The British Queen granted the title to Land Rover Chief DesignerDecember 29, 2019
In the UK, they published the traditional New Year list of those whom Queen Elizabeth II wished to award. In total, 1,097 people were awarded the titles. 229 of them became new officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), but only one turned out to be a representative of the automotive industry – Land Rover’s design director.
Jerry McGovern, who turned 63 this year, worked in the early stages of his career with the Chrysler and Austin Rover Group, the forerunner of the modern Land Rover. He reunited with the main English off-road brand 15 years ago, and has since had a hand in all of his models, including the entire Range Rover family, the current Discovery and the revived Defender. In total, McGovern has dedicated the profession for more than four decades.
Currently, Land Rover is preparing for a significant expansion of its lineup – both through the release of electrified modifications, which will be mandatory for every new model from 2020, and through the development of new market segments. In particular, in 2021, a fundamentally new, relatively affordable small crossover should be released, which will share the platform with the Indian Tata Harrier.
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