The current king of the sporty SUVs is the beast of a vehicle from Bentley called the Bentayga. The big SUV has a top speed of 187 mph and is a serious performer Land Rover SVO isn’t content to let that big and pricey Bentley sit alone at the top of the heap and wants to build a new vehicle to directly compete with the Bentayga.
Land Rover has launched a new version of the Discovery Sport called the Discovery Sport Dynamic. The new model has enhanced visual styling with narvik black exterior details, body-colored moldings and door claddings along with new wheel choices. Those wheel choices include 19-inch satin dark grey or 20-inch gloss black wheels.
Jaguar Land Rover has announced that it is researching new low and zero emission powertrain technologies for cars and SUVs of the future. As part of the research, the automaker has created a trio of concept_e demonstrators to show off the research they are working on including high performance electric drive modules (eDM) that are being developed in house by Jaguar Land Rover.
In some parts of the world, there is a very real chance of the wealthy/famous and their families being the target of nefarious types who want to kill or kidnap them. Range Rover has a new vehicle that is aimed directly at the security conscious people out there who want a vehicle that can withstand just about any sort of attack while providing good looks and luxury that the wealthy expect. That vehicle is the Range Rover Sentinel.
When you are towing a trailer, they create a major blind spot that makes it much harder for drivers to deal with traffic and switch lanes safely. Land Rover has announced a new camera system that is called the Transparent Trailer that makes the trailer or caravan appear see-through as you are driving. A Cargo Sense app also lets the user monitor their trailer cargo remotely via smartphone.
You're driving along and all is well until you turn and your door swings open -- a door you're sure was firmly shut when you got in the car. Such is a potential problem some Range Rover owners are facing due to a software bug that may cause the doors unlatch on their own. A door opening without warning could distract the driver and cause a wreck, could result in property damage, or could on the extreme end of things cause a passenger who isn't wearing a seat belt to fall out of the vehicle.
While some car makers are scrambling to make cars smarter, perhaps even to the point of being able to drive themselves, at least one is putting hard limits to what technology will be able to do. At least according to its R&D head. Wolfgang Epple, Jaguar Land Rover's research and development chief, might come off as anti-robot, but his reasoning pretty much appeals to human emotion. The company doesn't consider its customers as cargo so they aren't interested in developing a robot that just delivers them from one point to another.
Land Rover has celebrated a very important milestone in the production of its iconic Defender SUV. That milestone is the production of the 2 millionth series Land Rover and Defender. The milestone celebrates 67 years of iconic Land Rover production. To produce the special vehicle, Land Rover brought in ambassador Bear Grylls and a special team to assemble Defender 2,000,000.
Auto manufacturers are getting smarter all the time. Jaguar Land Rover has just created a car that can read your mind. The car won't psychically take you to your destination, but it will hold your attention. The prototype feature, dubbed Mind Sense, measures brainwaves to monitor the driver's concentration. It was developed as a safety technology research project, which has the overall goal of decreasing accidents on the road. Drivers whose concentration fades due to stress or distraction pose a real threat to others on the road. It doesn't matter if a driver's eyes are on the road, it just takes a daydream to keep him out of touch with surroundings--only to be yanked back by a car horn or an accident. Jaguar's Mind Sense project found a way to tell whether the driver is paying attention or not based on his brain wave patterns.
Land Rover has just unveiled its new technology that aims to not only help drivers avoid hitting potholes in the road, but help get them fixed. Sensors on a vehicle detect when it drives over a pothole, recording it with GPS location data, and then sending it to local road authorities who will hopefully go out and fix them, as well as other vehicles. The system can also recognize broken manhole covers, and other cars receiving the messages can warn their drivers in advance.
Range Rover has rolled out its new flagship model at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. The new model is called the Range Rover SVAutobiography and it replaces the old flagship that was called the Autobiography Black at the top of the range. SVAutobiography models are produced exclusively by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations.