The new center will offer servicing for classic Jaguars and Land Rovers, as well as used car sales. Jaguar Land Rover is opening a classic car refurbishing and restoration center in North America for the first time. The facility in Savannah, Georgia, will also sell and service JLR’s classic vehicles when it opens in the summer of 2019. It will be the first time the British firm has opened a classic car center outside Europe. A 42-bay workshop will be built on the site, providing a full range of manufacturing services for vehicles out of production for 10 years or more, including vehicle health checks and restorations. There will also be a purpose-built showroom, from which Jaguar Land Rover will sell a selection of pre-owned classic vehicles. Brush up your knowledge about JLR's iconic classic cars: Classic Land Rovers Still Proving Their Worth In The Himalayas Discover How Jaguar Classic Builds The New D-Type The site in Savannah was chosen partly … [Read more...] about Jaguar Land Rover To Build Classic Car Facility In The U.S.
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All new Jaguars and Land Rovers to be electrified from 2020. Jaguar and Land Rover will include an electrified version of every new model range they launch from 2020 – and two new concepts herald the firm's switch to electrification in bold fashion. As part of the inaugural JLR Tech Fest, Jaguar has rolled out both an all-electric E-Type and an autonomous EV concept that looks at how motoring could evolve by 2040. The 2020 electrification announcement was made by JLR CEO Dr Ralf Speth. "We will introduce a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles," he said. "Our first fully electric performance SUV, the Jaguar I-Pace, goes on sale next year.”Jaguar Land Rover is thus the latest company to commit to a future of electric drive, including a range of fully-electric battery-powered cars plus hybrids and plug-in hybrids, following Volvo's headline-grabbing … [Read more...] about Jaguar Reveals Electric Future With E-Type, Future-Type Concepts
Finally, an E-Type with decent brakes! Have you heard? There’s a new hit among wealthy classic car enthusiasts. It’s called restomod and, as its name implies, combines a full restoration of a retro vehicle with modern parts and technologies. This philosophy is inspired by the timeless appearance of a classic beauty, but benefits from the modern performance parts of today. Simply put, you achieve the same great look of a vintage car, but have the dynamics of a new model. There’s one important thing we need to clarify. There’s a difference between hot rod and restomod – while the first uses mostly original parts designed and built by the respective automaker, the newer tuning philosophy relies on custom parts designed to fit in stock locations. This way, the owner of the car, or the tuning company, can either add new parts or return the vehicle to its stock form with all factory parts. What started with a few niche companies selling air … [Read more...] about Jaguar E-Type Restomod Combines Timeless Design With Modern Tech
Previewing the Rapid replacement, the concept also foreshadows a VW Golf GTI competitor. [UPDATE, October 2] Live images from the 2018 Paris Motor Show have been added at the beginning of the gallery, below. Coinciding with the unveiling of the Kodiaq RS, the new Skoda Vision RS concept is a sharp five-door hatchback serving a taste of things to come in the compact car segment. Essentially, this is an early look at the Rapid successor, with the future model set to evolve into a proper, more refined compact hatch to compete with the Volkswagen Golf and the Ford Focus. With this concept previewing a potential RS version, it has been designed to give us an idea of what to expect in terms of a GTI and ST rival.Looking a million times more exciting than the Rapid / Rapid Spaceback on sale today, the Vision RS embraces a much more stylish design language that hopefully will rub off onto the production models. The vehicle is 4356 millimeters long, 1431 mm tall, 1810 mm … [Read more...] about Skoda Vision RS Hybrid Hot Hatch Powers Into Paris
Volkswagen India has joined hands with Orix Auto Infrastructure Services (OAIS) to provide its models on lease. Both companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to offer leasing solution in India through the corporate business centre (CBC) starting with metro cities- like Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. The monthly rental charges start at ₹ 17,647 and cater to start-up entrepreneurs, MSMEs, salaried individuals and corporate professionals and the German carmaker is also providing different maintenance packages options to its customers. Speaking at the inauguration, Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars said, At Volkswagen, customers have been at the core of our business. With our partnership with ORIX, our customers will have the convenience and flexibility to drive premium mobility at a value for money proposition through a monthly rental. This will enhance financial independence for our customers with shorter periods of asset holding and no … [Read more...] about Volkswagen India Partners With ORIX To Provide Its Vehicles On Lease