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Why Is Land Rover Testing This Pair Of Camouflaged SUVs At The ‘Ring? 19
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


Jaguar Land Rover Starts Testing Autonomous Vehicles On UK Roads 18
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Land Rover, Reports, Tech on 11 18th, 2017

Jaguar Land Rover has commenced testing of self-driving prototypes on roads throughout the United Kingdom. In particular, according tto The Telegraph, the British automaker has been running its driverless vehicles through the country’s streets for a number of weeks already.

This is the first time these vehicles have left the confines of closed roads and tracks and been used in public. Jaguar Land Rover says that a human driver sits behind the wheel of each prototype, but for the most part the vehicle controls itself through a plethora of advanced sensors.

“We stand on the brink of a mobility revolution. The impact of the changes we are about to embrace will be huge across all sectors of the UK economy. The opportunities are great: this mobility revolution will change lives profoundly,” said JLR chief executive Ralf Speth.

While the UK hasn’t become a hotbed for autonomous vehicle testing like some U.S. states, like California, the country has quite generous laws about the testing of such vehicles. In fact, the UK never ratified the Vienna Convention, which requires drivers to have control of their vehicle at all times. This means no law changes had to be made for self-driving cars to test throughout the country.


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


2018 Land Rover Discovery Gets More Tech And New Base Diesel Trim 9
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Land Rover, Land Rover Discovery, new cars, prices, Tech on 11 9th, 2017

Land Rover are introducing new technology features, updated driver assistance systems, plus more powertrain and design options for the 2018 Discovery in the States.

Prices start from $52,090 for the entry-level SE model, which now gets Land Rover’s InControl Touch Pro sat-nav system with the larger 10″ touchscreen as standard – as does the entire range.

Digital connectivity has also been enhanced thanks to the introduction of 4G Wi-Fi, as you can now pair up to eight mobile devices on the move inside your 2018 Discovery.

Other tech-related updates are the 12.3″ Interactive Driver Display TFT instrument cluster as standard on HSE and HSE Luxury models, and the second-generation Head-Up Display, available as an option on the previously-mentioned versions.

In terms of styling, the 2018MY Discovery gains a new Bryon Blue colorway. Furthermore, while vehicles with Dynamic and Black Packs were previously limited to Corris Grey or Narvik Black contrast roofs, 2018 owners can now opt for a body-colored roof for either of these packs at no extra cost.

Moving on to powertrain options, while previously exclusive to HSE and HSE luxury models, the Td6 diesel unit is now also available on the entry-level SE. We’re talking about a 3.0-liter turbodiesel, with 254 HP and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque, paired to a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission.

As for the SUV’s advanced safety and convenience tech, 2018MY cars now feature the automaker’s Emergency Braking system with pedestrian detection as standard – previously available only as a standalone option. Meanwhile, systems such as the optional Advanced Tow Assist or the seven passenger seating options with Seat Fold carry over from the 2017 model year.


Land Rover Kills Three-Door Range Rover Evoque In U.S. 7
Posted by Brad Anderson in Jaguar Land Rover, Land Rover, Range Rover Evoque, Reports on 11 7th, 2017

Land Rover has made the decision to kill off the Range Rover Evoque three-door in the United States.

Motor Authority reports that the British automaker pulled the plug due to poor demand for the model in the U.S., where it was easily out-sold by the five-door and the two-door convertible.

Sales of the three-door Evoque will continue in other international markets.

In a bid to update the popular SUV, Land Rover is currently developing a next-generation model, expected to arrive in late 2018 as a 2019 model year in the U.S. The new model will retain the same D8 architecture as the current car but a host of new technologies will be featured. Styling inspiration will also be taken from the Range Rover Velar.


2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport And Range Rover Evoque Get New Engines 26
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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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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Land Rover Completes Design Work On New Defender, Is Hell Bent On Making It Worthy To The Original 17
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Land Rover, Land Rover Defender, Reports on 10 17th, 2017

The Land Rover Defender has only been out of production for about a year and a half but fans are already clamoring for a new model.
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Jaguar Land Rover Wants More SVX Variants 17
Posted by Brad Anderson in Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Land Rover, Reports, SVO on 10 17th, 2017

Jaguar Land Rover intends on launching a selection of new SVX-badged models following the debut of the Defender SVX last month.
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New Land Rover Defender Could Get Electrified Version 12
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, Land Rover, Land Rover Defender, Reports, SUV on 10 12th, 2017

Land Rover is currently at work developing the next-gen Defender and it seems the new SUV could feature an electrified powertrain.
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2018 Range Rover Facelift Unveiled With New Plug-in Hybrid Variant 10
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
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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Land Rover And Jamie Oliver Create The Ultimate Kitchen On Wheels 5
Posted by Michael Gauthier in celebrities, Land Rover, Land Rover Discovery, video on 10 5th, 2017

Land Rover and television chef Jamie Oliver have teamed up to create one of the most insane vehicles ever built.
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Range Rover Velar Scores Perfect 5-Star Rating From Euro NCAP 5
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in EuroNCAP, Land Rover, Range Rover, Range Rover Velar, Range Rover Videos, video on 10 5th, 2017

The newest member of Land Rover's lux Range Rover family, the Velar, has confirmed its safety credentials by earning top marks at Euro NCAP's tests.
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