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Jaguar Land Rover: Petrol and diesel not going anywhere yet, plug-in hybrids now a chance for Australia

Jaguar Land Rover Australia managing director Mark Cameron has told media traditional petrol- and diesel-powered vehicles will still be available over the coming years, albeit in an increasingly electrified market...

Extra-long 2022 Land Rover Defender 130 spied

An extra-long Land Rover Defender ‘130’ seven-seater has been spied testing on public roads, confirming that another variant of Land Rover’s off-roader is getting closer to being officially revealed These images – published by Autoblog – show a camouflage-clad Defender that has clearly grown in its rear end, with Land Rover's new seven-seat four-wheel drive to gain a longer rear overhang...

Hydrogen-powered Land Rover Defender prototype to begin testing in 2021, production version still on track

A hydrogen fuel cell-powered Land Rover Defender prototype will undergo off-road development testing in Britain later this year, parent company JLR has confirmed. The zero-emission experiment – which is part of a wider government-funded undertaking known as Project Zeus – will reportedly lead to the introduction of a mass-produced hydrogen Land Rover SUV “within the next few years...

Next Land Rover Discovery to share Discovery Sport's platform, new Range Rover to underpin Defender – report

The next-generation Land Rover Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Velar, and Range Rover Evoque – which are all slated for launch within three to four years – will be underpinned by JLR’s Electrified Modular Architecture (EMA), according to a new report from Automotive News Europe...

2021 Land Rover Defender and Discovery recalled with fire risk

Jaguar Land Rover Australia has recalled 533 examples of the 2021 Land Rover Defender and 2021 Land Rover Discovery off-road SUVs, citing a potential fire risk. The affected vehicles were sold between 2 November 2020 and 11 March 2021 (Model Year 2021)...

British company offers pre-rusted car trim pieces

Most car owners go out of their way to keep their car from rusting, but Heritage Customs, an offshoot of British design house Neils van Roij Design, is offering pre-rusted exterior panels for cars like the 2021 Land Rover Defender. Stylised as part of the brand’s hand-built 2021 Land Rover Defender Valiance bespoke remake, the corroded panels are described as real rust and are previewed on the side vents and diamond-plate bonnet inserts...

2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best Off-Road Vehicle

Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best Off-Road Vehicle Finalists: Ford Ranger Raptor Jeep Gladiator Land Rover Defender RAM 1500 Warlock And while these three contenders are all guilty as charged, they go about their own respective business in very different ways...

Riding High: Which model has got the most ground clearance?

High-riding SUVs are all the rage these days, with taller and wider vehicles now becoming more popular than the lowered stuff. And none come taller than bona-fide off-roaders, who need that clearance to clamber up and over off-road obstacles. We've put together a list of standard four-wheel-drives with the best claimed ground clearance, according to manufacturer data...

Land Rover Defender 130 seven-seater to launch in 2022 – report

The Land Rover Defender is set to gain a longer 130 variant within the next 18 months, according to a report from industry publication Automotive News. The Land Rover off-roader will reportedly come onto the market in the next 12 to 18 months, priced at the top of the range (the current entry-level 110 starts from $82,590 plus on-road costs)...

2022 Land Rover Defender supercharged V8 is go! Due in Australia in July

The 2022 Land Rover Defender will soon have the option of a powerful new 5.0-litre supercharged V8 – as part of a broader range expansion – the British brand has confirmed. Ending months of speculation, Land Rover's first-ever supercharged Defender V8 is due in Australian showrooms from July priced from around $200,000 plus on-road costs...

2021 Land Rover Defender Works V8 Trophy unveiled: Classic Defender returns as V8-powered hero

If you consider Land Rover’s new Defender is too refined and dignified to carry on the tradition of England’s most celebrated off-roader, then we’ve got good news for you. The original Land Rover Defender is returning, albeit for an extremely short production run as the Land Rover Defender Works V8 Trophy...