Press Release

2017 Range Rover USA Marketing Bulletin, MPR16-11, Remote Start has arrived

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2017 MY Range Rover Product Information, MPR16-11 (PDF, 18 pages)

I can’t thank the people who get me this info enough.  I’m so happy it can be shared with the entire community.  Enjoy the reading, lots of new details, another post to follow…

John Edwards to lead new Land Rover Individual Products Division

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Whitley, Coventry: Jaguar Land Rover has appointed John Edwards into the role of Managing Director of the newly created Individual Products Division with immediate effect. The new division will be responsible for designing and creating a portfolio of brand extending products, ranging from high value halo vehicles to lifestyle merchandise products.

In his new role, John will be responsible for the company’s ‘Engineered To Order’ division, accessories, licensing & merchandise activities, vehicle operations and heritage vehicles across both brands.

On the new appointment, Jaguar Land Rover’s Chief Executive, Dr Ralf Speth commented:"The introduction of the Individual Products Division is an exciting new opportunity for Jaguar Land Rover and is designed to sharpen our relentless focus on delivering outstanding products for our customers – past, present and future.  John brings a wealth of experience to the role which will be integral to supporting our future growth strategy."

John Edwards joined Jaguar Land Rover as a graduate and has held a number of senior management positions, most recently Land Rover Global Brand Director during which time he oversaw a period of significant volume and profit growth for the Land Rover business.

Commenting on his new role, John said,"This is a great opportunity to establish a new business within a business.  Both Jaguar and Land Rover are world renowned brands that evoke strong emotional connections with customers the world over. We intend to ensure that our product offering constantly evolves to further enhance the experience of owning one of our products. This new division aims to develop that additional dimension."

John continues to sit on Jaguar Land Rover’s Executive Committee.

Land Rover Announces 2014 U.S. Model Lineup

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LR2 gets infotainment upgrades and Evoque’s two-liter in-line 4.

LR4, keeps LR4 name, gets V6 and loses standard two-speed transfer case (Really?)

Evoque gets the 9-speed transmission, new tech and Active Driveline

All-New Sport is just that.

Range Rover got the V6, Stop-Start and all the same parking/lane departure tech that the Sport has BUT it’s planned for a mid-year introduction.  No mention of the upgraded front seats.

Official PR:

Land Rover Announces 2014 U.S. Model Lineup

(MAHWAH, N.J.) – September 12, 2013 – The 2014 model year continues the most dynamic product development and introduction period in the brand’s history. An all-new Range Rover Sport is introduced, based on the all-new aluminum-intensive Range Rover that debuted for 2013. The Range Rover itself sees a significant increase in fuel efficiency for 2014 with the introduction of a new supercharged 3-liter V6 engine, for up to EPA-estimated 23 mpg in highway driving1, replacing the naturally aspirated 5-liter V8.

The Range Rover Evoque debuts one of the first nine-speed automatic transmissions in a passenger vehicle. The sporty Range Rover Evoque, the smallest and lightest Range Rover model, has become its worldwide best seller, with more than 170,000 sold in its’ first 18 months.

The Land Rover LR4 also replaces the 5-liter V8 with the 340hp supercharged V6, teamed to an 8-speed automatic. The Land Rover LR2, which received the 240hp turbocharged engine from the Range Rover Evoque for 2013, delivers pure Land Rover style in a compact model and adds infotainment upgrades for 2014.

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It’s official – All-new Range Rover Sport to be revealed in New York on March 26, 2013 #NewRangeRoverSport

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  • All-New Range Rover Sport to make its debut on 26 March 2013
  • Land Rover’s fastest, most responsive and agile vehicle to date
  • Third model of the new Range Rover family launched in two years
  • Ground-breaking live drive to be broadcast to global audiences

The all-new Range Rover Sport will make its global premiere in a ground breaking live drive through Manhattan, New York, on 26 March.  Land Rover’s fastest, most responsive and most agile vehicle to date will be revealed to audiences around the world on the eve of the 2013 New York Auto Show.

The drive will take place on the streets of the Range Rover Sport’s largest market – New York City.  More Sports are sold in New York than any other metropolitan area in the world and the model is North America’s best-selling Land Rover product.

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Land Rover Unveils New Electric Defender Research Vehicle–Official PR

This is neat stuff, I like the Terrain Response in a Defender and the way it uses HDC for the regenerative braking – see PR below.

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  • Land Rover continues to champion innovation in engineering and develop sustainable automotive solutions
  • Engineered to deliver zero emissions while retaining legendary all-terrain capability
  • Innovative powertrain combines a 70kw electric motor with lithium-ion battery pack

Land Rover is continuing to champion British innovation and cutting-edge automotive engineering by unveiling seven new Electric Defender models at the Geneva Motor Show. The research vehicle delivers zero emissions while retaining its tough, go-anywhere capability.

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