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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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?
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
Land Rover is eight months away from revealing its second-generation Evoque, which has been spotted testing on in Scandinavia with production-spec bodywork.To ensure its success, the company will tinker little with the current car’s formula and maintain the distinctive coupé-style shape that helped define a segment. It will also add Velar-like features to enhance the car's premium image - as shown by the most recently spotted development car that wears slim taillights and pop-out door handles.The next-generation car has a lot to live up to. The current Evoque helped transform the company into the much larger and more successful one it is today. Sales have never dropped below 100,000 units annually, even six years after it was launched.Jaguar Land Rover has a stated target of having an electrified version of each of its new models launched after 2020, but the Evoque will arrive just before that and consequently there will be no electrified version from … [Read more...] about 2019 Range Rover Evoque: new pictures show Velar design influence
Land Rover has moved the Defender into cold weather testing ahead of the car's sales launch next year, with the short wheelbase 90-badged model spotted testing under the body of a heavily modified Range Rover Sport.Initial launch plans for the reborn Defender centre on two different wheelbases and two distinct bodystyles. The famous 90in and 110in wheelbase that gave the old Defender 90 and Defender 110 their names will also inspire the naming strategy of the new model, which will be built on a version of one of Jaguar Land Rover’s aluminium architectures. Those wheelbases will house both hard-top and soft- top bodystyle options for the new car, which are currently being experimented with in Land Rover’s design studio. An eventual series of Defender models will potentially include a pick-up and a line-up of different versions and trims ranging from the more civilised everyday use to the most hardcore, as well as more premium and performance … [Read more...] about Land Rover Defender edges closer to production as cold weather testing commences