2013 December

The Land Rover’s 1st Birthday, April 1949 – Really fun video.

Range Rover Sport Conquers The Empty Quarter Desert – Official PR

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  • New documentary film shows the new Range Rover Sport’s 800km dawn to dusk drive across the Empty Quarter desert – setting the fastest recorded time for the crossing of 10 hours and 22 minutes
  • Film live on Land Rover’s YouTube channel from today
  • Features behind-the-scenes footage with off-road racer Moi Torrallardona as he pilots the standard production vehicle to victory
  • Second installment of the Driven Challenges – follows the new Range Rover Sport setting the production SUV speed record at Pikes Peak back in June

Land Rover has today revealed an exclusive new documentary film charting the new Range Rover Sport’s challenge to complete the fastest recorded crossing of the Empty Quarter desert, which it achieved last month.

The video, which can be seen on Land Rover’s YouTube channel here, tracks the team’s 849km journey from Wadi Adda Wasir in Saudi Arabia to the border of the United Arab Emirates. The team completed the challenge on November 3rd 2013, finishing in 10 hours and 22 minutes at an average speed of 51.87 mph (81.87 km/h), and the documentary charts the journey from beginning to end.

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New images of the Range Rover Autobiography Black LWB on location in London

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Jaguar Land Rover Plans New Manufacturing Facility in Brazil

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  • Agreement signed with the State of Rio de Janeiro to build a Jaguar Land Rover manufacturing facility
  • Jaguar Land Rover will invest R$750m (£240m) in the programme
  • Plant will have an annual production capacity of 24,000 vehicles
  • Plant will initially employ 400 people, generating additional jobs in the supply chain
  • First vehicles to come off the assembly line in 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Jaguar Land Rover is to become the first British carmaker to open a manufacturing facility in Brazil following a landmark agreement between the company and state authorities to build a plant in the State of Rio de Janeiro.

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Land Rover posts new how-to videos for the All-New Range Rover Sport

Land Rover UK posted 33 instructional videos for the various systems of the All-New Range Rover Sport.

This playlist has all 33 ready to watch, they average less then 3 minutes each

Here are a few examples:

I’m not sure I completely get the winter wiper feature – do you have to go through the menu every time?  Why not give a shortcut of some kind?

And for my last example below, you’ve got to love how they still have that – “Switch on by touching the climate off softkey”. Wouldn’t you think the button text could just toggle Climate On or Climate Off?

What are the lyrics to that Prince song?

"So tonight I’m gonna party like it’s 1999 (for in car technology)”