Land Rover Launches The Range Rover Evoque In India
Land Rover launched the new and updated Range Rover Evoque in India today. The best selling model from Land Rover prices starts from INR. 49.10 lakh for the base Pure trim while the top end HSE Dynamic trim is priced at INR. 64.65 lakh.
The updated RR Evoque hasn’t received any major changes in terms of styling but instead decided to equip the SUV with more features. As a result of that the new RR Evoque gets a restyled front bumper and also a new grille. To make it looks slightly more aggressive it even features bigger air intakes as well. As far as some other exterior features are concerned it gets full LED headlamps as well. Just like the front profile the rear profile too gets an updated LED taillamps as well. Inside things looks new as well, to begin with the RR Evoque gets redesigned instrument cluster and soft touch materials. The seats too has been redesigned as well, the front seats gets massage function as well available as an option. The dashboard also gets an 8.0 inch touchscreen infotainment system.
Apart from all that some other new features includes an all terrain progress control, Autonomous Emergency Braking and Attention Assist Estimation.
Coming to the drivetrain the new Range Rover Evoque gets the 2.0 Liter Ingenium series engine which is capable of producing about 177 Hp of peak power. All that power is send to the 4 wheels of the SUV via the 9 speed automatic transmission. This drivetrain is more fuel efficient and is also lighter by almost 20 kilograms than the previous engine. Land Rover will also introduce a petrol engine as well from January 2017 onward.
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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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.
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.
Land Rover Range Rover is one of the iconic cars of all time in the world automotive history. The iconic luxury SUV comes with a glorious history of off roading around the corners of world. To celebrate the occasion, Land Rover recruited their 6 millionth range Rover model in Suzhou in China with a challenge of crossing a bridge. Incidentally the city of Suzhou is known as the Venice of East for its several bridges.
Well, crossing a bridge certainly not a tough challenge for Range Rover. But the real story is the bridge was made of paper only. No steel, no nuts and bolts. The five metre long bridge was made of 54390 pieces of papers, which were packed tightly in the arch technique, and there was no glue or bolts. It took the crew three days to build the bridge. Land Rover Experience chief instructor Chris Zhou was given the task to take the Range Rover over the paper bridge. The Range Rover comes with All Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) technology, which allows the drivers overcome tough challenges thrown at them. Moreover, the advanced lightweight body also helped the car to overcome the challenge without any difficulty.
Land Rover has launched the facelift Range Rover Evoque in India today, the prices for the Evoque starts at INR. 47.10 lakh(ex-showroom, Mumbai, pre-octroi) for the Pure trim. The facelift SUV debuted at the 2015 Geneva Motor show and now it is here.
The changes to the exterior includes a new honeycomb grille which is available only on the top end HSE Dynamic trim, the new Xenon headlamps offers better visibility during night and it also gets integrated LED daytime running lamps as well. The front profile also gets bigger air intakes as well while the redesigned front bumper also holds the slim looking LED foglamps. The side profile of the SUV remains unchanged though and the only noticeable changes are the addition of a newly designed alloy wheels. However the rear profile of the facelift Evoque features LED taillamps as well.
Inside the facelift Evoque gets a new infotainment system complete with a new 8.0 inch touchcsreen display. The rest of the updates are not exactly new but you do get plenty of features which include a heads up display, panoramic sunroof, mood lighting system, new 17 speakers Meridian audio system, surround camera system and even tyre pressure monitor system. The Evoque also features a newly installed hands free tailgate system which actually opens the rear tailgate once you approach the SUV and wave your foot under the rear bumper.
Jaguar Land Rover cars have been exclusively featured in the latest James Bond film Spectre alongside the Aston Martin DB10. Recently Land Rover recruited British actress and Bond girl Naomi Harris for an exclusive photo shoot featuring her and the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible. Land Rover showcased the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible in the Santa Monica beachside shoot, which gave us the preview of the brand’s first ever luxury compact convertible SUV ahead of its official world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
It’s newest member of Range Rover family. The Range Rover Evoque Convertible comes with bold design and refinement of the Range Rover Evoque with sophisticated folding roof to create a versatile, all season convertible SUV. The elegant four seater convertible comes with stylish yet muscular design, versatile storage and unrivalled capability both on and off road. Naomi Harris, who was first seen in the Skyfall portrayed the role of Moneypenny. She has been paired with Land Rover vehicles including the iconic Defender in the Skyfall and the Discovery Sport in the Spectre. Commenting on the event of photo shoot with Range Rover Evoque Convertible she said, "I was so impressed by the design of this car; it’s like nothing I’ve seen on the road before and is so sleek! I love the fact that it is just as much at home driving down the Pacific Coast Highway in LA, as it is off-road in the British Countryside".
To celebrate the world debut of the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, full size wireframe sculptures of the newest Range Rover model will be on display in West Hollywood at Le Zinque from Nov 16-17 and on the Santa Monica Pier from Nov 18-20. The new Range Rover Evoque Convertible will go on sale from spring 2016.