Tata Motors Ltd.’s Jaguar Land Rover is looking to hire more than 1,000 engineers, supervisors and production operators to help launch the all-new Range Rover Evoque in 2011.

The Evoque marks a significant step in the company's plan to grow the JLR business, CEO Ralf Speth says.

“It is a truly global car and will be sold in over 160 markets around the world,” Speth says in a statement. “Around 85% of the models built at (the Halewood, U.K., plant) will be exported, making a significant contribution to the U.K. economy.”

The Evoque is the smallest, lightest, most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever, he says. It will make its global public debut at the Paris auto show Sept. 30.

Engineer and supervisor positions will offer an average salary of £35,000 ($54,924) annually.

“The Range Rover Evoque has been eagerly anticipated since we first showed the LRX concept in Detroit in 2008, so we are looking forward to welcoming some enthusiastic new recruits to the team to deliver (it) to the marketplace,” Halewood Operations Director Michael Straughan says.