Land Rover

News : Land Rover Discovery XXV edition

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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 […]

News : Land Rover Defender reaches the end of the line

Land Rover Defender (1990-2015)

The Defender came about as Land Rover expanded its model portfolio to include the Discovery. With more than one model at all, it was no longer suitable to sell the car as the 'Land Rover'. The Defender was effectively a lightly facelifted 90/110 that also received the Discovery's turbodiesel engine to create the popular 200Tdi model. The V8 version continued as before, but with the new turbodiesel on board, its sales were seriously overshadowed.

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

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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 […]

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 […]

News : Land Rover unveils facelifted Discovery

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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 […]

News : Electric Defender trials underway in Cornwall

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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

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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


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

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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


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. […]