Bond is Back!

Well it looks like Bond is back with the 24th installment of the franchise, and it has brought with it some quite extraordinary spy machines this time around.

Jaguar Land Rover would like to take you on a quick behind the scenes look at the stunning vehicles from the movie, including the Land Rover Defender, Range Rover Sport SVR, and the Jaguar C-X75.

The Special Vehicle Operations team gives us a glimpse at the Austrian chase scene through the snow-covered mountains, featuring the Defender “Bigfoot” and Range Rover Sport SVR. The roads were icy and the action was fast, requiring the stunt drivers to use caution when speeding through the snowy terrain.  The team used nine different cameras to create the scene, including one on a helicopter, one on the lead truck, and seven cameras placed on the ground to catch all the action.

Land Rover worked closely with the studio to provide vehicles that not only looked the part, but could handle the tough terrain while being pushed to the limits .The Jaguar C-X75 was also involved in a chase scene, but this time through the streets of Rome at night. The C-X75 needed to have perfect handling and driving dynamics to fit what the studio was asking for. They modified the vehicle to create the car shown in the movie, and after going through roughly 30 sets of tires during testing, it was ready to film.

The RR Sport SVR is the only vehicle inSpectre” you can actually buy for yourself, and Land Rover Austin is here to help you with that purchase, should you feel the urge to explore you espionage skills.

Jaguar Land Rover Austin will also be hosting a private screening of the new James Bond film on Thursday, November 5th at the i Pic Theater at The Domain.  Feel free to give us a call to find out more and to reserve your spot for what is sure to be an epic adventure.

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Land Rover – A True Vision

Well it looks like Land Rover has done it again.  Achieving legendary status once more, as the nameplate was recently named the best luxury brand for 2015!vision2

Strategic Vision gave tops honors to Land Rover in their 20th annual Total Quality Index study, which measures over 155 aspects of a customer’s experience with a brand.

The study factors in all positive and negative experiences, including aspects such as reliability and driving excitement, and creates an aggregate of all those experiences for the Total Quality Index.

“It is gratifying for Land Rover to be recognized as the best luxury brand in 2015 by Strategic Vision,” said Joe Eberhardt, President CEO of Jaguar Land Rover North America. “This accolade is a testament to the performance and overall quality of our Land Rover vehicles and the brand as a whole.”

Land Rover has also been setting brand sales records, with six consecutive months of new U.S. sales records, and an all-time annual record last year of 51,465 vehicles. For 2016, Land Rover is planning on introducing new powertrains, upgraded infotainment systems and new driver assistance features across its entire range.vision

Standard on all new Land Rover models will be InControl Remote & Protect with Land Rover InControl Apps. These driver assistance features include hands-free access to the tailgate, automatic access height, lane keeping aid, autonomous emergency braking, driver condition monitoring, heads up display and surround camera.

If you would like to find out for yourself what makes a Land Rover truly outlast and outmatch the competition, then we invite you to come see us here at Land Rover Austin to take any of our award winning vehicles for a test climb.

Going Above, Beyond, and…Bulletproof?

Land Rover Austin is here to present what is perhaps that baddest SUV ever produced.

The Range Rover Sentinel made its global debut at the Defence and Security Equipment International Exhibition at London’s Excel arena last month and is the first fully armored model engineered by Land Rover’s Special Operations Division.

The Sentinel is based on the existing short-wheelbase Autobiography and is crafted out of super-high-strength steel. It meets the strict VR 8 standards, meaning it can withstand 7.62-millimeter high-velocity bullets designed to pierce through armor, DM51 grenades and a 33-pound charge of TNT.  And even if the wheels are shot at, the Sentinel can be driven with deflated tires.

Notable features include an anti-tamper exhaust system, a self-sealing gas tank, a backup battery and an emergency escape system that lets the occupants escape through the trunk if the doors are blocked on both sides.

The Sentinel is almost identical to a stock Range Rover when viewed from the outside, which ensures the occupants keep a low profile.

Other options include a fire suppression system for the cabin and the engine bay, a loud speaker and a configurable siren. The cabin can be personalized by choosing from a wide range of fabric and trim options.

Under the hood you will find a growling 3 liter supercharged V6 engine that sends 335 horsepower to all four wheels via a specially calibrated eight-speed automatic transmission manufactured by ZF.

John Edwards, managing director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations said, “The new Range Rover Sentinel is one of the most extraordinary Range Rovers ever produced. It has been expertly engineered by Special Vehicle Operations to provide class leading levels of protection to occupants against extreme attack, whilst retaining the Range Rover’s luxury and refinement with off road capability.”