Land Rover has finally put to rest rumors that its next Defender might be built at a new plant in Slovakia by confirming that all Discovery production will be moved to the site, which was first announced in 2015 and due to be operational in late 2018. “The decision to move the Land Rover Discovery to Slovakia and the potential losses of some agency employed staff in the U.K. is a tough one but forms part of our long-term manufacturing strategy as we transform our business globally,” the automaker said in an email sent to Bloomberg on Monday. Land Rover, like most major automakers, is expanding its production footprint in an effort to hedge against currency fluctuations as well as take advantage of lower costs and improved logistics in various regions. In 2014 the automaker started production outside the U.K. for the first time when versions of the Rover Range Rover Evoque started rolling out of a plant in China. Most Range Rover Evoques and the related Discovery Sport are … [Read more...] about Land Rover Discovery production moving to Slovakia
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The portfolio of Land Rover vehicles has grown slightly over the years but many of the stables of the brand have remained to keep on pace with America’s newfound thirst for SUVs and crossover utility vehicles. One of Land Rover’s offerings that has regained popularity in the fray of SUVs cannibalizing the sales of sedans is the new Discovery. >> Get the best price on the Land Rover Discovery from a network of local dealers now. << The latest Land Rover Discovery, off of the heels of where the LR3 and LR4 left off, was introduced as a new land pioneer for the 2017 model year. For the 2018 model year, the Discovery receives a few small additions welcoming standard front collision mitigation and emergency braking, upgraded equipment for the base trim level, new 12-inch configurable color-LCD gauge cluster, and an improved color heads-up display. Having driven the 2017 model year Discovery extensively, I remain aggregable for what it offers … [Read more...] about 2018 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury Quick Spin Review
1948 Land Rover Series I launched at the Amsterdam Motor Show 1953 Long Wheelbase version of the Series I is introduced 1956 Oxford and Cambridge teams complete on London to Singapore expedition in Series I 1958 Land Rover Series II unveiled with more refined design 1970 Original two-door Range Rover (the Classic) goes on sale 1971 Land Rover Series III launched 1972 Range Rover crosses Darien Gap on 18,000-mile Trans-America expedition 1976 1,000,000th Land Rover built 1979 A Range Rover wins the inaugural Paris-Dakar rally (and again in 1981) 1981 Land Rover begins legendary partership with Camel Trophy 1981 Four-door Range Rover released 1989 Land Rover Discovery, the third Land Rover model, goes on sale 1990 Original ‘Landie’ relaunched and renamed Defender 1994 Second generation Range Rover launched 1997 All-new Freelander is unveiled with innovative new technology: Hill Descent Control 2001 Third-generation Range Rover with all-round independent air suspension … [Read more...] about The history of Land Rover: World’s most famous off-roader celebrates 70th anniversary – but what’s the best ever model?
So Land Rover has been in the truck-making game for 70 years now. That’s an impressive string, especially when you consider what the British automotive industry went through in the late-70s, early-80s. But here we are, and as you would expect, Land Rover decided to celebrate. And how did they celebrate this milestone? By making a giant Defender in the snow of the French Alps, of course. No, it doesn’t make much sense to me either, but it’s still kind of cool. The giant Land Rover snow art was made in anticipation of World Land Rover Day, April 30th, which will be exactly 70 years since the original Landy was first shown at the 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show. Vertical Limits In La Plagne, France, which is southwest from Chamonix, snow artist Simon Beck, who somehow has a job creating geometric art on foot, confronted sub-zero temperatures to produce the outline of a Defender 820 feet across, 9,000 feet up in the French Alps. Yeah, the idea is kind of nutty, and the … [Read more...] about Land Rover “Draws” Massive Defender Outline At 9,000 Feet In The French Alps
To celebrate 70 years since the Land Rover debut back in 1948 at the Amsterdam Motor Show, the company has now confirmed the 30th of April 2018 will become World Land Rover Day. A huge 250m wide Defender outline was drawn in the French Alps snow by Simon Beck to mark Land Rover’s 70th anniversary. We are not sure what to expect on the 30th of April but if you want to watch what the manufacturer has up their sleeve and to take part in the celebrations, go to www.youtube.com/landrover at 21h00 SAST and use the hashtag #LandRover70Years Take a look at all the Land Rover models from the past 70 years below the video clip. 70 YEARS OF LAND ROVER TIMELINE 1948 Land Rover Series I launched at the Amsterdam Motor Show 1953 Long Wheelbase version of the Series I is introduced 1956 Oxford and Cambridge teams complete on London to Singapore expedition in Series I … [Read more...] about 70 Years Of Land Rover Brings World Land Rover Day