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German Tuner HOFELE-DESIGN Gives Land Rover Defender the Deserving Facelift and Luxe Treatment

As you may have heard, Land Rover Defender is in its last year of production. It is sad that the iconic model will not see more modernization, but for true Defender fans, not all hope is lost. German tune HOFELE-DESIGN decides to take things into their own hands and give the Defender its rightful facelift. Yes. You heard us. Facelift. Rejuvenating the legendary Land Rover model with bits like a newly designed front-end, including a very Range Rover-ish front grille, LED lights, massive 20-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, and of course, the obligatory luxury treatment on the inside. To be honest, it will not be the cuppa for some Defender fans, but it should please some who have a taste of the opulence. Anywho, if you have a Defender, HOFELE-DESIGN has a catalog of 60 newly developed products to suit your Defender. Continue reading German Tuner HOFELE-DESIGN Gives Land Rover Defender the Deserving Facelift and Luxe Treatment

It’s Official. Jaguar C-X75 Will Be The Villain’s Ride in Bond Movie Spectre

You already know the next James Bond flick, Spectre, will feature the specially designed Aston Martin DB10 as the hero’s ride and probably had caught wind about Jaguar Land Rover’s involvement in the movie too. Well, the rumor has been confirmed. Jaguar Land Rover has let out the official words on their involvement in this Fall’s blockbuster. Unfortunately, Jaguar Land Rover’s ride (or should we say, rides), in most part, won’t get too intimate with Mr. Bond as the ‘star’ car involved, the C-X75 supercar, will be siding with the villains. Regardless, you can expect these cars to slug it out in the Bond-usual, adrenaline-pumping car chases. Not sure how much screen time the C-X75 will have, but Jaguar Land Rover specifically points out that the C-X75 will go head to head with the DB10 in a spectacular car chase sequence through Rome. Continue reading It’s Official. Jaguar C-X75 Will Be The Villain’s Ride in Bond Movie Spectre

Land Rover Defender’s Production Ends This Year, So Here Are Three Limited Editions For Remembrance

Among the Land Rover models, Defender is perhaps the most widely used vehicle across a myriad of fields, including, but not limited to safari, military, and agriculture. You cannot imagine how widely it is being used and still being used today after thirty years since it was first introduced. I was fortunate enough to see for myself how Defenders are put to good use, exactly as it was designed to be used at Cameron Highlands, in Pahang, Malaysia. That place is probably the single location with the most Defenders in used, across different generations. Sadly, the Defender’s glory time is about to come to an end when Land Rover’s Solihull production in UK cease rolling out Defenders in December 2015. To mark this occasion, Land Rover has released three limited edition Defenders, each celebrating a different element of the vehicle’s versatile character. Continue reading Land Rover Defender’s Production Ends This Year, So Here Are Three Limited Editions For Remembrance

Land Rover Adds All-New 240 HP 7-Seater Discovery Sport To Its Stable

Land Rover is taking a stab at the crowding market of luxury compact SUV market with the all-new 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport which, like the Range Rover, will be sold under the family-oriented Discovery sub-brand and hence, the prominent (and not everyone’s excited about) “DISCOVERY” badging at its nose and tail. one look at the Discovery Sport, you will immediately recognize it as a Land Rover, which pretty much says about the design aspect (and we shall rest our case on that note). under the hood, it shares the same drivetrain as the less family-friendly Range Rover Evoque with Land Rover’s trademark all-wheel-drive being driven by a 240 horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-four engine and mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Continue reading Land Rover Adds All-New 240 HP 7-Seater Discovery Sport To Its Stable

550HP Range Rover Sport SVR Is Officially The Fastest, Most Powerful Land Rover Yet

the love for horsepower and speed, comes as natural as breathing, but not so much if you also happen to have the love for Sports Utility Vehicles. in case you have these weird love combo, then you really have to check out the Range Rover Sport EVR. set to debut at the upcoming Pebble Beach event, the Range Rover is powered by a supercharged V8 engine, pumping out an impressive 550 hp and turning out a little over 500 lb-ft of torque, which are put to all four wheels via an advanced ZF-8HP70 eight-speed automatic gearbox. this new found power and torque enables this off-road capable, luxury vehicle to launch from standstill to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds and to an electronically limited top speed of 162 mph (260 km/h). Continue reading 550HP Range Rover Sport SVR Is Officially The Fastest, Most Powerful Land Rover Yet

