Another day, another batch of spy photos depicting the all-new 2020 Land Rover Defender. After seeing the boxy SUV testing in winter conditions on several occasions, this time around it has been spied on a rather unusual place – the legendary Nurburgring race track in Germany. While the Defender definitely doesn’t belong there, seeing it undergoing high-speed evaluations still makes sense. Land Rover has already confirmed the new generation of the off-roader will target a broader customer range which means it will have to be just as good on asphalt as it is in the mud. “The one thing I can promise you is that the new Defender will do all that our customers expect of it, without being a copycat of what has gone before.
RANGE ROVER EVOQUE Price range: $92,000 (P200 R-Dynamic S) to $117,900 (P300 R-Dynamic HSE).Powertrains: 2.0-litre turbo-diesel (D) and turbo-petrol (P) engines: D180 132kW/430Nm (0-100kmh 9.3 seconds), P200 147kW/320Nm (9.5sec), P250 184kW/365Nm (7.5sec), P300 221kW/400Nm (6.6sec). Nine-speed automatic, all-wheel drive.Body style: Five-door SUV.On sale: Now. It might look the same, but the second-generation Range Rover Evoque is all-new and a lot more sophisticated than the model it replaces. Forget about the wedgy three-door and weird convertible: they're gone. This new model is a functional SUV and five-door only.
The Land Rover Discovery is one of the best off-roaders available, capable of climbing every mountain and fording every stream in the best Land Rover tradition. But a new Discovery is more likely to spend its life in school parking lots and Starbuck’s drive-throughs than out in the wilderness. Bucking that trend, Land Rover will put the SUV’s capabilities to use for a good cause as a modified Discovery will head to Africa for an eight-week expedition to research malaria and attempt to improve efforts to contain the disease. The Mobile Malaria Project will use the Discovery to transport three Oxford University researchers on a 3,914-mile journey across Namibia, Zambia, Tanzania, and Kenya.
For Ricardo Pessoa, CEO of Land Rover custom restoration shop CoolNVintage, art is profoundly personal. Like a journey or a place, it’s the awareness of the experience that makes it meaningful. That philosophy underlies all the Land Rovers brought back to life at the Lisbon company. Rather than building “flashy attention-getters,” the restoration focuses on what the vehicles will enable their new owners to do. Pessoa calls the creations “a physical embodiment of what is possible if only we can imagine it.” The simplicity and honesty of the Land Rover is preserved, with around 1,000 hours added to get the journey underway. This build, No. 77, is about Lisbon itself.
The Land Rover stands for something that will never go out of style -powerful performance and the striking aesthetics to match. From conquering rough terrains to cruising around the city; there are few other brands that can even begin to match what the Land Rover will do for you. Founded in 1948, the Land Rover continues to make its waves in the automotive industry. The Land Rover is being prided as the brand of car that is ‘ready for anything’ -and it certainly exceeds all expectations in terms of features, advantages and performance. Been thinking of getting a sweet new ride?
When the order book opens for the highly-anticipated new-generation Land Rover Defender in Australia in late 2019, customers will be taking delivery of a machine whose core competencies have changed dramatically. Like its predecessor whose lineage dates back to the 1940s, the new Land Rover Defender (codenamed L663) that will hit showrooms in 2020 will be offered in five- and three-door variants. But despite the official claim that it will be “the most off-road capable Land Rover vehicle ever”, it will be the most dynamic Defender too. These fresh spy photos show the new 2020 Land Rover Defender having a crack at the challenging Nurburgring road course, a 20km loop comprising high-speed corners and very little run off.
Consisting of 166 outlets, the facility has been opened at the firm’s engineering centre in Gaydon, Warwick, and is available to all JLR employees. The outlets are part of the NewMotion charging network, operated by oil giants Shell. It means Jaguar Land Rover employees will also be able to use one card to access other publicly available charging points across Europe — as well as monitoring their vehicle’s battery via a smartphone application. Visitors to JLR’s Gaydon site will also be able to take advantage of the facility. As all charging stations are 7kW AC outlets, JLR claims an all-electric I-Pace can receive an extra 22 miles of range per hour — and receive 176 miles’ worth of charge during a regular eight-hour working day.
The sexy Range Rover SV Coupe the automaker said was too expensive to build will be built anyway—by somebody else. A few months ago we reported on the death of the beautiful Range Rover SV Coupe, which was no doubt one of the best-looking SUVs set to hit the market. However, after a few hopeful months, Jaguar Land Rover out-of-the-blue announced it would no longer be putting it on sale, because the truck would have cost too much money to build, forcing them to sell it at a loss. The beautiful coupe inspired by the original Range Rover of the 1970s still has a chance at redemption, though, in the hands of British coachbuilder Niels van Roji Design.
Twenty years ago they all seemed all too rough for the street – derided as urban assault vehicles - but now they're so civilised. Actually, yes, some undoubtedly are. But there are still plenty of true terrain toilers. How to pick the rough 'n tough from the schmooze? Measuring ground clearance reveals much. If you want to tackle harsh terrain, the more space between the underside of your vehicle and the surface the better.
The Land Rover Defender has been spotted testing again, ahead of its official reveal. But this time, rather than wading through mud or travelling along a British A-Road, the British brand is proving that the replacement to its iconic 4x4 really can go anywhere by lapping the Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany. Tackling the world’s most notorious racetrack might seem like an odd place to find the next Defender, but Jaguar Land Rover bases an engineering centre near to the circuit. While the new images don’t reveal much more about the car’s styling, the amount of body roll shown in the images suggests that flat-out driving will probably remain fairly low down in the car’s priorities.
