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Land Rover Defender: Extreme off-road and SVR versions could be on the cards

With an all-new Defender just around the corner, Land Rover is gearing up to see how far it can stretch the new chassis in terms of off- and on-road performance. Speaking to media at the global launch of the new Jaguar F-Pace SVR in Saint Tropez, Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations lead dynamics engineer, Ross Restell, said the division is capable of pushing the Defender chassis to its limits...

Land Rover Defender hitting Australia early in 2020 with air suspension

Land Rover’s dyed in the wool fans are eagerly awaiting news on the all-new Defender, with the company commencing a drip-feed campaign. It now appears we'll see the Defender in Australia from 2020, with at least one model to sport independent rear suspension, along with air suspension...

PSA open to a Jaguar Land Rover takeover - report

Peugeot Citroen has confirmed it's considering a merger with (or acquisition of) struggling Jaguar Land Rover, provided the British marques wouldn't prove too much of a distraction. Speaking with Autocar India, PSA Group boss Carlos Tavares said the company is "considering all opportunities" when it comes to takeovers and mergers...

2020 Land Rover Defender spied

Land Rover has been caught testing the upcoming Defender in an unusual spot: the Nurburgring. That's right, one of the world's best-known and loved off-roaders is being put through its paces at the holy grail of sports car development. Hmmm. Unfortunately, Jaguar Land Rover has done a good job camouflaging the hotly-anticipated off-roader...

Peugeot family ready to back further acquisitions

The PSA Group, which currently owns the Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel and Vauxhall brands, is open to acquiring a few more marques for its portfolio, and it has the backing of one of its biggest shareholders. At the recent Geneva motor show, Carlos Tavares, CEO of the PSA Group, said he would "love to [have discussions] with people who are looking for deals"...

Jaguar Land Rover recalling 44,000 vehicles for excessive emissions in the UK

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has become the latest automaker to be called out over excessive emissions, with the British firm under fire from authorities for select models built between 2014 and 2018. A new report by industry journal, Automotive News Europe, the European Union's Safety Gate Rapex claims JLR vehicles with 2...

Exclusive: Toyota customers pay more luxury car tax than owners of Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, Bentley – and Audi, BMW and Lexus

EXCLUSIVE Toyota customers are paying more Luxury Car Tax than buyers of most prestige brands, prompting renewed calls to scrap the 33 per cent levy on vehicles priced above the $66,331 threshold. Luxury Car Tax has reaped the Federal Government more than $5 billion over the past decade – including more than $695 million in the last financial year alone...

Land Rover Discovery SVX cancelled

The Land Rover Discovery SVX has been axed before a single car has rolled down the production line. Land Rover has confirmed the SVX's demise to Autocar, stating the vehicle unveiled at 2017 Los Angeles motor show, and originally slated to go on sale locally in late 2018, will not be manufactured...

2020 Land Rover Defender interior leaked

An undisguised photo of interior of the new Land Rover Defender has been posted on Twitter by Richard Charles, a jewellery designer specialising in automotive-themed products. The authenticity of the photo was seemingly confirmed when Richard Agnew, Land Rover's communications and public relations director, publicly replied: "How about you now remove this image that you’ve publicly stated you shouldn’t post...

Jaguar Land Rover reveals Ingenium inline-six

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has revealed its new flagship engine from the 'Ingenium' family, in the form of a twin-charged (that's supercharged and turbocharged) six-cylinder petrol engine. Set to debut locally in 2020, the new Ingenium inline six will be available in both 265kW and 294kW tunes, with torque ranging from 495Nm to 550Nm...

Jaguar Land Rover seeking funding after huge write-down - report

Jaguar Land Rover is seeking US$1 billion in funding after a disastrous fourth quarter of 2018, huge-write downs on the value of its investments, and continued sales struggles in China. According to a report from Automotive News Europe, the Indian-owned carmaker needs to raise US$1 billion ($1...