Land Rover News

  • Jaguar Land Rover self-driving prototype

    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 driver involvement. According to Jaguar Land Rover, the prototypes have no problem obeying traffic lights as well as negotiating junctions and roundabouts. This is in contrast to some rival systems that are designed for simpler conditions such as highways and traffic jams. Using Autonomous Urban...

  • 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
    East Coast Defender offering V-8-powered Land Rover Defenders in US

    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...

  • 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 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 several reasons. For a start, “the complete automotive industry needs diesel to fulfill legislative requirements.” Speth pushed back against the tendency to lump old, high-emissions diesel tech in with cleaner, more advanced systems. “Anyone can see the black smoke coming out of...

  • 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...

  • Chelsea Truck Company Defender ‘The End’ edition Land Rover Defender
    Kahn Design builds 'The End' edition Defender to celebrate iconic SUV's run

    Land Rover finally ceased production of its iconic Defender at the Solihull plant in the United Kingdom early last year. The vehicle was in continuous production since 1983 and traces its roots to the original Land Rover Series introduced in 1948. While a new Defender is due in the next year or...

  • 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar, 2017 Geneva auto show
    2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar revealed, priced from $50,895

    Meet the newest addition to the Land Rover lineup: the 2018 Range Rover Velar. The Velar name is derived from the Latin velare, meaning to “veil” or “cover,” and was first used by Land Rover as a code name for prototypes for the original Range Rover launched almost five...

  • 2017 Land Rover Discovery
    2017 Land Rover Discovery first drive review

    Halfway up a wall of rock that our shiny orange 2017 Land Rover Discovery was expected to climb—using what's basically off-road cruise control, no less—rested a decked-out long-wheelbase Defender 110. Even without its meaty off-road rubber and a winch, this Defender, a member of Land...

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

    Land Rover is working on a mid-cycle update for its Range Rover Sport and we’ve just spotted a prototype. The current Range Rover Sport, the nameplate’s second iteration, was all-new for the 2014 model year. The original had a lifespan of about eight years, and assuming the same for the current model it means we should see this mid-cycle update introduced for the 2018 model year. The various prototypes we’ve seen over the past several months all sport a new bumper design characterized by a new shape for the air intakes and license plate support. There is also a revised...

  • Teaser for Land Rover Range Rover Velar debuting at 2017 Geneva auto show
    Land Rover teases Range Rover Velar ahead of Geneva debut

    Land Rover is expanding its luxury-oriented Range Rover family with a new model called the Range Rover Velar. The vehicle has been called everything from a Range Rover Sport Coupe to a Grand Evoque but Land Rover on Wednesday finally confirmed it as a Velar. Its arrival is no surprise as prototypes...

  • 2017 Land Rover Discovery
    Land Rover: What’s new for 2017

    SUV sales are booming and this has seen demand for Land Rover’s offerings soar. Last year the automaker sold 73,861 vehicles in the United States, up 5.0 percent on the previous year and a new record. Of course, many rivals are attempting to encroach on the luxury SUV turf carved out by Land...

  • 1978 Land Rover Range Rover Classic
    Land Rover offering factory-restored first-gen Range Rovers

    Would you buy a 132-horsepower vehicle from the 1970s for $170,000? Now's your chance. Land Rover Classic is now offering the second series in its line of Reborn classics. The first was the Land Rover Series 1, and now its the first-generation Range Rover. Only 10 of these vehicles will be restored...

  • 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Coupe spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Coupe-like Range Rover SUV to be called a Velar?

    It’s been called everything from a Range Rover Sport Coupe to a Grand Evoque. Now, Land Rover’s new coupe-like SUV slotting between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport is being reported to be adopting the Velar name. The information was first reported by Autocar which points...

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

    Land Rover is set to emulate BMW’s niche-oriented lead with the introduction of a new sloped-roof SUV tipped to be called a Range Rover Sport Coupe. Land Rover already has the Range Rover Evoque Coupe in its lineup, but as confirmed by our latest spy shots and video the British automaker...

  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 0-60 mph testing

    With its supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 engine, we already know that the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR is fast on pavement. The thing has claimed the fastest production SUV lap time around the Nürburgring, for criminy sakes. But what happens when the surface changes? How fast is it then? Land Rover had that exact thought and decided to do something about it. CHECK OUT: 2016 Range Rover Sport SVR first drive review Armed only with the vehicle's standard Michelin 275/45R21 all-season tires, all-wheel-drive system, and Terrain Response 2 system, Land Rover set out to measure the SVR's 0-60...

  • View the evolution of the Land Rover Range Rover
    How the Range Rover has evolved over its lifetime

    The Range Rover has been the flagship machine for the Land Rover family for decades now. You know it as a wealthy suburbanite mall cruiser but it's actually a wonderfully luxurious and extremely capable four-wheel-drive beast. The history of the Range Rover runs all the way back to 1970, and if...

  • 2017 Land Rover Discovery, Los Angeles auto show
    2017 Land Rover Discovery video preview

    Land Rover retired the Discovery nameplate in the United States a decade ago. But it's not that easy to keep a good name down, and last year the British SUV brand revived it with the Discovery Sport. Now, for 2017, the Discovery itself is back, as a replacement for the Land Rover LR4. The Discovery...

  • 2017 Land Rover Discovery
    Land Rover debuts Dynamic Design Pack for Discovery in LA

    Although the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show this week wasn't the official debut for Land Rover's new Discovery, the company marked the revival of the nameplate for the United States market in sunny SoCal by releasing details about an optional Dynamic Design Pack. The Dynamic Design Pack can be added to...

  • 2017 Land Rover Discovery makes US debut in Venice
    2017 Land Rover Discovery debuts in US with $50,985 price tag

    Land Rover is ready to bring its all-new Discovery to market, and the first stop for the new SUV here stateside is in Los Angeles ahead of the upcoming auto show. Not only does it mark the Discovery's first arrival in the U.S., the automaker also says that its SUV will sticker from...

  • Ben Collins pilots a Land Rover Range Rover Sport down a massive ski run
    Ben Collins rips Range Rover Sport down impossible ski run

    The run is called the "Inferno Mürren." It's nearly 15 kilometers of steep and unforgiving terrain that's usually tackled by those with two planks attached to their feet. Ben Collins isn't one for skiing, as he is too busy being The Stig every chance he gets. This is such a chance, as he has...

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