We’ve seen the all-new 2020 Land Rover Defender testing around JLR’s headquarters and in the icy-cold climate of the Arctic Circle but this is the first time we get to see it on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. This is likely the most significant of all sightings so far because it is very telling of the shift in the 2020 Defender’s philosophy. While its predecessor was an off-roader to the core that performed rather poorly on paved surfaces, the new Defender aims to be a more accomplished all-rounder. Can you ever recall an instance where Land Rover tested the previous Defender on the Nürburgring? Neither can we, that’s what makes this sighting so unusual.
Mercedes took its sweet time updating the G-Class, much like Land Rover is in no rush to launch an overhauled Defender. The Tata Motors-owned marque was seen recently in a winter wonderland putting the finishing touches on the next generation of its off-road icon in the long-wheelbase flavor, but we can also catch a glimpse of the two-door SWB variant as well. All the camouflage in the world can’t mask the body’s boxy shape, which fans of the Defender will surely be happy to see it is being retained for the next decade. Confirmed for a much-awaited U.S.
Ahead of the new, second-generation Range Rover Evoque launch later this summer, Land Rover has announced that it will be priced from €42,845. The first Evoque debuted in 2010 and quickly became a sales success for Land Rover, so it's no surprise that this all-new model retains much of the same styling It is built on Land Rover's new Premium Transverse Architecture, resulting in more interior space while ensuring that it will be better set to carry the latest engine technology. That will include a 48-volt mild hybrid system from launch, which uses a belt-integrated starter generator and underfloor battery.
BMW diesel engines will power the hard-core off-road Projekt Grenadier 4×4 when it debuts next year. The brainchild of the British chemical company head, Jim Ratcliffe, the project received a major boost yesterday with BMW confirming a “high-range, five-digit” order for its TwinPower turbocharged engines. The first production car from Ineos Automotive Ltd, the Projekt Grenadier is clearly and unashamedly derived from the classic Land Rover Defender shape and ethos and will be on sale in Europe in 2021. It plans to launch the Projekt Grenadier in a variety of wheelbases and body styles, with Ratcliffe insisting that Land Rover will be unable to fill the void it created by killing off the Defender before its replacement is ready.
Sytner has appointed Midas Construction to build £12.3 million new Guy Salmon Jaguar Land Rover dealership at Cribbs Causeway, near Bristol. Showrooms and parking areas with capacity for more than 400 vehicles together with workshops and servicing bays will be accommodated on the 72,000sq-ft site, which is expected to open in Spring 2020. Office space over two floors, plus roof a deck will maximise the space available to the AM100’s top-placed retail group at the facility, which complies to JLR’s Dual Arch Concept corporate identity. Work is set to get under way on site after Christmas and is expected to be completed in spring 2020.
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is recalling tens of thousands of its cars in the UK over concerns about their carbon dioxide (CO2) emission levels. The country’s biggest car manufacturer said 10 models are emitting more of the greenhouse gas than expected. An industry source said around 44,000 cars will be recalled once the appropriate remedial action to modify the vehicles is agreed between the manufacturer and the authorities. In the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, consumer body Which? said the company would have to “act quickly” to reassure customers their cars would be easily fixed. The recall will include the Land Rover Discovery and Discovery Sport, the Range Rover Evoque, Sport and Velar, and the Jaguar E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF.
British car maker Jaguar Land Rover has been forced to recall 44,000 cars after tests revealed they may emit “excessive” levels of carbon dioxide. The issue was discovered by the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA), which identified 10 models which emit more CO2 than declared at their initial certification. It notified JLR, which in turn informed the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), which deals with recalls in the UK. The DVSA in turn notified the European Commission’s rapid alert system. The European recall stated that affected cars “may emit excessive levels of CO2 and may not conform with the certified condition”. Affected models were all built between 2016 and 2019 and fitted with the firm’s 2.0-litre petrol or 2.0-litre diesel engines.
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is recalling tens of thousands of UK cars over carbon dioxide emissions. The country’s biggest car manufacturer said the vehicles are emitting more of the greenhouse gas than expected. An industry source said around 44,000 cars will be recalled once remedial action has been agreed between the manufacturer and the authorities. The recall will include the Land Rover Discovery and Discovery Sport; the Range Rover Evoque, Sport and Velar; and the Jaguar E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF. JLR said in a statement: “Jaguar Land Rover is conducting a voluntary recall following the identification of CO2 performance variability with certain Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles fitted with 2.0-litre diesel or petrol engines.
Jaguar Land Rover is recalling more than 44,000 cars after it was found that many of its models were emitting more carbon dioxide than expected. It affects Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles fitted with either a 2.0-litre petrol or 2.0-litre diesel engine. The recall applies to certain versions of the Jaguar E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF, as well as the Land Rover Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport, Evoque and Velar, with models from between 2014 and last year affected. Customers are being contacted, and in a statement today a JLR spokesperson said: “Jaguar Land Rover is conducting a voluntary recall following the identification of CO2 performance variability with certain Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles fitted with 2.
Jaguar Land Rover will recall more than 44,000 cars for repairs after UK regulators found faulty models emitting more carbon dioxide than advertised. Ten models for Land Rover and Jaguar brands were emitting more greenhouse gases than certified initially, according to the Vehicle Certification Agency. According to the European commission's rapid alert system, JLR cards may emit excessive levels of CO2 and may not conform with the certified condition. Recalls of cars to fix safety defects happen fairly often, but full product recalls because of exhaust emissions are rare. The recall is thought to be the first CO2 related recall for JLR. Among the models affected include the Land Rover Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport, Velar and Evoque made between 2016 and 2019.