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Filed under: SUV, Technology, Land Rover, India, Tata

\"Tata

Over the course of this year, rumors have been building about Jaguar Land Rover and its parent company, Tata Motors, co-developing vehicles, especially SUVs. Up until now, the Indian company has generally left its luxury arm\'s tech and expertise alone. The latest evidence, though, suggests the two sides won\'t keep their engineering separate too much longer.

Tata Motors\' board has reportedly given the green light to developing two SUVs with engineering assistance from Land Rover, according to people familiar with the deal, speaking with Indian website Live Mint. The five- and seven-passenger models are meant to lure buyers outside of India to the brand, specifically in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. They should be ready for launch in 2017 with Tata hoping to sell around 80,000 units per year.

The new rumor fits incredibly closely with what we last heard about this proposed partnership. The new SUVs were reported to ride on a platform shared between Land Rover and Tata and it was even possible that the Indian vehicles could take advantage of JLR\'s Ingenium engine family. According to Live Mint, the Brit brand will also have input into tuning the SUVs\' performance and handling.

Plans for these two SUVs have been simmering for at least a few months. Inklings about them came up in April when the Economic Times reported on the companies\' study into building five- to seven-passenger SUVs based on the Land Rover Freelander platform. According to an unnamed JLR exec at the time, the models would use 50 percent or less of the parts from the current Freelander.

Tata approves plans to codevelop two SUVs with Land Rover originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:8:\"category\";s:55:\"indiajaguar land roverland rovertatatata motorstata suv\";s:2:\"dc\";a:1:{s:7:\"creator\";s:11:\"Chris Bruce\";}s:7:\"pubdate\";s:29:\"Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:59:00 EST\";s:12:\"comments-url\";s:58:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20951505/article-comments.xml\";s:17:\"comments-html-url\";s:59:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20951505/article-comments.html\";s:7:\"rss-url\";s:93:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/2014/08/24/tata-land-rover-joint-suv/20951505/article-detail.xml\";s:6:\"postid\";s:8:\"20951505\";s:9:\"thumbnail\";s:210:\"http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/GLOB/crop/1280x849+0+0/resize/628x417!/format/jpg/quality/85/http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/181b462d069008d39a8b7cfe9cd47d8f/200630129/23tatanano2011qs_thumbnail.jpg\";s:7:\"summary\";s:3943:\"

Filed under: SUV, Technology, Land Rover, India, Tata

\"Tata

Over the course of this year, rumors have been building about Jaguar Land Rover and its parent company, Tata Motors, co-developing vehicles, especially SUVs. Up until now, the Indian company has generally left its luxury arm\'s tech and expertise alone. The latest evidence, though, suggests the two sides won\'t keep their engineering separate too much longer.

Tata Motors\' board has reportedly given the green light to developing two SUVs with engineering assistance from Land Rover, according to people familiar with the deal, speaking with Indian website Live Mint. The five- and seven-passenger models are meant to lure buyers outside of India to the brand, specifically in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. They should be ready for launch in 2017 with Tata hoping to sell around 80,000 units per year.

The new rumor fits incredibly closely with what we last heard about this proposed partnership. The new SUVs were reported to ride on a platform shared between Land Rover and Tata and it was even possible that the Indian vehicles could take advantage of JLR\'s Ingenium engine family. According to Live Mint, the Brit brand will also have input into tuning the SUVs\' performance and handling.

Plans for these two SUVs have been simmering for at least a few months. Inklings about them came up in April when the Economic Times reported on the companies\' study into building five- to seven-passenger SUVs based on the Land Rover Freelander platform. According to an unnamed JLR exec at the time, the models would use 50 percent or less of the parts from the current Freelander.

Tata approves plans to codevelop two SUVs with Land Rover originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:14:\"date_timestamp\";i:1408895940;}i:1;a:15:{s:5:\"title\";s:28:\"What you missed on 8.22.2014\";s:4:\"link\";s:64:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/22/what-you-missed-on-8-22-2014/\";s:4:\"guid\";s:64:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/22/what-you-missed-on-8-22-2014/\";s:8:\"comments\";s:73:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/22/what-you-missed-on-8-22-2014/#comments\";s:11:\"description\";s:5748:\"

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, SUV, Truck, Work, Chevrolet, Land Rover, Luxury, Off-Road, Racing, Ram

\"Daily

2015 \"\"Corvette Z06 wins on power and price

We started off this happy Friday by learning that the 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 would come to dealers with a starting price of $78,000. That\'s not an insignificant fund, but when you start to cross-shop other cars with comparable performance, you quickly find (and we do mean quickly) that the Z06 is actually kind of an incredible bargain. Find out which of its pricy competitors comes closest to the new über \'Vette, here.




Quick Spin: 2014 Range Rover HSE\"\"

No company in the world does a quick, off-road-capable, posh luxury SUV (in sparkling brown paint, no less) quite like Land Rover\'s epic Range Rover. Having done full tests on the Rangie already, this time around we tackle the HSE model fitted with the supercharged 3.0-liiter V6 engine, to see if it suffers without a V8. Spoiler Alert: aluminum is a wonderful thing.




Ram to stay steely through 2020\"\"

...Then again, steel is nice, too. Pickup truck rival Ford may still be grabbing headlines for its intensive use of weight-saving aluminum in its new F-150, but Ram believes that it can stay competitive with the more conventional material. Despite a Ram 1500 refresh due out in 2015, company insiders are saying it\'ll be another five years before it\'ll start using the stuff in its pickup line.



Top Stories

What you missed on 8.22.2014 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:8:\"category\";s:5:\"uturn\";s:2:\"dc\";a:1:{s:7:\"creator\";s:14:\"Autoblog Staff\";}s:7:\"pubdate\";s:29:\"Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:30:00 EST\";s:12:\"comments-url\";s:58:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20951276/article-comments.xml\";s:17:\"comments-html-url\";s:59:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20951276/article-comments.html\";s:7:\"rss-url\";s:96:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/2014/08/22/what-you-missed-on-8-22-2014/20951276/article-detail.xml\";s:6:\"postid\";s:8:\"20951276\";s:9:\"thumbnail\";s:108:\"http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/36f75a57ee55f9f00a3672332623c0b4/200379458/u-turn-banner_thumbnail.jpg\";s:7:\"summary\";s:5748:\"

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, SUV, Truck, Work, Chevrolet, Land Rover, Luxury, Off-Road, Racing, Ram

\"Daily

2015 \"\"Corvette Z06 wins on power and price

We started off this happy Friday by learning that the 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 would come to dealers with a starting price of $78,000. That\'s not an insignificant fund, but when you start to cross-shop other cars with comparable performance, you quickly find (and we do mean quickly) that the Z06 is actually kind of an incredible bargain. Find out which of its pricy competitors comes closest to the new über \'Vette, here.




Quick Spin: 2014 Range Rover HSE\"\"

No company in the world does a quick, off-road-capable, posh luxury SUV (in sparkling brown paint, no less) quite like Land Rover\'s epic Range Rover. Having done full tests on the Rangie already, this time around we tackle the HSE model fitted with the supercharged 3.0-liiter V6 engine, to see if it suffers without a V8. Spoiler Alert: aluminum is a wonderful thing.




Ram to stay steely through 2020\"\"

...Then again, steel is nice, too. Pickup truck rival Ford may still be grabbing headlines for its intensive use of weight-saving aluminum in its new F-150, but Ram believes that it can stay competitive with the more conventional material. Despite a Ram 1500 refresh due out in 2015, company insiders are saying it\'ll be another five years before it\'ll start using the stuff in its pickup line.



Top Stories

What you missed on 8.22.2014 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:14:\"date_timestamp\";i:1408753800;}i:2;a:15:{s:5:\"title\";s:31:\"2014 Land Rover Range Rover HSE\";s:4:\"link\";s:81:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/22/2014-land-rover-range-rover-quick-spin-review/\";s:4:\"guid\";s:81:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/22/2014-land-rover-range-rover-quick-spin-review/\";s:8:\"comments\";s:90:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/22/2014-land-rover-range-rover-quick-spin-review/#comments\";s:11:\"description\";s:6364:\"

Filed under: SUV, Land Rover, Luxury, Quick Spins

\"Land

When this current generation of Range Rover first debuted for the 2013 model year, much was made of its aluminum-intensive superstructure, and the hundreds of pounds of curb weight - some 700 of the suckers - shed as a result. Not having had the opportunity to drive the newly lightened Range until early this past spring (as you can see from the photos), I\'d taken the dynamically positive changes on faith before my test.

Having now sampled the super-lux SUV for myself and being a longstanding fan of the Range Rover brand and most Land Rover products, I\'m happy to report that the rumors are true. My Nara Bronze Range Rover HSE not only looked the part of a utility vehicle for the well-heeled set, it performed up to the high standards of the models past, as well.

That summation is extra impressive, considering that the Range Rover I had was powered by the base, supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, too.

Driving Notes
  • I thought Brandon Turkus was crazy. We published his LR4 review around the time I was driving the Range Rover - both vehicles that make use of this supercharged 3.0-liter V6. Brandon complained that the LR4 - admittedly larger - felt pretty laggy with the V6 as compared with its old 5.0-liter V8. After feeling the sprightly performance of the blown six in the Rangie, I called Turkus, and I called foul. That is until I was gently reminded that the Range Rover\'s new aluminum architecture made it nearly 750 pounds lighter than the LR4.
  • As you might guess, that relatively light curb weight (4,918 pounds) goes a long way to making the 340-horsepower, 332-pound-feet V6 feel punchy. Land Rover estimates a 0-60 time of 7.1 seconds, but the pull feels even stronger than that in the mid-range speeds. Throttle response is sharper than you might expect for a big SUV, too, which helps the Range Rover seem quicker than it is against the clock.
  • The lowered curb weight and smaller engine have improved the fuel economy estimates for the Range Rover as well. The EPA cites 17 miles per gallon in the city, with ratings of 23 highway and 19 combined to round out the window sticker. I saw close to 18 mpg in a week of mixed driving that tilted toward an urban cycle.
  • Even with its adjustable air suspension, cornering hard is not the Range Rover\'s bread and butter - nor should it be. There\'s too much vertical motion in the suspension to make you want to push the Range around your favorite driving roads, and I suppose that\'s exactly why the Range Rover Sport exists.
  • At highway speeds, the cabin is filled with the low rush of buffered wind noise, and not a lot else until you crank up the excellent optional Meridian audio system ($1,850). As a long-range driver and commuter tool, the highway manners, smooth ride, glove-like seats and all-around great visibility place this vehicle at the top of its class.
  • The ride from the rear quarters isn\'t too shabby, either. One thing that the $5,000 HSE package includes is the massive sliding panoramic roof, which makes the whole of the interior feel airy and light. With the sky as the ceiling and plenty of legroom, I didn\'t hear a word but praise from the few friends I threw in the back seats.
  • It\'s truly subjective, but I\'ve never been much of a white-leather-interiors kind of a guy, and even I found this ivory colored hide to be impressively posh. I\'m not sure how sensible it would be for the stereotypical family full of muddy wellies and wet Brittany in the boot, but rich people seem to know magic for keeping clean. Anyway, for my money Range Rover is doing some of the best interiors this side of top-trim Mercedes-Benz and Bentley.
  • In a vacuum, this latest Range Rover is really spectacular. But even I must admit that, if your intended use case is softer than the hard-core off-roading this SUV was built to do, there are a couple of very strong competitors in the market today. Both the all-new Cadillac Escalade and the Mercedes-Benz GL450 are larger, more powerful and less expensive to start, with a slight downtick in terms of star power versus the Range Rover. If you love the Land Rover brand, the look and the potential ability, that might be enough; if your future SUV is set to be more of a mall cruiser, it might not.

