Range Rover going super-hybrid for 2018

Whopping great power from hybrid drive Stupid top speed twice the legal limit Electric drive ideal for low-speed off-road WHITELY, England – The Range Rover Sport SUV is now available in the UK with a plug-in hybrid electric powertrain (PHEV – the world’s most ugly abbreviation – Ed) that’s said to deliver efficiency, capability and…

Single Landy tows Aussie road train for 16km

Discovery tows 100m, 110-metric tonne, road train in Aussie 16km of Lasseter Highway closed for towing demo Big load on all-wheel drive and four-cylinder engine NORTHERN TERRITORY Australia – A Land Rover Discovery has taken a 110-metric tonne – that’s 110 000kg – road train, including the tractor unit, and hauled it for 16km along…

Going epic? Land Rover at Frankfurt with latest SVX

Production preview of 386kW five-litre Discovery SVX ‘Most extreme’ and highest-riding Land Rover yet First Landy to be hand-assembled at tech centre PRETORIA, Gauteng – Land Rover has revealed a new model at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show badged as the Discovery SVX and described as “the ultimate Discovery for off-road enthusiasts seeking epic adventures”….

Landy Discovery v. dog sled: Ice race challenge in Finland

Discovery Sport takes on dog sled team underground Unique race challenge in Finnish snow tunnel Landy puts huskies through summer cold-weather training HELSINKI, Finland – About half of all Land Rover buyers globally regularly travel with a dog but this one carried six sled dogs up a mountain. For a race. Through a tunnel. On…

Range Rover Velar – go posh into the bush

Range Rover Velar available to order and option Prices range from R947 700 to R1 539 800 Check out the luxury Velar First Edition PRETORIA, South Africa – The Range Rover Velar is now available to order at Land Rover dealers across South Africa, a fourth model in the Range Rover family which, the automaker says,…

Range Rovers, new and old, offered new luxury touches

Special Ops design pack adds personalisation Unique bumpers, sills, vents, tailpipe finishers Upgrade for all standard-wheelbase units since 2013 PRETORIA, Gauteng – Land Rover has created further personalisation for the Range Rover – an exterior Design Pack” created by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations. “It introduces,” JLR says, “highly desirable and distinctive exterior add-ons to complement Range…

Going way away? Fifth generation Landy Discovery in SA in July

Modern design meets all-terrain ability Class-leading off-road geometry and wading Enhanced on-road dynamics and refinement PRETORIA, Gauteng – The latest Land Rover Discovery, expected to be in showrooms across South Africa in July 2017, is claiming a position as “the most striking and modern design yet seen on a Discovery”. Land Rover SA adds that this the…

Special Land Rover book for 70th anniversary

WHITLEY, England – On April 30 1948, 69 years ago, a legend was born as the first Land Rover was revealed to the world at the Amsterdam auto show. Over the next seven decades the rugged 4×4 visited every part of the world as it wrote its name into automotive folk lore. As Land Rover…

Voilà! Range Rover gets back to its roots with Velar

Velar Fills space between Evoque and Sport ‘We’re reaffirmed as world’s leading SUV brand’ Velar name from Range Rover prototypes of 1969 WHITELEY, England – A half-century after the 1970 launch of “the luxury SUV” (bit of an exaggeration there guys! It was pretty basic. – Ed) comes the fourth member of the Range Rover…

2017 Landy Discovery: Build your own for now

New RHD Discovery in UK showrooms this week Nearly 25 000 orders already signed around world More than 4000 UK orders placed prior to demos Market-first ‘Intelligent Seat Fold’, seven seats WHITLEY, England – Land Rover’s new Discovery is now (Feb 2017) in the showrooms of right-hand drive Britain under the banner of “the most…

Land Rover goes racing: 100km/h on the ocean(V)

‘Rita’ and Sir Ben aiming for top trophy Land Rover tech for America’s Cup Will Britain win 2017 Bermuda meet? CAPE TOWN, South Africa – OK, we know Land Rover makes damn good all-terrain vehicles, but now the British automaker has taken to the high seas with a boat, a sailing boat, that will outrun most…