Ineos Grenadier – The Old-School Defender That Land Rover Doesn’t Make Anymore
There are high chances you would’ve heard of the name ‘Ineos’. It is a U.K.-based petrochemicals group. You must have even seen the name across the Mercedes F1 cars, America’s Cup team boats, and also ‘Ineos Grenadiers’, a cycling team previously known as Sky.
Now, Ineos has dipped its toes into the automotive segment and has come up with an SUV called Ineos Grenadier. The SUV is heavily inspired by the yesteryear Land Rover Defender. While it may look the part, is it as hardcore as the original model? Carfection finds out.
Jaguar Land Rover Is Making Big Moves to Fix Its Reputation
When an automaker is in turbulent times, sometimes all it takes is the right person to turn it all around. Take Jaguar and Land Rover for example – two companies that have been plagued by quality and reliability issues to the point that the whole world knows just how bad they really are. And I’m not even exaggerating, either. In What Car’s 2020 reliability survey, Land Rover landed dead last in position No. 31 with a score of 78.2-percent, or 10-percent less than Renault at 87.6-percent in position No. 30. Jaguar did a little better in position 21 with a score of 91.8-percent, but you get the idea – neither company is known for two things that matter the most. There was even a protest at JLR’s Shanghai headquarters in 2018 over poor performance. For 2021 and beyond, however, both brands could very well see a completely different fortune.
The Land Rover Defender Gets the full Manhart Treatment with 550 Horses and a Body Kit
Since the mid-80s the Land Rover’s Defender’s name has stood for one of the most original and indestructible off-road vehicles in automotive history. Over the past 70 years, the model known solely by its brand name has only bee discreetly improved - until incompatibilities with pedestrian protection ultimately sealed its fate in early 2016.
This Land Rover Defender From the ‘80s Has Been Completely Revamped
The 20th century Land Rover Defenders are a hot commodity today. A lot of tuners and aftermarket companies undertake restomod operations and give the erstwhile model a modern twist. AutotopiaLA has uploaded a video of a project done by Fusion Motorsport wherein a 30-year old red Land Rover Defender went under the knife. It came out with fresh skin, a new look, and even a new heart. Neat job, huh?
Land Rover Defender 110 Is The Support Vehicle At The 2021 Red Bull X-Alps Adventure Race
Land Rover Defender is one of the toughest SUVs that money can buy you. The automaker reminded people of the same when it decided to send a fleet of Defenders to the Alps as support vehicles for the Red Bulls X-Alps adventure race. The Defender will be used to ferry people and supplies around, and will also act as recovery vehicles for the athletes.
The Story of the Darien Breakthrough - The Best Overlanding Experience Ever
Everybody knows that Range Rovers are unreliable, right? Well, I’m here to tell you a story that might just change your perspective a little bit. And it involves two, first-generation Range Rovers, 12-hours a day mud trekking, snakes, bats, a lot of sweat, about 80,000 cigarettes, and a long-lost Chevrolet Corvair.
Keep reading to find out the story of the British Trans-Americas Expedition, the first-ever successful vehicle-based traverse of the Pan-American Highway through the Darien Gap. It’s a story of grit, determination and ultimately, a lesson in PR that would be impossible to replicate today.
2021 Land Rover Defender 90 Trio By ECD Automotive Design
E.C.D Automotive Design is famous for its highly customized Land Rover Defender rebuilds. This time, the aftermarket company has taken things up a notch by working on three identical Defender 90s one after the other, but each one is contrastingly different from the other. The rebuild on all the three SUVs involves extensive work inside out and even feature different V-8s under the hood. The company hasn’t revealed the exact prices of these builds, but the D90s start at $180,000.
Land Rover May Try to Compete With The Mercedes-AMG G63
It seems like Land Rover is done testing the waters with the new Defender and gauging the customers’ opinions. The automaker recently unveiled the V-8 engine on the Defender, will be rolling out the Defender 130 within a couple of years, and has plans to develop a Defender-based pickup truck. As if Land Rover didn’t have a lot on its plate already, it plans to take on the Mercedes-AMG G63 with another iteration of the Defender that will most likely be built under the guidance of its recent acquisition, Bowler Motors.
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
The Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a luxurious offering that you won’t hesitate to take off-road. It comes with a lot of stuff that makes it a formidable competitor in a segment that is dominated by the likes of the three Germans. You get stuff like air suspension as standard. There are tens of exterior and interior color options, and an insane amount of engine options, too. The automaker has introduced a new SVR Carbon Edition that one-ups the standard SVR. It comes with the most powerful V-8 seen in a Land Rover to date. But, does it have enough for people to choose it over the Audis and BMWs?
2022 Land Rover Defender Debuts With A V-8 Engine
Land Rover resurrected the Defender moniker in a brand new avatar in 2019 after a three-year hiatus. It didn’t look as rugged and boxy as its predecessor, but it came loaded to the brim in terms of features and gizmos. Although it had everything that one would want from a premium off-roader, there was one glaring omission – the V-8 engine. Perhaps Land Rover was just testing waters when it launched the new Defender and wanted to keep something for later, or realized that the market is too competitive.
Either way, the good news is that the 2022 Defender has been introduced with eight-cylinders under the hood. Apart from this, it also comes with a few other tweaks here and there that have smoothened out some wrinkles.