2014 Land Rover Range Rover HSE originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:8:\"category\";s:69:\"2014 land rover range roverland roverland rover range roverquick spin\";s:2:\"dc\";a:1:{s:7:\"creator\";s:13:\"Seyth Miersma\";}s:7:\"pubdate\";s:29:\"Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:57:00 EST\";s:12:\"comments-url\";s:58:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20942956/article-comments.xml\";s:17:\"comments-html-url\";s:59:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20942956/article-comments.html\";s:7:\"rss-url\";s:113:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/2014/08/22/2014-land-rover-range-rover-quick-spin-review/20942956/article-detail.xml\";s:6:\"postid\";s:8:\"20942956\";s:9:\"thumbnail\";s:120:\"http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/cc17dd936646af3c8485cbc77b07c21b/200626311/2014-range-rover-hse-00-1_thumbnail.jpg\";s:7:\"summary\";s:6364:\"

Filed under: SUV, Land Rover, Luxury, Quick Spins

\"Land

When this current generation of Range Rover first debuted for the 2013 model year, much was made of its aluminum-intensive superstructure, and the hundreds of pounds of curb weight - some 700 of the suckers - shed as a result. Not having had the opportunity to drive the newly lightened Range until early this past spring (as you can see from the photos), I\'d taken the dynamically positive changes on faith before my test.

Having now sampled the super-lux SUV for myself and being a longstanding fan of the Range Rover brand and most Land Rover products, I\'m happy to report that the rumors are true. My Nara Bronze Range Rover HSE not only looked the part of a utility vehicle for the well-heeled set, it performed up to the high standards of the models past, as well.

That summation is extra impressive, considering that the Range Rover I had was powered by the base, supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, too.

Driving Notes
  • I thought Brandon Turkus was crazy. We published his LR4 review around the time I was driving the Range Rover - both vehicles that make use of this supercharged 3.0-liter V6. Brandon complained that the LR4 - admittedly larger - felt pretty laggy with the V6 as compared with its old 5.0-liter V8. After feeling the sprightly performance of the blown six in the Rangie, I called Turkus, and I called foul. That is until I was gently reminded that the Range Rover\'s new aluminum architecture made it nearly 750 pounds lighter than the LR4.
  • As you might guess, that relatively light curb weight (4,918 pounds) goes a long way to making the 340-horsepower, 332-pound-feet V6 feel punchy. Land Rover estimates a 0-60 time of 7.1 seconds, but the pull feels even stronger than that in the mid-range speeds. Throttle response is sharper than you might expect for a big SUV, too, which helps the Range Rover seem quicker than it is against the clock.
  • The lowered curb weight and smaller engine have improved the fuel economy estimates for the Range Rover as well. The EPA cites 17 miles per gallon in the city, with ratings of 23 highway and 19 combined to round out the window sticker. I saw close to 18 mpg in a week of mixed driving that tilted toward an urban cycle.
  • Even with its adjustable air suspension, cornering hard is not the Range Rover\'s bread and butter - nor should it be. There\'s too much vertical motion in the suspension to make you want to push the Range around your favorite driving roads, and I suppose that\'s exactly why the Range Rover Sport exists.
  • At highway speeds, the cabin is filled with the low rush of buffered wind noise, and not a lot else until you crank up the excellent optional Meridian audio system ($1,850). As a long-range driver and commuter tool, the highway manners, smooth ride, glove-like seats and all-around great visibility place this vehicle at the top of its class.
  • The ride from the rear quarters isn\'t too shabby, either. One thing that the $5,000 HSE package includes is the massive sliding panoramic roof, which makes the whole of the interior feel airy and light. With the sky as the ceiling and plenty of legroom, I didn\'t hear a word but praise from the few friends I threw in the back seats.
  • It\'s truly subjective, but I\'ve never been much of a white-leather-interiors kind of a guy, and even I found this ivory colored hide to be impressively posh. I\'m not sure how sensible it would be for the stereotypical family full of muddy wellies and wet Brittany in the boot, but rich people seem to know magic for keeping clean. Anyway, for my money Range Rover is doing some of the best interiors this side of top-trim Mercedes-Benz and Bentley.
  • In a vacuum, this latest Range Rover is really spectacular. But even I must admit that, if your intended use case is softer than the hard-core off-roading this SUV was built to do, there are a couple of very strong competitors in the market today. Both the all-new Cadillac Escalade and the Mercedes-Benz GL450 are larger, more powerful and less expensive to start, with a slight downtick in terms of star power versus the Range Rover. If you love the Land Rover brand, the look and the potential ability, that might be enough; if your future SUV is set to be more of a mall cruiser, it might not.

2014 Land Rover Range Rover HSE originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:14:\"date_timestamp\";i:1408726620;}i:3;a:15:{s:5:\"title\";s:55:\"Land Rover lets us inside LR2-replacing Discovery Sport\";s:4:\"link\";s:81:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/20/land-rover-discovery-sport-lr2-interior-video/\";s:4:\"guid\";s:81:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/20/land-rover-discovery-sport-lr2-interior-video/\";s:8:\"comments\";s:90:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/20/land-rover-discovery-sport-lr2-interior-video/#comments\";s:11:\"description\";s:3232:\"

Filed under: SUV, Videos, Land Rover, Luxury, Off-Road

\"Land

We\'re now less than two weeks away from the unveiling of the new Discovery Sport, and Land Rover is continuing the piecemeal reveal of its new small sport-ute, this time giving us a glimpse of its interior space.

Though the video below seems to focus more on the company\'s partnership with Virgin Galactic, it does give us a look at the new baby Landie\'s cabin, complete with its flexible 5+2 seating layout and expansive opening moonroof (which we figure has to either stack two panels of glass or else roll back solid panels).

Previewed by the Discovery Vision concept in New York, we can now confirm that the Discovery Sport will replace the LR2 in Land Rover\'s US lineup next year, when it will be sold alongside the LR4 - the only model that will, for now, retain its alphanumeric nameplate in America. Stay tuned for the reveal on September 2 and scope out the footage below in the meantime.

Continue reading Land Rover lets us inside LR2-replacing Discovery Sport

Land Rover lets us inside LR2-replacing Discovery Sport originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:8:\"category\";s:55:\"land roverland rover discovery sportland rover lr2video\";s:2:\"dc\";a:1:{s:7:\"creator\";s:11:\"Noah Joseph\";}s:7:\"pubdate\";s:29:\"Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:29:00 EST\";s:12:\"comments-url\";s:58:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20949538/article-comments.xml\";s:17:\"comments-html-url\";s:59:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20949538/article-comments.html\";s:7:\"rss-url\";s:113:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/2014/08/20/land-rover-discovery-sport-lr2-interior-video/20949538/article-detail.xml\";s:6:\"postid\";s:8:\"20949538\";s:9:\"thumbnail\";s:106:\"http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/e4e2f9f573d3c9c60affe82f364fcb92/200611322/disco-sport_thumbnail.jpg\";s:7:\"summary\";s:3232:\"

Filed under: SUV, Videos, Land Rover, Luxury, Off-Road

\"Land

We\'re now less than two weeks away from the unveiling of the new Discovery Sport, and Land Rover is continuing the piecemeal reveal of its new small sport-ute, this time giving us a glimpse of its interior space.

Though the video below seems to focus more on the company\'s partnership with Virgin Galactic, it does give us a look at the new baby Landie\'s cabin, complete with its flexible 5+2 seating layout and expansive opening moonroof (which we figure has to either stack two panels of glass or else roll back solid panels).

Previewed by the Discovery Vision concept in New York, we can now confirm that the Discovery Sport will replace the LR2 in Land Rover\'s US lineup next year, when it will be sold alongside the LR4 - the only model that will, for now, retain its alphanumeric nameplate in America. Stay tuned for the reveal on September 2 and scope out the footage below in the meantime.

Continue reading Land Rover lets us inside LR2-replacing Discovery Sport

Land Rover lets us inside LR2-replacing Discovery Sport originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:14:\"date_timestamp\";i:1408570140;}i:4;a:15:{s:5:\"title\";s:66:\"Jaguar Land Rover building new Special Vehicle Operations facility\";s:4:\"link\";s:106:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/17/jaguar-land-rover-special-vehicle-operations-technical-centre-official/\";s:4:\"guid\";s:106:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/17/jaguar-land-rover-special-vehicle-operations-technical-centre-official/\";s:8:\"comments\";s:115:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/17/jaguar-land-rover-special-vehicle-operations-technical-centre-official/#comments\";s:11:\"description\";s:4609:\"

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Jaguar, Land Rover, UK

\"Jaguar

It\'s only been a couple of months since Jaguar Land Rover announced the formation of its new Special Operations division, and we\'ve already seen a number of vehicles to come out of it. But now the British automaker has announced a new facility that will house its elite skunkworks department.

Set to be built at Prologis Park in Ryton, England, on the outskirts of Coventry, the new Special Vehicle Operations Technical Centre will encompass dedicated production lines, F1-style flexible workshops, a dedicated paint studio and VIP suite for commissioning bespoke projects. JLR will spend some $33 million on the facility that will be home to 150 specialists - 100 of them being new hires.

The first project which the Special Operations division is working on is the F-Type Project 7, but we\'ve already seen more projects in the pipeline - including the upcoming Range Rover Sport SVR - and you can bet there\'ll be more. The revival of the Lightweight E-Type also falls under Special Operations, but is undertaken by the Jaguar Heritage department located nearby at Browns Lane.

In addition to the SVO Technical Center and Jaguar Heritage workshop, Jaguar Land Rover operates research and development facilities in Gaydon (for Land Rover), Whitley (for Jaguar) and at the University of Warwick and assembly plants at Castle Bromwich (where the XF, XJ and F-Type are built), Halewood (home of the Freelander/LR2 and Range Rover Evoque), Solihull (Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Discovery/LR4 and Defender). It\'s also got a new engine plant in the works for Wolverhampton, new assembly plants planned for China and Brazil, and one already on line in India.

Continue reading Jaguar Land Rover building new Special Vehicle Operations facility

Jaguar Land Rover building new Special Vehicle Operations facility originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:8:\"category\";s:76:\"jaguarjaguar land roverland roverspecial operationsspecial operations centre\";s:2:\"dc\";a:1:{s:7:\"creator\";s:11:\"Noah Joseph\";}s:7:\"pubdate\";s:29:\"Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17:45:00 EST\";s:12:\"comments-url\";s:58:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20948067/article-comments.xml\";s:17:\"comments-html-url\";s:59:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20948067/article-comments.html\";s:7:\"rss-url\";s:138:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/2014/08/17/jaguar-land-rover-special-vehicle-operations-technical-centre-official/20948067/article-detail.xml\";s:6:\"postid\";s:8:\"20948067\";s:9:\"thumbnail\";s:114:\"http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/973ef6858ed2747407fba3803ba4bf44/200595401/jlr-svo-tech-centre_thumbnail.jpg\";s:7:\"summary\";s:4609:\"

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Jaguar, Land Rover, UK

\"Jaguar

It\'s only been a couple of months since Jaguar Land Rover announced the formation of its new Special Operations division, and we\'ve already seen a number of vehicles to come out of it. But now the British automaker has announced a new facility that will house its elite skunkworks department.

Set to be built at Prologis Park in Ryton, England, on the outskirts of Coventry, the new Special Vehicle Operations Technical Centre will encompass dedicated production lines, F1-style flexible workshops, a dedicated paint studio and VIP suite for commissioning bespoke projects. JLR will spend some $33 million on the facility that will be home to 150 specialists - 100 of them being new hires.

