JAGUAR LAND ROVER OPENS FIRST CLASSIC CENTRE IN AMERICA

Jaguar and Land Rover have made some veritable classics over the course of their long histories. To service them, the joint automaker has opened a couple of dedicated facilities. And now it’s set to open its first such site in North America.

Set to open next summer, the Jaguar Land Rover Classic center will be located in a new 75,000-square-foot complex in Savannah, Georgia. It’ll be the company’s first such facility on this side of the pond, following the opening of similar locations in the UK and Germany, set up to restore, refurbish, service, and even sell vintage Jags and Landies.

It will include a 42-bay workshop to support vehicles out of production for over a decade. It’ll also encompass a dedicated showroom where customers will be able to view and purchase older Jaguars and Land Rovers that have met the manufacturer’s Works Legends standard.

“The Savannah site is the perfect location for us,” said director Tim Hannig: “a charming setting combining a passionate community and excellent transport links that will make it easier for US clients to benefit from the authentic services and expertise Jaguar Land Rover Classic provides.” Construction of the new facility is set to begin already this fall.

The site was chosen for its proximity not only to the local airport, but to the Port of Savannah, which ranks as the largest container shipping terminal in North America. Kia remains the only automaker with a full assembly plant in Georgia, but Porsche, Mercedes, and PSA have all chosen nearby Atlanta to establish their US headquarters.

JLR’s other two classic centers opened in June 2017 at Jaguar’s historic home in Coventry, and this past May at Essen-Kettwig, near where the Techno Classica show takes place every year as Europe’s foremost classic-car show.

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