Land Rover News

  • 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

    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 underpin most models at Jaguar Land Rover by the mid-2020s. There will also be some new model lines, two of which will be launched by Land Rover between 2021 and 2024. The information was revealed during a June 22 investor meeting, Automotive News (subscription required) reported Monday. Jaguar Land...

  • 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...

  • 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e
    2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport P400e priced from $79,295, Range Rover P400e from $96,145

    Land Rover Range Rover fans can now ease their guilt of driving big SUVs around town thanks to the addition of a plug-in hybrid option, badged P400e, for both the Range Rover and smaller Range Rover Sport for the 2019 model year. The 2019 Range Rover Sport P400e starts at $79,295, and the 2019...

  • 2021 Land Rover Defender test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Land Rover to introduce new modular platform starting with redesigned Defender

    Land Rover is in the process of redesigning its Defender after the previous model ceased production in 2016 following a run that lasted more than three decades. It was thought the new Defender would ride on the modular platform known as the Premium Lightweight Architecture (PLA) found in the...

  • 2018 Chelsea Truck Company Land Rover Defender Double Cab Pickup
    Kahn Design's Chelsea Truck Company reveals posh Defender pickup

    The original Land Rover Defender was designed as a workhorse but that doesn't mean it can't do with a bit of luxury thrown in. Kahn Design knows this particularly well, as the company has been churning out posh Defenders for years. Its latest is based on the Defender Double Cab Pickup. The vehicle...

  • 2018 Land Rover Range Rover
    Land Rover Road Rover? British brand moves to trademark name

    Could Land Rover have a radical new model in the works? A new trademark filing has fueled speculation that the SUV-centric brand could bring a more road-biased model to market. Autocar reported on the trademark filing Wednesday, but little else is known about what Jaguar Land Rover may do with the...

  • Land Rover sets world record with Range Rover Sport SVR on two wheels

    Those who attended the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed last week caught numerous firsts and debuts The list included the first self-driving car to tackle the hill climb, the new Toyota Supra on its dynamic debut, and Land Rover with a world record stunt. The British brand set a world record for the fastest mile in a car on two wheels, with stunt driver Terry Grant behind the wheel of a Range Rover Sport SVR. Grant managed a time of 2:24.5 on a 1.0-mile stretch of the Goodwood hill climb—30 seconds better than the previous record Grant set in 2011. It didn't come easy, though. Grant made...

  • 2018 Lynk & Co. 02
    Report: Jaguar Land Rover mulls Lynk & Co. rival with Chinese partner

    Jaguar Land Rover may have plans for a new brand in China with its local joint venture partner, Chery. According to a report from Autocar published Thursday, JLR is keen to improve its presence in China and may do so with a new brand to rival Volvo and Geely's Lynk & Co. While Lynk & Co. is...

  • 2014 LAND ROVER DEFENDER SVX 'SPECTRE' 4X4 UTILITY
    Land Rover Defender SVX from "Spectre" to be auctioned at Goodwood

    In 2015's motion picture "Spectre," James Bond and the baddies got to play with a bunch of seriously cool machines. Aston Martin created an entirely new car, the DB10, for James while Mr. Hinx piloted the impossibly gorgeous Jaguar CX-75. One of our favorite rides, however, was the customized Land...

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace S
    Jaguar Land Rover increase electrification investment to $18B

    Jaguar Land Rover plans to increase its investment into electrification for future electric cars by 25 percent, the automaker said in an investor presentation Monday. The added investment will see the figure climb to $18 billion total by 2025, Bloomberg reported. JLR cited poor demand for diesel...

  • 2017 Land Rover Discovery
    Land Rover Discovery production moving to Slovakia

    Land Rover has finally put to rest rumors that its next Defender might be built at a new plant in Slovakia by confirming that all Discovery production will be moved to the site, which was first announced in 2015 and due to be operational in late 2018. “The decision to move the Land Rover...

  • Jaguar Land Rover off-roading self-driving technology
    Jaguar Land Rover developing self-driving system for off-roading

    Jaguar Land Rover is in the process of developing self-driving technology that can handle any type of terrain or weather a vehicle may encounter. The automaker that builds some of the most capable vehicles off-road is working on a system that can identity various surface conditions, adjust vehicle...

