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Land Rover's Design Director Gerry McGovern announced that he plans to bump off third-party styling houses and tuners from the worldwide market through the company's own Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division, and aims to launch all-new vehicles built with exclusive features.
Due to the high demands of car design modification and aftermarket parts, McGovern is striving to introduce a more sophisticated and superior alternative of these automobiles in the hopes of drawing more clients to patronize the exclusivity of Land Rover vehicles. He mentioned that he would like to see more of the tuning studios design their own car, stating the fact that more and more of these studios are taking property and frequently profit off from these LV models. However, he didn't name any of the styling houses that bugged him.
Through this new division, he indicated that more work opportunities will be hopefully offered and quality will be much better compared to what tuning companies are dishing out. Stuart Adlard, the senior vehicle engineering manager for SVO, indicated that he wants the SVO to become as distinguished and lucrative as its German rival.Read the entire article Land Rover’s design director hopes to eliminate third-party tuners from competition
As Land Rover unfurled its new 2018 Range Rover Velar to the global public at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, a new special chronograph from Zenith is being displayed beside this newest member of the Range Rover family, also with the name Velar. It is not surprising though, since this special watch celebrates the launch of the new Range Rover Velar.
It is a small watch with a lengthy moniker -- “Zenith Chronomaster El Primero Range Rover Velar Special Edition.” If you are planning to the purchase a new 2018 Range Rover Velar (which comes with a starting price of $50,895), then this special watch would be the perfect complement ($8,700). Actually, it is the first time that Land Rover and Zenith had collaborated. It can be remembered that Zenith also created a special chronograph to celebrate the launch of the Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic in September 2016.
Velar is not an entirely a new moniker for Land Rover. In 1969, Rover started a project that would lead to the creation of the Range Rover in 1970. Around 26 pre-production Range Rover prototypes were created but were needed to be concealed from others by the carmaker’s development engineers. To conceal its existence, these engineers referred to the prototypes as Velar, as derived from the Latin term ‘velare’ that means to veil or to cover.Read the entire article $8700 special edition watch from Zenith is the perfect match to the 2018 Range Rover Velar
Saving lives is a very serious matter and there are many obstacles in the way. One of the primary frustrations is not being able to properly locate people who need to be rescued – ahead of time or on the site. The main reason for this is the lack of a proper view of the situation. After all, this is search and rescue, in which saving lives hinges on whether those who need to be rescued are found.
This newest and unique version of the Land Rover Discovery should help counter that frustration. Dubbed as the Land Rover Discovery Project Hero, this bespoke vehicle features a drone fitted with a camera, thereby allowing rescuers to view the surroundings their naked eyes couldn’t reach. Especially created by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) for the Austrian Red Cross, the Land Rover Discovery Project Hero is now being showcased at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
As it is, the Land Rover Discovery is already a capable SUV that is powerful and versatile enough to move people and equipment both on the streets and off the road. It should prove to be a great mobile unit for Red Cross emergency response teams who may need to go off the road to conduct search and rescue operations during landslides, floods, earthquakes and avalanches. But as a Project Hero -- based on the 3.0-liter TD6 version of the new Land Rover Discovery – it does more.Read the entire article Drone-equipped Land Rover Discovery Project Hero is Austrian Red Cross’ search and rescue champion
Soon, Land Rover will have four Range Rover offerings. Yes, the British auto company is adding a new model to its Range Rover lineup – the new Range Rover Velar coupe-SUV. If all goes well, Land Rover will reveal the new Range Rover Velar coupe-SUV to the global public on March 1, 2017, when the carmaker will also unfurl juicier details about its new offering.
According to the image of the four Range Rover SUVs, the new Range Rover Velar will be filling a slot between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport. This means that the Range Rover Sport wouldn’t be the second smallest member of the lineup anymore, although it would remain as the second largest Range Rover. As a result of the addition of the Range Rover Velar, there will be a new size hierarchy in the Range Rover family. The smallest would be the Range Rover Evoque, followed by the Range Rover Velar and the Range Rover Sport. Still dominating the family in terms of size is the Range Rover.
The new Range Rover Velar will try to build on the success of the Range Rover Evoque, which was one of the main reasons why Jaguar Land Rover was able to report a huge surge in sales in full year 2016. For those who find the Range Rover Evoque too cramped but also consider the Range Rover Sport too large, the Range Rover Velar should be a good choice. In addition, the new Range Rover Velar should also be able to close the price gap between the Range Rover Evoque (£40,000) and the Range Rover Sport (£80,000). This means that customers who see the Range Rover Evoque as too small but couldn’t afford the Range Rover Evoque don’t have to cancel or delay their purchase.Read the entire article Land Rover unveils the all-new 2018 Range Rover Velar
Ever since it was launched in 2015, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR has proven to be one of the most powerful, quickest and fastest SUVs. In fact, it was able to complete a lap in the Nurburgring circuit (technically a road) in just 8 minutes and 14 seconds. Only a few SUVs are faster.
