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Two-Door Range Rover Coupe Prototype Spotted For The First Time 18
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Land Rover, Land Rover Scoops, Range Rover, Scoops on 01 18th, 2018


Those who thought that Land Rover could use more models with sloping rooflines are in luck, because a genuine Coupe version of the Range Rover seems to be in the works.
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Range Rover Chieftain Is A Classic Reborn With A Cadillac CTS-V Supercharged V8 17
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Classics, Land Rover, Range Rover, Restomod on 01 17th, 2018


By now Land Rover is on the fourth iteration of its flagship Range Rover – and that's not even counting the Range Rover Sport, Velar, and Evoque. But to many, there's nothing quite like the original.
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Range Rover Chieftain Is A Classic Reborn With A Cadillac CTS-V Supercharged V8 17
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Classics, Land Rover, Range Rover, Restomod on 01 17th, 2018


By now Land Rover is on the fourth iteration of its flagship Range Rover – and that's not even counting the Range Rover Sport, Velar, and Evoque. But to many, there's nothing quite like the original.
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Which Land Rover Should Get The SVX Treatment Next? 2
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Land Rover, Land Rover Defender, Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover Freelander, Range Rover, Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Velar, Renderings on 01 2nd, 2018


The hardcore version of the Discovery, which was unveiled by Land Rover at Frankfurt this past September, wasn’t the first SVX model it’s done – and it won’t be the last.

The question is, which of the British sport-ute manufacturer’s products should be the next to get the SVX treatment? Well, here are a few ideas.

Rendering artist Nikita Aksyonov recently gave us a speculative preview of what the flagship Range Rover would look like in SVX spec, and has now followed up with more.

In the gallery below, you’ll see similar takes on the Defender, Freelander, Evoque, Evoque Convertible, and Velar, along with the aforementioned Range Rover as well, all done up with similar equipment to the Discovery SVX.

Now some of them seem more likely than others. The Velar? Maybe. The Evoque? Probably not. The Evoque Convertible? Even less so. The Freelander won’t happen since it’s already been phased out, replaced as it has by the new Discovery Sport, but the latter could make a good basis.

As for the Defender, well that’s already spawned an SVX version – or, more accurately, two: the first back in 2008 (which was 10 years ago now, if you can believe it), and those jacked-up, roped-off Defender 110 short-bed, double-cab pickups in Spectre that were crafted jointly by JLR Special Vehicle Operations and the company’s longtime off-road racing partner Bowler.

Making another one, then, would hardly seem like much of a stretch. As always, we’ll keep an eye for it, so you might want to watch this space.

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Range Rover SVX Would Make One Heck Of A Luxury Off-Roader 30
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Land Rover, Range Rover, SVO on 12 30th, 2017

Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations has showcased the magic it can work with products like the Land Rover Discovery SVX and the Range Rover SVAutobiography. But what would it look like if the two were to meet?

Probably something like this. It’s a hypothetical (but entirely plausible) vision for a Range Rover SVX, cooked up by rendering artist Nikita Aksyonov.

It bears all the visual hallmarks of the Discovery SVX, like beefier wheel arches, underbody protection plates, tow hooks, auxiliary lighting… all the stuff, in short, that you’d need to turn what’s already one of the most capable off-roaders into a real rock-crawling machine.

It’s reasonable to assume that, if it ever gets the green light for production, the Range Rover SVX would also pack the same 5.0-liter supercharged V8, which in the Discovery SVX produces 525 metric horsepower. In the long-wheelbase SVAutobiography and shorter SVAutobiography Dynamic, it kicks out a more prodigious 565, and in the latest Range Rover Sport SVR a massive 575.

Whatever the output, the SVX would make a heck of an addition at the top of the line. So we say: just build it, Land Rover! What do you say?

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Overfinch Says Its 2018 Range Rover Will Be “Most Luxurious SUV Ever” 18
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Land Rover, Overfinch, Range Rover, Reports, SUV, tuning on 12 18th, 2017


The 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography is the most luxurious vehicle currently offered by Land Rover, but according to tuning company Overfinch, its own 2018 Range Rover will soon surpass the SVAutobiography as “the most luxurious SUV ever created”.

Overfinch’s new Range Rover is still being developed and has been previewed by way of two design sketches. The images reveal that the company has tweaked the vehicle’s exterior design with a plethora of carbon fiber accents, redesigned air intakes, aftermarket wheels, custom side skirts, and a modified rear end with a carbon diffuser and quad tailpipes.

Inside, Overfinch says its new Range Rover will include heated arm and footrests in the rear with recline and massage functions. Additionally, they’ll be noise-reducing thickened glass, a revised infotainment system with 4G WiFi, and a selection of smartphone applications to control various vehicle functions.

