Land Rover News

  • 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake review update

    Jaguar-Land Rover plans to reduce its workforce around the world by 4,500 employees, citing a sales downturn in the United Kingdom over Brexit and in China. Bloomberg reported on the job cuts Thursday. JRL said they come as demand for diesel-powered vehicles continues to fall. The 4,500 cuts come in addition to 1,500 employees laid off last year, and represent 10 percent of the company's global workforce. Workforce reductions are part of a $3.2 billion cost-cutting plan to boost savings and cash flow through 2020 as the brands continue to invest in electric cars and self-driving technology...

  • 2021 Land Rover Defender spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    New Land Rover Defender to test locally in 2019, start sales in 2020

    Land Rover on Thursday confirmed its Defender nameplate will return to these shores after more than twenty years. (The last time it was here was in 1997.) The British firm is working on its first redesign for the Defender since the original debuted in 1983, with the covers to come off the new...

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    Woman reunited with Land Rover she worked with 70 years ago

    An 87-year-old woman received the reunion of a lifetime when she got to spend time in an original Land Rover she worked with 70 years ago. Dorothy Peters told her story to Land Rover, which in turn granted her time with the car she kept pictures of for decades to come. According to the woman, she...

  • 2021 Land Rover Defender 3-door spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Land Rover Defender 3-door spy shots

    Land Rover is working on a redesign for its iconic Defender, the original version of which bowed out of production in 2016 after a run lasting more than three decades. The redesigned Defender starts sales in 2020, meaning we'll likely see it arrive as a 2021 model, and once again the nameplate will...

  • 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
    2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque first look: Sleek has a sequel

    When it first arrived in 2012, the Range Rover Evoque was quickly derided by pearl-clutching off-road purists who were still debating the merits of air conditioning, power windows, and fuel-injected engines. The sleek, small, luxury SUV grated those folks because the Evoque didn't have a hulking...

  • 2018 Land Rover Range Rover
    2018 Range Rover HSE Td6 first drive review: Tech overhaul, not tech overload

    The Range Rover has set a high bar for luxury SUVs. It was one of the first of its kind and few can compete with its ability to go anywhere, any time, in any weather in a leather-lined interior. Introduced for the 2013 model year, the current Range Rover has aged with grace, but it is aging as new...

  • Jaguar-Land Rover Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory system

    In the future, Jaguar-Land Rover vehicles could help motorists avoid pesky red lights. The automaker announced Wednesday that it's begun to trial its Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory (GLOSA) system. GLOSA communicates with connected traffic lights via vehicle-to-everything technology (V2X). Audi employs a similar system in its vehicles, which can communicate with traffic lights in 10 U.S. cities. JLR's system provides drivers the optimal speed to travel to ensure they don't get stuck at a red light as they approach an intersection. JLR continues to test the prototype technology on Jaguar...

  • 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque teased ahead of debut on November 22, 2018
    2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque to debut Nov. 22

    Dynamically designed and arrestingly attractive, the Range Rover Evoque has won plenty of praise since its 2012 debut, even though it may not be the best driving experience in small premium SUV segment. Land Rover will look to improve on the formula with a redesigned Evoque scheduled for a reveal...

  • ECD Land Rover Range Rover Classic
    Florida's ECD now offers restored Range Rover Classics

    Florida's ECD has made a name for itself in recent years with its range of restored and restomodded Land Rover Defenders. In fact, the company's name is an acronym for “East Coast Defender.” However, ECD isn't opposed to working on other Land Rover products and has recently turned its...

  • Land Rover Defender Works V8
    Ineos' Land Rover Defender rival could be built at Ford plant

    Land Rover's last Defender has a tough, low-cost appeal that will likely be lost when the redesigned model arrives in 2020. That's because Land Rover looks to be basing its new Defender on a modular, aluminum-intensive platform that will be shared with future versions of the Discovery and Range...

  • 2019 Jaguar XE
    Jaguar Land Rover develops tech to combat motion sickness

    Future Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles will help passengers avoid motion sickness as the brands announced on Wednesday that new research has helped engineers understand how to keep nausea at bay while traveling. The brands' motion-sickness research has helped create an algorithm to gauge the...

  • Land Rover Defender Works V8
    Redesigned Land Rover Defender could spawn Sport, EV models

    The beloved Land Rover Defender was sent to the automotive graveyard in early 2016 after decades of production. The good news is that a successor is in the works, and it's confirmed for an arrival in 2020. The last Defender was in production for more than three decades and could trace its roots to...