  • 2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe undergoes final testing at the Nürburgring

    Land Rover is bringing out an extra-exclusive coupe version of its popular Range Rover SUV. The vehicle, priced from a staggering $295,000 and limited to just 999 units worldwide, was shown for the first time in March at the 2018 Geneva auto show and is due to start deliveries later this year. It turns out Land Rover engineers haven't quite finished with the development however as a prototype was spotted on Tuesday testing at the Nürburgring. Our photos of the tester give us the best look yet at what the special SUV, officially the Range Rover SV Coupe, will look like out on the road...

  • Zotye T800 is a clone of the Range Rover Sport
    Zoyte preps a Range Rover Sport clone for the Chinese market

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but that doesn't make it any less frustrating for western automakers when Chinese brands rip off their designs. The latest copycat car maker? Zotye, which is prepping a vehicle called the T800. It's an SUV that looks an awful lot like Land Rover's own...

  • Land Rover to restore 1948 pre-production model
    Land Rover marks 70 years of making its own roads

    April 30th is a special day for the Land Rover brand. On April 30 day 70 years ago, the very first Land Rover was revealed at the 1948 Amsterdam auto show. Since then, a total of 7,357,676 Land Rovers have been built, as of April 30,2018. To mark the occasion, Land Rover held a special live...

  • T.Fotiadis Design SLT Range Rover 6x6
    German firm readies Range Rover 6x6 pickup

    The Range Rover to end all Range Rovers cometh. T.Fotiadis Design, a company based in Berlin, Germany that normally crafts luxury yachts and high-end residential interiors, has plans for a Range Rover 6x6 pickup truck dubbed the SLT. But where a similar vehicle like Mercedes-AMG's G63 6x6 is all...

  • Jaguar Land Rover self-driving car
    Jaguar Land Rover developing system that lets cars 'see' around corners

    Thanks to modern communications and sensor technology, it will soon be possible for cars to know what's immediately around them even when the line of site is blocked, in a sense making them able to see around corners. This ability is one of the core pillars of most self-driving systems being...

  • 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque spy shots and video

    Land Rover took a gamble with the Range Rover Evoque in that the vehicle eschewed serious off-roading capability in favor of a blend of design and luxury. It’s a gamble that paid off as the Evoque has attracted plenty of customers that previously wouldn’t have considered one of the...

  • Range Rover Sport SVR

    In 2016, a Ferrari 458 Italia driven by Fabio Barone ripped through the tight, twisting ribbon of asphalt known as Tianmen Road. Located in China, this 7.0-mile stretch features 99 sharp corners, sheer drop offs, and little room for error. Barone completed his run in just 10:31. And now that run is history, because it was just bested by a Land Rover. Not just any Land Rover, of course. The brilliantly blue Land Rover the broke the Ferrari's record is a Range Rover Sport SVR, which means it's equipped with a 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine that cranks out 575 horsepower. Apparently that's...

  • 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR
    Jaguar Land Rover SVO ready to tackle EV tuning

    The electrified car tuning frontier is just now opening, and Jaguar Land Rover Specialty Vehicle Operations (SVO) is more than eager to take an early first step. It will be a challenge, but SVO engineers are eager to meet roadblocks that lay ahead, John Edwards, head of Jaguar Land Rover's...

  • 2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe
    Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe revealed, priced from $295,000

    Land Rover's Range Rover has received the coupe treatment. We're not talking about a coupe-like model here but a proper 2-door. It's a limited-edition SUV dubbed the Range Rover SV Coupe, and Land Rover is offering it at a starting price of $295,000. Just 999 are planned for worldwide sale. Land...

  • Land Rover Explore smartphone
    This smartphone is as tough as a Land Rover

    You can now find a smartphone that's as tough as a Land Rover. The Land Rover Explore smartphone has arrived and it's ready for you to get beat up. Land Rover is tapping into the lifestyle side of its brand. It’s been doing this for some time now, most recently with its activity key...

  • East Coast Defender Heritage Collection
    East Coast Defender rolls out Heritage Collection

    East Coast Defender might be based in Florida, but the Land Rover modifier looks back on the brand's British history with its new Heritage Collection. The custom Defenders incorporate classic elements from the past with a few modern touches and the images shown so far certainly drip with English...

  • 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Dragon Challenge
    Watch the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport climb 999 steps to China's Heaven's Gate

    The Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a jack-of-all-trades and a master of many. It isn't quite as luxurious as the top-of-the-line Range Rover, but it's sportier. It sits lower than that vehicle, so it's not quite as capable off-road, but it can still handle itself well when the pavement ends. This...

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