premiere of the US specification Jaguar XE sedan and the North American introduction of the Jaguar F-Pace sport utility vehicle. The Indian-owned automaker, which now kinda props its parent thanks to stellar results in the US as well, has delivered the three models through one of its biggest capital investment programs in history – spending around $4.5 billion a year to increase its manufacturing footprint (new factories in China, India, Brazil and Slovakia) and expand its model lineup.

For example, the highly successful Land Rover Range Rover luxury family has now five members and while it won’t break any deliver records it’s expected to hype interest for the brand and customers could then be attracted to the regular Evoque, Land Rover’s top selling model – almost half a million units have already been sold since the model joined the lineup. The Evoque Convertible will be sold in the US from $50,475, starting mid-next year and the Jaguar F-Pace crossover – which has a much broader appeal – will start at $40,990 equipped with a 180-horsepower 2.0-liter turbodiesel.