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Two-Door Range Rover Coupe Prototype Spotted For The First Time 18
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
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
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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Original Land Rover Defender Returns With 400HP V8 Special Edition 17
Posted by Joel V. Patel in featured, Geneva Motor Show, Jaguar Land Rover, Land Rover, Land Rover Defender, Top 5 on 01 17th, 2018

Back in 2016, Land Rover stated that the classic Defender wouldn’t return to production. The automaker, though, didn’t say anything about special edition models. While it’s easy to get excited and think that the Defender is back, this variant of the iconic Defender is a limited-edition model.
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Jaguar Land Rover Invests In Autonomous Vehicle Startup Voyage 17
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Land Rover, Reports, Tech on 01 17th, 2018

Jaguar Land Rover has announced an investment of $3 million into U.S.-based self-driving vehicle startup Voyage.
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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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Widebody Range Rover Velar By Lumma Is All Show With No Extra Go 12
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Land Rover, Lumma-Design, Range Rover Velar, tuning on 01 12th, 2018

Lumma Design have presented their latest customization program, which revolves around the Range Rover Velar.

The British SUV, which slots between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport, comes with wider wheel arches that add a total of 100mm (4in) to its width.

The tuner says that the widebody look of the vehicle is complemented by a new front bumper, with an integrated spoiler and Cup air splitter, meant to improve its aero features. It all comes together with a tweaked front grille and large hood air intake scoops as previewed by these drawings released last year.

Lumma’s Range Rover Velar also features horizontal blades in the side skirts, as well as a roof-mounted spoiler that’s said to reduce drag, plus a rear apron with an incorporated diffuser, flanked by the quad exhaust pipes.

A selection of wheels can be specified to the SUV as well, complete with tire sets, 22- or 23-inch in size. The 12×22-inch ones come together with 305/35 Michelin rubber, while the larger 11×23-inch are wrapped in 305/30 Continental tires.

Meanwhile, changes to the interior include the addition of a sports steering wheel, an aluminum pedal set and floor and boot carpet mats, with the embroidered ‘Lumma‘ logo.

A Carbon conversion is on the tuner’s list as well, introducing front and rear door design panels, grille, spoiler lip, front wings, hood panels, side mirror caps, rear spoiler lip and diffuser, all made from the popular lightweight material.

We’ll most definitely hear more from Lumma and their Range Rover Velar in the near future, as they’re currently prepping a sport exhaust system with sound flap control, alongside power upgrades for the petrol and diesel engines.


1,400 Cars Destroyed In Massive Parking Garage Fire On New Year’s Eve 2
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Accidents, Film, Land Rover, Land Rover Discovery, Offbeat News, Police, UK, video on 01 2nd, 2018

Approximately 1,400 vehicles were destroyed on New Year’s Eve when a massive parking garage caught on fire in the United Kingdom.

The fire occurred in a parking garage near the Echo Arena in Liverpool and The Guardian reports that only a handful of vehicles on the top level and corners of the building survived the inferno.

Merseyside fire chief Dan Stephens told the publication the fire apparently started in the engine compartment of Land Rover Discovery which was parked on the second level. The blaze quickly spread to adjacent vehicles and Stephens said the lack of sprinklers played a major role as they could have “suppressed the fire and might even have extinguished the fire.”

The massive blaze required a significant response and the publication reports the fire was battled by 12 fire engines, three aerial units, and 85 firefighters. Thankfully no one was killed in the blaze but three people were hurt. Two were treated for smoke inhalation, while another person injured her hand while trying to escape the fire.

The parking garage was packed by visitors attending the Liverpool International Horse Show which was eventually cancelled as a result of the blaze.


Fire at Kings Dock, Liverpool

Here is some footage taken by our crews at the scene of the fire at Kings Dock, Liverpool which shows the scale of the fire they were faced with.

Crews fought the fire valiantly and we are incredibly proud of their efforts. Thanks to all partner agencies who worked closely with firefighters at the scene.

Further updates on the incident will be posted later on today.

Posted by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service on Tuesday, January 2, 2018

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Which Land Rover Should Get The SVX Treatment Next? 2
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
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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Next Land Rover Defender To Offer All-Electric Variant 22
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, Land Rover, Land Rover Defender, Reports, SUV on 12 22nd, 2017

Land Rover’s next-generation Defender will premiere in the next 12 months and is expected to be sold with an all-electric powertrain.

