Since its launch in 2010, the Range Rover Evoque has scored global sales of over 770K units, and received more than 217 international awards, so the new model has to meet very high expectations. Exterior Design Obviously, the revised design maintains the main features and proportions, with the coupé-like silhouette, distinctive fast roofline, rising waist line and powerful shoulders, as well as the basic graphic themes of the headlights and tail lights. Above: the new Evoque – below: the first generation model The side view shows the smoother surface treatment, the new tail lights inspired by the other models in the brand’s line-up and the absence of the wheel-arch plastic protections. The surface treatment has adopted a smoother aesthetics, borrowing elements from the latest Range Rover, Discovery and Velar models. This lends the Evoque a more refined, less rugged look, which is evident in all the exterior details like the distinctive flush door handles. The … [Read more...] about New Range Rover Evoque: the Design
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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
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
Positioned between the Range Rover Sport and the Evoque, the all-new Range Rover Velar is a welcomed addition to the SUV lineup of Land Rover vehicles. The new Velar fills a void that not many knew existed until you fully understand how America’s newfound culture is craving SUVs and crossover vehicles at an unprecedented level. With the introduction of the new Velar, Land Rover expands upon the Range Rover palette to serve up an enticing package that combines the desirable characteristics in a luxury SUV from the go-anywhere capabilities to the plush leather encapsulated interior wrapped up in a somewhat-compact yet usable package. >> Get the best price on the Range Rover Velar from a network of local dealers now. << During my week-long escapade in the new Range Rover Velar, I could not help but be reminded of the segment that the Jaguar F-Pace helped set on fire with excellent driving traits, which also translate to make the Velar an … [Read more...] about 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic HSE P380 Review & Test Drive