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News : JLR’s Paris Motor Show highlights

News : JLR’s Paris Motor Show highlights

Keith Adams For the British contingent, it was a case of Jaguar Land Rover taking the headlines at the Paris Motor Show with the world premiere of the Discovery 5, and the surprise announcement that there will be a Sportbrake version of the Jaguar XF. The Land Rover Discovery 5 came fresh in from its unveiling alongside a […]

Essay : The 1980s and ’90s at Land Rover

Essay : The 1980s and ’90s at Land Rover

Former engineer Nigel Garton recalls his time spent working at Land Rover – a time of great change, and development for the company. The years of 1982-1994 were turbulent years at Land Rover, and ultimately saw the company grow massively. Here’s the view of a man in the engineering department…

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The cars : Land Rover Discovery

The cars : Land Rover Discovery

Expanding the portfolio THE story of the Land Rover Discovery actually begins at the dawn of the 1980s, and with company reshuffles that saw Land Rover separated from the car making divisions of British Leyland, Austin-Rover and Jaguar. The company’s success in producing off-road vehicles had endured almost criminal neglect during the 1970s – a situation […]

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News : Land Rover Discovery 5’s LEGO debut

News : Land Rover Discovery 5’s LEGO debut

The Land Rover Discovery 5 was revealed to the press in typically media-savvy style by breaking a Guinness World Record for the largest LEGO structure ever built, and doing so with the endorsement of brand ambassadors, Bear Grylls, Sir Ben Ainslie and Zara Phillips. The LEGO unveil was impressive, as the rendering of Tower Bridge was made from 5,805,846 individual […]

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News : Land Rover Discovery 5 breaks cover in Paris

News : Land Rover Discovery 5 breaks cover in Paris

Keith Adams The Land Rover Discovery 5 has been launched following a rather lengthy teaser campaign. It’s clearly lighter and more efficient than the outgoing model, which has been doing fine service since 2005, but the big news is that its styling is more derivative of Land Rover’s new look, effectively looking like a scaled-up […]

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News : Land Rover Discovery 5 previewed before Paris launch

News : Land Rover Discovery 5 previewed before Paris launch

Land Rover has released these two teaser images of the sixth-generation Discovery. The pictures come ahead of its official launch ahead of the Paris Motor Show on 28 September. The all-new model will take its styling lead from the 2014 Land Rover Discovery Vision concept, sharing many of its styling cues with the Discovery Sport.

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Video : Disco tows 100-tonne train and, er, survives

Video : Disco tows 100-tonne train and, er, survives

The Discovery Sport was able to pull 60 times its own weight, when powered by Jaguar Land Rover’s 177bhp Ingenium diesel engine. In addition, the Discovery Sport benefitted from Land Rover’s portfolio of towing and traction technologies such as Terrain Response, Tow Assist, Tow Hitch Assist and All Terrain Progress Control – a semi-autonomous off-road […]

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Driven : Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE Luxury (177bhp)

Driven : Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE Luxury (177bhp)

The Land Rover Discovery Sport‘s arrival in 2014 saw the end of the Freelander name – and, with it, a subtle re-positioning of its entry-level challenger in the SUV market.  As an all-new challenger, the name change has been justified. But is it good enough to take market leadership? We try the Ingenium-engined HSE Luxury on […]

News : 2,000,000th ‘utility’ Land Rover marks production milestone

News : 2,000,000th ‘utility’ Land Rover marks production milestone

The two-millionth ‘utility’ Land Rover will make its public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend, after Land Rover reached the manufacturing milestone in the model’s final year of production. The one-off 90 commemorates 2,000,000 Land Rover Defender and Series models, produced at Lode Lane, Solihull, since 1948. Unique touches include a map of Red Wharf Bay – […]

eBay Find of the Week : A guaranteed future classic?

eBay Find of the Week : A guaranteed future classic?