No prices have been announced at this stage.

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Land Rover’ SVO Division Allegedly Considering A Two-Door Range Rover 9
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Land Rover, Range Rover, Reports, SVO on 12 9th, 2017


How many doors does the range-topping Range Rover have? If you answered four (or five with the tailgate), you’re probably thinking of the current model and most of its progenitors. But that wasn’t always the case, and it might just change in the future.

Speaking with Land Rover design chief Gerry McGovern at the LA Auto Show recently, Motoring reports that a two/three-door Range Rover could be in the works.

“There’s probably less market for a two-door [Evoque], and given that we have a cabriolet there’s no need,” said McGovern. “But as we get bigger you can think about going two-door because it becomes more exclusive, which might give you a hint.”

In between the lines, what we can read into that is that JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations division could coach-build an exclusive Range Rover coupe, based on the flagship model – not on the (relatively) lower-end Range Rover Sport, Velar, or Evoque (the two/three-door version of which is being discontinued).

“The good thing with SVO is it is a self-funding business, so there are opportunities within SVO that don’t necessarily have to be mainstream and small volume [vehicles] lend itself beautifully to that,” McGovern told Motoring.

It wouldn’t be the first case, after all. The first-generation Range Rover originally debuted in 1970 as a two-door. The four-door didn’t come out until 1981, with the two-door being phased out in 1994.

As Motor Trend points out, Land Rover showcased a two-door concept called the Range Stormer that’s pictured here in 2004. It styling previewed the original Range Rover Sport that surfaced later the same year, but the concept featured two doors instead of the four of the production model.

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Land Rover’ SVO Division Allegedly Considering A Two-Door Range Rover 9
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Land Rover, Range Rover, Reports, SVO on 12 9th, 2017


How many doors does the range-topping Range Rover have? If you answered four (or five with the tailgate), you’re probably thinking of the current model and most of its progenitors. But that wasn’t always the case, and it might just change in the future.

Speaking with Land Rover design chief Gerry McGovern at the LA Auto Show recently, Motoring reports that a two/three-door Range Rover could be in the works.

“There’s probably less market for a two-door [Evoque], and given that we have a cabriolet there’s no need,” said McGovern. “But as we get bigger you can think about going two-door because it becomes more exclusive, which might give you a hint.”

In between the lines, what we can read into that is that JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations division could coach-build an exclusive Range Rover coupe, based on the flagship model – not on the (relatively) lower-end Range Rover Sport, Velar, or Evoque (the two/three-door version of which is being discontinued).

“The good thing with SVO is it is a self-funding business, so there are opportunities within SVO that don’t necessarily have to be mainstream and small volume [vehicles] lend itself beautifully to that,” McGovern told Motoring.

It wouldn’t be the first case, after all. The first-generation Range Rover originally debuted in 1970 as a two-door. The four-door didn’t come out until 1981, with the two-door being phased out in 1994.

As Motor Trend points out, Land Rover showcased a two-door concept called the Range Stormer that’s pictured here in 2004. It styling previewed the original Range Rover Sport that surfaced later the same year, but the concept featured two doors instead of the four of the production model.

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Land Rover’ SVO Division Allegedly Considering A Two-Door Range Rover 9
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Land Rover, Range Rover, Reports, SVO on 12 9th, 2017


How many doors does the range-topping Range Rover have? If you answered four (or five with the tailgate), you’re probably thinking of the current model and most of its progenitors. But that wasn’t always the case, and it might just change in the future.

Speaking with Land Rover design chief Gerry McGovern at the LA Auto Show recently, Motoring reports that a two/three-door Range Rover could be in the works.

“There’s probably less market for a two-door [Evoque], and given that we have a cabriolet there’s no need,” said McGovern. “But as we get bigger you can think about going two-door because it becomes more exclusive, which might give you a hint.”

In between the lines, what we can read into that is that JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations division could coach-build an exclusive Range Rover coupe, based on the flagship model – not on the (relatively) lower-end Range Rover Sport, Velar, or Evoque (the two/three-door version of which is being discontinued).

“The good thing with SVO is it is a self-funding business, so there are opportunities within SVO that don’t necessarily have to be mainstream and small volume [vehicles] lend itself beautifully to that,” McGovern told Motoring.

It wouldn’t be the first case, after all. The first-generation Range Rover originally debuted in 1970 as a two-door. The four-door didn’t come out until 1981, with the two-door being phased out in 1994.

As Motor Trend points out, Land Rover showcased a two-door concept called the Range Stormer that’s pictured here in 2004. It styling previewed the original Range Rover Sport that surfaced later the same year, but the concept featured two doors instead of the four of the production model.