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric car (crossover SUV)

    Jaguar Land Rover is reeling from a sharp decline in sales in the third quarter as the automaker faces falling demand in its key markets of China and the United Kingdom. Global sales for the Jaguar and Land Rover brands were down 13.2 percent on the same period a year ago, coming in at 129,887 units for the quarter. To put that figure into perspective, Tesla sold almost 70,000 units in the third quarter...in the United States alone. The poor performance has resulted in a pretax loss of $116 million for Jaguar Land Rover. The result has also had a negative impact on the share price of parent...

  • Selfridges Edition Land Rover Defender Works
    Special Land Rover Defender completed inside London store

    Land Rover has built a special Defender for famed London department store Selfridges, located on Oxford Street. The iconic vehicle serves as the centerpiece of the new men's wear department, which was opened on Monday. To get the Defender into the store, the off-roader was stripped down to its...

  • 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar SVR spy shots and video

    Land Rover’s striking Range Rover Velar only recently arrived in showrooms but a more potent version is already in the final stages of development. Our spy shots and video show prototypes for what will likely be a Range Rover Velar SVR. There are enlarged intakes in the front bumper plus a...

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace S
    Jaguar Land Rover finally offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto continue to spread across automakers' infotainment systems. The latest to gain integration? Jaguar Land Rover. The automaker announced Tuesday that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality will finally be optional for any vehicle equipped with the InControl Touch...

  • 2015 Land Rover Defender ‘2,000,000’
    Quiet talk could be big hint about new Land Rover Defender plug-in hybrid

    Our best evidence yet of a Land Rover Defender powered by electrons surfaced this week and hinted at a 2020 arrival. Employees at Land Rover-corporate parent Tata have posted publicly on social media about a "L663 PHEV" project due for 2020. A tipster pointed us toward a Tata engineer who reported...

  • 2018 Kahn Design Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR Pace Car
    Kahn Design builds wild Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

    Land Rover's brilliant Range Rover Sport SVR is already quite the wild beast but this latest take from Kahn Design significantly ups the wow factor. It's called the Range Rover Sport SVR Pace Car, and like the vehicle it's based on it's been developed to offer the perfect blend of luxury and...

  • Future Land Rover Range Rover Sport

    Hulu has a new show out called "The First," and Land Rover provides some star power with a futuristic vision of one of its vehicles. A Range Rover Sport built for the 2030s plays a part-time role in this new series. The First takes place in the not-too-distant future and centers on a team of astronauts attempting to become the first humans on Mars. Actress Natascha McElhone portrays the aerospace director building her team. She is also the person piloting the special Range Rover Sport. According to Land Rover, the SUV was designed with help from Westward Productions as well as Hulu. It boasts...

  • Jaguar-Land Rover classic infotainment system
    Modern infotainment comes to classic Jaguars and Land Rovers

    Modern convenience, meet classic motoring. Jaguar-Land Rover announced last Friday that it now offers Classic Infotainment Systems with modern modern audio, navigation, and infotainment functionality for a number of its vintage vehicles. The Classic Infotainment Systems are compatible with most...

  • Self-driving prototype with “virtual eyes” technology
    Jaguar Land Rover tests self-driving cars that look alive

    Jaguar Land Rover has revealed a technology that will be trialed to see whether it helps build the public's trust toward self-driving cars. The technology is a set of “virtual eyes” that have been installed on a self-driving pod car currently used in trials for the Autodrive project in...

  • Jaguar Land Rover Classic
    Jaguar Land Rover building classic car department in US

    After consolidating its various operations under a single banner in 2016, Jaguar Land Rover's classic car division is set to reach the United States. The company announced last week that Savannah, Georgia will be home to the first Jaguar Land Rover Classic base outside of Europe. It will join two...

  • 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
    Land Rover confirms 2 new model lines

    Jaguar Land Rover is counting on a new modular platform and new model lines to boost sales and profits in the coming years. The new platform, referred to as the Modular Longitudinal Architecture (MLA), will make its debut in a redesigned Land Rover Defender due around 2020 and will eventually...

  • Teaser for Bowler's V-8-powered Land Rover Defender
    Britain's Bowler plans V-8-powered Defender for the road

    Kahn Design isn't the only company churning out high-performance versions of the iconic Land Rover Defender. Here in the United States you have East Coast Defender with some impressive offerings, and even Land Rover has dabbled in the segment. Soon, British off-road racing expert Bowler will join...

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