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…

Two new engines for Range Rover Velar

LONDON, England – The Range Rover Velar range has grown with the addtion of two engines. The D275 is a 205W, three-litre, V6 diesel with, perhaps more importantly, 625Nm of torque on call. The P340 has a by a supercharged, 253kW, three-litre, V6 \petrol engine capable of 450Nm. There is, Land Rover says, now more scope…

JLR delves into seeing-cars tech for blind spots

R75-million project to ‘see’ around corners JLR leading AutopleX autonomous driving Connected, automated and live-mapping tech used LONDON, England – Jaguar Land Rover says it is leading a £4.7-million project to develop self-driving cars that can ‘see’ at blind junctions and through obstacles. The project, AutopleX, is intended to combine connected, automated and live mapping to…

Off-road experts turn attention to safer city traverses

Jaguar Land Rover stages self-driving road demos Self-driving valet technology finds slot, parks the car JLR closer to self-driving cars as reality PRETORIA, Gauteng– Jaguar Land Rover’s self-driving cars can find a parking slot all on its own… and then park themselves without any driver input. A self-driving valet demonstration in Milton Keynes (which also…

Like real life: Landy heads for Heaven, a step at a time

Plug-in hybrid climbs Dragon Road to Heaven-s Gate One of world’s most challenging driving roads Standard Rangey takes 999 steps to make history PRETORIA, Gauteng – 99 turns and 999 stone steps couldn’t stop a 2018 Range Rover Sport PHEV (petrol hybrid electric) SUV from scaling one of China’s most famous landmarks. The climb? The…

Larney Landy really special – the Range Rover SV Coupé

Land Rover announces Range Rover SV Coupé Worldwide, 999 limit on units for purchase Each hand-assembled by Special Vehicle Ops in UK LONDON, England – Land Rover has announced what it claims to be the world’s first full-size luxury SUV coupé, the Range Rover, of which 999 units will be assembled for worldwide distribution. The automaker…

Defending the faith: Landy hits Defender power button

Collector’s edition – 150 Defenders badged 70th Edition 306kW Defender Works V8 celebrates seven decades Five-litre Defender most powerful and fastest yet RYTON-ON-DUNSMORE, England – Land Rover has announces a limited-edition, high-performance, old-fashioned, version of the iconic Defender that can blow off sports cars. Those who’d love to own one of the rarest modern Land…

Prototype Landy for historic restoration after 70 years

Historic Land Rover being brought back to life Original launch vehicle found in a back garden Whole year dedicated to saving prototype Landy COVENTRY, England – Land Rover will celebrate its 70th anniversary year throughout 2018 and the party will start with a very special and unique restoration project – a rebuild of one of…

Load-focused Land Rover Commercial to launch in UK

‘Clever solutions’ to load carrying, any weather, any terrain Towing capacity 3.5 tonnes with Terrain Response Available with 2.0 litre Ingenium or  3.0 litre V6 diesel  WHITLEY, England – A “new and ultra-versatile” commercial version of the Land Rover Discovery has been released in the UK with 1860 litres of cargo volume instead of second…

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…