The first project which the Special Operations division is working on is the F-Type Project 7, but we\'ve already seen more projects in the pipeline - including the upcoming Range Rover Sport SVR - and you can bet there\'ll be more. The revival of the Lightweight E-Type also falls under Special Operations, but is undertaken by the Jaguar Heritage department located nearby at Browns Lane.

In addition to the SVO Technical Center and Jaguar Heritage workshop, Jaguar Land Rover operates research and development facilities in Gaydon (for Land Rover), Whitley (for Jaguar) and at the University of Warwick and assembly plants at Castle Bromwich (where the XF, XJ and F-Type are built), Halewood (home of the Freelander/LR2 and Range Rover Evoque), Solihull (Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Discovery/LR4 and Defender). It\'s also got a new engine plant in the works for Wolverhampton, new assembly plants planned for China and Brazil, and one already on line in India.

Continue reading Jaguar Land Rover building new Special Vehicle Operations facility

Jaguar Land Rover building new Special Vehicle Operations facility originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:14:\"date_timestamp\";i:1408315500;}i:5;a:15:{s:5:\"title\";s:68:\"Land Rover shows off 550-hp Range Rover Sport SVR to Monterey crowds\";s:4:\"link\";s:88:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/15/land-rover-550hp-range-rover-sport-svr-monterey-2014/\";s:4:\"guid\";s:88:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/15/land-rover-550hp-range-rover-sport-svr-monterey-2014/\";s:8:\"comments\";s:97:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/15/land-rover-550hp-range-rover-sport-svr-monterey-2014/#comments\";s:11:\"description\";s:3324:\"

Filed under: Performance, SUV, Land Rover, Off-Road

\"2015

The most powerful Range Rover in history debuted yesterday evening, giving Monterey festivity-goers the first live look at the 550-horsepower, $110,000 Sport SVR.

As we recapped previously, the SVR can hit 60 miles per hour in a scant 4.5 seconds and run all the way up to 162 mph. That\'s thanks to the most potent version of Jaguar Land Rover\'s well-known 5.0-liter, supercharged V8. Paired up with an eight-speed automatic from ZF, we expect the SVR to nicely balance the sort of high-performance antics allowed by its engine with the relaxed, comfortable driving nature typical of the entire Range Rover family.

Aside from the increased performance, Land Rover has given the SVR-spec Sport a comprehensive visual overhaul, significantly upping the aggression with larger intakes in the front fascia and a very noticeable set of quad-tipped exhausts at the back.

We have a small gallery of images of the SVR at its debut yesterday evening. Take a look up top for those, and then head below for the press release and the full gallery of official images from Land Rover.

Land Rover shows off 550-hp Range Rover Sport SVR to Monterey crowds originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:8:\"category\";s:85:\"land roverland rover range roverland rover range rover sport svrmontereymonterey 2014\";s:2:\"dc\";a:1:{s:7:\"creator\";s:14:\"Brandon Turkus\";}s:7:\"pubdate\";s:29:\"Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:01:00 EST\";s:12:\"comments-url\";s:58:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20947689/article-comments.xml\";s:17:\"comments-html-url\";s:59:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20947689/article-comments.html\";s:7:\"rss-url\";s:120:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/2014/08/15/land-rover-550hp-range-rover-sport-svr-monterey-2014/20947689/article-detail.xml\";s:6:\"postid\";s:8:\"20947689\";s:9:\"thumbnail\";s:228:\"http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/GLOB/crop/1280x849+0+1/resize/628x417!/format/jpg/quality/85/http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/cb7cb723001488f8352bbf52f2a77791/200593218/land-rover-range-rover-sport-svr-2_thumbnail.jpg\";s:7:\"summary\";s:3324:\"

Filed under: Performance, SUV, Land Rover, Off-Road

\"2015

The most powerful Range Rover in history debuted yesterday evening, giving Monterey festivity-goers the first live look at the 550-horsepower, $110,000 Sport SVR.

As we recapped previously, the SVR can hit 60 miles per hour in a scant 4.5 seconds and run all the way up to 162 mph. That\'s thanks to the most potent version of Jaguar Land Rover\'s well-known 5.0-liter, supercharged V8. Paired up with an eight-speed automatic from ZF, we expect the SVR to nicely balance the sort of high-performance antics allowed by its engine with the relaxed, comfortable driving nature typical of the entire Range Rover family.

Aside from the increased performance, Land Rover has given the SVR-spec Sport a comprehensive visual overhaul, significantly upping the aggression with larger intakes in the front fascia and a very noticeable set of quad-tipped exhausts at the back.

We have a small gallery of images of the SVR at its debut yesterday evening. Take a look up top for those, and then head below for the press release and the full gallery of official images from Land Rover.

Land Rover shows off 550-hp Range Rover Sport SVR to Monterey crowds originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:14:\"date_timestamp\";i:1408136460;}i:6;a:15:{s:5:\"title\";s:61:\"46k Land Rovers recalled in North America over faulty airbags\";s:4:\"link\";s:87:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/14/land-rover-lr2-evoque-front-passenger-airbag-recall/\";s:4:\"guid\";s:87:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/14/land-rover-lr2-evoque-front-passenger-airbag-recall/\";s:8:\"comments\";s:96:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/14/land-rover-lr2-evoque-front-passenger-airbag-recall/#comments\";s:11:\"description\";s:3291:\"

Filed under: SUV, Recalls, Land Rover, Luxury, Off-Road

\"2012

\"\"Land Rover is recalling over 40,000 of its smaller SUVs over an airbag issue. In the affected vehicles, the front passenger airbag may not deploy because of a problem with the restraint control module, which will be replaced where needed as part of the recall.

The issue specifically affects the LR2 (known overseas as the Freelander, in case you have trouble keeping track) from the 2010-2015 model years, and the Range Rover Evoque from the 2012 and 2013 model years.

A combined total of 40,551 vehicles in the United States are affected by the recall, including over 17,000 LR2s and 23,000 Evoques, with an additional 6,000 vehicles in Canada.

Owners can expect to be contacted by their local dealer, but you can read the details of the recall in the notice below from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Continue reading 46k Land Rovers recalled in North America over faulty airbags

46k Land Rovers recalled in North America over faulty airbags originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:43:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:8:\"category\";s:172:\"airbagland roverland rover evoqueland rover freelanderland rover lr2land rover range rover evoquenational highway traffic safety administrationnhtsarange rover evoquerecall\";s:2:\"dc\";a:1:{s:7:\"creator\";s:11:\"Noah Joseph\";}s:7:\"pubdate\";s:29:\"Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:43:00 EST\";s:12:\"comments-url\";s:58:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20946813/article-comments.xml\";s:17:\"comments-html-url\";s:59:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20946813/article-comments.html\";s:7:\"rss-url\";s:119:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/2014/08/14/land-rover-lr2-evoque-front-passenger-airbag-recall/20946813/article-detail.xml\";s:6:\"postid\";s:8:\"20946813\";s:9:\"thumbnail\";s:124:\"http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/27cc1a09787adf33f74a588a3f52447c/200580980/03-2012-range-rover-evoque-fd_thumbnail.jpg\";s:7:\"summary\";s:3291:\"

Filed under: SUV, Recalls, Land Rover, Luxury, Off-Road

\"2012

\"\"Land Rover is recalling over 40,000 of its smaller SUVs over an airbag issue. In the affected vehicles, the front passenger airbag may not deploy because of a problem with the restraint control module, which will be replaced where needed as part of the recall.

The issue specifically affects the LR2 (known overseas as the Freelander, in case you have trouble keeping track) from the 2010-2015 model years, and the Range Rover Evoque from the 2012 and 2013 model years.

A combined total of 40,551 vehicles in the United States are affected by the recall, including over 17,000 LR2s and 23,000 Evoques, with an additional 6,000 vehicles in Canada.

Owners can expect to be contacted by their local dealer, but you can read the details of the recall in the notice below from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Continue reading 46k Land Rovers recalled in North America over faulty airbags

46k Land Rovers recalled in North America over faulty airbags originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:43:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:14:\"date_timestamp\";i:1408056180;}i:7;a:15:{s:5:\"title\";s:38:\"Range Rover #1 headed to auction block\";s:4:\"link\";s:61:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/12/first-range-rover-auction/\";s:4:\"guid\";s:61:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/12/first-range-rover-auction/\";s:8:\"comments\";s:70:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/12/first-range-rover-auction/#comments\";s:11:\"description\";s:3597:\"

Filed under: Classics, SUV, Auctions, Land Rover, Luxury, Off-Road

\"1970

There\'s a scene in the Nicholas Cage version of Gone In 60 Seconds, where the lead car thief marches into a Ferrari dealership and laments a newer version of Maranello\'s finest, claiming he saw three outside his local Starbucks and calling their drivers \"self-indulgent wieners,\" before talking about a 1967 275 GTB/4. The salesman rightly points out that purchasing such a car would make Cage\'s character a connoisseur. This is Land Rover\'s equivalent of that 275 - the very first Range Rover, wearing chassis number 001.

The rare Land Rover is slated to cross the Silverstone Auctions\' block on September 4, where it\'s expected to fetch anywhere from 100,000 to 140,000 pounds ($167,000 to $235,000 at today\'s rates).

Built in late 1969, this particular example was registered some six months before the Range Rover\'s official launch date. It was considered \"lost\" until the 1990s, according to Silverstone, thanks in large part to a new Bahama Gold paint job and registration changes. Since its rediscovery, this numbers-matching SUV underwent a six-year, ground-up restoration.

Take a look up top at our fully gallery of images of this rarity, and then scroll down for the press release. And if you happen to be in London in early September and have about $230,000 burning a hole in your pocket, pick this classic. Then head to Starbucks and show up the self-indulgent wieners of the world.

Continue reading Range Rover #1 headed to auction block

Range Rover #1 headed to auction block originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:16:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:8:\"category\";s:70:\"1970 land rover range roverland roverland rover range roverrange rover\";s:2:\"dc\";a:1:{s:7:\"creator\";s:14:\"Brandon Turkus\";}s:7:\"pubdate\";s:29:\"Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:16:00 EST\";s:12:\"comments-url\";s:58:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20944932/article-comments.xml\";s:17:\"comments-html-url\";s:59:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20944932/article-comments.html\";s:7:\"rss-url\";s:93:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/2014/08/12/first-range-rover-auction/20944932/article-detail.xml\";s:6:\"postid\";s:8:\"20944932\";s:9:\"thumbnail\";s:221:\"http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/GLOB/crop/953x632+190+173/resize/628x417!/format/jpg/quality/85/http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/841812033a493a62a4d519c14203f177/200563021/range-rover-chassis-1-01_thumbnail.png\";s:7:\"summary\";s:3597:\"

Filed under: Classics, SUV, Auctions, Land Rover, Luxury, Off-Road

\"1970

There\'s a scene in the Nicholas Cage version of Gone In 60 Seconds, where the lead car thief marches into a Ferrari dealership and laments a newer version of Maranello\'s finest, claiming he saw three outside his local Starbucks and calling their drivers \"self-indulgent wieners,\" before talking about a 1967 275 GTB/4. The salesman rightly points out that purchasing such a car would make Cage\'s character a connoisseur. This is Land Rover\'s equivalent of that 275 - the very first Range Rover, wearing chassis number 001.

The rare Land Rover is slated to cross the Silverstone Auctions\' block on September 4, where it\'s expected to fetch anywhere from 100,000 to 140,000 pounds ($167,000 to $235,000 at today\'s rates).

Built in late 1969, this particular example was registered some six months before the Range Rover\'s official launch date. It was considered \"lost\" until the 1990s, according to Silverstone, thanks in large part to a new Bahama Gold paint job and registration changes. Since its rediscovery, this numbers-matching SUV underwent a six-year, ground-up restoration.

