Land Rover Introduces Petrol Variant Of The Range Rover Evoque
Land Rover launched the facelift Range Rover Evoque in India in December 2016 and now after a month the British auto manufacturer has introduced the petrol variant of the Evoque in India. The diesel variant which was introduced was during the time of the launch was powered by the new 2.0-litre Ingenium motor which replaced the 2.2 Litre unit.
Now the petrol variant which was introduced earlier today gets the 2.0-litre petrol mill which produces about 241 Hp of peak power. This is the same unit which powers the Discovery Sport as well. The Petrol variant of the Evoque is available only with the SE trim. The other variants which are available with the diesel unit include Pure, SE, SE Dynamic, HSE and HSE Dynamic trims.
Some other features which are available on the facelift variant of the Evoque include redesigned headlamps with xenon headlights, the headlamps unit also gets integrated LED DRLs lamps, panoramic sunroof and also17-inch alloy wheels as well towards its side profile. The rear profile on the other hand gets redesigned taillamps as well. Inside the updated Evoque features height adjustable driver seat, a completely new eight-inch InControl Touch infotainment system with navigation.
The petrol variant Range Rover Evoque rivals the likes of the new BMW X3 which also recently introduced its petrol variant.
2017 Land Rover Discovery Sports New Camouflage Drawn By Kids: Video
Land Rover comes out with innovative ideas everytime before the launch or during the launch of their new products. This time around the British Auto maker has actually done something which will surprise most of you. We all know by now that Land Rover is all set to launch the new generation Discovery soon and they already have shared a teaser video of this upcoming SUV describing some of the features that you will find inside the cabin.
Now in another teaser video they actually have wrapped their upcoming SUV in a new camouflage drawn by kids. Yes! You read that right, the Utility vehicle manufacturer actually let a group of children design the SUV’s final camouflage before its official unveiling at the end of this month.
Land Rover will soon take the covers of the new generation Discovery which is based on the new PLA (Premium Lightweight Architecture) platform. As a result you can expect this new generation SUV to be lot lighter than its predecessor. Besides the new platform the new Disco gets its exterior styling inspiration from the Land Rover Discovery Vision concept which was showcased in 2014 New York Auto show. Apart from the exterior the interior too has received a thorough change as well along with some new features (You can read about the interior here). Under the hood the new Discovery will most probably get new petrol and diesel engines ranging from 2.0-3.0 Liters.
Watch this interesting video where you can actually see the new Land Rover Discovery covered in new kids camouflage takes on some offroad and hurdles with ease.
2017 Land Rover Discovery
Land Rover recently gave us a preview of their upcoming new generation Discovery with a teaser image of its front profile. The new Discovery will debut at the upcoming 2016 Paris Motor Show which will be held towards the end of the month of September.
This mid-sized SUV from Land Rover is one of the prestigious models from the British car maker which has been in the market since 1989. The upcoming Discovery which will grace the product lineup will be their third generation vehicle. The new generation model front profile has only been revealed which clearly shows that the new SUV has gotten over its boxy design and now has adopted a more modern design cues from the new generation LR vehicle family.
The Discover Sport will most probably use the same lightweight monocoque platform which is also used by the RR and the RR Sport. This new platform will help reduce plenty of weight which will help its overall performance. Expect this new Discovery to be more practical while it will also get a new powertrains under its hood.
Update 29.09.2016:-Land Rover Discovery has made its world debut on the eve of Paris Motor show. We have updated this review accordingly
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2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Land Rover surely impressed all of us when they introduced the Range Rover Sport back in 2005 which was then followed by the second generation model in 2013. They have done all kind of experiments with this model which was actually possible. Land Rover even introduced a high performance variant of the SUV as well which can actually accelerate from 0-100 km/h mark in just 4.6 seconds. Be it refinement, off roading capability pr performance the RR Sport has done it all.
For the 2017 model Land Rover definitely has surprised us all to lure the customers Land Rover has actually added a completely new powertrain which not only offers impressive power but also an equally impressive fuel efficiency at the same time. The 2.0 Liter four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine is the latest addition to the RR Sport powertrain lineup. This will definitely be a trat for those customers who wanted a powertrain which could balance power and fuel economy at the same time. Besides the new engine technology Land Rover also introduced a series of autonomous driving technologies to the 2017 RR Sport as well.
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John Cena becomes surprise chauffeur in a Range Rover Sport SVR
John Cena is a very popular and well known face from the world of WWE. He has been seen as the chauffeur at the Invictus Games in Orlando. He took his passengers in a Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR, and that too surprising them. To know more watch the video here.
The Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR is the performance oriented version of the luxury SUV. The car is stylish and aggressive looking. Inside the cabin it gets several luxury features. The car is powered by a 5.0 litre supercharged V8 petrol engine mated to an 8 speed ZF automatic gearbox. The engine churns out 550 PS of peak power and 680 Nm of peak torque. The Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR can accelerate 0 – 100 kmph in just 4.5 seconds, while the top speed of this car stands at 259.2 kmph. The luxury SUV lapped the famous Nurburgring track in just 8.14 minutes.
5 luxury SUVs with 2000 cc diesel engines banned in Delhi-NCR
Delhi and NCR is the place where most of the luxury cars can be seen in entire India. Being a diesel loving country the customers based in Delhi and NCR also love to buy diesel based luxury cars. And one more thing is, when it is about cars, we Indians love the SUVs. Now coming to our topic today the luxury SUVs in India has taken a toll recently.
The Delhi government imposed a ban on the 2000 cc and above diesel engine capacitated cars in the national capital region. Due to the large diesel engine no cars carrying 2000 cc and above diesel engines are allowed for registration in Delhi and NCR. Therefore the luxury auto manufacturers present in India has suffered a major sales decline, as this region itself comes with a large customer base for these companies. Three German luxury automaker – Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz are at the forefront of the affected automakers due to the ban in the region. Among these three auto manufacturers, Mercedes Benz has suffered the biggest blow, as the company is the best sold brand in the region, and a large number of their cars are capacitated with 2000 cc or larger diesel engines.
Here, we will take a close look at the luxury SUVs which have been affected by the diesel ban in Delhi and NCR.
Land Rover Discovery Sport Pulls A Train: Video
This is an absolutely remarkable video that we found on the internet this week and decided to share it with all of you. We know Land Rovers are exceptional vehicles when it comes to offroad but have you ever given it a thought that they are incredibly powerful as well at the same time. In this video you can watch a Land Rover Discovery sport pulls three railway carriages at the same time which actually weighs almost 100 Tonnes.
The Land Rover Discovery Sport which pulled the train along with it was fitted with guidance wheels just to keep it on track and apart from that everything else remains stock. The Discovery Sport is powered by a 2.0 Liter Ingenium diesel engine which produces about 178 Bhp of peak power and an impressive 430 Nm of torque which actually gives this baby SUV all that pulling power. In general the Discovery Sport can tow upto 2,500kg (2.5 tonnes) but in this video it is actually towing almost 58 times of its own weight which is absolutely amazing.
In the beginning we can watch it drive to the railway station where it actually gets hooked to that 3 carriages which together weighs 100 tonnes. The SUV without any strain was actually pull the carriages instantly and what further aided the Discovery Sport in pulling all that weight was the All Terrain Progress Control. This progress control managed the engine output and braking at the same time which actually helped to increase traction.
Range Rover Sport vs Supermarine Spitfire: Video
Range Rover Sport became popular among the SUV lovers who also want sporty charm from their cars. No wonder the car is very powerful than many other cars, but can it really take on a single propeller fighter plane? To check that a Range Rover Sport was put into race against a Second World War era iconic 1945 Supermarine Spitfire airplane at the Goodwood. Interestingly this was first ever offroad race between a car and a plane.
Mike Cross, Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integrity was driving the brand new superfast all wheel drive SUV Range Rover Sport, while Matt Jones from Boultbee Flight Academy was flying the Spitfire. The Range Rover Sport is powered by a V8 supercharged engine which generates 510 hp of peak power and the stylish luxury SUV can reach 0 – 100 kmph in just 5 seconds. On the other hand the Second World War era fighter plane’s power source is a TR9 V12 Merlin engine with dual stage dual speed supercharger, which churns out 1750 hp of peak power. The 1945 Supermarine Spitfire has a top speed of 595 kmph.
So what happened at the end of the race? Check that in the video here.
Watch how Range Rover Evoque performs in its first obstacle course: Video
Range Rover Evoque is one of the most important products from the British luxury automaker Land Rover. It is also one of the very popular models from the automaker since its launch in 2011. The compact luxury crossover segment is certainly Land Rover’s focus, which is already proven. The Land Rover has already introduced a convertible version of the Range Rover Evoque as well.
However, Land Rover recently released a video of the Range Rover Evoque having its first obstacle course test drive, where the vehicle performs pretty well. Let’s check the video here.
The Range Rover Evoque is a stylish and elegant looking car with serious off roading capability. It gets sleek headlamps with integrated LEDE daytime running lights and LED units. The front grille gets diamond pattern design. The interior of the cabin gets plenty of features, by which several activities can be operated and monitored.
The Range Rover Evoque is powered by a 2.2 litre four cylinder diesel engine mated to a 9 speed automatic gearbox churning out 188 hp peak power and 420 Nm of peak torque. The car can reach 0 – 100 kmph in just 8.5 seconds with a top speed of 195 kmph. It also gets petrol engine which generates 240 hp peak power and accelerates 0 – 100 kmph in 7.6 seconds with a top speed of 217 kmph. To make it capable the car sports Terrain Response System and several other features.