When buying a vehicle, one of the many considerations that a possible customer takes into account is how quick it could accelerate from zero to 60 mph or 62 mph (100 km/h). The weight of the vehicle, its output and its torque are the main determining factors.
Usually, this sprint time is measured dynamically, which means all factors have been optimized to favor a quick zoom from standstill on an asphalted track or road. Realistically, a dynamic sprint time applies only partly to vehicles that are expected to be taken off the road – to the grass, gravel and snow, as well as to the mud and sand. It’s because these are low-friction surfaces, and only all-terrain vehicles like the Range Rover Sport SVR are able to remain quick.Read the entire article 2017 Range Rover Sport SVR sprint ability tested in real-world conditions [w/video]
The Yuletide season has come and Land Rover seems very eager to show off the capabilities of its new Discovery Sport. Land Rover has been fond of pulling some publicity stunts to attract public attention to its products and their capabilities – a great work of marketing, nonetheless.
This time around, Land Rover created a small portable wilderness cabin – with a Christmas theme – that could be assembled and disassembled according to the whims of the customer. Once disassembled, this wilderness cabin could be accommodated perfectly into the cargo room of the Land Rover Discovery Sport.
This portable wilderness cabin, when properly installed, has a total area of 38 square feet (3.5 square meters) – which could be considered as small, but is still bigger than a large bed. This space should be enough to allow its users to relax and enjoy the view of the surroundings through its large windows. Of course, this portable cabin features Christmas decorations and a solar roof panel for charging phones. To power up the lights, users just need to plug them into the Discovery Sport’s 12-volt charger. Just like the ride height of the Discovery Sport, the cabin stands 212 mm off the ground.Read the entire article This Christmas-themed portable cabin could fit inside a Land Rover Discovery Sport
Following its unveiling at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, the new 2017 Land Rover Discovery SUV has made its debut in United States with an interactive public pop-up display in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. It is on display from Nov. 11 to 14 at 1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, California, 90291 before heading off to the LA Convention Center for the 2016 LA Auto Show (Nov. 18 to 27).
Designed and developed to replace the Land Rover LR4 SUV, the 2017 Land Rover Discovery is a fusion of premium exterior and exterior design with innovative technology and all-terrain capability. It is also designed to comfortably accommodate up to seven passengers and its seating could be configured remotely through a smartphone app thanks to the Intelligent Seat Fold technology.
Thanks to its advanced lightweight aluminum construction, the 2017 Land Rover Discovery is around a thousand pounds (453 kilograms) lighter than the Land Rover LR4. It also consumes up to 14 percent less fuel than the LR4 (City fuel economy rating) when powered by the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 gasoline engine.Read the entire article 2017 Land Rover Discovery arrives at LA Auto Show with $49,990 price tag
When the Range Rover Sport was first released, the plan then was to showcase luxury. However the model’s actual potential was hidden as U.K.-based Jaguar Land Rover released a more practical application of its mid-size SUV segment offering.
Every now and then, a version came out that showed a kitchen cabinet feel to this master living room. All of that however is nothing compared to the version that Vilner Studio, located in Sofia, Bulgaria, is revealing. As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, Vilner has made what may be one of the most elaborate projects to have its signature.
The actual car itself had previously undergone modification by tuner Barugzai and proof of this was the body kit and the 22-inch wheels. This enhancement was done as the model was the same one that was given as a prize in the highly-celebrated TV show called “Britain’s Got Talent”. Specifically, the original Land Rover Range Rover Sport was won by the dance group Diversity after beating out Susan Boyle during the talent show’s 3rd season.Read the entire article Vilner 20th Anniversary Edition Range Rover Sport is Luxury on the Move
Manhattan is considered as the financial capital of the world. London, on the other hand, is regarded as one of the leading financial centers in the world. Thus, Leeds-based customization shop Overfinch is paying tribute to these places by having the latest highly exclusive special edition Range Rovers named after them – the Range Rover Manhattan Edition and the Range Rover London Edition.
Overfinch started the project with what is considered as the peak of Range Rover luxury -- the Range Rover Autobiography V8 L that comes with base price of £112,150 ($142,838) in the United Kingdom. This range-topping Range Rover is powered by a 5.0-liter, supercharged V8 engine that delivers up to 510 hp (380 kilowatts) of output that allows the vehicle to sprint terrifically from zero to 60 miles per hour (100 km per hour) in just five seconds and achieve a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).
