Introducing the Discovery Kitchen for Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver

Jaguar Land Rover is known for many exciting vehicles such as the Land Rover Discovery SVX, Range Rover Autobiography edition and the F-TYPE SVR. The Special Vehicle Operations team is always looking for a new challenge to set the brand apart from the competition.

How would a standard-looking Land Rover Discovery stand out among such top-of-the-line vehicles?

Apart from being owned by a celebrity chef, it is a super compact mobile kitchen with all of the essentials needed to make delicious recipes. Inside the back of the luxury-SUV is a prep surface, slow cooker, butter churners and even a herb garden!

The Special Vehicle Operations team customized the vehicle for Jamie Oliver who is a famous chef in LA, known for his gourmet cooking. He will be debuting his new Discovery on November 26 in Smorgasburg, LA for an outdoor market event.

Among the selection for Jamie’s menu will be the turkey banh mi sandwich, where profits will be donated to a non-profit. The money will be going to help the Food Forward organization that serves the needy with surplus food.

The Discovery model is packed full of neat kitchen features that are great for serving up healthy choices. The 5-quart slow cooker machine sits near the front of the vehicle, to the side of the engine. Simply pop the hood and make magic happen in the Discovery kitchen!

The slide-out workstation pulls from the back cargo area and includes a sink and dual gas burners. In each wheel hub, there are 5-quart churners for butter with the last wheel hub including an ice cream mixer. There is also a toaster in the middle of the vehicle and a rotisserie that pops out from the front bumper.

Jamie will be able to keep fresh herbs in the garden that is situated by the rear window and the glass section has a spice rack as well.

The custom-built Discovery may not be off-road equipped or super fast but it is extremely neat and will help Jamie cook up mouth-watering meals and raise money for the needy.

Interested in checking out the Land Rover Discovery vehicle? Contact us at Land Rover Austin to learn more!


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2018 Discovery and Evoque Equipped with New Engine

Land Rover announced that they will be replacing the GTDi gas engines in the 2018 Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque models. The two vehicles will come equipped with Ingenium 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines along with a number of other updates. Jaguar Land Rover recognizes the new Ingenium engine as the most advanced engine that they have ever created.

All standard Range Rover Evoque models will come equipped with the 237 hp version, while the 5 door trims will have the 286 hp output. The 237 hp Ingenium produces 251 pounds per foot of torque while the higher output version features a whopping 295 pounds per foot.

When you upgrade to the Evoque HSE Dynamic or Autobiography trims, the 286 hp engine delivers a 6 second 0-60 mph time and a top speed of 144 mph. In addition to the upgraded engine power, these Evoque models include 20-inch alloy wheels, a glossy black grill and larger front and rear bumpers.

The 2018 lineup for Range Rover Evoque will also include a Landmark Edition that is a step above the SE Premium model. The Landmark will have the 237 hp Ingenium engine alone with 19-inch alloy wheels, hood vents, graphite atlas finish and gray contrast roof. The color options will include Moraine blue, corris grey and yulong white.

Land Rover’s best selling vehicle, the Discovery Sport is coming out with two brand new versions in 2018; the HSE and HSE Luxury. The standard models get the 237 hp Ingenium engine, while the HSE and HSE Luxury will be equipped with the 286 hp engine.

The HSE models will also come with upgrades including 20-inch black alloy wheels, chrome tailpipe tips, black front grill and bigger air intakes. Additionally, the Discovery Sport will have updated seat that includes a more comfortable foam composition and four-way lumbar support.

We hope you are as excited as we are about the upgrades to the 2018 Discovery Sport and Evoque models! Contact us at Land Rover Austin to learn more.


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Velar Awarded 5-Star Safety Rating

Land Rover Austin is proud of the newly released Land Rover Range Rover Velar and the accomplishments it has won. Most recently, the Range Rover Velar was given a five-star safety rating from The European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP).

The Range Rover Velar scored 74 percent for pedestrian protection, 85 percent for child occupant protection, and 93 percent for adult occupant protection.

The Range Rover Velar has the latest in Land Rover technologies that include many extra safety systems. The technologies include Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Reverse Traffic Detection, Matrix-Laser LED headlights, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Condition Monitor, Intelligent Speed Limiter, and Traffic Sign Recognition.

