Land Rover

Land Rover is a British brand that currently manufactures all-wheel-drive premium SUVs. Established in 1948, Land Rover started out as an SUV and pickup truck manufacturer that aimed its products at the more affordable side of the market. The brand became famous for its series of spartan off-road vehicles that were inspired by the Willys Jeep. These SUVs are known as the Series I, II, and III and were built from 1948 until 1983, when the last series was replaced by the iconic Defender.

In 1970, Land Rover launched the Range Rover, a more luxurious and more refined 4x4 SUV. The nameplate lives to this day in its fourth generation. Land Rover expanded its lineup with the Discovery in 1989, the Freelander in 1997, and the Range Rover Sport in 2005. The Range Rover Evoque, the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Range Rover Velar followed in 2011, 2014, and 2017, respectively.

Incorporated by various British companies in its first decades on the market, Land Rover was purchased by BMW in 1994, which sold it to Ford in 2006. In 2008, it was purchased by Tata Motors, which established Jaguar Land Rover Limited. Land Rover’s current lineup includes six different models, all of the SUV variety.

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2020 Ineos Grenadier

2020 Ineos Grenadier

An up and coming British automaker’s attempt at an old-school off-road SUV inspired by the old Defender

When folks like us are obsessed with a car, we draw it on papers, doodle about it, and all of that. But, if you have billions of pounds in your bank account, you just build a fully-functional vehicle from scratch. This is how the Ineos Grenadier came to life.

Ineos is a British petrochemicals group founded by Sir Jim Ratcliffe which now has an automotive division in its portfolio. Such was his love for the classic Defender that he tried to purchase the rights from Land Rover. When denied, he went on to build an SUV from the ground up that takes heavy inspiration from the old Defender. Although it looks the part, is the Ineos Grenadier as tough as the classic Land Rover?

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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque - Driven

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque - Driven

Familiar style meets improved substance

Back in 2012, the Range Rover Evoque was a radical departure. This Land Rover sub-brand made a name for itself with powerful, comfortable SUVs, with big, boxy, classic styling. The “Baby Range Rover” Evoque was a subcompact crossover with a sleek silhouette and tiny windows. It looked like a bold concept car that instead hit the streets. The bet paid off — the Evoque not only brought new customers into the Range Rover fold, but it successfully previewed the brand’s direction. This once-radical face now adorns the Range Rover Velar, Range Rover Sport, and even the flagship original Range Rover.

What the 2012 Evoque didn’t have was perfect luxury-grade substance. It was a head-turning little luxury SUV upholstered in expensive leather, but built from old Ford parts. Buyers who fell in love with the looks had to live with mediocre ride, handling, and acceleration, to say nothing of its cramped cabin and tight outward visibility. And while many buyers happily did so, Land Rover redesigned the Evoque this year to improve its substance without compromising its style.

We recently spent a week in the redesigned 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque (apologies for the long name) to evaluate how well the company did. We found it to be improved but still imperfect: loyal owners should have nothing but praise for the changes, and there are enough improvements to bring in some new buyers to the fold. But purely on substance, we’d be hard-pressed to call the Evoque a leader in the cutthroat subcompact luxury SUV segment, particularly at above-average prices that start above $42,650. Let’s discuss why.

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2020 Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition SV600 By Manhart Performance

2020 Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition SV600 By Manhart Performance

The tuner has given the SUV some extra boost along with subtle exterior changes

Range Rover is generally regarded as a brand that has churned out tough, brawny vehicles with a tilt towards off-roading. The Velar, however, will change your mind. Don’t get me wrong; the SUV can still take the beaten paths, but it’s the opulence and the luxuriousness that will leave you drooling.

But, even if this wasn’t enough for you, Manhart Performance has something the offer. The German tuner has given the Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition a twist that increases the output figure to make almost 600 horses. That should make you happy.

