Land Rover

Officially supported CarPlay in a Land Rover, finally… Version S18C_18.34.5-213496

From Ross in the UK – his 2017 Discovery got the 18C update and with it, CarPlay is finally here.


First the InControl Touch Pro 18C version, S18C_18.34.5-213496

(This same version has also started showing up in Velar’s & F-Pace’s in the UK)


Now what it looks like screen to screen.

Extra Features:


Then you plug in your iPhone and tap Apple CarPlay:


Then some visual changes – the phone battery indicator disappears and the Phone icon on the lower bar changes to a CarPlay icon:




Possibly one of the best Gerry McGovern interviews ever – go read it at Alloy+Grit!


Gerry McGovern Gets Frank About Land Rover Design via Alloy+Grit

Land Rover Click and Go


This has been around since the Land Rover Discovery announcement but I hadn’t had a chance to really check it out.  Then it was mentioned in the new Range Rover Brochure.  Seems like a really great idea and somewhat universal solution.  You buy the base and then add the attachments you need.

Land Rover Click and Go

Click and Go – Base $41.26
The Click and Go range is a multi-purpose seat–back system for second row passengers. The versatile Click and Go Base fixes between the headrest mountings and further attachments can be added to hold tablets, at multiple angles, bags and shirts or jackets. Each attachment is sold separately. The base can be easily removed when not in use.


Click and Hang – $98.56
This removable coat hanger allows shirts or jackets to be kept crease free whilst transporting.
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Click and Hook – $57.30

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Click and Play – iPad® 2 – 4 – $192.54
Click and Play – iPad® Air- $192.54
Click and Play – iPad® Mini- $192.54
Click and Play – Samsung 10.1"- $192.54

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Click and Work $132.00

This folding table offers the rear passengers a practical surface from which to work. It also has a cupholder and is height and angle adjustable for in-cabin comfort.

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Land Rover has revealed the Discovery SVX – the ultimate Discovery for off-road enthusiasts seeking epic adventures

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· New Discovery SVX revealed at Frankfurt Motor Show is a production preview of the ultimate all-terrain Land Rover Discovery, with a 525PS 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol powertrain

· Most extreme Land Rover yet, with go-anywhere capability – increased ground clearance, body and suspension lifts, more wheel articulation and large all-terrain tyres

· Specially tuned Terrain Response 2 system and Active Roll Control are firsts for new Discovery

· Discovery SVX will be the first Land Rover assembled by hand at the SVO Technical Centre when production begins in 2018

· Prospective customers and Land Rover enthusiasts are invited to register their interest in new Discovery SVX at

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Frankfurt, Germany, 12 September 2017 – Land Rover has revealed the Discovery SVX – the ultimate Discovery for off-road enthusiasts seeking epic adventures.

Discovery SVX, launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show, adds extreme all-terrain capability to the Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) product triangle. SVX will sit alongside the acclaimed Range Rover Sport SVR and Range Rover SVAutobiography, which are hallmarks for outstanding on-road performance and supreme luxury respectively.

Discovery SVX will be the first Land Rover hand-assembled by expert craftsmen at the SVO Technical Centre in the UK when production begins in 2018.

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Recently issued Land Rover patent shows LEDs in the grill

Recently issued patent (D794517) shows a grill with vertical LED light strips, further it can illuminate one horizontal line at a time.

Have we seen this yet?