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Kahn Design teases Flying Huntsman 6x6 Soft Top

British tuning company Kahn Design has teased its next model, a drop-top version of its Flying Huntsman 6x6. Set to be the third variant of the Flying Huntsman family, the 6x6 Soft Top is - like its siblings - based on the Land Rover Defender. The new model looks to be a competitor for Mercedes-Maybach's G650 Landaulet, which also fuses retro-off-roader styling with a soft-top rear roof, along with a plush interior...

Land Rover says new Defender will polarise opinion

Land Rover design chief, Gerry McGovern, has perhaps one of the most unenviable tasks in automotive design – designing an all-new version of the iconic Land Rover Defender. Speaking to Australian media at the Los Angeles Motor Show, McGovern suggested purists might not like what they see. “I love the fact that all these people are enthusiastic about it,” McGovern said...

Jaguar Land Rover conducts first autonomous driving tests on public roads

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has taken part in in the UK's first road tests for autonomous and connected vehicles this week, as part of the UK Autodrive project. The company has already revealed it is developing fully- and semi-autonomous technologies for future models, and these latest tests show that JLR is one step closer to bringing the systems to market...

Jaguar Land Rover joins Takata airbag recall

Jaguar Land Rover has announced it will recall approximately 17,000 vehicles sold in Australia, as the British company joins the global epidemic that is the Takata airbag recall. To this point there have been more than 3.3 million cars affected by Takata recalls in Australia alone, and the potentially deadly faulty airbags have been responsible for the death of one driver in Australia, and 18 other deaths around the world...

Jaguar Land Rover to introduce Velar power badges across range - report

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is set to roll out a new naming structure for its model portfolio, using the numbered format first seen with the new Range Rover Velar. Reported by the UK's Evo, a reader of the British publication noticed a new Jaguar F-Type wearing a 'P380' badge on its rump - signifying the amount of metric horsepower (PS) the engine makes, as the 3...

Road Rover: Land Rover's EV range coming in 2019 - report

A new high-end electric car, expected to be branded Road Rover, is reportedly being developed by Jaguar Land Rover and will be ready before the end of the decade. According to the UK's Autocar, the new EV is being designed with China and California in mind. The former is highly incentivised the take-up of electric vehicles, while the latter has mandated a certain percentage of all car sales to be electric by 2025...

Land Rover Discovery pulls 110-tonne road train

The Land Rover Discovery has displayed just how mighty its towing capability is by hauling a 110-tonne road train in the Northern Territory, to announce the arrival of the 2018 model. With a 3...

‘Diesel is the devil, ban it’ says Industry figurehead

There’s been a lot said about diesel fuel over the past few years, but a statement from Simon Birkett, founder and director of Clean Air London, at the inaugural Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest could be one of the more controversial ones yet. “Diesel is the devil, and we do need to ban it,” Birkett said while sitting on a panel of experts, including Jaguar Land Rover’s head of powertrain development, Iain Grey...

2019 Land Rover Discovery SVX revealed, due in Australia late 2018

The wild 2019 Land Rover Discovery SVX has been revealed at this week's Frankfurt motor show, previewing the production model that will be arriving in Australian showrooms in the third quarter of next year. Developed by the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Group's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division, the Discovery SVX joins other Land Rover SVO specials like the Range Rover Sport SVR and the Range Rover SVAutobiography...

Surfboards made of concept cars? Bodacious!

Jaguar Land Rover is recycling its concept cars to craft bespoke surfboards with the help of Irish boardsmiths, Skunkworks Surf Co. The car company's Waste to Wave initiative sees the polyurethane plastic that underpins the company's clay models for its concept cars recycled and turned into surfboards, rather than sent to landfill...

Jaguar Land Rover to be electrified from 2020

Every Jaguar Land Rover product from 2020 onwards will be electrified to some degree, the British company has announced. The news, announced at the inaugural Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest event in London, doesn't mean that every car or SUV made by the British company will be purely electric - rather, all new models added from 2020 onwards will have some form of hybridisation or electrification...