NEXT-GENERATION RANGE ROVER: FULL DETAILS

The next generation of the Range Rover has been officially revealed. It won’t arrive in Australia until the middle of 2022 but extensive details have been provided. It sits on a new modular platform called ‘MLA Flex’ for the Jaguar and Land Rover brands, and includes a variety of new and carryover powertrains. New Range Rover’s structure is constructed from 80 per cent aluminium, along with high- and ultra high-tensile steel in certain areas for additional strength and rigidity. The rear of the Range Rover debuts new ‘hidden-until-lit’ LED tail-lights,… Read more

SPECIAL EDITION RANGE ROVER SPORT SVR

Special Vehicle Operations has launched a special edition Range Rover Sport SVR with solid glass flake paintwork options as well as special interiors. Three hand-finished exterior paint choices include new Gloss Maya Blue and Gloss Marl Grey colours, both of which are exclusive to the Ultimate edition. Delicate and highly reflective fine white glass flake particles in the solid base coat give an intense star-like sparkle. A third option, Satin Ligurian Black gives it a stealthy look. Each colour features a Gloss Narvik Black contrast roof. There is Black knurled… Read more

RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 2011 – 2019

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque – a bit of a mouthful, but that’s its full title, reached us in Australia in October 2011. It’s a stylish upmarket SUV and can tackle moderately rough conditions in its all-wheel drive variant. It’s also sold with two-wheel drive, which can be used on forest trails and the like as ground clearance is the same as AWD models. We wouldn’t take one to a beach, though. While the Evoque looks like it has a sleek low roof that’s a clever illusion. While the roof… Read more

RANGE ROVER SPORT GETS NEW PETROL SIX-CYLINDER ENGINE

Range Rover Sport has a new P400 in-line high-tech six-cylinder in the SE and HSE ranges. It has an electric supercharger to deliver immediate power response. Able to spool fully in just 0.5 seconds at up to 65,000rpm it virtually eliminates turbo lag. Supported by a twin-scroll turbocharger and Continuous Variable Valve Lift it optimises performance and lowers fuel consumption and reduces. The clever set-up is based around an all-new Start-Stop system that switches off when stationary and pairs the new 3.0-litre engine with an electric motor. This allows the… Read more

RANGE ROVER VELAR: MORE POWER, HIGH-TECH INTERIOR

A 3.0-litre straight-six Ingenium engine now powers the Range Rover Velar. Arguably the most interesting news is that it’s available in 48-volt mild hybrid with all-wheel drive variant. This uses a Belt integrated Starter Generator to harvest energy normally lost under deceleration. The energy is stored in a 48V lithium-ion battery and is then used to assist the engine when accelerating. The new 294kW P400 engine generates up to 550Nm of torque and has an electric supercharger, as well as a twin scroll turbocharger. Velar features Land Rover’s state-of-the-art infotainment… Read more

RANGE ROVER EVOQUE: MORE POWER, EXTRA TECHNOLOGY

Range Rover Evoque has had major chanced under the bonnet, as well as in its infotainment areas. The new Ingenium diesel engine is an efficient next-generation four-cylinder unit that features Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology. Using a belt- driven starter motor and battery pack, MHEV vehicles harvest energy normally lost under deceleration, feeding back to the vehicle’s 48-volt battery to boost the performance and deliver enhanced fuel economy. Evoque now has Land Rover’s state-of-the-art Pivi infotainment. The system is ready to go as soon as it’s switched on –… Read more

RANGE ROVER SPORT SVR: THE MOST POWERFUL LAND ROVER EVER

The new Range Rover Sport SVR Carbon Edition is the high-performance flagship of the range. Designed, engineered and developed by Special Vehicle Operations, the luxury performance SUV is hand-finished in Coventry, UK. The 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine produces 423kW (575PS) and generates 700Nm of torque. It can power the SVR from zero to 100km/h in 4.5 seconds and to a top speed of 283km/h. Coupled with bespoke enhancements to the chassis, the SVR delivers more dynamic handling. The engineers focused on controlling pitch under heavy acceleration and braking, and the… Read more

RANGE ROVER TURNS 50

Range Rover celebrates 50 years of innovation, refinement and unparalleled all-terrain capability with the introduction of the new Range Rover Fifty. Over its 50 year lifespan, the Range Rover has achieved many world firsts. It was the first SUV to feature a permanent 4WD system. In 1989 it was the world’s first 4×4 to be fitted with ABS anti-lock brakes. In 1992 it became the world’s first 4×4 to be fitted with electronic traction control (ETC) and automatic electronic air suspension. In 2012, the latest generation Range Rover became the… Read more

LAND ROVER AND RANGE ROVER ANNOUNCE PHEV HYBRIDS

Range Rover Evoque PHEV

In a major announcement Land Rover in the UK has advised that a large number of its vehicles are now offered as plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Chief amongst these are the best sellers in their respective ranges, the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport. Owners can expect to have an electric-only range of up to 66km and CO2 emissions as low as 32 grams per kilometre. Badged P300e, both are based on Land Rover’s state-of-the-art Premium Transverse architecture, which was designed to support electrification while maintaining off-road… Read more

RANGE ROVER EVOQUE REVIEW

New Range Rover Evoque looks like an Evoque. Perhaps this sounds like a daft statement. But let’s check the history of the Evoque; despite the opinions of those who first saw the original Evoque preview models at motor shows that it would never sell it did – close to 800,000 left the showrooms. The latest Evoque is built on a modular platform and has a stiffer body than the Evoque 1 to provide improved ride comfort, refinement and longevity. STYLING Evoque’s stylish design changes with the new model have been… Read more