Take a look up top at our fully gallery of images of this rarity, and then scroll down for the press release. And if you happen to be in London in early September and have about $230,000 burning a hole in your pocket, pick this classic. Then head to Starbucks and show up the self-indulgent wieners of the world.

Continue reading Range Rover #1 headed to auction block

Range Rover #1 headed to auction block originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:16:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:14:\"date_timestamp\";i:1407870960;}i:8;a:15:{s:5:\"title\";s:72:\"2015 Range Rover Sport SVR unleashed with 550 hp for $110,475* [w/video]\";s:4:\"link\";s:71:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/10/2015-range-rover-sport-svr-official/\";s:4:\"guid\";s:71:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/10/2015-range-rover-sport-svr-official/\";s:8:\"comments\";s:80:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/10/2015-range-rover-sport-svr-official/#comments\";s:11:\"description\";s:6809:\"

Filed under: Performance, SUV, Land Rover, Off-Road

\"2015

\"LandYour options for a highly sporty luxury SUV have just become more complicated. That\'s because in addition to the Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG and Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Land Rover has just busted its way onto the scene with this, the 550-horsepower, supercharged Range Rover Sport SVR.

Land Rover has taken the consistently excellent 5.0-liter supercharged V8 from the Sport Supercharged and Autobiography to the outer limit, joining the likes of the Jaguar XFR-S, XKR-S, XJR and F-Type R Coupe and allowing the Sport SVR to stampede to 60 miles per hour in just 4.5 seconds before reaching a top speed of 162 mph. For those keeping track at home, that\'s two-tenths faster than a ML63 AMG, while it ties the old BMW X5 M. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo, meanwhile, is still the quickest, at 4.1 seconds when properly equipped and with a top speed of 173.

Like its high-performance cousins from Jaguar, the Range Rover Sport SVR features ZF\'s critically acclaimed eight-speed automatic. This is the same gearbox found in the non-SVR models of the Sport, although Land Rover claims its been \"retuned\" for its latest job. The company claims shifts will occur 50-percent faster.

Because the SVR is still a Land Rover, it doesn\'t skimp on its off-road credentials. A two-speed transfer case is standard, while up to 100 percent of torque can be sent to either the front or rear axle, as needed. Drivers can shift the transfer case between low and high range while traveling at up to 37 mph. LR also tweaked the Sport\'s Dynamic Active Rear Locking Differential. The ride height remains unchanged for this new model, which boasts a total adjustment range for the air suspension of 9.3 inches from the lowest \"Access Mode\" to the off-road setting. Naturally, the off-road systems will be under the orchestration of Land Rover\'s Terrain Response 2 system.

The Range Rover Sport SVR can stampede to 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds before reaching a top speed of 162 mph.

A fully independent, cross-linked air suspension and adaptive dampers should allow the Sport SVR to deliver a comfortable ride when required and a crisp, sporty ride when demanded. Active Roll Control is also standard, and should help the SVR corner flatly.

As for the SVR\'s looks, well, we\'ll leave that one to you. We\'re quite fond of the SVR-exclusive Estoril Blue paint (LR needs to offer this across the Range Rover Sport line ASAP), and the new front and rear fascias are certainly more aggressive. The quad exhausts at the rear are a nice touch, although we\'re less excited by the larger, oddly shaped side grille. In the cabin, the new sport seats look splendid, and should serve as adequate companions both on and off-road. The contrasting color scheme shown here is fine, although it\'s only one of four interior styling options available (black and red, black and tan and straight black are the others).

Finally, pricing for the new model has seen a big bump relative to the Autobiography model. Whereas the former top of the range Sport model rings up at $93,325, including a $925 destination charge, the SVR kicks off at $110,475. That\'s not cheap by any stretch, although it does best the Cayenne Turbo\'s $113,600 starting price, and it\'s a safe bet that a fully loaded Sport SVR will be far more affordable than an equally equipped Porsche, which can be easily optioned past $130,000.

So, what do you think? Will the Range Rover Sport SVR be a winner? Would you spend an extra $17,000 to get one over an Autobiography model? Have your say below, and be sure to check out the official press release from Land Rover, as well as a video of the Sport SVR in action.

Continue reading 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR unleashed with 550 hp for $110,475* [w/video]

2015 Range Rover Sport SVR unleashed with 550 hp for $110,475* [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:8:\"category\";s:129:\"2015 land rover range rover sport svrland roverland rover range roverland rover range rover sportland rover range rover sport svr\";s:2:\"dc\";a:1:{s:7:\"creator\";s:14:\"Brandon Turkus\";}s:7:\"pubdate\";s:29:\"Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:01:00 EST\";s:12:\"comments-url\";s:58:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20942999/article-comments.xml\";s:17:\"comments-html-url\";s:59:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20942999/article-comments.html\";s:7:\"rss-url\";s:103:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/2014/08/10/2015-range-rover-sport-svr-official/20942999/article-detail.xml\";s:6:\"postid\";s:8:\"20942999\";s:9:\"thumbnail\";s:222:\"http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/GLOB/crop/1460x969+1940+808/resize/628x417!/format/jpg/quality/85/http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/c2fbb61ba22390c356298a958ce331f2/200546791/L494_15SVR_EXT_LOC14_11_thumbnail.jpg\";s:7:\"summary\";s:6809:\"

Filed under: Performance, SUV, Land Rover, Off-Road

\"2015

\"LandYour options for a highly sporty luxury SUV have just become more complicated. That\'s because in addition to the Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG and Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Land Rover has just busted its way onto the scene with this, the 550-horsepower, supercharged Range Rover Sport SVR.

Land Rover has taken the consistently excellent 5.0-liter supercharged V8 from the Sport Supercharged and Autobiography to the outer limit, joining the likes of the Jaguar XFR-S, XKR-S, XJR and F-Type R Coupe and allowing the Sport SVR to stampede to 60 miles per hour in just 4.5 seconds before reaching a top speed of 162 mph. For those keeping track at home, that\'s two-tenths faster than a ML63 AMG, while it ties the old BMW X5 M. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo, meanwhile, is still the quickest, at 4.1 seconds when properly equipped and with a top speed of 173.

Like its high-performance cousins from Jaguar, the Range Rover Sport SVR features ZF\'s critically acclaimed eight-speed automatic. This is the same gearbox found in the non-SVR models of the Sport, although Land Rover claims its been \"retuned\" for its latest job. The company claims shifts will occur 50-percent faster.

Because the SVR is still a Land Rover, it doesn\'t skimp on its off-road credentials. A two-speed transfer case is standard, while up to 100 percent of torque can be sent to either the front or rear axle, as needed. Drivers can shift the transfer case between low and high range while traveling at up to 37 mph. LR also tweaked the Sport\'s Dynamic Active Rear Locking Differential. The ride height remains unchanged for this new model, which boasts a total adjustment range for the air suspension of 9.3 inches from the lowest \"Access Mode\" to the off-road setting. Naturally, the off-road systems will be under the orchestration of Land Rover\'s Terrain Response 2 system.

The Range Rover Sport SVR can stampede to 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds before reaching a top speed of 162 mph.

A fully independent, cross-linked air suspension and adaptive dampers should allow the Sport SVR to deliver a comfortable ride when required and a crisp, sporty ride when demanded. Active Roll Control is also standard, and should help the SVR corner flatly.

As for the SVR\'s looks, well, we\'ll leave that one to you. We\'re quite fond of the SVR-exclusive Estoril Blue paint (LR needs to offer this across the Range Rover Sport line ASAP), and the new front and rear fascias are certainly more aggressive. The quad exhausts at the rear are a nice touch, although we\'re less excited by the larger, oddly shaped side grille. In the cabin, the new sport seats look splendid, and should serve as adequate companions both on and off-road. The contrasting color scheme shown here is fine, although it\'s only one of four interior styling options available (black and red, black and tan and straight black are the others).

Finally, pricing for the new model has seen a big bump relative to the Autobiography model. Whereas the former top of the range Sport model rings up at $93,325, including a $925 destination charge, the SVR kicks off at $110,475. That\'s not cheap by any stretch, although it does best the Cayenne Turbo\'s $113,600 starting price, and it\'s a safe bet that a fully loaded Sport SVR will be far more affordable than an equally equipped Porsche, which can be easily optioned past $130,000.

So, what do you think? Will the Range Rover Sport SVR be a winner? Would you spend an extra $17,000 to get one over an Autobiography model? Have your say below, and be sure to check out the official press release from Land Rover, as well as a video of the Sport SVR in action.

Continue reading 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR unleashed with 550 hp for $110,475* [w/video]

2015 Range Rover Sport SVR unleashed with 550 hp for $110,475* [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:14:\"date_timestamp\";i:1407715260;}i:9;a:15:{s:5:\"title\";s:81:\"Jaguar Land Rover says key models in short supply, some have six-month wait lists\";s:4:\"link\";s:80:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/08/jaguar-land-rover-models-short-supply-report/\";s:4:\"guid\";s:80:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/08/jaguar-land-rover-models-short-supply-report/\";s:8:\"comments\";s:89:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/08/jaguar-land-rover-models-short-supply-report/#comments\";s:11:\"description\";s:3525:\"

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Jaguar, Land Rover, Luxury, Off-Road

\"2014

Care for a bit more proof that the Jaguar Land Rover portfolio of vehicles is the best it\'s ever been? Well, the Indian-owned pair of brands saw a record year in 2013, while 2014 has seen a 14-percent increase in sales. The crazy thing is, though, is that figure could be even higher, provided the company had the production capacity.

JLR is running a six-month waiting list on two of its most popular models, the Range Rover Sport (above) and Range Rover. According to Mark White, the company\'s chief technologist for body engineering, the blame can be placed on the paint shop at the company\'s Solihull factory, in the UK.

\"We will probably max out the paint shop before we max out the body shop. Putting the second body shop in has given us the flexibility to ebb and flow the different models that go through there and meet the capacity demands we\'ve got,\" White told Automotive News. \"However, you always hit a bottleneck somewhere. And the paint shop is probably going to be the next biggest obstacle.\"

The problem, meanwhile, doesn\'t have an easy solution, particularly as the company prepares to kick off production of the Jaguar XE.

White told AN that the new, smaller sedan \"will only add to the problem,\" before adding that, \"It\'s a nice problem to have, making more cars than you can actually get through the paint shop.\"

Jaguar Land Rover says key models in short supply, some have six-month wait lists originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:16:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:8:\"category\";s:83:\"jaguarjaguar land roverland roverland rover range roverland rover range rover sport\";s:2:\"dc\";a:1:{s:7:\"creator\";s:14:\"Brandon Turkus\";}s:7:\"pubdate\";s:29:\"Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:16:00 EST\";s:12:\"comments-url\";s:58:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20943019/article-comments.xml\";s:17:\"comments-html-url\";s:59:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20943019/article-comments.html\";s:7:\"rss-url\";s:112:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/2014/08/08/jaguar-land-rover-models-short-supply-report/20943019/article-detail.xml\";s:6:\"postid\";s:8:\"20943019\";s:9:\"thumbnail\";s:231:\"http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/GLOB/crop/1280x849+0+0/resize/628x417!/format/jpg/quality/85/http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/2c401ea9ddf6c8f40c3cea654871f6c2/200541087/01-2014-lr-range-rover-sport-review-1_thumbnail.jpg\";s:7:\"summary\";s:3525:\"

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Jaguar, Land Rover, Luxury, Off-Road

\"2014

Care for a bit more proof that the Jaguar Land Rover portfolio of vehicles is the best it\'s ever been? Well, the Indian-owned pair of brands saw a record year in 2013, while 2014 has seen a 14-percent increase in sales. The crazy thing is, though, is that figure could be even higher, provided the company had the production capacity.

