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2018 Land Rover Red Cross Discovery Emergency Response Vehicle

2018 Land Rover Red Cross Discovery Emergency Response Vehicle

One-off creation is a preview of a potential high-functioning emergency response vehicle

Behind the glitz and glamour of the 2018 Paris Motor Show, Land Rover presented a one-off Discovery that it created for the Red Cross. The model is called the Red Cross Discovery Emergency Response Vehicle, and it was developed as part of an 18-month collaboration between Land Rover’s Special Vehicles Operations (SVO) and the Austrian Red Cross. The Discovery is unlike standard Discovery models. Among other things, it features state-of-the-art communications technology that’s there to help save lives.

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2017 Land Rover Discovery

2017 Land Rover Discovery

Land Rover reworks its flagship for 2017

The Land Rover Discovery’s fifth generation broke cover at the 2016 Paris International Auto Show to anxious crowds of hungry SUV buyers the world over. This latest model continues in the same vein as its predecessors, but now sports a new look, a completely reworked interior, and a slew of new technological advancements. The pair of V-6s and the eight-speed automatic are the only parts not completely reworked.

In the name of weight savings, Land Rover has ditched the Discovery’s ladder frame and steel-body construction for an aluminum-intensive unibody design. This results in an impressive 1,000-pound drop in weight over the previous generation Disco. This should greatly improve handling and straight-line performance, as well as fuel efficiency and off-road capability. Land Rover already announced an improved towing capacity for the fifth-gen Disco, up 500 pounds to 8,201.

Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 system returns as well, offering driver-selectable modes that customize how the Discovery reacts to various ground and weather conditions. Increased ground clearance and water fording depth combine with Land Rover’s new All-Terrain Progress Control, or ATPC, which acts like a low-speed cruise control for off-road situations.

For 2018, the 10-inch InControl Touch Pro infotainment system is now standard across the trim levels. It also moves from 3G to 4G Wi-Fi and will support up to eight devices. The driver now enjoys JLR’s familiar 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display, the digital gauge cluster that is configurable. JLR’s second-generation Head-Up Display makes it debut in the 2018 Discovery, too, and can be added to the HSE and HSE Luxury trims. The new HUD is roughly 2.5 times larger and shows more information.

Update 11/09/2017: Land Rover improves the 2018 Discovery by adding more in-dash tech, new driver assistance features, and making the 3.0-liter Td6 turbodiesel optional on every trim line.

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The 2017 Land Rover Discovery Gets 21st Century Tech

The 2017 Land Rover Discovery Gets 21st Century Tech

Modern features for Land Rover’s new take an a classic design

Land Rover has just pulled the covers off its newest iteration of the iconic Discovery. Nearly every nut and bolt is completely new for 2017, save for the carry-over gasoline V-6 and the turbodiesel V-6 borrowed from the Range Rover lineup. Gone is the heavy body-on-frame design, and with it roughly 1,000 pounds of weight. Yes, incredibly the fifth generation Discovery sheds half a ton by moving to a unibody design constructed mostly out of aluminum.

Classic design themes are seen in the Disco’s new exterior, including the stepped roofline. Like before, it gives more headroom for second and third row passengers. Land Rover says the rear seats are designed for the 95th percentile adult to sit comfortably. That’s also aided by more legroom, too.

But we’re here to talk technology – about all the tech gadgets and creature comforts that stand out inside the new Discovery. So keep reading for the full scoop.

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2017 Discovery Debut Includes Record-breaking Lego Bridge, Bear Grylls, Helicopters, Water Fording, & a Lego Sail Boat!

2017 Discovery Debut Includes Record-breaking Lego Bridge, Bear Grylls, Helicopters, Water Fording, & a Lego Sail Boat!

Land Rover pull out all the stops for its Disco debut

The all-new 2017 Land Rover Discovery got a jump start of the 2016 Paris Motor Show by debuting in London a day before. It’s clear to see why Land Rover couldn’t wait – the automaker dumped the idea of a boring debut in favor of a live-action show with crazy stunts.

The action got started with a presentation of the Discovery’s history. Land Rover broke out its Heritage Collection, its own in-house museum of vehicles. Included in the lineup was the original Discovery, complete with awesome 1980s graphics. Then the Discovery 2, the 1990s-era Disco that brought more luxury to the Disco nameplate. Then The Discovery 3 rolled out, the first all-new design since the original debuted in 1989. The current Discovery 4 followed, looking like it just left the assembly line. Following that were off-road competition versions of each, including the original Camel Trophy truck, the G4 Challenge Discovery, and the 1 Millionth Discovery built.