“The light, stiff, and exceptionally strong aluminum intensive body provides the foundation for a five-star Euro NCAP score,” Nick Rogers, Jaguar Land Rover Product Engineering Executive Director, said. “Allied to pioneering suspension technology and a comprehensive range of driver assistance systems, the new Range Rover Velar is not just one of the most beautiful SUVs in the world – it’s also one of the safest.”

With the Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection feature the Range Rover Velar will be able to detect cars or people that it could potentially collide with and will automatically apply its brakes. The Reverse Traffic Detection feature monitors other vehicles while it is reversing and lets the driver know of any potential obstacles.

The Matrix-Laser LED headlights have a long range to enable drivers to see further. They also change their light distribution based on oncoming traffic so it will not blind anyone. The Lane Assist feature automatically corrects the vehicle in the event of the driver accidentally drifting out of the lane.

If the driver is feeling sleepy? The Range Rover Velar’s Driver Condition Monitor system monitors driving to sense fatigue and will implement alerts to keep the driver awake.

Are you interested in the new Range Rover Velar? Contact us at Land Rover Austin! We look forward to introducing the Range Rover Velar to you!

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Land Rover Takes Over Title Sponsorship

Land Rover Austin is excited about Land Rover North America’s continued partnership and sponsorship of the Kentucky Three-Day Event. Recently, Land Rover North America signed a four-year agreement with the United States Equestrian Federation to become the title sponsorship of the event.

The Kentucky Three-Day Event will be held April 26-29, 2018 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Starting in 2018, the event will be known at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event. Land Rover North America has sponsored the event for the past eight years; eight years as Official Vehicle and five years as Presenting Sponsor.

The Kentucky Three-Day Event is one of only size Four Star Three-Day Events in the world, has over 80,000 people attend, and, since it is televised, reaches 115 million households. Competitors compete for $400,000 of prize money.

Equestrian competitors in attendance will include 2017 winner Michael Jung from Germany and Land Rover Ambassador, Zara Tindall, who placed third in 2017.

“Land Rover has a long-established connection with equestrian sport and we have partnered with the Kentucky Three-Day Event for eight years now,” Kim McCullough, Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC Vice President of Marketing, said. “Expanding our partnership with this title sponsorship will further strengthen our relationship with the equestrian community, an important audience for the Land Rover brand.”

During the 2018 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, spectators will be able to explore the ‘Ultimate Stable Experience’ put on by Land Rover and the seventh annual ‘Land Rover Tailgate Challenge.’

Spectators will also be able to view a selection of Land Rover’s newest vehicles that will be on display and test-drive them. Vehicles that will be in attendance include the newest Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Velar, the all-new Discovery, and Discovery Sport.

Are you ready to discovery your new Land Rover? Contact us at Land Rover Austin! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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The Next Range Rover Sport

Land Rover Austin is excited about Land Rover’s launch of the new 2018MY Range Rover Sport! The 2018MY Range Rover Sport lineup will have both a V6 and V8 gasoline model and a V6 diesel model.

The exterior of the 2018MY Range Rover Sport has been slightly redesigned to give it a more modern look without changing its unique character. The front grille has been redesigned as well as the front bumper and LED headlights.

The interior of the 2018MY Range Rover Sport comes equipped with Jaguar Land Rover’s most advanced infotainment system yet, the new Touch Pro Duo infotainment system. The new infotainment system has two 10-inch high-definition touchscreens. The 2018MY Range Rover Sport can also accommodate up 14 power points. This includes a plug socket for devices such as laptops, no need to use an inverter.

Another key aspect to the 2018MY Range Rover Sport is Jaguar Land Rover’s new Activity Key. This new technology allows owners to lock and unlock their vehicle without the use of a key fob. This technology is especially helpful to those who enjoy outdoor activities.

Other technologies include Advanced Tow Assist and a Gesture sunblind. The Advanced Tow Assist technology allows owners to  guide a trailer “into the desired space using the rotary controller for the Terrain Response 2 system.” The Gesture sunblind is a sunblind that can be opened and closed by the owner’s hand motion. Swipe forward in front of the rear view mirror to close, and swipe backward to open.

In addition, Jaguar Land Rover will be using the updates to the 2018MY Range Rover Sport on the 2019MY plug-in hybrid electric powertrain Range Rover Sport set to be available mid-2018. This announcement piggy backs on Jaguar Land Rover’s announcement that all new Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles will have an electrified powertrain option starting in 2020.

Want to learn more about the Range Rover Sport? Interested in what Land Rover is up to? Contact us at Land Rover Austin! We look forward to sharing our love of Land Rover with you!

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