Usually, Overfinch tunes the engines of its projects before adding exclusive touches and finishes to both the exterior and the interior. However, Overfinch decided not to tinker with the configuration of the Manhattan Edition and the London Edition, which means these special models are still mechanically identical to the Range Rover Autobiography V8 L they were based on.Read the entire article Overfinch announces astonishing prices for Range Rover Manhattan and London special editions
Land Rover is pleased to unveil its latest offering with the new Discovery. This groundbreaking family SUV is a combination of a versatile interior that seats seven with an exterior that sports a sweeping new design and made its debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
While the Discovery has been known to have the qualities of capability, desirability, and sophistication, this new model is expected to bring all of these to new heights. Commenting on the occasion, Land Rover Chief Design Officer Gerry McGovern shared that when the company decided to have a new design for its Discovery family, it was the Discovery Vision Concept that set the tone.
With this new offering, he added, the company has managed to make a concept vehicle into a production reality considering that while it is indeed a versatile SUV, it comes with beautiful proportions and thus delivers a strong statement especially to its customers. The reason for this statement is that the new Discovery makes use of the important elements in the design that was founded by the Discovery Vision Concept when it was first previewed.Read the entire article 2016 Paris Motor Show: Land Rover debuts the new Discovery SUV
For as long as we can remember, Land Rover has always specialized in producing some of the top tier four-wheel-drive vehicles. Power is a given among its fleet of 4x4’s such as the Defender, the Freelander, the different generations of Range Rovers, and the Discovery. More than just producing luxury SUVs, Land Rover creates generations of 4x4 vehicles that are of top quality and that are true to its four-wheel-drive roots.
Now, to sell a particular product, one must perfect the art of marketing and public relations (or PR). To be able to build a rapport with your customers, one must be able to show off the different qualities of their product. As such, most car manufacturers show off by doing publicity stunts. Such has been the case for cars such as the Pagani Huayra BC that was tested in the freezing temperatures of the Arctic Circle and for burly diesel cars towing heavy objects. It does not just wow the audience but it really does test the capacity of these vehicles.
Land Rover being the proud 4x4 producer that it is, has also been very eager to show off its Discovery Sport. What looks like a harmless soccer mom vehicle is actually capable of towing along a hundred ton train. Don’t believe us? Well, you’ll have to see it yourself.Read the entire article Stock Land Rover Discovery Sport tows train 60 times its weight [w/video]
When all hell breaks loose, there’s just no turning back; and once the Kraken has been released, there’s just no way can one stop it. There’s absolutely no way to stop long overdue and unexpressed rage from breaking free and wreaking havoc on anything that comes along its way.
One possible reason why people become monsters is most probably because of love. It might sound too cheesy but hey, that’s real talk people. All things come to an end and even the truest forms of love also have an end. There are those whose love end as lives end, and some love that just aren’t meant to go on, thus a breakup.
There are various ways to get through lost love. There are some who talk it out with friends (or shrinks for some) and drown all hard feelings with booze just to feel numb from within, keeping out all emotional pain swimming in alcohol.Read the entire article Cheating lover’s Range Rover was vandalized by girlfriend
Land Rover is celebrating the sale of over 520,000 Range Rover Evoques with the launch of the new Ember Limited Edition as well as the introduction of improved technologies and options. As demanded by customers, the latest version of the Range Rover Evoque -- available in Coupe, Five-door and Convertible body styles -- now comes with greater connectivity with the addition of the next-generation InControl Touch Pro infotainment system.
This includes a 10.2-inch tablet-style pinch 'n' zoom touchscreen with streetview map options and a customizable home screen. This new InControl Touch Pro infotainment system optimizes in-car connectivity through offering quicker responses and more intuitive operation. This system – seen first on the Range Rover Evoque Convertible – will be offered as an option from 2017 model year on the Range Rover Evoque Coupe and Five-door.
Its 10.2-inch touchscreen features intuitive operation just like a smartphone through swipe, pan and pinch to zoom controls. Moreover, this touchscreen offers a 21:9 super-wide format with 1280x542 pixel resolution, representing an 80 percent increase over the standard eight-inch touchscreen found on the Evoque.Read the entire article Land Rover unleashes Range Rover Evoque Ember Limited Edition to celebrate sales milestone
In a showcase of British heritage and pioneering efforts in their respective industries, a Range Rover Autobiography from Land Rover was prominently featured in the global reveal and naming ceremony for Virgin Galactic’s newest spaceship, the SpaceShipTwo.
The new SpaceShipTwo, officially christened VSS Unity in the ceremony, is the latest spacecraft for the British firm Virgin Galactic, one of the pioneers in civilian space exploration. Seen towing the VSS Unity during the ceremony is the Autobiography, the impressive top-of-the-line SUV offering from pioneering British car manufacturer Land Rover.
