Land Rover Reimagined

If you are on the hunt for the perfect adventure full of challenging terrains and lasting memories, then now is the time to call Land Rover Austin to find out about Land Rover Adventure Travel by Abercrombie and Kent!

Two iconic British brands, each famous for luxury and exploration, have come together to bring you the adventure of a lifetime through vast and epic landscapes and breathtaking views from across the globe.

Explore the world’s wildest and most scenic destinations as you never imagined, all from behind the wheel of a state-of-the-art Land Rover vehicle.  A&K has joined with Land Rover to provide a range of exclusive self-driving journeys for adventurous travelers. Throughout your journey, you will enjoy the finest accommodations, expert guidance from a Land Rover Experience instructor and the benefit of A&K’s 24/7 service and support.

You will have a vast selection of locations to choose from, including the open wilderness of Botswana where you will track down the big 5 from a unique perspective inside the cockpit of a Land Rover Discovery.   If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, then you can explore the soft beaches, forest and desert dunes of Morocco, roving up into the Atlas range and navigating your Range Rover Sport along historic byways and off-road tracks.

You can also embark on an adrenaline-fueled adventure through the outback of Australia, experiencing aboriginal culture and continuing through Finke Gorge and Kings Canyon.    Or why not head to the lush lands of Scotland where you will encounter Edinburgh Castle and rolling green hills that are sure to make your jaw drop.   Go cross country on private estates through Scotland’s rocky tracks and river crossings and take in some of the most surreal sights on the planet.

No matter which package you choose, Land Rover will be there to help guide you on your voyage and assist in creating the most memorable experience of a lifetime.  For more information, feel free to give us a call here at Land Rover Austin and we can help book your next adventure through Abercrombie and Kent.

Land Rover Austin
1515 W. 5th Street AustinTX78703 USA 
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RR Sport HST Unleashed

Land Rover Austin would like to be the first to fill you in on the all new (and highly intimidating) 2016 Range Rover Sport HST!

With the 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 that dishes out a whopping 380 horsepower, the HST is a tad more potent than the standard 340-hp Range Rover Sport.  A “more focused driving experience and sharper responses” are promised, thanks to a revised suspension tune.hst2

A unique chassis, enhanced design features and an elegant black theme will be the trademark of the exterior design. The Range Rover HST is fitted with Stealth Pack lamps front and rear, which feature non-reflective surrounds and combine with a Santorini Black contrast roof and spoiler.

Tantalizing 21-inch alloy wheels will feature an exclusive dark satin grey finish helping to highlight the upgraded brakes which are identified by red brake calipers. Larger 22-inch Stealth alloy wheels will also be available as an option.   A red sport badge at the rear and HST badges on the front fender vents complete the exterior tweaks of the HST Limited Edition.

Inside the HST you will find duo tone seats that are trimmed in soft Oxford Leather that is available in four color combinations, along with an all-Ebony option.hst

David Mitchell, Vehicle Program Director Range Rover Sport, said: “The HST extends our Range Rover Sport line-up giving customers even greater choice. Sitting between the existing 340 HP Range Rover Sport 3.0-litre V6 supercharged and the 550 HP supercharged variant, it delivers enhanced V6 performance to go with Range Rover Sport’s renowned comfort and refinement.”

The 2016 Range Rover Sport HST is now available to order with deliveries taking place in late summer.   If you are keen to get on the list for what is sure to be a truly remarkable driving experience, then we encourage you to visit Land Rover Austin today!

A Peek Into Portland’s Research Lab

Land Rover Austin would like to take you on a quick tour of Jaguar Land Rover’s Northwest Portland research lab where engineers are working to enhance the technologies and capabilities of future Land Rovers and other magnificent machines.sim

One of the awesome toys they have at the lab is a driving simulator that incorporates a giant wraparound screen that creates a highly realistic illusion of driving.  Here JLR’s engineers can study whether new technologies they create improve the driving experience or become a hazard, taking your much needed attention away from the road.

The company announced plans for its Portland site in 2013 and opened the facility last summer, JLR’s only facility of its kind outside the United Kingdom.  Inside their technological realm they are evaluating what people do while they drive as well as what more they could be doing to enhance their experience behind the wheel.

“I want to make use of the time rather than just be stuck in traffic,” said Matt Jones, JLR’s Portland chief.

Jaguar Land Rover moved into a 15,000-square-foot converted warehouse in the Pearl District last summer, and by fall it hopes to find another 25,000 square feet nearby to open a technology incubator. It’s hiring 50 more engineers to work with a dozen startups a year to develop new technologies and find ways to apply them to the auto industry.sim2

Portland has a rapidly growing tech community but doesn’t have a lot of automotive experience. That’s fine with Jones, who moved here from the United Kingdom more than two years ago to open JLR’s Portland office.

JLR’s first Portland investment, a company called Vonsor, is the first startup to receive an investment in connection with JLR’s new program. It enables drivers to video their road trips and upload them to social media.

The simulator is definitely a fun and smart way to come up with new ideas, but Jones said thinking up new technology is sometimes as simple as setting up four office chairs to imagine what would be useful to drivers, and what would be more than they can handle.