Land Rover Transparent Bonnet Virtual Imaging

when driving, what you see immediately ahead of you is actually not the road; it is the bonnet and this is even more pronounced if you are on a SUV or off-roader which happens to be a lot higher than regular cars. if Land Rover has its way, the hood is no longer what you will see; you will see the ground beneath, including the angle and position of the front wheels, so you will know exactly if there are any obstacles under the front of your ride and where you rubbers are pointing towards. we don’t know about you, but to us, that sounds like a dream come true. this technology, aptly dubbed Transparent Bonnet Virtual Imaging is still at its prototype stage and will be making its way to meet the world at the upcoming New York International Motor Show. so how is this ‘transparent hood’ even possible with the engine, among the many things, in the way? Continue reading Land Rover Transparent Bonnet Virtual Imaging

Range Rover Evoque Autobiography Dynamic

even though the Range Rover is a SUV, wait… or was it a hatchback? never mind. it does not matter, what matters is, if you want to gun for more power, then look no further than the Range Rover Evoque Autobiography Dynamic. quite mouthful, isn’t it? but rest assure that mouthing the name will be worth it. fitted with a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol unit, the Dynamic yields 285 PS or 281 hp, which is a good 41 ponies over the ‘regular’ counterparts, while torque sees a 60 Nm (44 lb-ft) increase to 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). this new-found power is transmitted to the wheels via a 9-speed ZF transmission, coupled to Land Rover’s active driveline technology for improved traction, agility and fuel efficiency. Continue reading Range Rover Evoque Autobiography Dynamic

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Long Wheelbase

you and i know that apart from the Defender, you are not really going to let a SUV as luxurious as the Range Rover off the road. that’s not to say it is not capable of doing so, but that capability is best reserve for situations when you need to get away from the thugs on Cadillac or something, otherwise, this 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Long Wheelbase would be the ride that you want to feel absolutely comfortable in, well, at least for your rear passengers. that said, with 140mm (5.5 inches) more legroom for the rear passengers, you as a driver will be hearing less of complain from the rear occupants. additionally, the rear seats also get a 17-degree recline angle to further increase the comfort level to those of a first class airline seat, well, almost. Continue reading 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Long Wheelbase

Land Rover Defender LXV Special Edition

started its life as the Land Rover 90 back in the 83′, the Land Rover Defender has been synonymous with superb off-road capabilities. its iconic look has remained largely unchanged since, thus making it one of the most instantly recognizable vehicle on Earth. that said, nothing is more fitting than to roll out a special edition of the Defender to mark the automaker’s 65th anniversary? hence, the birth of the Land Rover Defender LXV Special Edition. speaking of ‘LXV’, here’s a little trivia about the model ‘LXV’ – it is actually the roman numerals of ’65’. based on the standard Land Rover Defender, it is fitted with the same 2.2-liter diesel unit that delivers its maximum power of 122 PS at 3,500 RPM and peak torque of 360 Nm at a low 2,000 RPM, and hooked up to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Continue reading Land Rover Defender LXV Special Edition

2014 Range Rover Sport

with a Land Rover, you know you will have the muscle to tackle nearly all sort of off-road situations, but if more is what you are after, then look no further than the 2014 Range Rover Sport. shedding some 420 kilograms from its heft over its predecessor, this sport version is touted as the fastest, most agile and response Land Rover to date and seats somewhere between the larger Range Rover and the smaller Evoque. befitting its sport namesake is a matching sporty look that should be right up the alley of those who thought the Evoque’s aesthetic is little way too avant-garde. personally, i like how the new Range Rover Sport looks: it looks pretty much like the Range Rover that we are used to and yet, still packs the sporty look to match its 340 hp 3.0-liter supercharged V6, or the 510 hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 powertrain offered. Continue reading 2014 Range Rover Sport