Jaguar Land Rover announced today the opening of a new retailer in Freeport, NY, one of the first U.S. retailers to incorporate the British luxury automaker’s new global ARCH design standards. The Jaguar Land Rover Freeport dual-branded facility exemplifies a new generation of retail facilities as the Jaguar and Land Rover business continues to expand in North America.
The new 35,000 sq. ft. Jaguar Land Rover Centre features a 15-car showroom, 22-bay service department with an enclosed three-lane service drive-in area, rooftop parking, Jaguar and Land Rover loaner vehicles, complimentary automatic car wash, and a premium customer hospitality center. The facility also houses a Jaguar Land Rover boutique that showcases the latest accessories, wheels and brand merchandise.
The sleek design of Jaguar Land Rover Freeport aligns with the new Jaguar Land Rover global retail design standards that are being adopted by retailers across the country. As part of an overhaul of the U.S. retailer network, every ARCH facility will showcase the expanded Jaguar and Land Rover product lineups and will prominently feature elements of frameless glass, walnut and sophisticated lighting to give the space a fresh and luxurious feel. A majority of the retail network is expected to be completed under the new design by 2020, with an approximate total U.S. retailer investment of $1.5B.
The Jaguar Land Rover Freeport facility will exist as a part of the Weidinger Auto Group, owned by Jack Weidinger. The Weidinger Auto Group originated with Jaguar Great Neck in 1938 and has grown to include Jaguar Great Neck, North Bay Cadillac Buick GMC, Vantage Auto Body, the Pre-Owned Centre and multiple service locations.
“We have been in the Jaguar business for 78 years and we’re excited to bring the Land Rover franchise brand to the South Shore community under one roof,” said Jack Weidinger, Dealer Principal of Jaguar Land Rover Freeport. “We are grateful to the entire Jaguar Land Rover team who has helped us bring our plans to fruition and we look forward to providing our customers with a retail experience that is as luxurious as the vehicles that they are investing in.”
“The team here at Jaguar Land Rover North America would like to offer congratulations to Jack Weidinger and his team at Weidinger Auto Group on their many years of support for Jaguar cars, and on the opening of their new Jaguar Land Rover Centre,” said Joe Eberhardt, president and CEO of Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC. “With the opening of each new ARCH retail facility we further improve the customer experience of buying and owning Jaguar and Land Rover automobiles.”
Jaguar and Land Rover have embarked on an aggressive product offensive with Jaguar Land Rover U.S. sales up 24 percent in 2016. Land Rover has added the new Discovery SUV to the 2017 model year lineup and more recently announced the addition of the fourth member of the Range Rover family, the Range Rover Velar.
The Jaguar brand, named the fastest growing brand in the U.S. in 2016, continues to grow in 2017 with sales up 128 percent year-to-date, and has announced a company-first BEV model will join the lineup in 2018.