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Land Rover’s Restoring This Long-Lost Series I Prototype 14
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Classics, Land Rover, Land Rover Concept, Land Rover Defender, Land Rover Videos, video on 01 14th, 2018

Land Rover is at a vital crossroads in its history. Not only is it celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, but its core model – the legendary Defender – has been discontinued ahead of the introduction of an completely new model.

Sounds like a good time to us to look back and reflect on how far it’s come, and that’s just what it’s doing with the restoration of this vital early prototype.

One of 48 pre-production prototypes and three displayed upon the vehicle’s debut at the 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show, this Series I model was lost for a long time, but has now been found.

The prototypical off-roader (if one could ever be called that) remained in use through the 1960s, after which it sat for 20 years in a field in Wales before being bought as a fixer-upper project… but that project was never completed. Not until it was discovered, oddly enough, just a few miles outside of Solihull – the same place where it was made seven decades prior, and where Land Rover still produces the Discovery and several Range Rover models.

With the historical records now retrieved, the team at Jaguar Land Rover Classic will now undertake its restoration, which as you can see will take some work. The process will include reworking the thicker aluminum bodywork, galvanized chassis, and removable rear tub that characterized those 48 pre-production prototypes, while preserving to the greatest extent possible the patina it has accrued over the decades.

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SVX V8 Is The Ultimate Land Rover Discovery For Off-Roading And It’s Coming In 2018 29
Posted by Michael Gauthier in concepts, LA Auto Show, Land Rover, Land Rover Concept, Land Rover Discovery, SVO on 11 29th, 2017

Land Rover has introduced the Discovery SVX concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Designed to preview a production model that will be launched next year, the Discovery SVX was created by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations to be the ultimate off-roader.

 As a result, the model has been equipped with skid plates, recovery hooks, and an integrated rear winch. The model also features an LED light bar, modified bumpers, and 20-inch alloy wheels with Goodyear all-terrain tires.

Thankfully the changes are more than cosmetic as engineers installed an upgraded four-wheel drive system with locking center and rear differentials. The SVO team also added a bespoke air suspension, long-travel dampers, and revised knuckles. The company says these changes help to improve the Discovery’s approach, departure, and breakover angles.

Rounding out the off-road features are an optimized Terrain Response 2 system and a Hydraulic Active Roll Control system which helps to improve wheel articulation, body control, and off-road traction.

While the exterior changes are pretty dramatic, the cabin only sees minor revisions. These include a pistol-grip shifter and two-tone seats with Rush Orange accents and perforated “X” logos.

Last but not least, the Discovery SVX features a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 525 PS (386 kW) and 625 Nm (461 lb-ft) of torque.

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Range Rover SD1 Is A Study On A Fastback Crossover 17
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in concepts, Land Rover, Land Rover Concept, Renderings on 11 17th, 2017

While Coupe-like SUVs have been around for a long time, if this Range Rover SD1 Concept was real, it could raise the bar for these type of cars.

Designed by Pablo Pereyra, the SD1 SUV Concept looks like a fastback, as the roof slopes downwards all the way to the rear of the car, just like on a classic Mustang Fastback or a Chrysler Crossfire.

While perhaps futuristic, the front end design is still somewhat Range Rover-like, so imagining this thing as a real life concept wouldn’t be so hard, until you get to the rear that is.

The styling of the hatch is unlike anything we’ve seen on Range Rover-badged products, and not only because of the downwards sloping roof line. The taillights are integrated into the roof pillar as well as the fender, a design that may remind you of something like a Citroen C4 Coupe, only those taillights were positioned vertically, whereas these are more horizontal.

Overall, it’s an interesting proposal, one that’s perhaps not as elegant as you’d expect from a Range Rover. Yet, it definitely looks sporty, which some, if not most, should appreciate.


2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography Heading To LA Auto Show 15
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


Land Rover Wary Of Chinese Firms Copying Its Concepts 18
Posted by Brad Anderson in china, Jaguar Land Rover, Land Rover, Land Rover Concept, Reports on 10 18th, 2017

Land Rover says it is wary of creating concept cars out of fear that Chinese carmakers could copy their designs.
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Buy This Land Rover, Pretend You’re A James Bond Villain 26
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, James-Bond, Land Rover, Land Rover Concept, Land Rover Defender, Movie Cars on 07 26th, 2017

See this Land Rover? It looks like the one from Spectre, right? That's because it is.
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Land Rover Builds A Cabin That Fits Inside The Discovery Sport [39 Images + Video] 9
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Galleries, Land Rover, Land Rover Concept, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Land Rover Videos, video on 12 9th, 2016

While some car manufacturers celebrate the winter holidays by launching various Christmas-themed merchandise, Land Rover's approach is record-worthy.
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Land Rover’s Discovery Vision Concept Makes Cameo In Black Mirror TV Show 27
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in concepts, Land Rover, Land Rover Concept, Land Rover Discovery, Movie Cars on 10 27th, 2016

Those of you unfamiliar with the Netflix show Black Mirror surely missed quite a special and unexpected cameo by the Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept during the final episode of Season 3.
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Red Bull Reveals F-22 Raptor Fighter Jet-Inspired Land Rover 2
Posted by Brad Anderson in concepts, Land Rover, Land Rover Concept, Land Rover Defender, Red Bull on 12 2nd, 2015

Known for pushing the boundaries and its love for all things motoring, energy drinks company Red Bull is one of the world's best known motorsport sponsors with its involvement in all the world's major racing series.
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Land Rover Brings Defender Pedal Car Concept To Frankfurt 14
Posted by John Halas in concepts, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Land Rover, Land Rover Concept, Scale Models on 09 14th, 2015

Land Rover may very well have the cutest car on display at this week's Frankfurt Motor Show with their Defender Pedal Car.
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Range Rover’s X1 and Q3 Fighter Could Look Like This 21
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Land Rover, Land Rover Concept, Range Rover Evoque, Renderings on 08 21st, 2015

Land Rover has definitely considered a sub-Evoque compact crossover SUV, but this doesn't mean it will get the green light.
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