JLR is running a six-month waiting list on two of its most popular models, the Range Rover Sport (above) and Range Rover. According to Mark White, the company\'s chief technologist for body engineering, the blame can be placed on the paint shop at the company\'s Solihull factory, in the UK.

\"We will probably max out the paint shop before we max out the body shop. Putting the second body shop in has given us the flexibility to ebb and flow the different models that go through there and meet the capacity demands we\'ve got,\" White told Automotive News. \"However, you always hit a bottleneck somewhere. And the paint shop is probably going to be the next biggest obstacle.\"

The problem, meanwhile, doesn\'t have an easy solution, particularly as the company prepares to kick off production of the Jaguar XE.

White told AN that the new, smaller sedan \"will only add to the problem,\" before adding that, \"It\'s a nice problem to have, making more cars than you can actually get through the paint shop.\"

Jaguar Land Rover says key models in short supply, some have six-month wait lists originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:16:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:14:\"date_timestamp\";i:1407510960;}i:10;a:15:{s:5:\"title\";s:80:\"Land Rover Discovery Sport put to the test ahead of September 3 debut [w/videos]\";s:4:\"link\";s:81:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/07/land-rover-discovery-sport-tested-debut-video/\";s:4:\"guid\";s:81:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/07/land-rover-discovery-sport-tested-debut-video/\";s:8:\"comments\";s:90:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/07/land-rover-discovery-sport-tested-debut-video/#comments\";s:11:\"description\";s:3661:\"

Filed under: SUV, Videos, Land Rover, Off-Road

\"2015

Engineers have a heck of a job on their hands developing any new model, but when it comes to an SUV, they\'ve got to conduct testing both on the road and off. That\'s why, in preparation to launch the all-new Discovery Sport, the development team at Land Rover has built 181 prototypes that have already covered some 750,000 miles over all manner of terrain. The prototypes have waded through two feet of water, climbed up 40-degree inclines and down 45-degree grades and endured temperatures from -33 up to 107 degrees Fahrenheit.

With over 11,000 tests performed to date, the Discovery Sport is just about ready for its introduction, now confirmed to take place less than a month from now on September 3rd. That\'s when the new sport-ute will effectively take the place of the aging Freelander/LR2 in the growing Discovery family, complete with three-row seating and what promises to be go-anywhere capability like you\'d expect of any Land Rover.

The vehicle is being developed out of a new partnership with Virgin Galactic, the engineers from both outfits exchanging tips and practices from their respective fields. Watch the videos below to learn more about the collaboration and testing process, scope out the details in the press release and view the latest photos of the prototypes undergoing testing (as well as a nifty infographic crunching the numbers from all that testing) in the gallery above.

Continue reading Land Rover Discovery Sport put to the test ahead of September 3 debut [w/videos]

Land Rover Discovery Sport put to the test ahead of September 3 debut [w/videos] originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:8:\"category\";s:113:\"2015 land rover discovery sportland roverland rover discoveryland rover discovery sportvideovirginvirgin galactic\";s:2:\"dc\";a:1:{s:7:\"creator\";s:11:\"Noah Joseph\";}s:7:\"pubdate\";s:29:\"Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:29:00 EST\";s:12:\"comments-url\";s:58:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20943272/article-comments.xml\";s:17:\"comments-html-url\";s:59:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20943272/article-comments.html\";s:7:\"rss-url\";s:113:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/2014/08/07/land-rover-discovery-sport-tested-debut-video/20943272/article-detail.xml\";s:6:\"postid\";s:8:\"20943272\";s:9:\"thumbnail\";s:106:\"http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/db8897af7de154b60fb4c57d93b79959/200543506/disco-sport_thumbnail.jpg\";s:7:\"summary\";s:3661:\"

Filed under: SUV, Videos, Land Rover, Off-Road

\"2015

Engineers have a heck of a job on their hands developing any new model, but when it comes to an SUV, they\'ve got to conduct testing both on the road and off. That\'s why, in preparation to launch the all-new Discovery Sport, the development team at Land Rover has built 181 prototypes that have already covered some 750,000 miles over all manner of terrain. The prototypes have waded through two feet of water, climbed up 40-degree inclines and down 45-degree grades and endured temperatures from -33 up to 107 degrees Fahrenheit.

With over 11,000 tests performed to date, the Discovery Sport is just about ready for its introduction, now confirmed to take place less than a month from now on September 3rd. That\'s when the new sport-ute will effectively take the place of the aging Freelander/LR2 in the growing Discovery family, complete with three-row seating and what promises to be go-anywhere capability like you\'d expect of any Land Rover.

The vehicle is being developed out of a new partnership with Virgin Galactic, the engineers from both outfits exchanging tips and practices from their respective fields. Watch the videos below to learn more about the collaboration and testing process, scope out the details in the press release and view the latest photos of the prototypes undergoing testing (as well as a nifty infographic crunching the numbers from all that testing) in the gallery above.

Continue reading Land Rover Discovery Sport put to the test ahead of September 3 debut [w/videos]

Land Rover Discovery Sport put to the test ahead of September 3 debut [w/videos] originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:14:\"date_timestamp\";i:1407446940;}i:11;a:15:{s:5:\"title\";s:93:\"eBay Find Of The Day: 1990 Range Rover Great Divide Expedition replica for charity [w/videos]\";s:4:\"link\";s:86:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/07/ebay-find-1990-range-rover-great-divide-expedition/\";s:4:\"guid\";s:86:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/07/ebay-find-1990-range-rover-great-divide-expedition/\";s:8:\"comments\";s:95:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/07/ebay-find-1990-range-rover-great-divide-expedition/#comments\";s:11:\"description\";s:4404:\"

Filed under: Classics, SUV, Auctions, Videos, Land Rover, Off-Road

\"1990

Way back in 1989, Land Rover launched a major program called the Great Divide Expedition. It pitted members of the media against some of North America\'s toughest terrain, running along the continental divide that bisects the United States. The media\'s ally in this attempt? The 1990 Range Rover.

It was successful, with the Range Rovers covering the grueling 1,100-mile route in just 12 days, despite just 28 percent of the trip covering paved roads.

With the twenty-fifth anniversary of the original Great Divide Expedition, Land Rover is planning another run along the spine of North America. This time, the tour will consist of two nine-day expeditions of 1,000 miles each. While the distance may be shorter, expect the modern Range Rovers to be pushed to their absolute limits, just like the original models.

As part of the anniversary celebrations, Land Rover is auctioning off a fully restored replica of the 1990 Range Rover used in the original expedition. Aside from picking up the old school Landie, the auction winner will be invited to run one of the expeditions two legs, while their new old Range Rover will cover both journeys.

All profits from the auction will go towards Tread Lightly, a non-profit that got its start with the help of the original Great Divide Expedition. The charity focuses on conservation and education efforts as they relate to outdoor activities, ranging from fishing and hunting to off-roading and other motorized activities that take place off the beaten path.

Scroll down for a time-lapse video of the restoration process on the 1990 Range Rover, a video detailing the original Great Divide Expedition and a short press release from Land Rover. Those interested in bidding on the Range Rover can register to bid at the auction\'s eBay page. Bidding, meanwhile, runs until August 14 and is up to $33,000 as of this writing.

Continue reading eBay Find Of The Day: 1990 Range Rover Great Divide Expedition replica for charity [w/videos]

eBay Find Of The Day: 1990 Range Rover Great Divide Expedition replica for charity [w/videos] originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:26:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:8:\"category\";s:122:\"1990 land rover range roverebayebay find of the daygreat divide expeditionland roverland rover range roverrange rovervideo\";s:2:\"dc\";a:1:{s:7:\"creator\";s:14:\"Brandon Turkus\";}s:7:\"pubdate\";s:29:\"Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:26:00 EST\";s:12:\"comments-url\";s:58:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20942765/article-comments.xml\";s:17:\"comments-html-url\";s:59:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20942765/article-comments.html\";s:7:\"rss-url\";s:118:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/2014/08/07/ebay-find-1990-range-rover-great-divide-expedition/20942765/article-detail.xml\";s:6:\"postid\";s:8:\"20942765\";s:9:\"thumbnail\";s:217:\"http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/GLOB/crop/1068x670+14+50/resize/628x417!/format/jpg/quality/85/http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/8a8ca8ef5c2ab3abdf8f2e5064d2c1f4/200539109/range-rover-replica-1_thumbnail.jpg\";s:7:\"summary\";s:4404:\"

Filed under: Classics, SUV, Auctions, Videos, Land Rover, Off-Road

\"1990

Way back in 1989, Land Rover launched a major program called the Great Divide Expedition. It pitted members of the media against some of North America\'s toughest terrain, running along the continental divide that bisects the United States. The media\'s ally in this attempt? The 1990 Range Rover.

It was successful, with the Range Rovers covering the grueling 1,100-mile route in just 12 days, despite just 28 percent of the trip covering paved roads.

With the twenty-fifth anniversary of the original Great Divide Expedition, Land Rover is planning another run along the spine of North America. This time, the tour will consist of two nine-day expeditions of 1,000 miles each. While the distance may be shorter, expect the modern Range Rovers to be pushed to their absolute limits, just like the original models.

As part of the anniversary celebrations, Land Rover is auctioning off a fully restored replica of the 1990 Range Rover used in the original expedition. Aside from picking up the old school Landie, the auction winner will be invited to run one of the expeditions two legs, while their new old Range Rover will cover both journeys.

All profits from the auction will go towards Tread Lightly, a non-profit that got its start with the help of the original Great Divide Expedition. The charity focuses on conservation and education efforts as they relate to outdoor activities, ranging from fishing and hunting to off-roading and other motorized activities that take place off the beaten path.

Scroll down for a time-lapse video of the restoration process on the 1990 Range Rover, a video detailing the original Great Divide Expedition and a short press release from Land Rover. Those interested in bidding on the Range Rover can register to bid at the auction\'s eBay page. Bidding, meanwhile, runs until August 14 and is up to $33,000 as of this writing.

Continue reading eBay Find Of The Day: 1990 Range Rover Great Divide Expedition replica for charity [w/videos]

eBay Find Of The Day: 1990 Range Rover Great Divide Expedition replica for charity [w/videos] originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:26:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:14:\"date_timestamp\";i:1407428760;}i:12;a:15:{s:5:\"title\";s:50:\"Land Rover previews new seven-seat Discovery Sport\";s:4:\"link\";s:86:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/30/land-rover-discovery-sport-preview-teaser-official/\";s:4:\"guid\";s:86:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/30/land-rover-discovery-sport-preview-teaser-official/\";s:8:\"comments\";s:95:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/30/land-rover-discovery-sport-preview-teaser-official/#comments\";s:11:\"description\";s:3929:\"

Filed under: SUV, Land Rover, Luxury, Off-Road

\"2015

Every automaker has its own way of revealing its new models. Some just pull the veil off the thing when it\'s ready, while others release hints and teasers leading up to the full reveal. Jaguar Land Rover seems to be taking a different approach, purposely releasing images of its new products wearing camouflaging body wraps before taking those wraps off at long last. That\'s the tactic it seems to be taking with the new XE sports sedan, as it is with the Range Rover Sport SVR, and now it\'s following a similar path with the upcoming new Discovery Sport.

Previewed by the Discovery Vision concept at the New York Auto Show a few months ago, the new Discovery Sport is slated to join the Discovery (known in North America as the LR4) in the Land Rover lineup next year, and appears to carry over the concept\'s styling: compared to the boxier existing model, the Discovery Sport (like the Discovery Vision) has a higher beltline, more swept-back greenhouse and forward-swept C-pillar, but a roofline that appears to taper off where the concept\'s was straight.

Land Rover has confirmed that the Discovery Sport will - like the LR4, Discovery Vision and Range Rover Sport - offer a third row of seats for seven-passenger capacity, as revealed by the \"peeled-back\" camo. The Discovery Sport will be manufactured at the Halewood plant where the Freelander and Evoque are made. Scroll down below for official details from the automaker.

