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Mercedes pips BMW in global sales race, Volvo the rapid mover

All car manufacturers like to put a positive spin on things, but 2019 was a largely positive sales year for luxury brands worldwide. Most of the bigger players that have released calendar year sales figures showed growth, with the exception of Jaguar Land Rover. Mercedes-Benz recorded 1.3 per cent sales growth worldwide to 2,339,562 vehicles...

Audi, Jaguar and Land Rover sales stall, BMW and Mercedes stabilise, Lexus posts record result

Audi had a year it would rather forget after being hamstrung by supply of new models due to certification delays out of Europe, while German rivals BMW and Mercedes weathered the 2019 storm by holding their own in a declining market. The other surprise to come from the luxury-car sector was Japan’s Lexus, which posted its best result since being established in Australia 29 years ago...

Jaguar Land Rover buys off-road specialists Bowler

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has bought Bowler, the boffins behind some of the world's wildest Land Rover Defenders. Bowler has been around since 1965, and specialises in creating cars for the rough-and-tumble world of rally raid. Its cars are built in low volumes, powered by either V6 turbo-diesel or supercharged V6 petrol engines...

Land Rover preparing Defender spin-off family - report

Land Rover is said to be readying a three-pronged family of Defender-inspired models, set for launch in the next five years. According to a report from Autocar, the British brand is preparing to build off the anticipation and hype around its new Defender with two new models on either side: an entry-level vehicle and a flagship offering...

Jaguar Land Rover not considering smaller vehicles – report

Don’t hold your breath waiting for a Jaguar XD or a sub-Evoque Land Rover or Range Rover. Jaguar Land Rover’s chief commercial officer, Felix Bräutigam, has told Autocar the company won’t be entering any smaller segments. He said, “We should not and will not drive down into segments just to get economy of scale...

Jaguar Land Rover approaches Geely and BMW for partnership – report

Geely has already bought Lotus and Volvo, invested in Smart, and joined Toyota in partnering with search engine Baidu. Now, if Geely's willing, Jaguar Land Rover could be pencilled into its increasingly full dance card. Bloomberg reports Jaguar Land Rover’s owner, the Tata Group, has approached Geely’s owner, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, to discuss a partnership...

Jaguar Land Rover not for sale: Tata

It’s no secret Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has been having some troubles lately. Even in the light of slowing sales, poor financial results, and Brexit uncertainty, however, corporate parent Tata Motors is sticking with the British brands...

2020 Land Rover Defender 110: Full specification breakdown

Land Rover has revealed pricing information for the hotly-anticipated Defender 110, which kicks of at $69,990 before on-road costs. The brand is notorious for complex spec sheets and pages-long options lists, and the new Defender is a big deal, so we've laid out what each trim grade gets as standard, what's optional, and what you'll pay for it all...

Jaguar Land Rover expands UK operations

Some automakers are abandoning their British operations, but Jaguar Land Rover is redoubling its commitment to its motherland. The Indian-owned company has cut the ribbon at an expansion of its facilities at Gaydon, which cost £500 million (A$912 million)...

Styling face-off: 2020 Land Rover Defender 90 v 2011 DC100 concept

Back in 2011, literally a century ago (okay, that's not how 'literally' works), well before I joined CarAdvice, I wrote about and drooled over the Land Rover DC100 concept. CarAdvice wrote about it too, of course. Modeled as a potential preview of the new off-roading SUV that would replace the legendary Defender, the DC100 introduced a look that brought some modernity to the concept...

Configurator Challenge: 2020 Land Rover Defender

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our configurator challenge, we let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. This week, we've taken on the 2020 Land Rover Defender. Let us know what you think in the comments, and which cars you’d like to see next! Scott Collie, Journalist Alright...