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Time Machine Tuesday: 19 June 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews...

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Jaguar Land Rover UK launches subscription service
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Jaguar Land Rover UK launches subscription service

Jaguar Land Rover has launched Carpe, an annual subscription service aimed at high mileage drivers. The service is being run by InMotion Ventures, a Jaguar Land Rover offshoot experimenting in mobility schemes, car and ride sharing, and financial services...


Land Rover Discovery production moving to Slovakia from 2019
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Land Rover Discovery production moving to Slovakia from 2019

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will move production of its Discovery SUV to Slovakia from early next year, the company has confirmed this week, in a bid to prepare its Solihull, UK, facility for a new generation of electric vehicles (EVs)...


Configurator Challenge: Land Rover Discovery
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Configurator Challenge: Land Rover Discovery

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our new configurator challenge, we’re going to let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re designing our perfect Land Rover Discovery...


Land Rover commences off-road autonomous testing
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Land Rover commences off-road autonomous testing

Land Rover has announced the commencement of Cortex, its project involving the development of off-road capable autonomous vehicles. The company says the development of Level 4 and Level 5 off-road autonomous technologies ensures future vehicles "are fully capable in any weather condition: dirt, rain, ice, snow or fog"...


Land Rover Discovery Sport Landmark Edition announced, confirmed for Oz
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Land Rover Discovery Sport Landmark Edition announced, confirmed for Oz

Land Rover has launched the Discovery Sport Landmark Edition in the UK this week, celebrating the sales success of the top-selling Landie model in history, in addition to the brand's 70th anniversary. Available in three colours – Narvik Black, Corris Grey and Yulong White – the Landmark Edition comes as standard with a Carpathian Grey roof, Graphite Atlas exterior accents, 19-inch 'Mantis' alloy wheels in gloss Dark Grey, Ebony grained leather trim and an Ebony headliner...


ACCC adds 1.1 million vehicles to compulsory Takata recall
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ACCC adds 1.1 million vehicles to compulsory Takata recall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has added around 1.1 million vehicles to the Takata airbag recall, publishing a new list of vehicles previously not known to have been affected. While these models aren't under active recall just yet, the ACCC has identified them as subject to future recalls by their respective manufacturers as part of the compulsory campaign that requires affected makes to replace all defective airbags before the end of 2020...


Matthew Wiesner departs Jaguar Land Rover Australia
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Matthew Wiesner departs Jaguar Land Rover Australia

Jaguar Land Rover is looking for a new managing director in Australia, after Matthew Wiesner today stepped down from the role after four years. No replacement is currently lined up, but the current JLR Australia finance director, Janet Perich, will step up and act as managing director during the search...


2018 Land Rover Discovery Sd4 SE review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2018 Land Rover Discovery Sd4 SE review

Is a four-cylinder engine a big enough heart for the historically do-anything Land Rover Discovery? Paul Maric finds out...

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Land Rover Discovery Sd4 review: On road, off road, and towing
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Land Rover Discovery Sd4 review: On road, off road, and towing

Is a four-cylinder engine a big enough heart for Land Rover's do-anything SUV, the Discovery? Paul Maric finds out...


Jaguar Land Rover developing system to 'see around corners'
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Jaguar Land Rover developing system to 'see around corners'

The world's car manufacturers are racing to have their autonomous technology up and running at the moment, testing ingenious solutions to the potential problems facing self-driving vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is currently working on technology to let its robo-cars 'see around corners' thanks to a combination of automated, connected and mapping tech...


2018 Land Rover Defender V8 Works quick drive review
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2018 Land Rover Defender V8 Works quick drive review

A limited run of modernised, V8-powered Defenders? How on Earth could I say no to that...


Jaguar Land Rover cuts 1000 jobs in the UK - report
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Jaguar Land Rover cuts 1000 jobs in the UK - report

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has cut 1000 jobs at its Solihull base this week, according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar reports the British manufacturer has restricted the layoffs to agency workers, with JLR citing a decline in diesel vehicle sales for the decision...


Land Rover Defender: Giant snowy outline celebrates anniversary
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Land Rover Defender: Giant snowy outline celebrates anniversary

Often, manufacturers will pull elaborate stunts to celebrate their icons. Land Rover loves a good publicity stunt, but its latest Defender celebration takes things to new heights, drawing the "world's most remote Defender outline" in the French Alps. So, why go to the effort of sketching a giant Defender in the snow? To start with, it's 70 years since the car debuted at the Amsterdam motor show...


2018 Land Rover, Range Rover line-up recalled for fire risk
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2018 Land Rover, Range Rover line-up recalled for fire risk

Land Rover and Range Rover have issued a recall for their entire 2018 model-year range, over concerns vehicles fitted with the 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine could pose a fire risk. The British marques report the engine-mounted fuel rails on affected vehicles "have not been manufactured correctly", and are at risk of fuel vapour and liquid leaks...


2018 Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic D240 SE review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2018 Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic D240 SE review

It's one of the most stylish cars on the road, but is it any good to drive? And, importantly, can this latest Range Rover be taken off-road? Paul Maric finds out.

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Ford Takata airbag recall announced
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Ford Takata airbag recall announced

Ford Australia has today announced details of its recall for vehicles fitted with faulty Takata airbag inflators. As required under the compulsory recall program announced earlier this week, Ford will first contact owners of the oldest affected vehicles before working its way up to newer vehicles with a lesser risk...


East Coast Defender unveils Heritage Collection
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East Coast Defender unveils Heritage Collection

East Coast Defender is an American tuning house best known for shoehorning V8 engines into Land Rovers, but it appears the tuning house is looking to diversify. Along with its high-powered projects, it will produce a new Heritage Collection of cars. It's no surprise to see East Coast pushing into the resto-modding world...


The Cars of Düsseldorf

The Cars of Düsseldorf

How do you capture the essence of a city? What makes a particular place hum and sing and buzz? Is it the people? The culture? The architecture? Food? It is, of course, all of these things. And more. For us at CarAdvice, it is, unsurprisingly, also the cars. We are privileged to travel around the world for our job, visiting cities, countries and far-flung corners we might otherwise never see in our lives...


Land Rover's Gerry McGovern named Designer of the Year
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Land Rover's Gerry McGovern named Designer of the Year

Gerry McGovern has been awarded Designer of the Year at the Festival Automobile International in Paris, France. The Land Rover chief design officer was recognised for the brand's original designs and their influence on the automotive industry, with the 15-strong jury highlighting the Velar as a "astonishing masterpiece"...