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  • Jamie Oliver's Land Rover Discovery mobile kitchen

    Land Rover's fun department—which is officially called the Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (JLR SVO)—has built some incredible vehicles, but their latest creation for chef Jamie Oliver is quite over the top. Imagine every ounce of JLR SVO's potential being poured into amenities rather than performance—like the Jaguar XE SV Project 8—to give us this bespoke Land Rover Discovery with a built-in dream kitchen. Oliver asked the luxury brands' skunkworks for a long list of kitchen goodies and they delivered on every single promise. The rear of the Discovery...

  • 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
    2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport preview

    Land Rover’s Range Rover Sport enters the 2018 model year with the most extensive updates since the current generation’s 2014 debut. The list includes subtle touches to the exterior, a new interior with the latest Jaguar Land Rover infotainment system, more power for the...

  • 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR
    2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR revealed with 575 horsepower

    Land Rover’s Range Rover Sport SVR is hard to beat when it comes to a combination of performance, luxury and off-road capability. The existing vehicle is bloody brilliant but Land Rover has seen fit to add a few enhancements, one of which is, yes, more power. The enhancements are part of more...

  • 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport P400e
    2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport P400e plug-in hybrid first look

    Land Rover’s Range Rover SUVs, for decades the image of inefficiency and excess, are being transformed into some of the cleanest vehicles on the road. Land Rover is starting with the Range Rover Sport which for the 2019 model year will offer a plug-in hybrid option: the P400e. Arriving in...

  • 2018 Jaguar E-Pace displaying new powertrain classification
    Jaguar Land Rover's new powertrain classification is easier to understand than Audi's

    Jaguar Land Rover is introducing a new powertrain classification as it prepares for the rollout of electric cars. Automakers have traditionally relied on engine displacement for powertrain classification. However, things become difficult when the powertrain consists of electric motors and...

  • 2018 Land rover Range Rover Velar
    Report: Land Rover to target Mercedes-Benz S-Class with ‘Road Rover’

    Land Rover is poised to offer a road-biased luxobarge to rival the Mercedes-Benz S-Class by the end of the decade. That’s according to Autocar which reports that Land Rover is developing the vehicle, code-named the Road Rover, in parallel with a next-generation Jaguar XJ. The vehicle will...

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

    Land Rover is working on a redesign for its Range Rover Evoque. The new compact SUV is expected in 2019 and should offer a plug-in hybrid option. The information was reported by Autocar and follows news this week that the larger Range Rover Sport and Ranger Rover models will offer a plug-in hybrid option as early as next spring. The Evoque plug-in hybrid is expected to sport a 1.5-liter inline-3 and single electric motor combo. Part of the system will be a lithium-ion battery which will hold enough charge for a decent amount of electric range. Land Rover previewed the technology in 2015 in...

  • 2,000,000th Land Rover Defender
    Unofficial Land Rover Defender successor gets a name: Projekt Grenadier

    Decades of Land Rover Defender production finally came to a close in early 2016. While Land Rover has confirmed a successor is coming soon, there are concerns this modern Defender won’t quite the match the original’s rugged, no-nonsense design and ability to master everything from muddy...

  • Land Rover Experience "Defender Driving Experience" with vintage Defender
    You can now drive a vintage Defender at the Land Rover Experience

    Early last year, its maker laid the Land Rover Defender to rest, but it certainly hasn't forgotten about the SUV. In fact, it still lets enthusiasts have a go behind the wheel of the iconic off-roader at its newly-launched Land Rover Experience. The brand announced the Land Rover Experience will...

  • 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Hybrid (European spec)
    Land Rover readying plug-in hybrid Range Rovers

    Land Rover has already paired one of its diesel engines with an electric motor and battery pack to create a hybrid Range Rover. There's nothing too special about that model except its massive price premium and curb-weight jump. Now, though, Land Rover has a more optimized solution in the pipeline...

  • Land Rover Discovery SVX Concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show
    Land Rover Discovery SVX is a hardcore, V-8-powered off-roader

    Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicles Operations (SVO) is out to prove that its repertoire goes well beyond fast cars. It’s demonstrating this with the Land Rover Discovery SVX concept that debuted on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. SVX is the opposing bookend to SVO’s SVR...

  • Jaguar I-Pace concept, 2016 Los Angeles auto show
    Jaguar Land Rover the latest to commit to fully electrified lineup

    Jaguar Land Rover is the latest automaker to commit to a fully electrified lineup. CEO Ralf Speth made the announcement on Thursday at Jaguar Land Rover’s Tech Fest event in the United Kingdom. Jaguar Land Rover has set a deadline of 2020 from which every new model launched will be...