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Stretched Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography By Klassen

Stretched Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography By Klassen

Armored and 40 inches longer than the stock long-wheelbase Range Rover

Klassen has stretched several luxury vehicles in the past. According to their website, they have worked on the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, Range Rover Autobiography, Bentley Bentayga, and the Mercedes G-Class.Most recently, the company stretched and armored a Cullinan and put a $2 million price tag on it.

It has even worked on minivans like the Mercedes-Benz V-Class and the Sprinter. Now, the company has laid its hands on a Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography and given it a typical Klassen treatment. The SUV is stretched by 40 inches and is completely bulletproof. How’s that for a royal car?

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2020 Land Rover Defender 110 "Project Rowdy" by ECD Automotive Design

2020 Land Rover Defender 110 "Project Rowdy" by ECD Automotive Design

How can you go wrong with a Corvette-powered Defender?

Land Rover redefined the way off-roaders are perceived. The automaker brought class and finesse to many off-roaders and launched many monikers that are fondly remembered even today. The Defender is one of them. The badge came to life in the 1980s, before which it was known as the Land Rover Ninety and One Ten. The automaker pulled the plug on it in 2016, but brought it back again last year. In 2018, Land Rover rolled out a special edition of the Defender called the Defender Works V-8.

A lot of aftermarket companies have customized it over the years, but one company called ECD Automotive Design has taken a special liking towards it. The company specializes in customizing Land Rover SUVs in unimaginable ways. This time around, it has worked on the old-school Defender 110 which it calls the ‘Project Rowdy’. Project Rowdy is tough on the outside, plush on the inside, and powerful under the hood. The highlight of this project is the Corvette engine that sits under the hood! What more would you like from a customized SUV?

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Land Rover Looking to Shed Cylinders From its Range-Topping V-8 Diesel

Land Rover Looking to Shed Cylinders From its Range-Topping V-8 Diesel

A report that Land Rover’s V-8 Diesel is living on borrowed time comes from a reliable source

In this day and age, with electrification being pushed hard and fines from emissions regulations capable of putting automakers in the ground if they don’t comply, every manufacturer has started downsizing and electrifying engines to carry on business as usual. Now a new report from autocar – one that cites “auto parts suppliers” claims that Land Rover’s aging 4.4-liter, Ford-sourced, diesel V-8 is set to be replaced by something smaller, but the question is what?

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The 2020 Land Rover Defender Takes a Bashing In James Bond No Time To Die Rehearsals

The 2020 Land Rover Defender Takes a Bashing In James Bond No Time To Die Rehearsals

And by bashing we mean hitting trees, drifting, and performing crazy jumps

We knew for some time that the new 2020 Land Rover Defender will play a big role in the upcoming No Time to Die 007 movie, but the only proof we had was an all-black prototype photographed on the set.

This time around, Land Rover provides a glimpse into what we should expect from the movie when it comes to the Defender’s part, and boy, you won’t be disappointed, we can tell you that much.

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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HST - Driven

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HST - Driven

An outsider’s impression of the Land Rover Range Rover Sport HST

SUVs are the latest trend but that is nothing new to Range Rover. The first Range Rover was introduced in 1970 and the brand has been making premium SUVs for decades so the idea of a luxury SUV is nothing new. Of course, luxury in 1970 and luxury in 2020 are totally different. For 2020, Range Rover sells tons of different variations starting as llow as $37,800 all the way north of $200,000.

We decided to drive the new 2020 Range Rover Sport HST. The HST has black wheels and a black roof and looks to be the sporty alternative to your regular Range Rover. The exterior is perfectly proportioned and looks very aggressive and luxurious at the same time. It still retains the boxy styling with large windows which is great because that translates into more room inside and better visibility.