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For $20,000 Less Than A Bentayga, You Can Have A 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography 29
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in LA Auto Show, Land Rover, new cars, Range Rover on 11 29th, 2017


Displayed in Los Angeles, the facelifted Range Rover SVAutobiography has all the right ingredients to make you forget about the Bentley Bentayga and Rolls-Royce Cullinan.

It’s large, good-looking, and extremely well equipped, with its generous features that include hot stone massage function, with heated calf and foot rests, for the individual rear seats, and rear entertainment system with two 10-inch displays.

Sitting at the rear gives you over 4 feet (1.2m) of legroom in the 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography as well as access to a small refrigerator that can keep two wine or champagne bottles cool, and to the center console that can be used to control a number of features. You’ll never be late anywhere either, thanks to the Zenith clock, just don’t ask how much it costs, though.

And since we’re talking numbers, you may want to take a seat before reading about its starting price: $207,900 in USA, and that’s before checking out the options list. For those of you counting, that’s about $20,000 less than a base Bentley Bentayga.

Some might say that the 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography is ‘a lot of car’ for the money, but we have a feeling that this is only the beginning, as even more extravagant and expensive SUVs will likely arrive in the coming years. After all, where there’s a will, there’s a way, right?

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For $20,000 Less Than A Bentayga, You Can Have A 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography 29
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in LA Auto Show, Land Rover, new cars, Range Rover on 11 29th, 2017


Displayed in Los Angeles, the facelifted Range Rover SVAutobiography has all the right ingredients to make you forget about the Bentley Bentayga and Rolls-Royce Cullinan.

It’s large, good-looking, and extremely well equipped, with its generous features that include hot stone massage function, with heated calf and foot rests, for the individual rear seats, and rear entertainment system with two 10-inch displays.

Sitting at the rear gives you over 4 feet (1.2m) of legroom in the 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography as well as access to a small refrigerator that can keep two wine or champagne bottles cool, and to the center console that can be used to control a number of features. You’ll never be late anywhere either, thanks to the Zenith clock, just don’t ask how much it costs, though.

And since we’re talking numbers, you may want to take a seat before reading about its starting price: $207,900 in USA, and that’s before checking out the options list. For those of you counting, that’s about $20,000 less than a base Bentley Bentayga.

Some might say that the 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography is ‘a lot of car’ for the money, but we have a feeling that this is only the beginning, as even more extravagant and expensive SUVs will likely arrive in the coming years. After all, where there’s a will, there’s a way, right?

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Range Rover SVAutobiography Will Cost You Over $200k 29
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in LA Auto Show, Land Rover, prices, Range Rover, SVO on 11 29th, 2017


With the likes of Bentley, Rolls-Royce, and Lamborghini getting into the SUV game, there seems to be no ceiling in sight for high-end luxury off-roaders. This is Land Rover’s response.

We brought you initial details of the latest Range Rover SVAutobiography just yesterday. But now, with the doors opening at the LA Auto Show, Land Rover has also released US pricing and availability.

Set to reach American showrooms early in the new year, the new top-of-the-line Range Rover starts at $207,900 – representing a modest increase of $8,405 over the existing version, and taking the base price past the double-century mark for the first time.

It also eclipses the short-wheelbase SVAutobiography Dynamic by over $30k, and the long-wheelbase Autobiography model by nearly $60k, in case you were wondering. The new car is based on a model that starts at $87,350, which makes the relationship between the SVAutobiography and the base Range Rover similar to that between the Mercedes-Maybach S650 ($198,700) and the base S-Class sedan ($89,900).

The new SVAutobiography is based on the long-wheelbase model, featuring an upgraded 5.0-liter supercharged V8 now rated at 557 hp, sent through an eight-speed automatic to all four wheels for a 0-60 time quoted at 5.2 seconds.

That’s mighty impressive for a vehicle that’s as heavy as this one. Yet, the SVAutobiography is less about performance and more about interior comfort – specifically, the comfort of the rear-seat passengers. The new thrones in the back offer nearly four feet of leg room, a 40-degree recline, hot stone massage, heated leg-rests, and adjustment in 22 different ways.

The doors close automatically, there’s a mini-fridge in the center console, a pair of 10-inch infotainment screens, and a Zenith clock facing the rear seats. As if all of that wasn’t enough, buyers can also specify Poltrona Fray leather, a power-deployable veneered cargo floor, and a range of interior and exterior colorways. Looks to us like it’s Benz’s move next to come out with that Maybach GLS it’s been talking about for ages.

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Opulent Range Rover SVAutobiography Unveiled Before LA Auto Show 28
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in LA Auto Show, Land Rover, new cars, Range Rover, SVO on 11 28th, 2017


Land Rover has taken the wraps off the 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography ahead of the LA Auto Show.