The attention turned to the sky as a helicopter hovered overhead. Bear Grylls, the famous British survivalist and TV star, repelled by rope down onto a bridge built entirely of Lego blocks. Modeled after Tower Bridge in London, the 43-foot-tall structure contains 5.8 million Lego pieces and features a functional drawbridge section. It now holds the Guinness World Record for the largest Lego structure in the world.

If that’s not enough, Land Rover’s sailing team drove a 2017 Discovery though a pool of water under the bridge while pulling a Lego model of their sailboat. Two other Discoverys climbed the raised drawbridge sections, showing off their off-road capabilities.

The crazy display only lacked fireworks or explosions – or perhaps a rock band being lowered in by a crane. Of course, Land Rover spilled many of the juicy details regarding the all-new Discovery.

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2017 Land Rover Discovery Leaked

2017 Land Rover Discovery Leaked

The new Land Rover Discovery is slated to make its debut at the Paris Auto Show in less than 24 hours, but thanks to a hiccup on Land Rover’s Australian website, landrover.com.au we’ve gotten an early full look at the next-gen discovery. The website posted an image of the Discovery, as well as a short video that essentially let the cat out of the bag a little early. And despite the teaser image of the front end that we’ve already seen, there’s quite a bit more to talk about now that we can see the sides and rear without any camo.

To start off, the boxy look of the last-gen model is a thing of the past with the front hood taking on a more refined look and the A-pillars taking on a longer presence to go with a better angle. These things alone bring the Discovery into the modeler times, but there’s still more. The rear doors have been completely redesigned. The door glass is all one piece, and the doors are now boomerang shaped in the rear. The taillights wrap around the corners of the rear and have a striking resemblance to the headlights. The rear end is now rounded on all sides, giving the rear end a bubbly look while the roof almost looks like it was placed on top of the vehicle after it was built. It’s a unique design, but it somehow works.

In one of the screenshots from the short video found on the website, we get a decent glance at the rear end. The only thing really out of whack here is the off-centered license plate which actually looks really awkward. Otherwise, this next-gen model is a huge departure from any Discovery that came before it and should prove to be quite successful for Land Rover in the coming years. We’ll learn a lot more about this baby early tomorrow as the press days at the Paris Auto Show kicks off, so stay tuned for updates and official images.

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2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SW1 Special Edition

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SW1 Special Edition

Land Rover’s bringing a special-edition Range Rover Evoque to the 2014 Paris Motor Show. It’s called the Evoque SW1 Special Edition and if there was ever a time that the phrase “special edition” means something, it’s this one. See, there’s something really special about the Evoque SW1, other than it being part of Jaguar and Land Rover’s new “Inspired by Britain” series of models.

The Evoque SW1 is one of the first production models to prominently feature Land Rover’s integrated laser heads-up display. It’s a really cool information display that appears onto the Evoque’s windscreen. I’m still not sure how distracting the display can be, but it does have that novelty factor attached to it.

In addition to the HUD, the Evoque SW1 also features prominent styling cues derived from its British heritage, notably the numerous appearances of the Union Jack throughout the body and cabin of the SUV.

We expect the special-edition model to hit dealerships shortly after making its debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show in October. Be on the look out for these special Evoque SUVs and stay tuned for the rest of JLR’s "Inspired by Britain" series.

Click past the jump to read more about the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SW1 Special Edition.

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2011 Range Rover Evoque

2011 Range Rover Evoque

The release of the Range Rover Evoque makes it clear that land Rover is confident enough in the brand to shift their focus from its core values. The explosion of the most recent Range Rover models, including the sport; into mainstream luxury automotive portfolio’s has shown Land Rover that they can compete with the best on every level. No single vehicle matches the current Range Rover in terms of style, capability, and refinement. The major downside to must urban dwellers owning a Range Rover is that they will never fully experience its capabilities as an off-road machine. This is where Land Rover will attempt to fill a need with the Evoque.

Once upon a time someone would mention Land Rover and an image would flash in my mind of a yellow Defender 110 trudging through some African jungle on a Camel Trophy race. Those days may be gone, but Land Rover hopes to enter the forefront of the consumers mind when thinking about mid-size SUV’s full of luxury appointments. The segment is crowded and includes big players from BMW, Mercedes, and Audi. It seems that Land Rover has learned a lot from its Ford and BMW days and is poised to release its 3 different versions of the Evoque.

