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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...

2019-2021 Land Rover Discovery recalled with multiple electrical faults

Jaguar Land Rover Australia has recalled 1541 examples of its 2019-21 Land Rover Discovery, citing a range of potential electrical faults. The affected vehicles were sold by Land Rover between 21 September 2018 and 31 August 2020, and are stamped Model Years 2019 to 2021...

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...

Prince Philip’s final journey to be in a modified long-wheelbase Land Rover Defender

His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, will make one, final, short journey from Windsor Castle to his final resting place at St George’s Chapel, in a long-wheelbase Land Rover Defender 130 Gun Bus, that he had a hand in designing. A long-time Landy fan, the Land Rover was built to the Duke’s own specifications and was delivered to the Sandringham Estate for use by the Royal Family in 2016...

Jaguar and Land Rover adopt permanent five-year warranty

Jaguar Land Rover has joined key premium brand rival Mercedes-Benz in switching to a five-year warranty. All Jaguar, Land Rover and Range Rover models will adopt a five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty from 1 April 2021, across vehicles purchased for both private and business use...

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...

Chieftain Extreme is the classic Range Rover of your dreams

The vehicle that arguably kicked off the luxury SUV craze of recent decades, the classic Range Rover, has developed somewhat of a cult following thanks to its comfort, off-road capability, and quintessential British design. Its desirability has risen in modern-classic circles to the point where good examples are fetching as much as $50,000 – with many Australian-delivered vehicles now being sent back to the UK, due to a lack of rust-inducing salted roads here...

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)...

Jaguar Land Rover axes all-electric Range Rover – report

Jaguar Land Rover has axed its upcoming all-electric Range Rover 'Road Rover' project, according to a new report from Automotive News Europe. Citing an investor call with the brand’s Chief Financial Officer Adrian Mardell, the report also claims the Jaguar J-Pace electric SUV had been pulled from development...

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...

Seven new-car safety features becoming must-haves in 2021

There's little doubt our expectations for new cars are higher than ever. With every passing year, autonomous driving becomes more of a widespread reality, five-star ANCAP ratings are harder to obtain and standard equipment lists grow longer. Put simply: we crave cars that are smarter (and safer) than we are...