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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

4x4, land rover, Motoring News, off-road

For love of your Landy: Book now for classic SA off-road fest

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Nothing says “off-road” better than the best-loved four-(and six)-wheeler vehicle of them all, the Land Rover – and especially their older generation – the Series 1, 2 & 3 and other leaf spring-suspended Land Rovers. The annual Land Rover (LR) Classic will again host the LR Series Fest of 2020 – this… Continue reading For love of your Landy: Book now for classic SA off-road fest

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Landy goes high-tech on comms and navigation

LAND ROVER’s Defender family is showcasing a new dual eSIM connectivity system at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada – said to be the world’s largest consumer electronics show. The 2020 Land Rover Defender on show there claims to be the first vehicle with two embedded LTE modems for superior connectivity while the vehicle’s new… Continue reading Landy goes high-tech on comms and navigation

4x4, Buyers' advice, land rover, Motoring News, off-road, vehicle maintenance

Paws and claws: Yogi let loose to rip-up a Landy

PRETORIA, South Africa – Jaguar Land Rover has developed a unique 3D-printed dog paw to help engineers assess the durability of future vehicles – with a little help from Yogi the Labrador and a new Land Rover Defender. The ‘RoboYogi’ paw was used to test the rear bumper’s ability to withstand a dog’s claws scraping… Continue reading Paws and claws: Yogi let loose to rip-up a Landy

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Landy does ‘the dark side’ for limited specials

PRETORIA, South Africa – Land Rover SA has created a limited run of only 24 Range Rover Sport units packing what the automaker believes is ”serious visual punch”. For the very rich… The special five-litre V8 Supercharged HSE Dynamics incorporate a Black Pack featuring a black bonnet and tailgate lettering, grille mesh and inner grille… Continue reading Landy does ‘the dark side’ for limited specials

4x4, Auto Shows, historic vehicles, land rover, Motoring News, off-road, vehicle restoration

Back on the road (the mud?) again: Landy No.1 back to life

PRETORIA, South Africa – After playing a starring role in Land Rover’s 70th anniversary celebrations in 2018  the ”missing” original-launch Land Rover demo vehicle from the 1948 Amsterdam auto show is back on the road (and in the mud) for the first time since the 1960s, It’s been through a year-long restoration/rebuild was by a… Continue reading Back on the road (the mud?) again: Landy No.1 back to life

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Special Landy punt for Bokke team at 2019 Rugby World Cup

Tribute to Springboks by JLR’s Special Operations  Paint job created one-of-a-kind Range Rover Sport Land Rover Rugby World Cup ‘Worldwide Partner’ PRETORIA, South Africa – Land Rover South Africa and the automakers Special Vehicle Operations in the UK have created a ”one-of-a-kind” Range Rover Sport SVR as a tribute to the Springbok rugby team. And… Continue reading Special Landy punt for Bokke team at 2019 Rugby World Cup

4x4, Buyers' advice, diesel, Mercedes-Benz, Motoring News, new models, off-road

Meet the eco-Gelandy: Third version of latest Merc overlander

Going off-road – but ‘economically’ Third version of Gelandewagens coming Lift off and clutch disengages to ‘freewheel’ STUTTGART, Germany –  The first units of the latest Mercedes G-Class have, the automaker says, ”been conquering the world’s off-road trails since mid-2018” but now the engine range has been expanded to include a less-thirsty diesel. The newbie’s… Continue reading Meet the eco-Gelandy: Third version of latest Merc overlander

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Special life-saving Landy joins Red Cross emergency fleet

Eye in the sky and go-anywhere wheels Eight-rotor drone included for thermal images Watch the Red Cross Discovery in action PRETORIA, Gauteng – A unique lifesaving Land Rover Discovery has just entered service with the Austrian Red Cross emergency response fleet, complete with an eight-rotor drone, as an airport emergency mobile command centre. The vehicle,… Continue reading Special life-saving Landy joins Red Cross emergency fleet