2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Ember Limited Edition
The Range Rover Evoque Crossover made its first appearance back in the year 2011 and since its launch the Evoque carried a reputation of being the perfect Crossover for those urban SUV owners who drives their vehicle mostly within the city limits and also looks for an improved fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions. Since the very first day the Evoque was available in both three and five door disguise, recently Land Rover also decided to introduce the Convertible variant of the SUV as well.
Land Rover has also introduced a limited edition model which promises to provide the customers more choice and options in order to celebrate the sale of over 520,000 Range Rover Evoques worldwide since its launch. This car is so popular that Land Rover builds a new vehicle in every 80 seconds at their Halewood plant in the UK. Since its launch the Evoque has won more than 182 International awards worldwide.
This special ’Ember’ edition gets a bold red and black theme on its exterior and also provides more touches for those customers who want a more personalized kind of design. Apart from the exterior change Land Rover has also worked wonders inside by offering the next-generation InControl Touch Pro infotainment system. Although there are no changes made under the hood and thus this special edition Evoque is offered with the same 2.2 Litre four cylinder diesel unit.
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Range Rover Evoque Convertible spotted in India for first time: Spyshots
Ever thought of a SUV convertible? We also didn’t. But Land Rover made it possible when they unveiled the Range Rover Evoque Convertible last year. Interestingly, a camouflaged Evoque Convertible test mule have been spotted on a flatbed truck in India, which indicates the Land Rover is considering the Indian market seriously for launching this car in the country.
The Range Rover Evoque Convertible doesn’t look different from the Evoque facelift. The major difference between these two cars is the retractable soft top. The front bumper gets a bit of redesigning touch with the massive air vents and rectangular shaped integrated LED fog lamps. The front grille also sports a revamped look. The roof system for this car is the Z convertible system, which can be opened and closed in around 18 seconds while cruising at a speed up to 48 kmph. At the rear the new LED taillights can be seen. It comes with a boot space of 251 litres. Inside the cabin, 4 persons can seat comfortably. The interior sports a boxy shape. It gets a multifunction steering wheel, classy instrument cluster and the infotainment system at the centre console also looks very stylish.
The test mule which was spotted in India gets power from a 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 240 PS peak power and 340 Nm of peak torque. The car can reach 0 – 100 kmph in 8.6 seconds with a top speed of 209 kmph. Expect the car to be launched in India sometime around later this year.
Jaguar Land Rovers Head Designers Meet For The First Time & Sparks Fly: Video
This is one unique meeting between two of the greatest living legends of the automotive industry. Both of them work for two of the most prestigious British Auto manufacturers of all time and they don’t need any introduction really.
As you all already would have noticed that the two people I am talking about here are Ian Callum who is the head of design for Jaguar and other person in this video is Gerry McGovern who happens to be Land Rover’s Chief design officer. This is actually the very first time that the two are interviewed together. Towards the starting of the video you can watch Ian Callum arrives for the interview in a Blue Jaguar F-Type while Gerry arrives in a Range Rover. They both talk about their design school (College of Art) from where they actually learnt the art of designing cars. They both share their experience of how it all started and how things work for them. They also talk about their future plans and what we could actually expect from both these auto manufacturers in the near future.
Mr. Ian Callum also adds that the whole car industry will actually see a lot of change in the next 15 to 20 years and they will need lot of creative ideas to make the change happen. The best part is towards the end where they both talk about each other’s latest creation and in order to know what you will actually have to watch the video.
Have you ever seen a 7 year old Indian kid driving a Range Rover Evoque: Video
Driving a Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is a dream for many adults, who love cars. As it seems, in this video a 7 year old Indian kid from Kerala is living the dream long before he gets a driving license. Yes, the video shows the Kerala kid driving a Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. Check out yourself.
Iconic bollywood Actor Mr. Amitabh Bachchan is well known for his passion for exotic cars and already owns plenty of enviable luxury cars in his garage. Now, he has added another luxury SUV to his collection which is the Land Rover Range Rover. The Range Rover is known for being the flagship model of the British brand. The car is priced at a whooping price tag around INR. 2.7 crores. Amitabh got himself a white one.
Rohit Suri, the President of Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd (JLRIL) has said, “Range Rover is the flagship of the Land Rover brand and is built on a legacy which represents the very pinnacle of refinement and British craftsmanship. More specifically, the Autobiography derivatives of Range Rover sit absolutely at the top of the personalisation and luxury ladder. Over the last 45 years, The Range Rover has gained an iconic status in the high-end SUV market across the world and we are thrilled to have the ultimate icon of Indian Cinema, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, as a valuable customer of The Range Rover.”
