Holgate and Land Rover set focus on Zambezi cataracts

Foundation’s biggest-yet humanitarian expedition 200 cataract operations along the Zambezi Land Rovers and pontoon boat off into Africa again PRETORIA, South Africa – Expeditioneer Kingsley Holgate and his ‘Expedition Team’ are now on their biggest humanitarian adventure yet. The goal: to enable doctors to perform 200 cataract operations in the remote Mozambique Zambezi Delta through…

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…

Land Rover in Kenya: Testing time with Tusk in game conservancy

African lion get their share of Defender testing Camouflaged Landys used by wildlife rangers Hauling supplies, river crossings, in conservancy PRETORIA, South Africa – The latest Land Rover Defender has, the automaker says, moved a step closer to production after a demanding test programme with Tusk in Kenya while also supporting lion conservation. A prototype…

Rangey Astronaut: Land Rover designed for true high-flyers

Range Rover reaching for new heights with Astronaut Only for Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut folk Special paint job, special stitching/etching on seats PRETORIA, South Africa – Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations has launched a special edition Range Rover to be available exclusively to Future Astronauts signed up to fly to space with Virgin Galactic. ”The…

Tough testing for 2019 Land Rovers in Kenyan reserve

Landy Defender in final testing in Kenya Milestone moment on World Land Rover Day  Camouflaged prototype out on global testing PRETORIA, South Africa – Land Rover has announced plans for its new Defender to complete a final phase of field-testing with the Tusk Trust on location in Kenya to celebrate World Land Rover Day, A…

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…

Special Landy punt for Bokke team at 2019 Rugby World Cup

Tribute to Springboks by JLR’s Special Operations  Paint job created one-of-a-kind Range Rover Sport Land Rover Rugby World Cup ‘Worldwide Partner’ PRETORIA, South Africa – Land Rover South Africa and the automakers Special Vehicle Operations in the UK have created a ”one-of-a-kind” Range Rover Sport SVR as a tribute to the Springbok rugby team. And…

‘Landmark’ Land Rover special marks 30 years of Discovery

Discovery Landmark Edition marks three decades Discovery SUV with more features / design enhancements Special model set to land in SA third quarter of 2019 PRETORIA, Gauteng – The Land Rover Discovery SUV has been around now for 30 years so to celebrate the automaker – now linked with British car-builder Jaguar – has revealed…

Electric Range Rovers in SA: Super luxury hybrids – got R2.2-million?

Plug-in hybrid Range Rover / Range Rover Sport at last Each has 297kW/640Nm along with 50km battery-only range Range Rover Sport PHEV or ultra-lux Range Rover PHEV PRETORIA, Gauteng – The 2019 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport in South Africa have each been joined by high-tech sisters bearing the credentials of a plug-in hybrid…

Land Rover Series Fest: Come lift a wheel (or two) in April

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Nothing says “off-road” better than the best-loved 4×4 of them… Land Rover. So, a Landy Fest is being organised by Land Rover Classic and the older generations – Series 1,2 and 3 – are invited. LR Classic will host the event in Limpopo, South Africa, from Friday April 5 – Sunday April…

Range Rover Velar shifts gear to SVAutobiography Dynamic

Exclusive Velar SUV taken to the next level Supercharged 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine SV brakes, lightweight 21” forged wheels PRETORIA, South Africa – Land Rover says it has given its mid-size SUV, the Range Rover Velar, more performance, luxury and exclusivity with a limited-run SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition. The top-dog 2019 Velar was, Landy says, developed…

New Land Rover: All new shell and cabin, max driveability

Tough testing to start in US through 2019 Defender to be revealed in 2019, sold from 2020 Rigorous test regimes for ‘mules’ being set up NEW YORK, USA – Land Rover North America has announced that the next generation of its Defender models will go be in American showrooms by 2020. Other countries – including…