Craig Cheetham Okay, so I’m biased. I love Land Rover Discoverys and have owned three, including our current family hack, which is a W-reg Td5 ES Auto. Given that we have a large family and live in a grand but crumbling Victorian DIY project, I can’t think of a vehicle more practical or versatile to […]

News : The Dunsfold Collection launches its Museum Fund Appeal

News : The Dunsfold Collection launches its Museum Fund Appeal

The world-renowned Dunsfold Collection of historic Land Rovers has recently achieved Charitable Trust status and is launching a fundraising campaign to secure a suitable museum building that will allow regular public access to its collection of Land Rover vehicles. The Collection was started in 1968 by Brian Bashall, who realised that his love of strange […]

Blog : Raise a glass to… 25 years of the Land Rover Discovery

Blog : Raise a glass to… 25 years of the Land Rover Discovery

David Morgan It’s hard to believe it’s 25 years this week since the first Land Rover Discovery was revealed. The vehicle that, in many ways, was the catalyst for Land Rover’s success of today has built up a huge fan base in quarter of a century, as David Morgan’s truly excellent contribution testifies – (ed). […]

News : Land Rover reveals new Discovery Sport

News : Land Rover reveals new Discovery Sport

The new baby Discovery has finally broken cover – with Land Rover unveiling the newcomer within the dramatic surroundings of Spaceport America in New Mexico along with (and, no, we’re not joking) a competition to win a trip into space with Virgin Galactic… The car will be seen in Europe for the first time at next month’s […]

News : Land Rover reveals new Discovery Sport’s interior

News : Land Rover reveals new Discovery Sport’s interior

Land Rover has today revealed a first look inside the soon-to-be launched Discovery Sport with the release of a short film showing glimpses of the cabin design. The bold new premium, compact SUV is the first member of the new Discovery family. Inspired by the Discovery Vision Concept, it features versatile 5+2 seating as standard […]

First Drive : Land Rover Discovery – first off the line

First Drive : Land Rover Discovery – first off the line

Mike Humble drives the very first Land Rover Discovery off the line – and finds himself transported back in time… You know, it’s a really long time since I have driven an early Land Rover Discovery. Many of you are bound to know that this year marks some very important birthdays on the British automotive […]

News : LR Vision Concept breaks cover in the UK

News : LR Vision Concept breaks cover in the UK

Andrew Elphick The Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept first broke cover a month ago – on an aircraft carrier, in the middle of the sea, as you do. However, fast-forward a month and Land Rover softly launched the Vision to the public at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. It’s not your obvious location, until you […]

News : Land Rover unveils Discovery Vision Concept

News : Land Rover unveils Discovery Vision Concept

John Slavin Land Rover has revealed the Discovery Vision Concept in New York. It previews the upcoming Discovery family of vehicles due to appear from 2015, starting with a smaller Discovery to replace the Freelander and followed by a larger model to replace the current Discovery 4. The first production car is expected to be offered […]

News : Land Rover Discovery XXV edition

News : Land Rover Discovery XXV edition

Land Rover has unveiled a new Discovery XXV Special Edition as a celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the original model’s launch. First introduced in 1989, the Discovery’s combination of contemporary design, spacious and user-friendly interiors made it an instant hit – and expanded sales by out-Shoguning the best-selling Mitsubishi Shogun. The XXV is a world […]

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News : Land Rover Defender reaches the end of the line

News : Land Rover Defender reaches the end of the line

The Land Rover Defender – one of the few genuinely classic cars you can still buy new – is to go out of production in 2015. The iconic off-roader, which has been on sale since 1948 in one form or another, gets the chop in the face of escalating safety regulations and a changing market […]

First Drive : Land Rover Freelander SD4 HSE Lux

First Drive : Land Rover Freelander SD4 HSE Lux

Keith Adams The Land Rover Freelander 2 has been with us since 2006 and yet still enjoys strong sales and a healthy following in the UK 4×4 market. However, just because it’s the market leader doesn’t mean that Land Rover has been able to rest on its laurels, as this subtle late-life facelift for 2013 clearly […]

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