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…

War hero Mark no dummy when testing autodoor

Auto-opening door welcomes driver Radar sensors prevent car-park dings War veteran commando used to test the tech PRETORIA, South Africa – Jaguar Land Rover has developed a car door that opens automatically as the driver approaches. The ”mobility door prototype” being tested on a Range Rover Sport, using motion sensors and existing keyless entry technology…

Unique Discovery Sport to celebrate record sales year

Special edition celebrates top-selling Landy Discovery Sport sold 126 078 units in 2017 Best-seller in 70 years of Land Rover PRETORIA, Gauteng – Land Rover’s Discovery Sport has through 2017 set a record for single-year global sales with 126 078 units – more than any other Land Rover in the brand’s 70 years. The new…

JLR gets green light to solve 150-year-old problem on the road

Vehicle-to-Infrastructure tech to avoid red lights Tech gives speed to avoid having to stop​ System to cut congestion, reduces emissions PRETORIA, Gauteng – New Jaguar Land Rover technology has been created to, the automaker claims, reduce traffic by avoiding stops at red traffic lights – an invention from 150 years ago that is now the…