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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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Man United Star Reversed His Range Rover Into Teammate’s £200k Bentley 14
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Bentley, Bentley Continental, celebrities, Offbeat News, Overfinch, Range Rover, Reports, UK on 11 14th, 2017


After passing his driving test only a year ago, Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw is reported to have reversed his Range Rover into his teammate Phil Jones’ Bentley Continental Supersports.

The incident allegedly took place at the club’s Carrington training base last month, after the team’s 2-0 away win at Swansea.

A source told The Sun that Shaw’s “concentration slipped and he clattered into Jones’s car. He can afford the repair bill and there’s no hard feelings. Nothing seems to be going poor Luke’s way.”

In the end, it appears that both cars had only minor damage and that nobody was hurt because of the shunt. As seen in an article from the Daily Mail, Shaw has been spotted driving an Overfinch-tuned Range Rover recently, so it’s possible that’s the car he used to back into his teammate’s 700 HP Bentley.

Shaw has currently fallen out of favor with United manager Jose Mourinho, making just two appearances and no starts this season as the team is looking to upgrade his position.

Photos: Luke Shaw & Phil Jones/Instagram

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BMW Was Reportedly Planning Its Own Version Of The McLaren Super Series 9
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, mclaren, Range Rover, Reports on 11 9th, 2017


BMW and McLaren came together to create the iconic McLaren F1 and rumors about a new tie-up have persisted for years.

According to Automobile Magazine, the two companies were working on a car earlier this year but the project has reportedly been called off. Details are limited but the publication says the company was planning to transform the next-generation McLaren Super Series into a high-end BMW.

As part of the transformation, the car would have reportedly received unique body work, an upgraded interior, and a revised hybrid powertrain featuring a V8 engine with bespoke cylinder heads. The report goes on to claim that BMW M boss Frank van Meel “spent more nights in Woking than in Munich over the summer” but development has now been halted.

While nothing is official, a senior BMW manager reportedly told the publication the car was a “great piece of kit but we came to the conclusion that it is the wrong car for these fast moving times.” Instead, the company will reportedly develop its own car which has a powertrain with more advanced forms of electrification.

Despite the end of the BMW-McLaren tie-up, the company is still reportedly working with Jaguar Land Rover on a new V8 engine called Project Jennifer. Set to be used by Range Rover, the engine will reportedly be a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 that develops 640 hp (477 kW) and 590 lb-ft (799 Nm) of torque.

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Watch Armed Carjackers Take Brazilian Football Player Jefferson’s Range Rover Evoque 31
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Brazil, Offbeat News, Range Rover, Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Videos, video on 10 31st, 2017


Brazil's international goalkeeper Jefferson de Oliveira Galvao was forced out of his Range Rover last week, at gunpoint, in Rio de Janeiro.
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2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport And Range Rover Evoque Get New Engines 26
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in JLR, Land Rover, Land Rover Discovery Sport, new cars, prices, Range Rover, Range Rover Evoque on 10 26th, 2017


Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has operated a few changes to the Discovery Sport and Evoque ranges in North America, where both vehicles are now in their 2018MY.
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2018 Range Rover Facelift Unveiled With New Plug-in Hybrid Variant 10
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in featured, Land Rover, new cars, PHEV, Range Rover on 10 10th, 2017


Following a leak earlier today, Land Rover has unveiled the 2018 Range Rover.
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2018 Range Rover Facelift Gets An Early Outing 10
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Land Rover, Land Rover Scoops, Range Rover, Scoops on 10 10th, 2017


The 2018 Range Rover has been revealed by a promotional video which recently surfaced on YouTube.
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