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Land Rover Showcases world-first dual-modem infotainment system at CES

Land Rover Showcases world-first dual-modem infotainment system at CES

Quicker updates, seamless functionality

Unveiled in September 2019, the new-generation Land Rover Defender was showcased at a couple of auto shows last year. Come 2020 and Land Rover is showing off the vehicle’s advanced infotainment system at the Consumer Electronics Show. Why is this important? Well, Land Rover claims that the Defender features the world’s first dual-modem, dual eSIM technology, which enhances connectivity and helps the infotainment system work quicker even when operating system updates.

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Watch an Old Yellow Jeep Save a Range Rover That's Stuck in the Sand

Watch an Old Yellow Jeep Save a Range Rover That’s Stuck in the Sand

The best off-roaders still need help from their peers

Land Rover Range Rovers are highly touted for their off-road prowess as much as their upscale and luxurious reputations. But every so often, even Superman needs some help. That proved to be the case in this video when a Range Rover, as capable as it is, got stuck in soft sand. Helpless in their predicament, the owners of the Range Rover called upon, of all things, a Jeep, arguably the only off-roader that’s as capable as the British SUV. To be fair, the Jeep is a recovery vehicle so it’s set up specifically for that purpose. Still, it is amusing to see a Jeep pulling a Range Rover out of its perilous predicament. It just goes to show that even one of the best luxury off-road SUVs sometimes still needs a little help.

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The Mercedes-AMG G 63 Will Have a New BMW-Powered Competitor in the Land Rover Defender SVR

The Mercedes-AMG G 63 Will Have a New BMW-Powered Competitor in the Land Rover Defender SVR

That’s right, a Land Rover Defender SVR is coming

Hear this out: Jaguar Land Rover is hiding a high-performance prototype based on the new Defender which will ultimately make it to production under the SVR badge. The model is currently developed by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division and when it finally hatches, the Defender SVR will use a 4.4-liter BMW-sourced engine in its attempt to give the Mercedes-AMG G 63 a run for its money.

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2020 Land Rover Defender Quirks And Features

2020 Land Rover Defender Quirks And Features

These Are Cool, Surprising, Almost Strange and Bizarre Facts About The New Land Rover Defender

I am in love with the new Land Rover Defender. But at first, I was not. I was disappointed with its move towards an unibody chassis, and I have resented all the "soft-touches" Land Rover prepped for it. But I have changed my mind.

True, it is a mommy automobile, and a kids-to-school mover, but it is the best mommy automobile and kids transportation device I have ever seen. It’s tough, robust, well-engineered, rugged, and seriously capable. Plus, Land Rover offers it with 170 accessories, like roof racks, tow hitches, steel wheels, a rinse system, an armrest cooler, and a front bench-style seat. Find me another car that offers all of that. There’s no way you can. But!

There is a big "but" here. The 2020 Land Rover Defender is seriously expensive. It starts at $50,925 (plus destination charges) in the U.S. That’s huge. That is the price of the base BMW X4 xDrive30i. Take a deep dive in the configurator and you can spec it out at more than 100 grand. That is absurd.

In 2012, the Land Rover Defender started at $22,000 in Australia. Then again, the only thing that’s left from the old Defender on the new one is the name. Nothing else. This is a wholly new car. I only hope that Land Rover invested heavily in quality control. If it manages to ace reliability and dependability surveys with the new Defender, I’d say that the price may even be justified.

Here are several cool quirks and features that set this Defender apart from any other car in the world.

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2019 Land Rover Defender 6x6 Black Mamba by Classic Overland

2019 Land Rover Defender 6x6 Black Mamba by Classic Overland

It cannot get any more exclusive than this

The 2020 Land Rover Defender was recently launched, and it was well-received by world. The Defender is one of the toughest off-roaders we have seen even in the past. So much so, in fact, that aftermarket companies took it in as their guinea pig and worked on it in various different ways. Here’s one such company called Classic Overland that turned this beast into something extraordinary. The 6x6 Defender is the ultimate off-roader that will conquer anything and everything in its path. But, where will you take this?