The British carmaker has previously hinted about the possibility of a zero-emissions Defender, and Motoring now claims to have received word that the car has been given the go-ahead for production.

The claim comes from an unnamed “senior Jaguar Land Rover source” but no further details, including the size of the battery pack, have been revealed at this stage. With that being said, we know that the model will utilize at least one electric motor, potentially more.

Allowing the new Land Rover Defender to be offered with a host of different powertrains will be its platform. Rather than using the architecture of the next-gen Evoque or Land Rover Discovery Sport, or even the steel/aluminum platform of various Jaguar models, the new Defender is set to be underpinned by a custom version of the aluminum platform used by the Discovery, Range Rover, and Range Rover Sport.

Offered alongside the all-electric Defender will be a number of petrol, diesel, and hybrid alternatives.


Land Rover Discovery Commercial Will Haul Your Stuff To The Ends Of The Earth 19
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Land Rover, Land Rover Discovery on 12 19th, 2017

Have stuff you need to haul to some remote location? Land Rover is ready to help with the launch of the new Discovery Commercial.

The vehicle’s essentially the same as the passenger version of the latest Discovery, but ditches the second and third rows of seating to optimize cargo space.

With the third through seventh seats out of the way, the Discovery Commercial can swallow up to 65.5 cubic feet of cargo. The load space measures 5’5” long, 4’7” wide, and 3′ tall, with a tailgate opening of 3’3” by 2’5”.

You wouldn’t necessarily know it from looking at the outside, though, as the panels replacing the windows from the B-pillar back can still be overlaid with tinted glass to make it look like a regular Discovery. You might not realize it from the front seats, either, because that whole section is identical to the passenger version as well.

Buyers will be able to choose between 2.0 and 3.0-liter turbodiesel engines, with all-wheel drive and automatic transmission equipped as standard. Pricing in the UK starts at £48,695, but we wouldn’t hold our breath on getting one in the United States.

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Overfinch Says Its 2018 Range Rover Will Be “Most Luxurious SUV Ever” 18
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.


The World’s Largest Speed Bump Isn’t A Problem For The Range Rover Evoque 16
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Land Rover, Land Rover Videos, Range Rover Evoque, video on 12 16th, 2017

Despite being on the market since 2011, with a facelift for the 2016MY, the Evoque is still managing to attract lots of customers thanks to its good looks, modern features and premium feel.

However, with newer rivals arriving at the segment, Land Rover found a clever way of advertising the Evoque, Range Rover’s best-selling model.

What it did was organize a stunt that involved installing the “world’s biggest speed bump” on a British city road. Road users were rconfused by the massive obstacle, with some turning their cars around and others trying to drive over it with no success.

As traffic begins to pile up on both sides of the speed bump, a Range Rover Evoque suddenly appears and shows everyone just how capable it is on dealing with obstacles like this. The message the automaker wants to pass along is that, despite its not-so-rugged looks, the Evoque is nevertheless quite capable at handling most obstacles, even those an owner would never think to throw at it.


Land Rover Scared Of Chinese Clones, Will Skip Defender Concept And Show Production Car In 2018 14
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Land Rover, Land Rover Defender, Reports on 12 14th, 2017

The new Land Rover Defender will break cover in late 2018 in its final production form and not as a concept previewing the final product.

Codenamed L663, the new Defender will be the centerpiece of Land Rover’s 70th anniversary celebrations late next year.

The company’s decision to skip showing a concept prior to the real thing is because Land Rover is now wary of revealing concept cars in general for fear of their design being plagiarized, Autocar reports.

Back in 2011, Land Rover revealed the DC100 concept pictured here, but the negative reaction was so big that forced them to go back to the drawing board. The bigger reason however for delaying the introduction of a new Defender was the difficulty of building a viable business model for the new off-roader.

The old Defender never managed to sell more than 20,000 units per year towards the end of its career and Land Rover needs to sell as many as 100,000 units annually in order to make the new Defender a viable model.

Land Rover is going to use a toughened-up version of the D7u architecture used in the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Discovery models. Petrol and diesel engines from the Ingenium family will be on offer, helping the new Defender not only achieve the necessary economy of scale in production but also making it eligible for sale in regions like the US and Canada.

Land Rover wants the new Defender to become their most off-road capable model yet obviously and that’s why it’ll have a fully updated suite of technologies based on their latest Terrain Response II system offered in the Discovery.

Sales of the new Land Rover Defender are expected to start in 2019.