Land Rover News

  • Land Rover to restore 1948 pre-production model

    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 broadcast on YouTube celebrating seven decades of the SUV. Viewers were treated to scenes of adventure, tough work, and humanitarian aid—all things Land Rover has been apart of over 70 years. Additionally, the brand showcased some of its most memorable models as it told the story of how Land Rover...

  • 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
    A Range Rover Sport SVR obliterated a record set by a Ferrari

    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...

  • 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'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 Rover unveiled the Range Rover SV Coupe on Tuesday at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. As the name suggests, the vehicle was developed by Jaguar Land Rover's SVO personalization department, and right now it has no real direct competitor. The vehicle is meant to evoke the earliest Range Rover...

  • 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...

  • Tata H5X concept, 2018 Auto Expo
    Tata H5X concept is Indian firm's first vehicle based on Jaguar Land Rover platform

    Tata, famous for launching the world’s cheapest car, may soon have vehicles in its lineup based on platforms shared with vehicles from Jaguar Land Rover. That's the message the Indian automaker wants to get across with the unveiling of the H5X concept on Wednesday at the 2018 Auto Expo...

  • Frank Rothwell and the Land Rover he converted to a coal-powered steam engine  [frame: YouTube]
    This man converted a 50-year-old Land Rover to run on coal (as one does)

    The classic Land Rover Defender evolved over its long life from frequent use as a farming implement to new life as an iconic all-wheel-drive trophy truck. The end of Defender production in January 2016 was practically a national day of mourning in England. Now, you can even get Defenders entirely...

  • Project Tuki by East Coast Defender

    East Coast Defender will happily build customers an original Land Rover Defender with a modern twist, but for those who seek something with a little more heritage, Project Tuki may be the answer. The Florida-based company revealed the heritage-inspired SUV this past Wednesday, and it boasts a few differences from typical East Coast Defender vehicles. Project Tuki is a fully customized Defender 110 created to celebrate the original Land Rover Defender's timelessness. The heritage-inspired cues include a Keswick Green exterior color, a heritage grille, and white steel wheels. It's simply the...

  • Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe
    Limited-edition Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe to sacrifice utility for style

    If BMW and Mercedes-Benz can do it, why can't Land Rover? The British SUV maker will add style and subtract utility from its legendary Range Rover with the Range Rover SV Coupe debuting in March at the 2018 Geneva auto show. Land Rover on Tuesday revealed a teaser image of the interior of the...

  • Land Rover Defender Works V8
    Land Rover Defender V-8 conversion marks 70th anniversary

    It was 70 years ago that the Rover company introduced the first Land Rover. The vehicle stayed in production right through to the 1980s when it was replaced by the Defender, which itself finally ceased production in 2016. Land Rover is expected to celebrate the historic run by revealing a...

  • Voyage self-driving car prototype
    Jaguar Land Rover invests in self-driving startup Voyage

    There's no shortage of startups looking to be among the first to develop safe and reliable self-driving systems to power fleets of potentially lucrative self-driving taxis. Among them is America's Voyage, which was formed by ex-engineers of Apple and Alphabet and on Thursday received $3 million in...

  • Land Rover to restore 1948 pre-production model
    Pre-production 1948 Land Rover to be restored to mark British brand's 70th anniversary

    This year marks a milestone for Land Rover as the brand turns 70, and it has a lot planned for the celebrations. On Wednesday, Land Rover shared part of what it has in store to mark the occasion, which includes a series of events and special celebrations. Perhaps the most significant will be a...

  • 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e PHEV
    Next Land Rover Defender to reportedly offer electric option

    Land Rover hinted at it to Motor Authority. Now it appears to be true. At a press event for the Land Rover Range Rover Velar in October, Land Rover told Motor Authority an electrified Defender off-road SUV wasn't off the table without confirming or denying such a powertrain. Now, a report published...

  • Teaser for Kahn Design Flying Huntsman 110 6x6 Double Cab Pickup Soft-Top

    Depending on where you live, you’ll soon be able to purchase a Land Rover Defender with a V-8 engine, 6x6 drivetrain, and soft-top roof. British coachbuilder Kahn Design is taking its imposing Flying Huntsman 110 6x6 Double Cab Pickup and adding a Landaulet-style soft-top out the back. A single teaser sketch reveals the design of the vehicle which features a roof similar to the one on the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet. However, the Kahn is a 6x6 so is substantially bigger than the Maybach. It also looks much more menacing with its black paint and riveted body panels. Under the hood of...

  • 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e PHEV
    2019 Land Rover Range Rover PHEV first drive: London, here's your off-roader

    A cynic could argue that the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e PHEV is a compliance special for the well-heeled. But the reality is that adding an electric motor both keeps the world's flagship SUV a viable option for city dwellers in places like London and points toward the future of off-roading...

  • Jaguar I-Pace concept, 2016 Los Angeles auto show
    Electric Land Rover based on Jaguar I-Pace platform coming

    Jaguar Land Rover is set to introduce its first electric car next year in the form of the Jaguar I-Pace. Eventually, Land Rover will launch its own electric car based on the skateboard-style platform underpinning the I-Pace. That’s the word of Land Rover design boss Gerry McGovern, who in an...

  • 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
    Land Rover mulls 2-door SUV as flagship

    Land Rover is busy charting its future path, and aside from a possible S-Class rivaling "Road Rover", the brand is also looking at a 2-door SUV as a flagship vehicle. On Friday, Drive reported that Gerry McGovern, Land Rover's design boss, alluded to such a flagship vehicle during the 2017 Los...

  • 2018 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography
    2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography dials up the luxury in Land Rover’s flagship SUV

    Many luxury brands have encroached into territory that was strictly the domain of Land Rover and its Range Rover SUV not that long ago. But the British brand doesn’t want you to forget that it’s still the original purveyor of luxury SUVs. That’s why it offers a Range Rover...

  • Self-driving Jaguar Land Rover prototypes testing on public roads
    Self-driving Jaguar Land Rover prototypes take to public roads in UK

    Self-driving prototypes from Jaguar Land Rover last week took to public roads in the automaker’s home market for the first time. The test was part of the United Kingdom’s Autodrive project, a government-backed 3-year initiative that involves testing of self-driving cars on the streets...

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