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Land Rover Is Working On Some Seriously Pointless Tech

Land Rover Is Working On Some Seriously Pointless Tech

Land Rover Wants You To Off-Road Via Remote Control

Part of the beauty of owning a vehicle like the Jeep Wrangler, Ford F-150 Raptor, Toyota 4Runner, or even the new Land Rover Defender is the ability to play off-road. By that, we mean hitting rough terrain, climbing over obstacles, and going places cars like the Porsche 911 or Aston Martin DBS Superleggera can’t go. Doing this, however, requires a certain amount of driver skill – your everyday driver doesn’t just know how to approach and climb over rocky terrain or climb excessive steep grades. But, that’s part of the fun of off-roading; you learn how to approach different obstacles and enjoy the challenge. Now, however, it looks like a company known for its off-roading prowess, Land Rover, has lost touch with that entire concept as it works to developer remote control technology for the 2020 Defender.

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2020 Land Rover Defender

2020 Land Rover Defender

The iconic SUV returns to the United States after 22 years!

The 2020 Land Rover Defender is a brand-new SUV that revives a nameplate that the British firm discontinued in 2016. But not only it marks the Defender’s return after three years, it also marks the nameplate’s return to the U.S. market after 22 years. The 2020 Defender is a familiar sight thanks to its boxy design, but that’s the only feature that reminds of its predecessor. Underneath, the 2020 Defender sports a modern, all-aluminum monocoque architecture and, for the first time, it comes with a mild hybrid drivetrain.

The 2020 Defender also comes into dealerships with a complete engine lineup that includes both gasoline and diesel powerplants. However, the oil burners aren’t available in the United States. The 2020 Defender remains as versatile as its predecessor with various interior layouts available. You can order it as a classic five seater, but you can also opt for a front jump seat and turn it into a six seater. Two addition third-row seats are also available, so the Defender can also become a seven- or eight-seat SUV. What else is new and how does it compare with the iconic Jeep Wrangler and Mercedes-Benz G-Class? Let’s find out in the detailed review below.

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Here's Why The Land Rover Defender Won't Have a Manual Transmission

Here’s Why The Land Rover Defender Won’t Have a Manual Transmission

The 2020 Land Rover Defender is finally here after what seemed like a lifetime of waiting. While it was well-received, for the most part, there are a couple of things that has rubbed everyone the wrong way. The first “issue” is that the new Defender won’t be offered in a pickup truck guise, despite its history as a pickup in various markets around the world. One could argue that, with the popularity of pickups as daily drivers and family vehicles, a Defender pickup could prosper. But, Land Rover says no way. So, what’s the other big letdown? Well, despite the fact that the original defender was available on the market from 1948 to 2016 as a manual (there wasn’t even the option for an automatic, by the way), Land Rover is choosing to offer this generation with an automatic transmission only – no hope for three pedals and no hope in you changing Land Rovers Mind. The reason why this is the case, however, falls on you and the government….

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2019 Land Rover Defender Spectre by Himalaya

2019 Land Rover Defender Spectre by Himalaya

This is what happens when a good SUV goes rogue… and we like it!

Land Rover launched the all-new 2020 Defender a couple of days back, and the SUV has it has been the talk of the internet ever since. In fact, the hype is so extensive that even aftermarket company. If you remember, the new Defender was spotted without clothes for the first time on the movie set of the upcoming James Bond movie “No Time To Die” just about a week before the official launch. As it turns out, South Carolina based Himalaya decided to customize this Defender, taking inspiration from another previous Bond movie, Spectre, and even gave it the same name. Does it look exciting? Well, you tell us.