It will be the smallest, lightest, and most fuel efficient Range Rover ever made. The term, “Range Rover” must be taken with a grain of salt, because yes Land Rover is tagging this new model as a Range Rover Evoque instead of simply a new line. Nonetheless, it seems that prices will fall in the $45,000 range depending on which model you choose. Head to Land Rover’s website to use the Evoque configurator and build your own.

Hit the jump for more details on the Range Rover Evoque

UPDATE 04/04/2011: Land Rover UK has announced that the new Evoque model will go on sale with prices ranging from £27,955 ($44,800) for an eD4 Pure 5-door 6 Speed manual 2WD model to £44,320 ($71,000) for the Si4 Dynamic with LUX Pack 6 Speed Automatic 4WD version. The company has also put up an online cofigurator so customers can configure the Evoque of their dreams.

UPDATE 07/01/2011: Land Rover has announced the US prices for the 2012 Evoque SUV scheduled to go on sale this fall. The Evoque will be offered at a starting price of $43,995 for the five-door, and $44,995 for the coupe. It will deliver a fuel economy of 28 mph on the highway and 19 mpg city.

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2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 5-door

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 5-door

Land Rover has confirmed today that a five-door version of the new Range Rover Evoque will be produced. An official debut will be made later this year.

While the company revealed nothing else on this version, we expect to see the same design and engine line-up. There will be a choice of both a 4WD and a 2WD version and three trim levels: Pure, Prestige, and Dynamic. Under the hood there will be a new 2.0-liter Si4 turbocharged engine that combines direct fuel injection and twin variable valve timing.

Like with the two-door version, the five-door version will get unique 19-inch wheels and sparkling metallic details, premium leather, twin-needle stitching and real wood and metal finishes, unique bumpers, sills, grille and tailpipes for a more assertive, confident stance, perforated leather seats and unique sports detailing.

The new Evoque five-door version will go on sale in the same time as the two-door version: fall of 2011.

Updated 11/10/2010: After a short announcement at the Paris Auto Show, Land Rover has unveiled today full details on the five-door version Evoque. Hit the jump to read all about it and check the picture gallery to see the latest images added. We also have two video of the SUV. Sales in USA will begin in the fall of 2011 and Land Rover announced an estimated price of $45,000.

Updated 12/01/10:The folks at Land Rover have just released the first official promo video - it’s an animation video too! - of the 5-door Range Rover Evoque, highlighting the SUV in all its wonderful glory, including shots of both the exterior and interior. Anybody who’s had any remote interest on the car will need to watch this.

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2008 LandRover Freelander 2 TD4 e

2008 LandRover Freelander 2 TD4 e

Land Rover presented at the Paris Auto Show the new Freelander 2 TD4_e, Land Rover’s most fuel-efficient vehicle to date. The fuel savings comes from the combination of using a diesel engine with a stop/start system (stopping the engine while the car is idling) that is becoming popular in frugal European cars.

The CO2 emissions of the Freelander 2 TD4_e are reduced by 8 percent, compared with the outgoing manual diesel Freelander 2. The 8 percent improvement equates to a CO2 emissions reduction of 15 g/km compared with the standard Freelander 2 TD4 manual (from 194 g/km to 179 g/km). In terms of fuel efficiency, consumption is improved from 37.7 mpg to 41.3 mpg. In heavy urban traffic, Land Rover engineers have measured fuel savings as high as 20 percent.

All this environmental friendliness now comes in a car that is 95 percent recyclable. The Freelander 2 TD4_e has not had an announcement for North America sales. Although we are enjoy green technologies and are starting to seek better fuel economy, it’s unclear if we are ready to buy diesel Land Rovers on a large scale.

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Land Rover will unveil diesel-hybrid concept in Paris

Land Rover will unveil diesel-hybrid concept in Paris

The was was declared: the Paris Auto Show is near by so the car manufacturers in the world are done with the work and now are waiting to show their results.

Today is time to talk about Land Rover. The British manufacturer plans to reveal a diesel-hybrid prototype in Paris. The name or other details about the car are unknown.

What we can tell you is that the engine will be tied to the permanent wheel drive and thanks to this particular solution will be possible to reduce the fuel consumption by 30% compared to a normal diesel Freelander.

Stay tuned, we will keep you post it!

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