According to Stephen Attenborough, Commercial Director at Virgin Galactic, the partnership between the two world-famous companies began in 2014 and highlights the spirit of adventure that both companies seem to cultivate with their uncompromising efforts to deliver innovative technology to their customers. Attenborough added that both companies plan to collaborate in the future in terms of product initiatives, design and engineering as well as collaborations in STEM programs.Read the entire article Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo was towed out by Range Rover Autobiography at the launch
Overfinch has unveiled a special edition Defender to celebrate 40 years of its existence. The company is planning to create just five specially commissioned Overfinch Defenders, which also served as the company's way of acknowledging Land Rover's move to stop production of the Defender.
Each of these special edition Overfinch Defenders will feature an individually numbered plaque. As expected of Overfinch, it treated the Land Rover Defender with an array of new features that smoothly blends modern and traditional design.
For instance, its signature Overfinch bonnet and front grille create a great contrast with the rest of the bodywork. Its front bumper dons integrated LED daytime running lights and spot lamps. Its side sills and rear quarter panels -- finished in black satin – featured checkered plating.Read the entire article Five Overfinch Land Rover Defender special edition units built to celebrate 40th anniversary
Ben Saunders is known for his exploration of the Arctic and the Antarctic, usually on snowshoes. Just recently, he dared to make another trip to the Arctic, but this time he drove behind the wheel of the Range Rover Sport SVR on a full-scale on-ice replica of the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit.
Land Rover documented Saunders' transformation from a newbie ice driver into an expert driver in Arjeplog, Sweden, where that carmaker carved a replica of the Silverstone circuit on the frozen Lake Udjaur.
Of course, his transformation was made possible with instruction and guidance from no other than Minna Sillankorva, a former rally champion who is now a Land Rover Experience instructor. Saunders admittedly remarked that it was his first time driving on ice, but he described the experience as the most fun he has ever had on four-wheels.Read the entire article Ben Saunders takes Range Rover Sport SVR to challenge Arctic version of Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit
Have you ever driven a luxury vehicle over a bridge made, not of concrete or steel, but of paper? Someone sure has, and very recently. In celebration of 45 years of the Range Rover family as well as to highlight the same number of years of Range Rover innovation, Land Rover's flagship Range Rover luxury SUV – piloted by Land Rover Experience Chief Instructor Chris Zhou -- crossed a bridge made of paper in Suzhou, China.
The event was held ahead of the Guangzhou Motor Show in the country. It surprised everyone to know that this Land Rover-commissioned bridge – made from high quality paper from specialist British manufacturer James Cropper PLC -- features no glue or bolts to hold it in place.
It took around three days to construct and complete the hand-built paper bridge in Suzhou, an ancient water city known for its bridges and is even dubbed as ‘Venice of the East’. After the event was completed, the Range Rover became the first premium SUV to cross such bridge, just as it became the world’s first luxury SUV when it was launched in 1970.Read the entire article Range Rover SUV crosses bridge made of pure paper in Suzhou, China [w/video]
In front of the Central Saint Martin’s building of the University of the Arts in Granary Square, Kings Cross London, a bolder and more refined Range Rover Evoque Convertible was unveiled to the public.
Produced at the Land Rover Halewood plant in the United Kingdom, the Range Rover Evoque Convertible features a combination of elegance, versatility and refinement. It is the latest model to join the Range Rover range.
A sophisticated combination of the classic Evoque and a folding roof, the Range Rover Evoque Convertible is the perfect SUV for all-seasons both on- and off-road. It has a convertible four-seat design that gives it a larger and more flexible storage space.Read the entire article 2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible becomes official
The latest Range Rover model has all the trademark elements seen in the previous versions but somehow, its designers were able to build on them and create a fresh style while keeping its elegant nature.
Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer Gerry McGovern said that with the passing of four decades, the brand felt the need to preserve the icon’s DNA in creating the next-gen model. He shared that the group that handled its design sought to retain its classy measurements and untainted surfaces in order to keep its identity as a Range Rover.
Every aspect of the new model’s engineering was revamped with the primary goal of making the most capable model yet. At the center of this undertaking is the next-generation Land Rover's Terrain Response system that is a pioneer in the industry.Read the entire article See why Range Rover's interior is the most luxurious among SUVs
While the 4th generation Range Rover can’t be mistaken for any other model, merely glancing at it makes the viewer detect a certain freshness about it. At the Paris Show in September 2012 where it was launched, countless people visited the automaker’s booth to see just how the first SUV in the world to have a lightweight all-aluminum monocoque body structure would look.
They were not disappointed since the Range Rover still has its original iconic design and its adventurous essence; however, it was built from the ground up. Its lines remain elegant and clean but it’s apparent that its design elements were given a new twist.
This Range Rover reflects the brand’s intention to bring its look a step forward in its evolution timeline. If anyone were to ask an expert or an avid fan on what makes the Range Rover distinctive, the answer would probably be its trio of lines on the lower accent graphic, its unbroken midline, and a ‘floating’ roofline.Read the entire article 2015 Range Rover HSE: extreme test drive on the Dubai dunes
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