Continue reading Land Rover previews new seven-seat Discovery Sport

Land Rover previews new seven-seat Discovery Sport originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:8:\"category\";s:87:\"2015 land rover discovery sportland roverland rover discoveryland rover discovery sport\";s:2:\"dc\";a:1:{s:7:\"creator\";s:11:\"Noah Joseph\";}s:7:\"pubdate\";s:29:\"Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:31:00 EST\";s:12:\"comments-url\";s:58:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20939075/article-comments.xml\";s:17:\"comments-html-url\";s:59:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20939075/article-comments.html\";s:7:\"rss-url\";s:118:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/2014/07/30/land-rover-discovery-sport-preview-teaser-official/20939075/article-detail.xml\";s:6:\"postid\";s:8:\"20939075\";s:9:\"thumbnail\";s:118:\"http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/3f8733cffea5eb536120accc9fc94f15/200503057/lr_discovery_sport_camo_thumbnail.jpg\";s:7:\"summary\";s:3929:\"

Filed under: SUV, Land Rover, Luxury, Off-Road

\"2015

Every automaker has its own way of revealing its new models. Some just pull the veil off the thing when it\'s ready, while others release hints and teasers leading up to the full reveal. Jaguar Land Rover seems to be taking a different approach, purposely releasing images of its new products wearing camouflaging body wraps before taking those wraps off at long last. That\'s the tactic it seems to be taking with the new XE sports sedan, as it is with the Range Rover Sport SVR, and now it\'s following a similar path with the upcoming new Discovery Sport.

Previewed by the Discovery Vision concept at the New York Auto Show a few months ago, the new Discovery Sport is slated to join the Discovery (known in North America as the LR4) in the Land Rover lineup next year, and appears to carry over the concept\'s styling: compared to the boxier existing model, the Discovery Sport (like the Discovery Vision) has a higher beltline, more swept-back greenhouse and forward-swept C-pillar, but a roofline that appears to taper off where the concept\'s was straight.

Land Rover has confirmed that the Discovery Sport will - like the LR4, Discovery Vision and Range Rover Sport - offer a third row of seats for seven-passenger capacity, as revealed by the \"peeled-back\" camo. The Discovery Sport will be manufactured at the Halewood plant where the Freelander and Evoque are made. Scroll down below for official details from the automaker.

Continue reading Land Rover previews new seven-seat Discovery Sport

Land Rover previews new seven-seat Discovery Sport originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:14:\"date_timestamp\";i:1406748660;}i:13;a:15:{s:5:\"title\";s:86:\"These are the top luxury cars bought by people entering the segment for the first time\";s:4:\"link\";s:72:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/25/top-ten-entry-luxury-car-sales-study/\";s:4:\"guid\";s:72:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/25/top-ten-entry-luxury-car-sales-study/\";s:8:\"comments\";s:81:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/25/top-ten-entry-luxury-car-sales-study/#comments\";s:11:\"description\";s:5419:\"

Filed under: Car Buying, Acura, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Infiniti, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Luxury

\"Volvo

Let\'s say you just got a big promotion at work or the kids are moving out of the house, and you finally have some extra money. You decide to blow it all at once and treat yourself by upgrading your ride. Naturally, you look to a luxury automaker. What do you choose?

Models like the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class may be tailor-made to introduce buyers to the premium segment, but a new study finds that they don\'t garner the highest rates of non-luxury customer conquests. It turns out that a Volvo leads among folks moving up to a premium brand, and it isn\'t even one that\'s made anymore, at that.

A recent study by Polk and IHS Automotive looked at what models had the highest rates of buyers upgrading from a non-luxury segment. The information comes from its new vehicle registration data through April 2014. All ten top models boasted conquest rates of over 50 percent, but the Volvo C70 led the field with 68.01 percent of its customers coming from non-premium brands.

It\'s an odd winner because the C70 isn\'t even available as a new model anymore, having been discontinued after the 2013 model year. It isn\'t the only car no longer offered that\'s on the list, either. The BMW 128i is in seventh place with 53.93 percent of conquest buyers despite leaving us in MY 2014. It seems likely that some of these vehicles are still on dealer lots, and buyers are getting good incentives to pick them up at lower prices.

According to Polk, the 10 models with the highest conquest rates from non-luxury segments are: If you\'re curious about the other side of the table, the Mercedes S-Class is the least likely vehicle for new luxury buyers to choose at 10.35 percent. Although, that\'s not exactly a shock - with a starting price of nearly $100,000, it would be quite a leap up from a Camry or Accord.

These are the top luxury cars bought by people entering the segment for the first time originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:8:\"category\";s:61:\"acuraaudibmwcadillacinfinitiland roverlexusmercedesstudyvolvo\";s:2:\"dc\";a:1:{s:7:\"creator\";s:11:\"Chris Bruce\";}s:7:\"pubdate\";s:29:\"Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:30:00 EST\";s:12:\"comments-url\";s:58:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20935755/article-comments.xml\";s:17:\"comments-html-url\";s:59:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20935755/article-comments.html\";s:7:\"rss-url\";s:104:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/2014/07/25/top-ten-entry-luxury-car-sales-study/20935755/article-detail.xml\";s:6:\"postid\";s:8:\"20935755\";s:9:\"thumbnail\";s:227:\"http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/GLOB/crop/1252x831+21+0/resize/628x417!/format/jpg/quality/85/http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/2fc5518c0b2685d5bd25902d446b97d1/200468308/Top-Luxury-Vehicle-Conquests-001_thumbnail.jpg\";s:7:\"summary\";s:5419:\"

Filed under: Car Buying, Acura, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Infiniti, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Luxury

\"Volvo

Let\'s say you just got a big promotion at work or the kids are moving out of the house, and you finally have some extra money. You decide to blow it all at once and treat yourself by upgrading your ride. Naturally, you look to a luxury automaker. What do you choose?

Models like the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class may be tailor-made to introduce buyers to the premium segment, but a new study finds that they don\'t garner the highest rates of non-luxury customer conquests. It turns out that a Volvo leads among folks moving up to a premium brand, and it isn\'t even one that\'s made anymore, at that.

A recent study by Polk and IHS Automotive looked at what models had the highest rates of buyers upgrading from a non-luxury segment. The information comes from its new vehicle registration data through April 2014. All ten top models boasted conquest rates of over 50 percent, but the Volvo C70 led the field with 68.01 percent of its customers coming from non-premium brands.

It\'s an odd winner because the C70 isn\'t even available as a new model anymore, having been discontinued after the 2013 model year. It isn\'t the only car no longer offered that\'s on the list, either. The BMW 128i is in seventh place with 53.93 percent of conquest buyers despite leaving us in MY 2014. It seems likely that some of these vehicles are still on dealer lots, and buyers are getting good incentives to pick them up at lower prices.

According to Polk, the 10 models with the highest conquest rates from non-luxury segments are: If you\'re curious about the other side of the table, the Mercedes S-Class is the least likely vehicle for new luxury buyers to choose at 10.35 percent. Although, that\'s not exactly a shock - with a starting price of nearly $100,000, it would be quite a leap up from a Camry or Accord.

These are the top luxury cars bought by people entering the segment for the first time originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:14:\"date_timestamp\";i:1406323800;}i:14;a:15:{s:5:\"title\";s:54:\"Tata to get Jaguar and Land Rover tech, platforms too?\";s:4:\"link\";s:80:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/22/tata-jaguar-land-rover-tech-platforms-report/\";s:4:\"guid\";s:80:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/22/tata-jaguar-land-rover-tech-platforms-report/\";s:8:\"comments\";s:89:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/22/tata-jaguar-land-rover-tech-platforms-report/#comments\";s:11:\"description\";s:3939:\"

Filed under: Technology, Jaguar, Land Rover, India, Tata

\"Tata

Since buying Jaguar Land Rover, Indian automaker Tata has generally left its luxury arm\'s platforms and technology alone. However, those days might be gone. The two of them are gradually growing closer with coordinated development and rumors of shared platforms. And it looks like all of that work and money is finally going to pay off with an actual vehicle in the near future.

According to Australian website Drive, Tata wants to make its cars more attractive to buyers outside of India, and to do that the company knows it must improve quality. The Indian company is being careful, though, because it doesn\'t want to dilute the Jaguar or Land Rover brands with cheap models. \"You\'re going to see in the future a lot of sharing of technologies and platforms over time, but you won\'t see a JLR with a Tata badge on it,\" said Darren Bowler, managing director of Tata\'s Australian distributor, to Drive.

According to Bowler, these future vehicles are already on the way. Tata and JLR have a global platform in the works for 2017 that both companies could use for cars or crossovers. He also hinted that Jaguar\'s new Ingenium engines could be shared among the brands in the future, too.

The latest pronouncements align rather closely with previous rumors. Earlier this year, reports emerged that Land Rover and Tata were considering a shared platform for the next-generation Freelander. The Landie would be aimed at its normal luxury, off-road market, and the other would be cheaper and more mainstream.

Tata to get Jaguar and Land Rover tech, platforms too? originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:13:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:8:\"category\";s:42:\"indiajaguarjaguar land roverland rovertata\";s:2:\"dc\";a:1:{s:7:\"creator\";s:11:\"Chris Bruce\";}s:7:\"pubdate\";s:29:\"Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:13:00 EST\";s:12:\"comments-url\";s:58:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20934396/article-comments.xml\";s:17:\"comments-html-url\";s:59:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20934396/article-comments.html\";s:7:\"rss-url\";s:112:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/2014/07/22/tata-jaguar-land-rover-tech-platforms-report/20934396/article-detail.xml\";s:6:\"postid\";s:8:\"20934396\";s:9:\"thumbnail\";s:214:\"http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/GLOB/crop/1280x849+0+0/resize/628x417!/format/jpg/quality/85/http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/234e9ac86139df9701957c4d88b4bb9e/200455145/23-tata-nano-2011-qs_thumbnail.jpg\";s:7:\"summary\";s:3939:\"

Filed under: Technology, Jaguar, Land Rover, India, Tata

\"Tata

Since buying Jaguar Land Rover, Indian automaker Tata has generally left its luxury arm\'s platforms and technology alone. However, those days might be gone. The two of them are gradually growing closer with coordinated development and rumors of shared platforms. And it looks like all of that work and money is finally going to pay off with an actual vehicle in the near future.

According to Australian website Drive, Tata wants to make its cars more attractive to buyers outside of India, and to do that the company knows it must improve quality. The Indian company is being careful, though, because it doesn\'t want to dilute the Jaguar or Land Rover brands with cheap models. \"You\'re going to see in the future a lot of sharing of technologies and platforms over time, but you won\'t see a JLR with a Tata badge on it,\" said Darren Bowler, managing director of Tata\'s Australian distributor, to Drive.

According to Bowler, these future vehicles are already on the way. Tata and JLR have a global platform in the works for 2017 that both companies could use for cars or crossovers. He also hinted that Jaguar\'s new Ingenium engines could be shared among the brands in the future, too.

The latest pronouncements align rather closely with previous rumors. Earlier this year, reports emerged that Land Rover and Tata were considering a shared platform for the next-generation Freelander. The Landie would be aimed at its normal luxury, off-road market, and the other would be cheaper and more mainstream.

