Jaguar Land Rover America LLC signs on with the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a Washington-based lobby group.

With the new addition, AAM now boasts 11 member companies that represent 77% of all car and light-truck sales in the U.S.

“We’re pleased that Jaguar/Land Rover recognizes the alliance’s continued role in shaping meaningful public policy on the federal, state and even global levels,” says AAM President and CEO Dave McCurdy. “We’re looking forward to working with these two iconic British brands as this entire industry continues its historic transformation.”

Gary Temple, Jaguar Land Rover America’s newly appointed North American president, says AAM plays an important role as “the respected source for technical and science-bases analysis.”

AAM’s “work enhances motor vehicle safety and provides a global perspective to environmental and energy issues,” Temple says. “We are pleased to be a member of the industry association committed to innovation and sound public policy.”