Jaguar Land Rover America LLC names Gary Temple as its new North American president.
Temple, 65, replaces Mike O’Driscoll, who recently assumed the post of managing director of Jaguar Cars Ltd.
Temple formerly served as senior executive vice president of operations for North America.
Meanwhile, Jaguar says it is idling its Halewood, U.K., plant for a week at the end of October due to deteriorating economic conditions, according to The Economic Times.
The business daily quotes a spokesman as saying the move was made to align production with demand and follows similar actions at the auto maker’s Solihull and Castle Bromwich plants in the U.K.
Shortly after being acquired byMotors Ltd. from Motor Co. in March, Jaguar and Land Rover both ceased reporting monthly sales. However, Tata recently said in a prospectus posed on the website of JM Financial Consultants Pvt. that its two British luxury units posted a $383 million loss this year through June.