In the season of festivities, we the petrolheads have reason to rejoice again, as in a few days 2016 edition of the Indian Auto Expo will be organized at New Delhi from 5th to 9th February, 2016. This is certainly the biggest automobile convention of Asia, organized by Society of Indian Automobile Manufactures (SIAM) jointly with the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) the 2016 edition of the prestigious biennial event will be bigger and better.
More than 65 automobile brands including Indian and international companies, are expected to showcase their exciting car models in the 13th edition of the event. Incidentally, in 2014 nearly 55 brands showcased their products at the event. Sadly, there will be few major brands missing this time. We will get to see some exciting new models, some new launches including world launches and hopefully a few concepts at the upcoming event.
The organizers are expecting more than 6 lakh footfall at the India Exposition Mart Ltd (IEML) in Greater Noida, resulting a 20% rise in the number of visitors. The total floor space for the event has been increased by 37240 square metres with six completely new air conditioned halls, alongside the already available eight halls, resulting the total floor space to around 79000 square metres.
Before you prepare yourself to visit the upcoming Auto Expo, we will give you a lowdown on the facts and frequently asked questions like – how to get there, timing of the show, which are the participating brands, which are the brands to miss, floor plan, hospitality, major launches to watch. Keep reading the article.
The countdown has begun. We are about to leave 2015 and start our journey in the year 2016. Like every year, 2015 too brought us some stunning cars. We observed some completely new models, some new generation models and several facelift cars launched in our country. In a few months we are about to see some spectacular car launches in the country. In the meantime, when we are counting down the last hours of the 2015, let’s take a look back at the hottest car launches of 2015.
In the year 2015, we have seen some gorgeous German luxury utility and sports models like new Audi Q7, BMW I8, and Mercedes Benz AMG GT made entry into Indian automobile market, while Swedish automaker Volvo has launched XC90, which can be called an epitome of luxury and undoubtedly one of the safest cars of the world at present. American automaker Ford has launched a rejuvenated Ford Figo, which looks absolutely stylish. Hyundai launched a stylish SUV Creta, which became an immense hit among Indians. Mahindra, undoubtedly the most popular SUV maker of the country has been at the losing end of the battle because of steep competition from other automakers. They tried to bring back their good luck by launching TUV300, a rugged looking revolutionary SUV inspired by a battle tank design. In the hatchback segment the most profound entry was in form of Renault Kwid. So many things in so little budget; imagination is possible now with Kwid.
Well, the list goes on and on. We choose 10 hottest cars among so many, which were launched in the year 2015. Here are those hottest 10s presented in an alphabetic manner. Check out.
Jaguar Land Rover India has launched a new innovative smartphone integration platform; InControl Apps. Developed in collaboration with Bosch, this platform is designed to transform the interface of the user’s smartphone to the in-car infotainment touchscreen, allowing the users access to the popular apps. InControl Apps platform will be available on Land Rover Models like Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Discovery Sport.
To develop this new platform Jaguar Land Rover and Bosch has closely worked with leading third party app developers. The India specific platform is customized to give the users access to the popular apps of the country which include NDTV, Hungama, MapmyIndia and Zomato. Both Android and iOS users can access and use this platform with ease. Commenting on the launch of this new platform Rohit Suri, the President of Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd (JLRIL), has said, “InControl Apps will enhance the overall luxury experience of our vehicles and provide technology savvy customers a more convenient option to access their favorite apps. This is an exciting new technology addition to Land Rover vehicles, which have already become popular for their design, performance, craftsmanship and luxury credentials.” It will be subsequently available to other Jaguar and Land Rover cars in near future.
Land Rover Discovery Sport, Defender & India Bound Jaguar XE Honoured With Scottish Car of the Year Awards
Jaguar XE, Land Rover Discovery Sport and Land Rover Defender are three best selling vehicles from British luxury auto maker Jaguar Land Rover. All these three vehicles won awards at the prestigious “Scottish Car of the Year Awards” ceremony.
The India bound luxury sedan XE from Jaguar won the “Best Executive Car” awards, while it also won the “Best Design and Innovation” awards at the same event back in 2014. Commenting about the vehicle Alisdair Suttie, the President of the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers, has said, "With its fine lines penned by Scotsman Ian Callum, the Jaguar XE is as good looking as executive saloons come. It has abilities to match its looks, with first rate ride, refinement, driving dynamics and efficiency." The new Jaguar XE will be showcased at the upcoming 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo by the British marquee. Once launched, it will be the cheapest offering from Jaguar in India, and it will compete against the likes of Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Mercedes Benz C-Class and the Volvo S60. The Jaguar XE is built on an all new lightweight aluminium intensive monocoque body frame. Under the hood it gets a 3.0 litre 6 cylinder all aluminum Twin-Vortex supercharger engine, paired with a ZF 8HP45 8 speed automatic gearbox, capable to churn out 344 PS peak power and 450 Nm peak torque. The XE can reach 0-100 kmph in 4.9 seconds, with a top speed of 250 kmph.