Gloves-off as JLR fights factory injuries with, well, gloves

PRETORIA, Gauteng – Engineers from Jaguar Land Rover are working on the next generation of protective workplace clothing – in this case a light 3D-printed glove which could help to protect employees from the threat of musculoskeletal damage. The 3D glove is intended to be used by workers on production lines, for example those required…

Simola Hillclimb goes to generic titling – and greater future

THE 2020 Simola Hillclimb will have a new title and is spreading its advertising sponsorship to include five ”top tier” automakers instead of just one main sponsor. The 11th such event is scheduled for Knysna over May 7-10 next year. This change in strategy, The Corner was told, will see the festival, bring on board…

Jaguar Land Rover share their latest wares at Goodwood Festival

LONDON, England – Jaguar and sister automaker Land Rover debuted a series of models at the 2019 ”annual celebration of all things automotive” – the Goodwood Festival of Speed over July 4-7. Continuing the most demanding test regime of any pre-production Land Rover to date, a camouflaged prototype Defender put its on-road dynamic abilities to…

New Jaguar XE for SA: See how it’s a hyper-real work of art

Jaguar orders unique hyper-real artworks of new XE  3 hyper-real images show updated sport sedan Giant canvases took 140 hours to capture detail PRETORIA, South Africa – Jaguar SA has revealed its new XE sedan in unique fashion by commissioning a series of highly detailed paintings which blur the lines between art and reality. The…

New Jaguar Touring spec ‘world’s fastest production sedan’

Fixed spoilers but seriously exclusive 0-100km/h in 3.7sec, top speed 300km/h Want one? Only 15 to be built – all LHD PRETORIA, South Africa – Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations division has developed a less macho, road-orientated, version of the extreme XE SV Project 8 that sports a discreet rear spoiler, has a covert design, and…

Creating beauty: 65-year-old Jaguar XK reborn for racing

1954 XK120 back to ‘bespoke’ specification 2700 man-hour job makes race-read beauty Original 3.4-litre six-cylinder XK engine rebuilt LONDON, England – Jaguar Classic has completed restoration of an XK120 sports car restoration commissioned by British life-long Jaguar enthusiast David Gandy. The 11-month project, which was a close collaboration between Gandy and Jaguar Classic’s experts at…

JLR researching ways to make your car pay its way

‘Smart Wallet’ tech to earn ‘crypto’ on the road Credits for traffic, pothole, parking problems Part of JLR ‘Destination Zero’ vision road checks WHITLEY, England – Jaguars and Land Rover drivers in the UK could be earning cryptocurrency and making payments on the move using the associated brands’ ”connected car” services. ‘Smart Wallet’ tech will…

Jaguar i-Pace clean-sweeps three World Car awards

World Car, World Car Design, and World Green Car Third success announced at New York auto show Jaguar SA taking orders – configure your car here CAR AWARDS TREBLE FOR JAGUAR: Image: Jaguar Land RoverNEW YORK – The all-electric Jaguar I-Pace has completed an historic treble at the 2019 World Car Awards: not only has it…

Jaguar Project 8 supercar blitzes Dubai Autodrome (V)

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 sets Dubai Autodrome record Now world’s fastest four-door production car… …thanks to supercharged 441kW/700Nm engine DUBAI AUTODROME, United Arab Emirates – The world’s fastest four-door sedan, Jaguar’s XE SV Project 8, has added a lap record to its global achievements by lapping the 5.39km Dubai Autodrome GP circuit in 2min18.81….

Book review (of sorts): ‘A Cat to Kill For’

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – At times we here at Carman’s Corner get tired of editing feature about cars and motorcycles and motorsport so… here’s a punt for a book. About cars… A Cat to Kill For Gavin Campbell runs a small and struggling classic car dealership in the historic village of Watkins Glen, New…

Jaguar XE: Catch up on coming-soon luxury sport sedan

Enhanced exterior, all-new luxurious interior Advanced diode head- and tail-lights ClearSight rear-view mirror/camera  PRETORIA, Gauteng – The coming Jaguar XE will arrive in South Africa in the second half of 2019 with an enhanced exterior design, all-new luxurious interior, and advanced technologies. An updated exterior design,the automaker says, will give the XE a more purposeful…

Ian Callum honoured with London Classic Car show Icon Award

PRETORIA. Gauteng – One of the international greats of automotive design, Ian Callum, (64) has been awarded the 2019 London Classic Car Show‘s Icon Award. The design director with Jaguar is acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost automotive design talents and has, it was said at the presentation ”also had an enormous effect on…