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Defending the faith: Landy hits Defender power button

Collector’s edition – 150 Defenders badged 70th Edition 306kW Defender Works V8 celebrates seven decades Five-litre Defender most powerful and fastest yet RYTON-ON-DUNSMORE, England – Land Rover has announces a limited-edition, high-performance, old-fashioned, version of the iconic Defender that can blow off sports cars. Those who’d love to own one of the rarest modern Land… Continue reading Defending the faith: Landy hits Defender power button

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Get plotting to get digital deserts with your Defender

• Online platform plots journeys on a digital map • Almost 400 journeys already recorded – add yours • Archive inspiration for those working on New Defender For 68 years Land Rovers and Defenders have been taking their owners, their friends and families, or professional crews, to some of the most remote places and on… Continue reading Get plotting to get digital deserts with your Defender

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Landy Defender: Now prices could also go just about anywhere…

LONDON, England – Fans of the iconic Land Rover Defender who rushed to buy a piece of history are proving to have made a smart investment as prices soar against anticipated shortages since production stopped in 2016.. Automotive valuation specialists CAP say good examples are demanding a huge premium over new list price. You could,… Continue reading Landy Defender: Now prices could also go just about anywhere…

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Land Rover Classic V8 set for special import to SA

PRETORIA, South Africa – Land Rover Classic is continuing the expedition legacy of the original Defender with a limited production run of adventure-ready Defender Works V8 Trophy vehicles for an exclusive competition at Eastnor Castle in 2021. They’re based on the re-engineered 2012-2016 Defender Works V8 specification developed by Land Rover Classic: a 298kW/515Nm 5.0-litre… Continue reading Land Rover Classic V8 set for special import to SA

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Jaguar F-Pace: Major revisions done ahead of 2021 SA launch

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Just launched is the latest version of Jaguar’s F-Pace SUV with a revised shell, choice of battery drive, conventional four- or six-cylinder propulsion, and the latest in infotainment. The first F-Pace was shown in July 2015 at Germany’s Frankfurt auto show but didn’t reach South Africa until June 2016 The latest… Continue reading Jaguar F-Pace: Major revisions done ahead of 2021 SA launch

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Towing (and reversing) a trailer made easy with Landy

PRETORIA, South Africa – Land Rover has removed some of the stress of reversing a trailer with the introduction of a ”towing assistance” feature for late-model Land and Range Rovers. ‘Advanced tow assist’ requires the driver to use a centre console-mounted rotary switch instead of the steering-wheel while using the pedals as normal. The ”intuitive”… Continue reading Towing (and reversing) a trailer made easy with Landy

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2020 Land Rover: Going too far on going anywhere, perhaps?

Choice of five, six or 5+2 seating Lots of personalisation in the catalogue Three engine options, six specification packs JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The latest Land Rover Discover and Defender have reached South African showrooms on a wave of advertising that describes them as the most capable yet and completing the expected catalogue. They also… Continue reading 2020 Land Rover: Going too far on going anywhere, perhaps?

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Choose your ride: JLR offering car-swop subscriptions

PRETORIA, South Africa – Jaguar Land Rover, as more people choose flexible monthly payments over once-off bills, is trying to change the way we use vehicles. The secret is a premium car-subscription service. Britain’s biggest automaker has set up Pivotal, a programme intended to allow UK customers to experience either the latest technology of the… Continue reading Choose your ride: JLR offering car-swop subscriptions

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Land Rover’s Hard Top branding becoming serious business

PRETORIA, South Africa – Land Rover has confirmed that the 2020 commercial Defender 90 and 110 units will restore the Hard Top name to its 4×4 family but notes: ”The New Defender 90 and 110 Hard Tops are not planned for introduction to South Africa. Land Rover SA has reviewed the potential for introduction of… Continue reading Land Rover’s Hard Top branding becoming serious business

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JLR brings remote updates to in-car connections

PRETORIA, South Africa – Jaguar Land Rover, as part of on-going transformation in connected services, can now remotely install the facility in earlier units. This, the automakers say, will mean every owner can receive future software updates without visiting a JLR franchise – including the latest Touch Pro and Touch Pro Duo infotainment systems which… Continue reading JLR brings remote updates to in-car connections