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A 2020 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck? We Say “Yes, Please, With Sugar on Top”

A 2020 Land Rover Defender Pickup Truck? We Say “Yes, Please, With Sugar on Top”

Despite the desire, Land Rover just won’t make the Defender Pickup

Now that the new 2020 Land Rover Defender has graced this pretty planet of ours after a three-year hiatus, all is right once again. So far, we’ve seen the Defender 90 and 110, but the rumor mill has churned out word that the Defender range will be expanding to include at least a 130 model that rival the Mercedes G-550 – at least in terms of pricing, anyway. A lot of interest has been expressed in a Defender pickup truck and, we’re not going to lie, it would probably get a lot of attention. Land Rover has come right out and said it isn’t going to happen despite the fact that the old Defender was offered as a pickup in various global markets. The rendering you see here, though, we hope, will change Land Rover’s mind because it’s certainly something we would like to see.

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2020 Land Rover Defender looks a lot like the 2011 Land Rover DC100 concept

2020 Land Rover Defender looks a lot like the 2011 Land Rover DC100 concept

But the concept was ill-received, so Land Rover operated some important changes to its formula

Land Rover announced that it was working on an all-new Defender way back in 2011, when it revealed the DC100 concept. At the time, the design study made many traditional fans of the Defender exclaim that it didn’t preview a vehicle they’d be interested in buying, so Land Rover actually made a second concept in 2016, called LR1, but it didn’t show it to the public - it was an evolution of the DC100 and it actually was the basis for the recently unveiled production Defender.

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Lego Technic Land Rover Defender Set - Not Your Typical Desk Queen

Lego Technic Land Rover Defender Set - Not Your Typical Desk Queen

This set looks ready to take on the elements, just like the real car it’s inspired from

We’ve all seen the all-new 2020 Land Rover Defender take a bow in Frankfurt, but that’s not the only surprise the Brits had in store for us. Thanks to a very inspired collaboration with Lego, you can own a miniature plastic-brick Land Rover Defender fitted with all the bells and whistles of the real thing. Well, some of them, anyway, but the level of detail is quite impressive. Stay with us to find out more.

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The 10 Coolest Accessories Available For the 2020 Land Rover Defender

The 10 Coolest Accessories Available For the 2020 Land Rover Defender

Land Rover has offered a lot of accessories for you to choose from for the new Defender

Land Rover finally revealed the new Defender at the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show. The Defender was one of the most hardcore off-roaders before people started perceiving it as a premium SUV and not as a pure off-roader. It disappeared into oblivion in 2016 only to return three years later, reinvigorated. The new Defender is a lot more tough and back on track to being a true off-roader once again.

However, Land Rover has introduced it with all bells and whistles one can ask for and a lot of accessories to customize it as per you need. In fact, the accessories on offer have created a lot of buzz and they will be available right from the launch of the SUV. Just to be clear, there are 170 accessories and theme packs available for the Defender. We’ve chosen our pick and here are 10 accessories we found super cool and useful that you must consider if you plan on buying a Defender when it launches. Also note that we’re not going to mention the four default theme packs that Land Rover already has on offer.

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The 2020 Land Rover Defender Has Arrived with New Tricks and Old-School Looks

The 2020 Land Rover Defender Has Arrived with New Tricks and Old-School Looks

Seeing the production model, the wait for this new Defender has been absolutely worth it

Many automakers today are reviving old monikers, and Land Rover is one of them too. The automaker is finally bringing back the Defender as a 2020 model. The rugged SUV was in production from 1983 to 2016, after which it went on a short exile for a few years. The company teased it a few times and it was even seen in a documentary and on a movie set. But, finally, the wait was over and the SUV made its public debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. Does it still feel as hardcore as the previous iterations?

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The 2020 Land Rover Defender Was Revealed via a Leaked Magazine Article

The 2020 Land Rover Defender Was Revealed via a Leaked Magazine Article

We get our first look at the all-new Land Rover Defender just before its official Frankfurt motor show debut

Hype buildup around the launch of the new generation Land Rover Defender has been immense. It was announced a few years ago, but since then the automaker has remained exceedingly quiet on the matter. The new Defender was teased on a number of occasions, though, and it was even shown in full camouflage at major motoring venues like the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Now, thanks to this latest lear, we finally get to lay eyes on the real thing.

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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.