Based around the facelifted Range Rover, the new SVAutobiography is a product of Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) department that aims “to create a sanctuary for relaxation that doubles as a mobile technology hub.”

Step inside the overhauled interior and you’ll find two large, ‘Executive Class’ rear seats that offer over 1.2 meters of legroom and can be reclined by 40 per cent. Additionally, they include a hot stone massage function as well as heated calf and foot rests. Rear seat passengers will also be able to enjoy a large fixed center console that incorporates a number of different controls for the vehicle.

If passengers want to relax or work, the Range Rover SVAutobiography provides two rear tables and integrated 10-inch touchscreen entertainment screens. There’s also 4G WiFi, a small refrigerator that can house two wine bottles or four 600 ml bottles, and a Power Deployable Veneered Loadspace Floor that allows for easy loading and unloading.

Customers of the Range Rover SVAutobiography have the option of a supercharged 5.0-liter V8, 4.4-liter V8 or a plug-in hybrid that uses a 2.0-liter turbo four and an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. It delivers a total of 398 hp, more than enough to shift the huge SUV at a respectable pace.

Speaking about the vehicle, Land Rover chief design officer Gerry McGovern said, “The Range Rover SVAutobiography is the epitome of luxury, comfort and refinement. Our standard-bearer for quality and precision exemplifies the attention to detail and sophistication that has been a hallmark of our most luxurious SUV stretching back almost 50 years.”

UK prices start at £167,850 ($223,824) and top out at £177,030 ($236,065).

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Why Is Land Rover Testing This Pair Of Camouflaged SUVs At The ‘Ring? 19
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Land Rover, Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover Scoops, Range Rover, Scoops, U Spy on 11 19th, 2017


These two Land Rover SUVs were spotted recently by one of our readers in a parking garage at the Nurburgring, both cars heavily camouflaged, which is always intriguing to see.

While it may seem like there isn’t much to go on, we can tell you that the Range Rover in these images is probably the new facelifted model, based on its leather upholstery and steering wheel.

We saw both those leather seat options on the 2018 Range Rover last month when the official press release came out. Why the automaker is still testing it and why it’s so well hidden, is hard to say.

Also, if you look closely at the wheels, you’ll see those are the large 22″ 5 split-spoke wheels, available only on the range-topping SVAutobiography Dynamic, which this could definitely be, although it still doesn’t explain the camouflage.

As for the other SUV, which is a Land Rover Discovery, it actually doesn’t look out of the ordinary at all. Its only discernible feature is the fact that it’s got roof rails, which doesn’t mean anything really. Nevertheless, going to all the trouble to put on the camo, and at the Nurburgring at that, does raises questions, but your guess is as good as ours, so feel free to chip in.

H/T to Chris

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2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography Heading To LA Auto Show 15
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Jaguar, Jaguar Concepts, Jaguar Land Rover, LA Auto Show, Land Rover, Land Rover Concept, new cars, PHEV, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport on 11 15th, 2017


Jaguar Land Rover have announced their presence for the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, which kicks off on December 1 at the LA Convention Center, with a range of either new or significantly updated vehicles.

One of them is the 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography, which will celebrate its global premiere on the North American shore.

The range-topping version of the SUV will benefit from the same visual updates as the facelifted Range Rover, which debuted last month with a new front end, tweaked cabin, and some revisions made in the engine department.

The automaker says that more details about the 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography will be announced prior to the show, when they will also unveil the SVAutobiography Dynamic version.

JLR’s SVO division will also present the 2018 Range Rover Sport SVR, which benefits from the same key enhancements as the rest of the 2018MY lineup, while housing a 575hp supercharged V8 engine under the hood. Naught to 60mph (96km/h) takes just 4.3sec, and the top speed is electronically limited to 176mph (283km/h).

Making its US debut as well, after it was shown in Frankfurt some 2 months ago, is the Land Rover Discovery SVX Concept, which previews “the ultimate Discovery built for off-road enthusiasts seeking epic adventures”, says the automaker.

PHEV versions of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport have been granted a US visa too, to show their enhanced exterior design in LA, and to inform visitors that they can be driven on electricity alone for up to 31 miles (50km).

The automaker’s first fully-electric production model, which goes on sale next year, is previewed by the Jaguar I-Pace Concept, joined by the I-Pace eTrophy prototype, which “is proof of the company’s electric intent and previews the world’s first single-make electric racing series that will follow rounds of the 2018/2019 FIA Formula E Championship”.

Jaguar will also display the E-Pace SUV, XRJ575 flagship luxury sedan, and XF Sportbrake, at the 2017 LA Auto Show.

Note: Facelifted Range Rover pictured

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