• Jaguar Land Rover is Presenting Partner of fifth Invictus Games for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women
  • HRH The Duke of Sussex begins 12-month countdown to the next Invictus Games in The Hague, Netherlands
  • The Duke will meet organisers and potential competitors at Zuiderpark, home of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020.
  • Next year, Invictus Games competitors in the Jaguar Land Rover Challenge will be among the first people to drive new Land Rover Defender
  • The Duke will see the new Defender and Jaguar Land Rover's prototype Mobility Door technology at the One Year To Go launch event in The Hague

Thursday 9th of May 2019, The Hague: HRH The Duke of Sussex will visit the Netherlands to begin the countdown to the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 presented by Jaguar Land Rover.  

The Duke, Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, will join potential competitors at a celebration event in Zuiderpark, exactly one year ahead of the fifth Invictus Games which take place in the city in May 2020.

Jaguar Land Rover is once again proud to be Presenting Partner for the Games, which use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding of and respect for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women.

The Duke will meet the organisers of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 and potential competitors at the host venue. Next year's competitors will be among the first people in the world to drive the new Land Rover Defender when they tackle the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge for the opening medals of the Games.

Jaguar Land Rover has been Presenting Partner since the inaugural Games in London in 2014. The event has also been staged in Orlando, Toronto and Sydney, capturing hearts, challenging minds and changing lives in each city – with a global audience.

Prof Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Officer, said: "Everyone at Jaguar Land Rover is hugely passionate about the Invictus Games. We are delighted to continue as Presenting Partner for 2020.

"Having been to the US, Canada and Australia, we are excited to welcome this inspirational event back to Europe. I am so proud the competitors will be among the first people in the world to drive the new Defender when they compete in the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge in The Hague."

The Duke will view a Defender prototype wrapped in Invictus Games-themed camouflage during his visit to The Hague. The new Defender has its world premiere later this year.

As well as viewing the new Defender with DutchInvictus Games medal winner Jack Pastora, The Duke will experience Jaguar Land Rover's prototype Mobility Door technology in a Range Rover Sport, assisted by Invictus Games London 2014 gold medallist and TV presenter JJ Chalmers, a former Royal Marines soldier.

The Mobility Door is being developed to open and close the car door with power assistance. Once on board, occupants can close the doors with no need to reach out and pull them shut.

Marc Bienemann, Jaguar Land Rover Benelux Managing Director, said: "We are honoured that the Invictus Games Foundation has chosen the Netherlands for the return of the Games to Europe in 2020. This global event uses the power of sport to change lives and everyone at Jaguar Land Rover Netherlands will work hard to support the competitors and organisers as we count down to May 2020."

The Invictus Games The Hague 2020 will bring together 500 competitors from 19 nations to compete in a series of adaptive sports from 9-16 May 2020.


Editors' notes

About Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Land Rover is the UK's largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world's leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world's premier luxury sports saloon and sports car marques.

At Jaguar Land Rover, we are driven by a desire to deliver class-leading vehicles, which will provide experiences our customers will love, for life. Our products are in demand around the globe. In 2018 Jaguar Land Rover sold 592,708 vehicles in 128 countries.

We support around 260,000 people through our retailer network, suppliers and local businesses. At heart we are a British company, with two major design and engineering sites, three vehicle manufacturing facilities and an engine manufacturing centre in the UK. We also have plants in China, Brazil, India, Austria and Slovakia. 

Jaguar Land Rover has a proven pedigree for ingenuity. At the heart of our business is Destination Zero – our drive for zero emissions, zero accidents and zero congestion. Building on this, we are channelling our talent, ideas and innovation to use technology to drive improvements and tackle some of the key challenges facing society – from pollution and climate change to the revolution in mobility.   

From 2020 all new Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will offer the option of electrification, giving our customers even more choice. We will introduce a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles as well as continuing to offer the latest diesel and petrol engines.

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