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…

Arc Vector: You’re looking at the future of motorcycling

Ground-breaking haptic ride-wear, connected  helmet Safest, most fulfilling, battery-bike experience yet It also has a ‘human machine interface’ PRETORIA, Gauteng – InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital fund, has revealed its investment in Arc, which today (Nov 6 2018) unveiled  the Vector – the world’s first fully-electric motorcycle. It also has a ”human machine…

Help for parents… has JLR found tech answer to car-sickness?

Is this the end of scourge of vehicle motion sickness? Cabin settings will adapt to passengers’ needs Individual ‘wellness scores’ for driver and passengers PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar Land Rover autonomous vehicles will soon be able to tell if its occupants are suffering from motion sickness then adjust settings to combat motion sickness. JLR says…

Special life-saving Landy joins Red Cross emergency fleet

Eye in the sky and go-anywhere wheels Eight-rotor drone included for thermal images Watch the Red Cross Discovery in action PRETORIA, Gauteng – A unique lifesaving Land Rover Discovery has just entered service with the Austrian Red Cross emergency response fleet, complete with an eight-rotor drone, as an airport emergency mobile command centre. The vehicle,…

Land Rover convoy does the world in 70 days (V)

Convoy led by travel blogger Sergey Dolva Discovery SUVs lead through deserts, rivers and jungles 500 hours’ travel across 22 countries, six continents PRETORIA, Gauteng – Land Rover Russia has returned to base in Moscow after circumnavigating Earth on an expedition led by travel blogger Sergey Dolya in 70 days and through 22 countries on…

JLR tests plan to get cars talking autonomously

JLR testing cars that can ‘talk’ to each other on UK roads R128-million project  for connected roads Roads and vehicles fitted with world-first tech PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar Land Rover UK has begun testing smart connected cars on UK roads to prepare for self-driving cars as part of a £7-million project to create Britain’s first fully…

Land Rover’s next project: Autonomous off-roading

Jaguar Land Rover SUV’s involved in Project Cortext R62m project exploring all-terrain, all-weather ability World-first ‘5D’ technology for off-road automation PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar Land Rover is developing autonomous vehicles capable of all-terrain, off-road, driving in any weather. ”The world-first Cortex project,” the automaker told The Corner in a media release, ”will ensure they are…

Land Rover sets a Landmark for 70th birthday buyers

Discovery Sport topped 2017  Landy sales with 126 078 units Record-breaking year in the past seven decades Now a special edition will celebrates Land Rover’s fastest-selling SUV PRETORIA, Gauteng – Land Rover has enhanced its record-breaking Discovery Sport range with a new special edition to mark the brand’s 70th anniversary. The Landmark Edition also salutes…