Interior First Look – Discovery Sport

Land Rover Austin in Austin, Texas is now less than a week away from the unveiling of the new Discovery Sport, and Land Rover is continuing to reveal tidbit glimpses into the realm of this soon-to-be stunning SUV, this time giving us a small tease of the interior space.

This new premium small SUV is the first member of the new Discovery family of vehicles, and the video below will give a tiny taste of the cabin, complete with its flexible 5+2 seating layout.  The middle row will be able to both slide and fold, while the optional third row will be able to fold down to maximize trunk space. Other features the video hints at include a high-end audio system and a large panoramic moonroof.

The video also demonstrates the partnership with commercial spaceflight company Virgin Galactic. Promotional campaigns thus far for the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport have focused on themes of exploration, technological innovation, and the evolution of transportation, and it’s looking like Virgin Galactic could sponsor some kind of special-edition Discovery Sport.

Gerry McGovern, Design Director and Chief Creative Officer said, “Versatility is a fundamental element of the Discovery family and with optional 5+2 seating, generous load space and configurable seating the new Discovery Sport truly deserves to wear the Discovery badge. What this footage also showcases is the high cabin quality and craftsmanship of the highly desirable Discovery Sport.”

Previewed by the Discovery Vision concept in New York, Land Rover Austin can now confirm that the Discovery Sport will replace the LR2 in Land Rover’s lineup next year.  Stay tuned for the reveal on September 3rd and take a peek at the footage in the meantime.

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Into The Great Wide Open

Land Rover Austin would like to share with you what is sure to be the journey of a lifetime with the 25th Anniversary of the Great Divide!greatt 2

Back in 1989, Land Rover set forth on an ambitious and daring adventure throughout the Continental Divide in Colorado. With the Rocky Mountains surrounding a caravan of Range Rovers, drivers navigated their way along a route that took almost two years to develop!

To commemorate this legendary journey, a barrage of Range Rovers will now travel nearly 1,000 miles through tough terrains from Denver to Telluride along the original Great Divide route.  Throughout the expedition, participants will navigate challenging trails and steep mountain passes using stock 2014 Range Rovers, and will be guided by expert Land Rover driving instructors.  This excursion is geared for both novice and avid off-road enthusiasts, and the vastly gorgeous scenery and fresh mountain air will be quite a treat to experience.

“The story of Land Rover has long been written on mountain passes and remote trails,” said Kim McCullough, Brand Vice President of Land Rover North America. “By commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Great Divide and of Tread Lightly!, Land Rover reaffirms its continued commitment to off-road capability and environmental responsibility.”greatt

The ten day journey starts on September 3rd and ends on the 12th, so if you would like to find it if there are still spots available feel free to call us here at Land Rover Austin and we will happily assist you.

Happy trails!

Jaguar Land Rover’s New Special Ops Center

Land Rover Austin along with Jaguar Land Rover is pleased to announce to our loyal followers that the chosen location for the Special Vehicle Operations Technical Centre will be beautiful Prologis Park in Ryton, UK!ops

This immaculate facility will be the global center for the creation of the company’s high end luxury and extreme performance vehicles.  With operations set to begin towards the end of 2014, a team of 150 Jaguar Land Rover specialists will be based at Ryto which will create new jobs in the area.

The Center will be part of Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations that will focus on meeting the increasing expectations of today’s most enthusiastic Jaguar and Land Rover customers.  Its unique facilities will feature a VIP customer commissioning suite for bespoke services and premium vehicle personalization, as well as Formula 1-inspired flexible workshops and a specialist paint studio.

Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, John Edwards, said: “We are excited by the capability and potential that this new facility will give us.  We will be creating truly iconic vehicles that reinforce the global reputation of both Jaguar and Land Rover brands as we expand our product portfolio and fulfill our ambitious plans.”

The first vehicle to roll out of the new SVO workshop will be the Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7, the most powerful and fastest production Jaguar to date, and with just 250 models being made available worldwide, this vehicle will be quite a highly sought after commodity.   Each F-TYPE Project 7 will start life at the company’s plant in Castle Bromwich, before transferring to the Special Operations Technical Center to complete the build by hand.ops 2

Jaguar Land Rover continues to deliver on its strategic growth plans, which will see the company investing in 50 new products over the next five years including the new Jaguar XE premium sedan and Land Rover Discovery Sport, which will go on sale in 2015 and will be noted as the most versatile and capable vehicle in the compact SUV segment.

Contact Land Rover Austin in Austin, Texas to find out more, and in the meantime we encourage you to visit us online or in person to peruse our spectacular inventory of new and pre-owned Land Rovers and other premium vehicles.