Tata to get Jaguar and Land Rover tech, platforms too? originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:13:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:14:\"date_timestamp\";i:1406038380;}i:15;a:15:{s:5:\"title\";s:71:\"Jaguar Land Rover puts the freeze on wounded soldier-athletes [w/video]\";s:4:\"link\";s:86:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/21/jaguar-land-rover-cryotherapy-invictus-games-video/\";s:4:\"guid\";s:86:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/21/jaguar-land-rover-cryotherapy-invictus-games-video/\";s:8:\"comments\";s:95:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/21/jaguar-land-rover-cryotherapy-invictus-games-video/#comments\";s:11:\"description\";s:4231:\"

Filed under: Videos, Jaguar, Land Rover, UK

\"Invictus

For athletes, the cold is often a powerful ally in treating injures, with RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) a popular means of treating muscle pulls, bruising and other common forms of discomfort. Did you know, though, that frosty temps are also popular tools for simply recovering from a rough training session?

Well, we\'re guessing Jaguar Land Rover knew that, as the British company was kind enough to loan out its climactic testing chamber to Jaco van Gass and Luke Darlington, a pair of veterans wounded in their service to Queen and Country. Van Gass, a former private in the Royal Army, and Darlington, a Royal Marine, are attempting to earn a spot on the British Armed Forces cycling team for the upcoming Invictus Games.

The Games, inspired by the Warrior Games held in the United States, are a sporting competition reserved for injured servicemen and women, either active duty or veterans, and is slated to take place from September 10 to 14 in London\'s former Olympic venues. Van Gass lost his left arm below the elbow after getting hit by a rocket-propelled grenade (he also suffered from a collapsed lung, punctured internal organs, severe shrapnel and blast wounds, a broken tibia and a fractured knee). Darlington, meanwhile, suffered a traumatic brain injury during action in Afghanistan, and he now suffers from weakness in his right side and cognitive issues.

As for why a pair of cyclists opted to take the military lingo \"stay frosty,\" to its literal extreme, it\'s all because of cryotherapy. As explained in the video, full-body cryotherapy is an increasingly popular form of recovery training for professional athletes, as it forces the body to saturate the blood with powerful (and natural) endorphins, which can alleviate the stress and strain from training. That means quicker recovery times and, consequently, more training for athletes like van Gass and Darlington.

Scroll down to see the pair in action, as they prepare for the 2014 Invictus Games.

Continue reading Jaguar Land Rover puts the freeze on wounded soldier-athletes [w/video]

Jaguar Land Rover puts the freeze on wounded soldier-athletes [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:8:\"category\";s:63:\"cryotherapyinvictus gamesjaguarjaguar land roverland rovervideo\";s:2:\"dc\";a:1:{s:7:\"creator\";s:14:\"Brandon Turkus\";}s:7:\"pubdate\";s:29:\"Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:59:00 EST\";s:12:\"comments-url\";s:58:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20934540/article-comments.xml\";s:17:\"comments-html-url\";s:59:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20934540/article-comments.html\";s:7:\"rss-url\";s:118:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/2014/07/21/jaguar-land-rover-cryotherapy-invictus-games-video/20934540/article-detail.xml\";s:6:\"postid\";s:8:\"20934540\";s:9:\"thumbnail\";s:216:\"http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/GLOB/crop/1134x752+76+78/resize/628x417!/format/jpg/quality/85/http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/9fdf3155597111706a88c29c2f66dd20/200456923/jlr-cryotherapy-06-1_thumbnail.jpg\";s:7:\"summary\";s:4231:\"

Filed under: Videos, Jaguar, Land Rover, UK

\"Invictus

For athletes, the cold is often a powerful ally in treating injures, with RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) a popular means of treating muscle pulls, bruising and other common forms of discomfort. Did you know, though, that frosty temps are also popular tools for simply recovering from a rough training session?

Well, we\'re guessing Jaguar Land Rover knew that, as the British company was kind enough to loan out its climactic testing chamber to Jaco van Gass and Luke Darlington, a pair of veterans wounded in their service to Queen and Country. Van Gass, a former private in the Royal Army, and Darlington, a Royal Marine, are attempting to earn a spot on the British Armed Forces cycling team for the upcoming Invictus Games.

The Games, inspired by the Warrior Games held in the United States, are a sporting competition reserved for injured servicemen and women, either active duty or veterans, and is slated to take place from September 10 to 14 in London\'s former Olympic venues. Van Gass lost his left arm below the elbow after getting hit by a rocket-propelled grenade (he also suffered from a collapsed lung, punctured internal organs, severe shrapnel and blast wounds, a broken tibia and a fractured knee). Darlington, meanwhile, suffered a traumatic brain injury during action in Afghanistan, and he now suffers from weakness in his right side and cognitive issues.

As for why a pair of cyclists opted to take the military lingo \"stay frosty,\" to its literal extreme, it\'s all because of cryotherapy. As explained in the video, full-body cryotherapy is an increasingly popular form of recovery training for professional athletes, as it forces the body to saturate the blood with powerful (and natural) endorphins, which can alleviate the stress and strain from training. That means quicker recovery times and, consequently, more training for athletes like van Gass and Darlington.

Scroll down to see the pair in action, as they prepare for the 2014 Invictus Games.

Continue reading Jaguar Land Rover puts the freeze on wounded soldier-athletes [w/video]

Jaguar Land Rover puts the freeze on wounded soldier-athletes [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:14:\"date_timestamp\";i:1405979940;}i:16;a:15:{s:5:\"title\";s:66:\"Imported Land Rovers being seized as part of Federal investigation\";s:4:\"link\";s:80:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/17/land-rover-classics-seized-homeland-security/\";s:4:\"guid\";s:80:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/17/land-rover-classics-seized-homeland-security/\";s:8:\"comments\";s:89:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/17/land-rover-classics-seized-homeland-security/#comments\";s:11:\"description\";s:3007:\"

Filed under: Classics, SUV, Government/Legal, Land Rover, Off-Road

\"Land

Early Tuesday morning, federal authorities from the Department of Homeland Security allegedly seized 40 gray-market Land Rover 90, 110 and Defender SUVs in what is believed to be part of an ongoing case that has already resulted in 20 of the iconic SUVs being taken from their US owners in May of last year.

The important bit of that opening statement is \"allegedly,\" as at least one of the victims of the seizure claims that the Vehicle Identification Number on his 110, which he purchased last year, is from that of a 1979 to 1984 model, with his particular example being from 1983. Police and the feds, though, apparently think otherwise, arguing that the truck was imported illegally shortly before the unlucky owner purchased it.

Jalopnik has the entire rundown of this sad, depressing story, including first-hand testimony of the seizure from the unfortunate (and probably former) Land Rover owner. Head over and take a look, it\'s worth a read.

Imported Land Rovers being seized as part of Federal investigation originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:8:\"category\";s:59:\"gray marketillegal carsland roverland rover defenderseizure\";s:2:\"dc\";a:1:{s:7:\"creator\";s:14:\"Brandon Turkus\";}s:7:\"pubdate\";s:29:\"Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:59:00 EST\";s:12:\"comments-url\";s:58:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20932694/article-comments.xml\";s:17:\"comments-html-url\";s:59:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20932694/article-comments.html\";s:7:\"rss-url\";s:112:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/2014/07/17/land-rover-classics-seized-homeland-security/20932694/article-detail.xml\";s:6:\"postid\";s:8:\"20932694\";s:9:\"thumbnail\";s:218:\"http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/GLOB/crop/1280x849+0+1/resize/628x417!/format/jpg/quality/85/http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/1cdc991986caf1384082da41ae541acb/200436975/land-rover-defender-10-1_thumbnail.jpg\";s:7:\"summary\";s:3007:\"

Filed under: Classics, SUV, Government/Legal, Land Rover, Off-Road

\"Land

Early Tuesday morning, federal authorities from the Department of Homeland Security allegedly seized 40 gray-market Land Rover 90, 110 and Defender SUVs in what is believed to be part of an ongoing case that has already resulted in 20 of the iconic SUVs being taken from their US owners in May of last year.

The important bit of that opening statement is \"allegedly,\" as at least one of the victims of the seizure claims that the Vehicle Identification Number on his 110, which he purchased last year, is from that of a 1979 to 1984 model, with his particular example being from 1983. Police and the feds, though, apparently think otherwise, arguing that the truck was imported illegally shortly before the unlucky owner purchased it.

Jalopnik has the entire rundown of this sad, depressing story, including first-hand testimony of the seizure from the unfortunate (and probably former) Land Rover owner. Head over and take a look, it\'s worth a read.

Imported Land Rovers being seized as part of Federal investigation originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:14:\"date_timestamp\";i:1405637940;}i:17;a:15:{s:5:\"title\";s:64:\"Jaguar Land Rover offers (some) detail about new Ingenium engine\";s:4:\"link\";s:80:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/10/jaguar-land-rover-detail-new-ingenium-engine/\";s:4:\"guid\";s:80:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/10/jaguar-land-rover-detail-new-ingenium-engine/\";s:8:\"comments\";s:89:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/10/jaguar-land-rover-detail-new-ingenium-engine/#comments\";s:11:\"description\";s:4094:\"

Filed under: Hybrid, Technology, Jaguar, Land Rover, Diesel

\"Jaguar

Jaguar Land Rover officially announced its Ingenium family of engines with the unveiling of the 2.0-liter version in the Jaguar XE concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, but it kept details very thin at the time. All we knew was that the new turbocharged mills could be configured to use gasoline or diesel, and be positioned longitudinally or transversely. Months later, JLR is finally letting some more info slip about its new baby, but there are still some big questions to be answered.

For the Ingenium project, Jaguar Land Rover gave its engineers a clean sheet of paper and told them not to worry about using any previous parts or machinery. In the end, the designers came up with a family of turbocharged, aluminum-block engines based around modular, 500cc cylinders to allow it to grow or shrink as the market demanded. The layout was also made adaptable enough to incorporate hybrid drivetrains, if needed. \"Being configurable and flexible are the two key strands of Ingenium\'s DNA because we have future-proofed our new engines from the outset,\" said said Ron Lee, the company\'s director of Powertrain Engineering.

To maximize efficiency, Jaguar promises that all versions of the Ingenium engines come with computer-controlled, variable oil pumps and water pumps to use only as much energy as needed. They also get direct injection, roller bearings for the cams and stop/start. The diesel version alone has 17 percent less internal friction than the mill it replaces, the company claims. JLR is also promising class-leading figures for Ingenium\'s torque and horsepower too, but it\'s not giving away those specs just yet.

While it all sounds intriguing, we still have to wait a while before actually driving a product that makes use of the Ingenium. The production of the 2.0-liter diesel (codenamed AJ200D) doesn\'t begin until early 2015. Scroll down to read the full press release about JLR\'s new pride and joy.

Continue reading Jaguar Land Rover offers (some) detail about new Ingenium engine

Jaguar Land Rover offers (some) detail about new Ingenium engine originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:33:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:8:\"category\";s:99:\"enginejaguarjaguar ingeniumjaguar land roverjaguar land rover ingeniumland roverland rover ingenium\";s:2:\"dc\";a:1:{s:7:\"creator\";s:11:\"Chris Bruce\";}s:7:\"pubdate\";s:29:\"Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:33:00 EST\";s:12:\"comments-url\";s:58:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20928615/article-comments.xml\";s:17:\"comments-html-url\";s:59:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20928615/article-comments.html\";s:7:\"rss-url\";s:112:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/2014/07/10/jaguar-land-rover-detail-new-ingenium-engine/20928615/article-detail.xml\";s:6:\"postid\";s:8:\"20928615\";s:9:\"thumbnail\";s:221:\"http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/GLOB/crop/1280x849+0+243/resize/628x417!/format/jpg/quality/85/http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/cac39f8e74e723296149e53b38dc14b8/200399751/Jaguar-Ingenium-Engine-01_thumbnail.jpg\";s:7:\"summary\";s:4094:\"

Filed under: Hybrid, Technology, Jaguar, Land Rover, Diesel

\"Jaguar

Jaguar Land Rover officially announced its Ingenium family of engines with the unveiling of the 2.0-liter version in the Jaguar XE concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, but it kept details very thin at the time. All we knew was that the new turbocharged mills could be configured to use gasoline or diesel, and be positioned longitudinally or transversely. Months later, JLR is finally letting some more info slip about its new baby, but there are still some big questions to be answered.