  • East Coast Defender Project Blackout

    There’s a company down in Orlando, Florida that’s churning out custom Land Rover Defenders for sale in the United States. The company is East Coast Defender, and it’s offering everything from standard Defenders right up to serious off-roaders packing V-8 power. ECD starts with stock Defenders either originally sold here or privately imported. In the case of the latter, ECD handles all the pesky paperwork so there’s no risk to the customer of the vehicle being seized by customs. Virtually every element is replaced or refurbished by ECD, resulting in a vehicle that looks...

  • 2018 Land rover Range Rover Velar
    Land Rover open to Bentayga-baiting Range Rover model

    Bread-and-butter automakers aren't the only ones cashing in on the market's SUV craze. Even luxury brands with no history of sport utility vehicles have found success in offering posh, high-riding utility vehicles. Case in point: Bentley. The Bentley Bentayga has been a smash hit for the brand and...

  • 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8
    Jaguar Land Rover's SVO wants to take on Mercedes-AMG with its own bespoke sports car

    Everyone wants a piece of Mercedes-AMG. Cadillac has stepped up its V-Series offerings in recent years, Audi Sport is gunning for a greater share of the performance segment, and now Jaguar is ready to take on Germany's finest. Speaking to Auto Express, Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicles Operations...

  • Jaguar Land Rover self-driving prototype
    Jaguar Land Rover ready to test Level 4 self-driving car in cities

    Jaguar Land Rover on Thursday announced it is ready to start testing Level 4 self-driving car prototypes on public roads in urban environments. The prototypes are fitted with the British firm’s Autonomous Urban Drive technology which allows them to drive in complex environments without any...

  • Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Coventry, United Kingdom
    Jaguar Land Rover Classic opens massive facility in UK

    It was only last year that Jaguar and Land Rover brought together their various classic car operations under the one roof. We say "roof" figuratively, as the newly established Jaguar Land Rover Classic department was without a facility of its own. That issue has now been rectified as Jaguar Land...

  • Lyft and nuTonomy logos
    Lyft partners with nuTonomy, Jaguar Land Rover on self-driving cars

    Boston, Massachusetts-based nuTonomy made headlines in August 2016 following the launch of the world’s first self-driving taxi service. Although limited to a few streets in Singapore, nuTonomy’s fleet of self-driving cars, all prototypes requiring a driving behind the wheel in case of...

  • East Coast Defender Project Viper

    There’s a company based in Orlando, Florida offering Land Rover Defenders for sale in the United States. But these aren’t your run-of-the-mill Defenders. No, the Defenders being offered by East Coast Defender are V-8-powered brutes capable of handling the toughest terrain but at the same time civil enough to drive on the street. They’re also exclusive, fully customized vehicles whose production numbers are capped at 10 units per year. This means they’re also on the pricey side. The first in the series, dubbed the Project Viper, was commissioned at a cost of $285,000...

  • Jim Ratcliffe
    British billionaire confirms plan to build Defender-like SUV

    Last summer, reports emerged of the plans of British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe to resurrect the iconic Land Rover Defender that went out of production the previous January. Ratcliffe, the chairman and founder of British chemicals giant Ineos, had been in talks with Jaguar Land Rover about buying...

  • 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR spy shots and video

    Land Rover is working on a mid-cycle update for its Range Rover Sport, and naturally the updates will filter across to the high-performance SVR variant. We have new spy shots of a prototype for the updated Range Rover Sport SVR, a vehicle we expect to be launched alongside the updated version of...

  • Ralf Speth and Yin Tongyao
    Jaguar Land Rover boss defends diesel, blames VW for backlash

    Jaguar Land Rover has launched a ferocious defense of diesel power as the United Kingdom prepares a wide-ranging plan to improve air quality in its major cities. JLR CEO Ralf Speth, pictured above left, told Autocar, “Diesel has to—needs to—have a future,” before laying out...

  • 2018 Land Rover Range Rover facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Land Rover Range Rover spy shots

    For years, Land Rover’s Range Rover was unparalleled in the luxury SUV segment. But with demand for SUVs soaring over the past decade it was only a matter of time until rivals started to challenge it: Bentley and Mercedes-Maybach have joined the SUV game and soon Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce...

  • 2017 Land Rover Discovery
    More details on SVO-enhanced Land Rover Discovery

    Jaguar Land Rover’s in-house tuner SVO has already brought us the brilliant Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR. But building high-performance vehicles isn’t solely what SVO is about. SVO is also looking at developing ultimate off-roaders wearing “SVX” badges, the first of...

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