2021 Land Rover Defender 130 "Project Mule" by ECD Automotive Design
E.C.D. Automotive Design is known for Land Rover rebuilds. The company has worked on many unique projects in the past and is here with another one based on the Defender 130 pickup truck. Called the Project Mule, it comes with a plethora of changes inside out. It features a Chevy LS3 engine under the hood, an off-road suspension with a lift kit, teakwood bed, sheepskin and cowhide interior, and so on.
2021 Land Rover Defender Works V8 Trophy
The previous-gen Defender is one of the most sought-after vehicles in the market. Aftermarket companies acquire it and give it its own unique twists, each one a lot different than the other. Land Rover has jumped on the wagon, too, and come up with a limited-production Defender Works V8 Trophy. The SUV will come with classic looks and a V-8 engine under the hood. The automaker will build just 25 examples, but none of them are earmarked for the U.S. market. The price? A little over quarter-million dollars!
Restoring This Classic Range Rover Required a Ridiculous Amount of Work
2021 Ares Design Defender Spec 1.2
Land Rover Defender is one of the most popular choices for tuners and aftermarket companies to show off their skills and creativity. This time, it’s Ares Designs’ turn to show off what it could make of this butch SUV. Called the Defender Spec 1.2, it comes with changes inside out. The exterior includes stuff like carbon fiber bodywork and a panoramic roof and the interior benefits from some luxurious touches. Even the four-cylinder engine is swapped in favor of a V-8 engine for that extra grunt and roar.
2020 Land Rover Defender - Driven
The Land Rover Defender needs no introduction. After a long run, the company sent it on a hiatus in 2016, only for it to return in a freshed, modern avatar to keep up with the competition. It came out looking a little less old-school, but still as rugged as ever.
This time, it wasn’t just the sturdy build that made it a compelling off-roader, but also the modern gadgets and gizmos that could put the other off-roaders out there to shame. The top trim is dangerously close to the six-digit price territory, but will that stop people from buying it? Or will customers look at other cheaper alternatives, like the Toyota 4Runner and to an extent, the Jeep Grand Cherokee?
2021 Land Rover Discovery
The Discovery has been in the market for over three decades now. Currently in its fifth iteration, this Land Rover has proved its mettle over the years and is an all-rounder in this family of off-roaders. It comes with all the bells and whistles on the inside, a seven-seat layout, and is a true off-road capable family SUV. The Discovery is currently in its fifth generation and Land Rover has decided to update it for the 2021 model year.
The 2021 refresh sees a lot of new updates, like refreshed aesthetics, a lot of improved tech features, and most importantly, new engines, one of which is mated to a mild-hybrid system. Does the facelift make the Discovery all the more relevant in this competitive segment?
What is the Cheapest Land Rover?
The Discovery Sport is the most affordable Land Rover in 2019. Priced from $37,990, it’s also the only Land Rover to fetch less than $40,000. The company’s smallest crossover, the Range Rover Evoque, retails from $42,650, while all other vehicles cost in excess of $50,000.
What is the Sportiest Land Rover?
The "Sport" in Range Rover Sport mainly describes the vehicle’s smaller size compared to the standard Range Rover, but the brand’s SVR division adds high-performance credentials similar to those found in some Jaguar cars. Not only significantly more powerful than other Land Rovers, the Range Rover Sport SVR also features a sportier chassis with a lower ride and stiffer springs, as well as carbon-fiber components. It’s also a bit more aerodynamic while the revised front fascia provides enhanced cooling to the engine and the bigger brakes. The supercharged, 5.0-liter V-8 engine shared with the Jaguar F-Type produces an impressive 567 horsepower. The Range Rover Sport SVR is suitable for track use despite its size and weight.
What is the Most Popular Land Rover?
The Range Rover Sport is the company’s most popular model in the United States, taking around 26 percent of national sales in recent years. The Range Rover Velar, the Land Rover Discovery Sport, and the Range Rover Evoque are also high sellers with more than 1,000 units delivered monthly, but they don’t get close to the Range Rover Sport’s sales of almost 2,000 examples per month.
What is the Most Expensive Land Rover?
The Range Rover, the company’s largest SUV, is also the most expensive. Packed with luxury features and state-of-the-art tech, the Range Rover retails from $90,900 before options. Opt for the long-wheelbase model with the 557-horsepower V-8 and SVAutobiography trim and pricing jumps to a whopping $210,795. Go crazy with the fancy options and the Range Rover can fetch close to $260,000.
What is the Fastest Land Rover?
The powerful Range Rover Sport SVR is also the fastest Land Rover. The 567-horsepower V-8 engine pushes the SUV from 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds. No other Land Rover can hit the benchmark this quick. Its top speed is also superior to any other vehicle from the brand at 176 mph.
Are Land Rover Cars Reliable?
The old Land Rover Series models and the Defender were among the most reliable SUVs on the market. They were built like tanks and were famed for their capabilities, easy repairs, and thus remained on the road for decades. However, the modern Land Rover brand isn’t as reliable as it used to be. Consistent reports of unreliability turned the British brand into one of the least reliable companies. Less than 10 years ago, Land Rover was declared the least reliable car on the road with more than 70 percent of used vehicles breaking down each year. Things weren’t as bad in 2019, when Land Rover vehicles usually ranked at average. This isn’t very good given the prices Land Rover charges for its models. The Range Rover Sport and the Range Rover Evoque are the most reliable SUVs from the brand.