For the Ingenium project, Jaguar Land Rover gave its engineers a clean sheet of paper and told them not to worry about using any previous parts or machinery. In the end, the designers came up with a family of turbocharged, aluminum-block engines based around modular, 500cc cylinders to allow it to grow or shrink as the market demanded. The layout was also made adaptable enough to incorporate hybrid drivetrains, if needed. \"Being configurable and flexible are the two key strands of Ingenium\'s DNA because we have future-proofed our new engines from the outset,\" said said Ron Lee, the company\'s director of Powertrain Engineering.

To maximize efficiency, Jaguar promises that all versions of the Ingenium engines come with computer-controlled, variable oil pumps and water pumps to use only as much energy as needed. They also get direct injection, roller bearings for the cams and stop/start. The diesel version alone has 17 percent less internal friction than the mill it replaces, the company claims. JLR is also promising class-leading figures for Ingenium\'s torque and horsepower too, but it\'s not giving away those specs just yet.

While it all sounds intriguing, we still have to wait a while before actually driving a product that makes use of the Ingenium. The production of the 2.0-liter diesel (codenamed AJ200D) doesn\'t begin until early 2015. Scroll down to read the full press release about JLR\'s new pride and joy.

Continue reading Jaguar Land Rover offers (some) detail about new Ingenium engine

Jaguar Land Rover offers (some) detail about new Ingenium engine originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:33:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:14:\"date_timestamp\";i:1405035180;}i:18;a:15:{s:5:\"title\";s:65:\"Land Rover knows where you\'re going and how you want to get there\";s:4:\"link\";s:77:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/10/jaguar-land-rover-self-learning-car-video/\";s:4:\"guid\";s:77:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/10/jaguar-land-rover-self-learning-car-video/\";s:8:\"comments\";s:86:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/10/jaguar-land-rover-self-learning-car-video/#comments\";s:11:\"description\";s:4233:\"

Filed under: SUV, Technology, Videos, Jaguar, Land Rover, Luxury

\"JLR\'s

Land Rover makes some of the most capable SUVs on or off the road, and some of the most luxurious too. But the British automaker isn\'t about to rest on those laurels - not when every other automaker assaults its territory with sport-utes of their own. That\'s why Land Rover has been working so hard on nifty new technologies from a depth-sounder in the door mirror of the Range Rover Sport an augmented-reality head-up display that makes the whole front of the car virtually disappear.

JLR\'s newest tech may not be ground-breaking, but its integration promises to make driving around town that much easier. The system syncs with the driver\'s smartphone and uses all manner of parameters - including driver habits, weather and location as well as the presence of other passengers - to make the commute go as smoothly as possible. Get into the car and it\'ll set the seat and mirrors for you. No big deal, because lots of cars do that. But it\'ll also set up the nav system to take you to work and the sound system to play your favorite music. Okay, getting more interesting.

Get in with your kids and it\'ll know not only that you\'ve got to drop them off at school first (or remind you to pack their gym bag if they\'ve got soccer practice after school that day) but that they might not enjoy that Chumbawamba album you\'ve been listening to since college and it\'ll play something it knows you\'ll all enjoy based on your listening history. Then it\'ll switch back to Tubthumping once the kids are out, remind you of your morning meeting and alert those you\'re scheduled to meet with if you get stuck in traffic while finding you a better route to get there, monitoring fuel levels all the while and telling you if you\'ll need to tank up before you reach your destination. It knows if you like calling your mother on the drive to work and will lower the air suspension to make it easier to hop out once you get there.

Impressive stuff, and you can delve deeper into it in the press release and video below.

Continue reading Land Rover knows where you\'re going and how you want to get there

Land Rover knows where you\'re going and how you want to get there originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:8:\"category\";s:77:\"jaguarjaguar land roverland roverland rover range roverself learning carvideo\";s:2:\"dc\";a:1:{s:7:\"creator\";s:11:\"Noah Joseph\";}s:7:\"pubdate\";s:29:\"Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:57:00 EST\";s:12:\"comments-url\";s:58:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20928299/article-comments.xml\";s:17:\"comments-html-url\";s:59:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20928299/article-comments.html\";s:7:\"rss-url\";s:109:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/2014/07/10/jaguar-land-rover-self-learning-car-video/20928299/article-detail.xml\";s:6:\"postid\";s:8:\"20928299\";s:9:\"thumbnail\";s:103:\"http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/a5393cd99a73b35562ca0f63ba15f8b/200397042/76455jlr2_thumbnail.jpg\";s:7:\"summary\";s:4233:\"

Filed under: SUV, Technology, Videos, Jaguar, Land Rover, Luxury

\"JLR\'s

Land Rover makes some of the most capable SUVs on or off the road, and some of the most luxurious too. But the British automaker isn\'t about to rest on those laurels - not when every other automaker assaults its territory with sport-utes of their own. That\'s why Land Rover has been working so hard on nifty new technologies from a depth-sounder in the door mirror of the Range Rover Sport an augmented-reality head-up display that makes the whole front of the car virtually disappear.

JLR\'s newest tech may not be ground-breaking, but its integration promises to make driving around town that much easier. The system syncs with the driver\'s smartphone and uses all manner of parameters - including driver habits, weather and location as well as the presence of other passengers - to make the commute go as smoothly as possible. Get into the car and it\'ll set the seat and mirrors for you. No big deal, because lots of cars do that. But it\'ll also set up the nav system to take you to work and the sound system to play your favorite music. Okay, getting more interesting.

Get in with your kids and it\'ll know not only that you\'ve got to drop them off at school first (or remind you to pack their gym bag if they\'ve got soccer practice after school that day) but that they might not enjoy that Chumbawamba album you\'ve been listening to since college and it\'ll play something it knows you\'ll all enjoy based on your listening history. Then it\'ll switch back to Tubthumping once the kids are out, remind you of your morning meeting and alert those you\'re scheduled to meet with if you get stuck in traffic while finding you a better route to get there, monitoring fuel levels all the while and telling you if you\'ll need to tank up before you reach your destination. It knows if you like calling your mother on the drive to work and will lower the air suspension to make it easier to hop out once you get there.

Impressive stuff, and you can delve deeper into it in the press release and video below.

Continue reading Land Rover knows where you\'re going and how you want to get there

Land Rover knows where you\'re going and how you want to get there originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:14:\"date_timestamp\";i:1405029420;}i:19;a:15:{s:5:\"title\";s:62:\"Kahn and Evanta team up for hot-rod Defender, custom Barchetta\";s:4:\"link\";s:86:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/10/ant-kahn-evanta-barchetta-flying-huntsman-official/\";s:4:\"guid\";s:86:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/10/ant-kahn-evanta-barchetta-flying-huntsman-official/\";s:8:\"comments\";s:95:\"http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/10/ant-kahn-evanta-barchetta-flying-huntsman-official/#comments\";s:11:\"description\";s:4527:\"

Filed under: Aftermarket, Convertible, Performance, SUV, Aston Martin, Land Rover, UK

\"Ant-Kahn

If you\'re familiar with the work of Afzal Kahn, it\'s probably for his tuned Range Rovers. And if you live in London, you may have seen his Bugatti Veyron with the F1 license plate. But the British tuner and self-styled \"automotive fashion designer\" is now embarking on a far more ambitious project.

Kahn is teaming up with Ant Anstead of Evanta fame - responsible for rebodying Aston Martin DB7s to look like DB4 GTs and that full-scale DBR1/2 model kit - on a new outfit called Ant-Kahn. Far more than a tuning endeavor, Ant-Kahm is setting about creating truly unique (and uniquely British) automobiles.

Their first project is called the Flying Huntsman, a long-nose Land Rover Defender that we imagine will emerge as something like a British take on the 1998 Jeepster concept crossed with something Icon might concoct. It\'ll pack a 6.2-liter GM LS3 V8 producing 550 horsepower, mated to a push-button six-speed automatic transmission, mounted close to the bulkhead with over 15 inches of extra bodywork and set to be unveiled within the coming months.

Their second collaboration is set to yield the Evanta Barchetta previewed by rendering above. \"Inspired by the design language of 1950s motorsport,\" the Barchetta pays homage to classic British and Italian roadsters. It\'s being built around a tubular frame with handcrafted composite Kevlar bodywork and powered by that same LS3 tuned to 450 hp but in a much lighter form than the Flying Hunstman. Only 20 examples will be made after its debut at the Goodwood Revival come September.

An Aston Martin project codenamed WB12 is also in the works, painting a picture of an ambitious startup backed by two experienced operators whose projects we\'re looking forward to seeing come to fruition.

Continue reading Kahn and Evanta team up for hot-rod Defender, custom Barchetta

Kahn and Evanta team up for hot-rod Defender, custom Barchetta originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:43:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments\";s:8:\"category\";s:98:\"ant-kahnant-kahn evanta barchettaaston martinbarchettaevantaflying huntsmankahnland rover defender\";s:2:\"dc\";a:1:{s:7:\"creator\";s:11:\"Noah Joseph\";}s:7:\"pubdate\";s:29:\"Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:43:00 EST\";s:12:\"comments-url\";s:58:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20927845/article-comments.xml\";s:17:\"comments-html-url\";s:59:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/20927845/article-comments.html\";s:7:\"rss-url\";s:118:\"http://www.autoblog.com/feed/2014/07/10/ant-kahn-evanta-barchetta-flying-huntsman-official/20927845/article-detail.xml\";s:6:\"postid\";s:8:\"20927845\";s:9:\"thumbnail\";s:111:\"http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/7a32032f642dc3fc62dbcc5f20c12091/200392925/evanta-barchetta_thumbnail.jpg\";s:7:\"summary\";s:4527:\"

Filed under: Aftermarket, Convertible, Performance, SUV, Aston Martin, Land Rover, UK

\"Ant-Kahn

If you\'re familiar with the work of Afzal Kahn, it\'s probably for his tuned Range Rovers. And if you live in London, you may have seen his Bugatti Veyron with the F1 license plate. But the British tuner and self-styled \"automotive fashion designer\" is now embarking on a far more ambitious project.

Kahn is teaming up with Ant Anstead of Evanta fame - responsible for rebodying Aston Martin DB7s to look like DB4 GTs and that full-scale DBR1/2 model kit - on a new outfit called Ant-Kahn. Far more than a tuning endeavor, Ant-Kahm is setting about creating truly unique (and uniquely British) automobiles.

Their first project is called the Flying Huntsman, a long-nose Land Rover Defender that we imagine will emerge as something like a British take on the 1998 Jeepster concept crossed with something Icon might concoct. It\'ll pack a 6.2-liter GM LS3 V8 producing 550 horsepower, mated to a push-button six-speed automatic transmission, mounted close to the bulkhead with over 15 inches of extra bodywork and set to be unveiled within the coming months.

Their second collaboration is set to yield the Evanta Barchetta previewed by rendering above. \"Inspired by the design language of 1950s motorsport,\" the Barchetta pays homage to classic British and Italian roadsters. It\'s being built around a tubular frame with handcrafted composite Kevlar bodywork and powered by that same LS3 tuned to 450 hp but in a much lighter form than the Flying Hunstman. Only 20 examples will be made after its debut at the Goodwood Revival come September.

An Aston Martin project codenamed WB12 is also in the works, painting a picture of an ambitious startup backed by two experienced operators whose projects we\'re looking forward to seeing come to fruition.

Continue reading Kahn and Evanta team up for hot-rod Defender, custom Barchetta

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