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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 : 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 […]

By October 10, 2013 63 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By September 20, 2013 11 Comments Read More →
Frankfurt 2013 : Facelifted Discovery unveiled

Frankfurt 2013 : Facelifted Discovery unveiled

Land Rover has launched the facelifted Discovery at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The updated 4×4 gets improved fuel economy, subtle styling changes and improved audio systems. The order books are now open and deliveries will start in the UK from November. At the front the Discovery gets a new grille and bumper plus redesigned headlights […]

By September 10, 2013 7 Comments Read More →
News : Land Rover unveils facelifted Discovery

News : Land Rover unveils facelifted Discovery

The update of the Land Rover Discovery completed the 2014 refresh of Solihull’s model line-up. The facelifted Land Rover benefits from improved fuel consumption, subtle styling changes and improved audio systems. It will be officially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show before but is already available to order with the first cars arriving here in […]

By September 4, 2013 28 Comments Read More →
News : Electric Defender trials underway in Cornwall

News : Electric Defender trials underway in Cornwall

Land Rover’s Electric Defender prototype has begun trials at the Eden Project near St Austell in Cornwall. It will be performing general duties, as well as towing a four-carriage, 12-tonne road train in order to ascertain its usefulness as a working vehicle. The innovative 4×4 is a rolling laboratory to develop new ideas and investigate […]

First Drive : Land Rover Defender Electric prototype

First Drive : Land Rover Defender Electric prototype

First thing’s first… After reading this, don’t head over to your local Land Rover dealer and expect to be able to hand over a deposit for a new Defender Electric. Land Rover will tell you it’s an engineering programme evaluating whether battery power is suited to the most arduous of terrain and conditions – and, […]

Geneva Motor Show 2013 : Land Rover Defender Electric

Geneva Motor Show 2013 : Land Rover Defender Electric

Keith Adams, photography Andrew Elphick Land Rover unveiled its electric Defender at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. It’s currently a research project, but Land Rover says it could enter production if there’s sufficient demand. It’s a full-electric vehicle that sees its standard 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine and gearbox replaced by a 70kW (94bhp), 243lb ft electric […]

Blog : Why I hate the Land Rover Freelander

Blog : Why I hate the Land Rover Freelander

Mike Humble Part of me feels guilty for writing this article on the Freelander, Land Rover’s baby 4×4. This is, after all, a site in which we cherish our fading British car companies and celebrate some of the great names that once pounded the highways and by-ways of England. But there again, we all differ […]

News : Land Rover unveils electric Defender for Geneva

News : Land Rover unveils electric Defender for Geneva

Keith Adams Land Rover is unveiling seven new electric Defender models at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The research vehicle’s standard diesel engine and gearbox have been replaced by a 70kW (94bhp), 330Nm electric motor twinned with a 300-volt, lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 27kWh, giving a claimed range of more than 50 miles. […]

By February 28, 2013 16 Comments Read More →
News : Range Rover L405 tows Airstream to Morocco

News : Range Rover L405 tows Airstream to Morocco

In order to demonstrate the class-leading towing ability of the all-new Range Rover, Land Rover teamed up with an American icon to take part in the ultimate road-trip to one of the highest points in Africa. With a newly-launched Airstream 684 Series 2 aluminium travel trailer hitched to its electrically-deployable tow bar, a Range Rover […]

What the papers say : Range Rover L405

What the papers say : Range Rover L405

Keith Adams The journalists are back from Morocco having sampled the fourth generation Range Rover on some of the world’s most demanding roads for the first time. The question is whether the new car, which has consumed hundreds of millions in development resources is the leap forward over the outgoing L322 – itself hardly shabby […]

By October 28, 2012 7 Comments Read More →
Blog : Defending the legacy…

Blog : Defending the legacy…

Keith Adams I had a quick spin in a Land Rover XTech special edition today. Once again, it’s almost impossible to justify why such a antediluvian, beastly, bumpy, lumpy and unwieldy has a place on the new car price lists in 2012. You can’t get comfortable, you need the window open if you want meaningful […]

By October 22, 2012 54 Comments Read More →
News : Winston’s Series 1 under the hammer

News : Winston’s Series 1 under the hammer

The Land Rover given to Sir Winston Churchill on his 80th birthday is to be sold by auction house Cheffins in Cambridgeshire this weekend. By Daniel Harrison The early Series 1 Land Rover – with the registration UKE 80 was presented to Sir Winston Churchill on 30 November 1954. The original buff logbook shows that […]

By October 19, 2012 11 Comments Read More →
News : Discovery 4 goes all-black

News : Discovery 4 goes all-black

Keith Adams The Land Rover Discovery 4 is continuing its slow move upmarket with the arrival of further high-end model derivatives.  The HSE becomes available exclusively to the UK for the 2013 model year. It’s based upon the 3.0-litre 252bhp LR-SDV6 HSE, but the HSE Luxury derivative adds much needed comfort features, such as the […]

By October 1, 2012 8 Comments Read More →
Blog : Reunited with the Beijing Disco V8

Blog : Reunited with the Beijing Disco V8

Words: Keith Adams Photography: Richard Streeton Regular readers will be more than familiar with the Land Rover Journey of Discovery. The 10,000-plus epic journey that saw the millionth Discovery of the line (along with three others) drive from Gaydon to Beijng, and in the process, it raised £1million for the International Federation of Red Cross and […]

By September 14, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
News : Range Rover built on £370m UK investment

News : Range Rover built on £370m UK investment

Jaguar Land Rover has invested £370 million to upgrade its UK manufacturing facilities and increase productivity as it prepares to launch the fourth generation Range Rover in 170 countries around the world. Sales of the L405 are to begin this month following a three-year engineering project, supporting 1000 jobs in design, product development and manufacturing […]

By September 7, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
News : Range Rover details revealed

News : Range Rover details revealed

Keith Adams So, the darling of the UK motor industry, Land Rover, has finally revealed full details of its flagship, the fourth generation Range Rover. As expected, the latest Rangie majors on luxury, now being thought of in terms as a credible all-round rival to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Audi A8. As well as, of […]

By September 6, 2012 23 Comments Read More →
News : Defender spruced up for 2013

News : Defender spruced up for 2013

Land Rover has revealed some minor changes to the Defender for the 2013 model year. Are we looking at the final spruce-up for the European market? The refresh includes a new colour pallet, with Barolo Black and Havana being added to the range. But also several options have been added for contrasting roofincluding Fuji White, […]

By September 5, 2012 41 Comments Read More →