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China: Car sales fall 11.6 per cent, manufacturers feel the pinch

China has posted a 11.6 per cent decline in new vehicle sales for the month of September – with a sales figure of 2.4 million units – marking the third month in a row the market has fallen year-on-year...

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Jaguar could go all-electric - report
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Jaguar could go all-electric - report

Jaguar Land Rover management is reportedly considering a radical plan to transform Jaguar into an electric-only luxury car brand. With the XE, XF and F-Pace down by between 17 to 25 per cent, poor sales are causing serious headaches at Jaguar headquarters, as management grapples with plans for its next generation of vehicles...


CarAdvice podcast 118: The man who put an R32 V6 engine into a Kombi
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CarAdvice podcast 118: The man who put an R32 V6 engine into a Kombi

Joining Mandy Turner this week is Mike Stevens and Scott Collie. In car news, Jaguar Land Rover has designed a self-driving pod with 'virtual eyes', Honda has decided to take a step back from electric cars, Audi has halted production of the RS3, and the 2019 Kia ProCeed has been teased...


Jaguar Land Rover turns to 'virtual eyes' for self-driving pods
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Jaguar Land Rover turns to 'virtual eyes' for self-driving pods

Small nods to pedestrians, waves for polite drivers and high-beam flashes to warn of impending speed cameras are all part of the fabric making our road system work. They're also beyond reach for cars without an empathetic human behind the wheel. To help self-driving pods better communicate with the world around them, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has turned to a set of (terrifying) virtual eyes...


Jaguar I-Pace gets five-year warranty - UPDATE
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Jaguar I-Pace gets five-year warranty - UPDATE

Jaguar Australia has announced the I-Pace electric SUV will be backed by a five-year/200,000km warranty Down Under when it arrives in local showrooms in November, bolstered by extended servicing and roadside assistance programs. On top of the five-year factory cover, Jaguar says the I-Pace's battery pack is also covered by an eight-year, 160,000 kilometre warranty...


Jaguar XF joins Takata recall
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Jaguar XF joins Takata recall

Jaguar Land Rover Australia has added the first-generation XF (model code X250, pre- and post-facelift) to the ever-growing list of cars included in the Takata airbag recall. As with all cars included in the Takata recall, a combination of heat and humidity can make the airbag propellant degrade over time...


Range Rover 'L322' added to Takata recall
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Range Rover 'L322' added to Takata recall

Jaguar Land Rover Australia has added 1088 Range Rover 'L322' models to the ever-expanding Takata airbag recall. As with all Takata-related recalls, a combination of heat and humidity can make the airbag propellant degrade over time. If a car with an affected airbag is involved in an accident, the metal inflator can rupture or explode under the pressure, sending metal fragments shooting into the cabin...


Jaguar Land Rover appoints Mark Cameron as local managing director
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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Mark Cameron as local managing director

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has appointed Mark Cameron its new Australian managing director, after Matthew Wiesner's abrupt departure in May. Cameron moves from his role as 'global experiential marketing director', having previously held senior leadership roles in Mazda UK's sales and marketing departments...


Jaguar Land Rover trialling connected car tech
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Jaguar Land Rover trialling connected car tech

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has released details of its connected vehicle testing, commencing new trials as part of the UK CITE Project. The British automotive group says it has deployed a fleet of connected cars – based on current models like the Jaguar F-Pace, Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover Sport – with an array of communication systems that can 'talk' to other vehicles and compatible infrastructure...


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...


Jaguar F-Type SVR and XJR575 join Ring Taxi fleet
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Jaguar F-Type SVR and XJR575 join Ring Taxi fleet

Jaguar has added an F-Type SVR and XJR575 to the 'Ring Taxi' fleet, giving fans of the brand a chance to lap the legendary Nurburgring North Loop with a race driver behind the wheel. The cars themselves are standard, which means the F-Type SVR makes 420kW of power and 700Nm of torque from a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine. It'll hit 100km/h in just 3...


2019 Range Rover Velar updates announced
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2019 Range Rover Velar updates announced

The Range Rover Velar has received some minor upgrades for the 2019 model year, bringing new engine options and driver assistance technologies to the luxury SUV range. Following similar changes to the closely-related 2019 Jaguar F-Pace line-up, the Velar range sees the addition of two new V6 engine options – one petrol one diesel – while petrol models also get a larger fuel tank, now 82L instead of 63L...


Jaguar XE SV Project 8 unleashed on Goodwood Circuit – Video
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Jaguar XE SV Project 8 unleashed on Goodwood Circuit – Video

The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is a bonafide track weapon, already nabbing the four-door production car record at the famed Nurburgring circuit. But what do race drivers think of it? In this latest video, Le Mans champions Andy Wallace and Davy Jones take the limited-run sedan around the Goodwood Motor Circuit, and share their thoughts on what is one of the quickest production Jaguars ever built...


Configurator Challenge: Range Rover Velar
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Configurator Challenge: Range Rover Velar

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 Range Rover Velar...


2018 Jaguar XJ50 revealed, bound for Australia
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2018 Jaguar XJ50 revealed, bound for Australia

Just a week after announcing limited-run 400 Sport versions of the XE and XF, Jaguar has unveiled the XJ50, a special edition to celebrate half a century of flagship sedans from the Big Cat. Power will come from a choice of 3.0-litre petrol or 3.0-litre diesel engines, making 250kW and 221kW respectively. The 0-100km/h sprint takes 5...


Jaguar teases F-Pace SVR exhaust note – Video
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Jaguar teases F-Pace SVR exhaust note – Video

The Jaguar F-Pace SVR won't arrive in Australia until later this year, but you're in luck if you're itching to know how the supercharged V8 SUV sounds. In the above video, courtesy of the British marque's American arm, the F-Pace SVR can be seen tearing through up dirt and tarmac roads, while the raucous exhaust note plays in the background...


2019 Jaguar XE and XF unveiled, 300 Sport added to range - UPDATE
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2019 Jaguar XE and XF unveiled, 300 Sport added to range - UPDATE

Jaguar has announced the 2019 model-year upgrades for its XE, XF and XF Sportbrake, headlined by the addition of new four-cylinder, all-wheel drive 300 Sport models. Although there are a number of minor tweaks to the base XE and XF package, the biggest news is the 300 Sport...