New Intelligent Seat Fold Technology

The All-New Land Rover Discovery has been revealed, and it will include Intelligent Seat Fold technology. In just 14 seconds, this brand new technology will allow the owner to remotely adjust the seats from anywhere in the world with the use of a smartphone. This eliminates the need to manually configure them.

In conjunction with the British Royal Navy Parachute Display Team, Bear Grylls and six members of the British Royal Navy Parachute Team freefell from 13,000 feet at 125 mph to test it out. While freefalling, Grylls used his smartphone to configure the seven seats of a Land Rover Discovery.

“I think the heart of Land Rover is all about pioneering adventure,” Grylls says, “you know having that spirit of discovery and going for things.”

Land Rover’s Intelligent Seat Fold technology will allow the owner to completely recline or fold down all five seats in the rear of the Discovery. This new feature will allow owners to configure the seats in their vehicle while doing everyday things. Such as waiting in line at the grocery store, or enjoying a child’s sporting event.

“I think it’s all about doing stuff that is user friendly. The thing is the way to test user friendly is to do it in difficult environments. So that way we say, let’s try to configure a car in freefall. That, for us, is definitely sort of in the right space because you’ve got to be able to concentrate on the important stuff, which is pulling the parachute. This [Intelligent Seat Fold technology] needs to be easy to be intuitive and easy to do. If it’s complicated, then you’re in trouble.”

“The successful part is we did manage to configure this,” Grylls concludes. “The seats did flip down, we opened it up, done, ready to go, ditch the parachutes, in and out of there. So, mission complete.”

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Range Rover Evoque

The 2012 Range Rover Evoque is in stock at Land Rover Austin.  It has been called the ‘2012 SUV of the Year’, and for good reason. The new 2012 Range Rover Evoque is a different kind of Land Rover, a compact, crossover aimed at urbanites who want luxury, sport-utility usefulness, and reasonable fuel economy in a compact package. The new Evoque wraps it all in a refreshingly different exterior design. Its width and low roofline contributes to the Evoque’s athletic look and aggressive stance. Combined with a sophisticated full-time four-wheel drive system, good ground clearance, and a short wheelbase, the Evoque can tackle some pretty tough off-road terrain. That sustains Land Rover’s tradition of exceptional go-anywhere proficiency, an area of performance that is absent in the pedigrees of competitors, which have no off-road pretensions whatsoever.

The Evoque delivers cargo versatility with a hatchback design. Fold the rear seatbacks forward and cargo capacity expands exponentially, the interior also measures up well in terms of roominess for four passengers. The Evoque’s interior appointments are arguably more upscale than the others in its class, even in base trim. That’s why Land Rover applied its upscale Range Rover badge to the model. The Evoque’s tidy dimensions pay off with low curb weight, which adds up to respectable fuel economy ratings: 18 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, according to the EPA. Distinctively styled and equipped with a luxurious interior, the three- or five-door Evoque is intended to boldly go where Range Rover has never gone before.

Standard Equipment

The base “Pure” trim includes a long list of features including keyless entry and engine start, power-adjustable leather seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power tailgate, 19-inch alloy wheels and an 11-speaker audio system with an eight-inch touchscreen. On the dynamic side, all Evoque vehicles feature hill-hold and Hill Descent Control along with Land Rover’s terrain response system featuring unique driving modes for sand, mud and snow. Standard safety features include stability and traction controls, roll stability control, Trailer Stability Assist (to help when towing), and six airbags.

Optional Equipment

Options are grouped into three trim levels. The Pure Premium trim adds a five-camera surround-view system, navigation, adaptive xenon headlights and a 17-speaker audio system. From there buyers can move up to either the sporty Dynamic Premium or the luxurious Prestige Premium trims, each offering a variety of interior and exterior upgrades. Lastly, the optional Adaptive Dynamics system serves to improve ride and handling by way of magneto-rheological dampers that continually adjust their firmness.

Land Rover Austin offers a wide selection of new, used and certified pre-owned Land Rovers to choose from. Whether you are looking to buy or lease, Land Rover of Austin has the friendly and helpful staff to assist you with your Land Rover or Range Rover vehicle purchase. Flexible financing solutions, service plans, and extended warranties are all available for the convenience of their customers, making Land Rover of Austin a one-stop-shop for all of your vehicle needs.  Call, click, or stop by the Land Rover Austin showroom located at 1515 W. 5th Street and take the 2012 Range Rover Evoque for a test drive, or schedule a climb on Land Rover of Austin’s Rock Course!

Come by Land Rover of Austin today and see why the Range Rover Evoque was named the ‘2012 SUV of the Year’!

2013 RANGE ROVER SPORT: LAND ROVER OF AUSTIN

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The most broadly talented luxury SUV of its kind, the 2013 Range Rover Sport is plush, quick, rugged, authentic and available now at Land Rover of Austin! With the new Range Rover Sport comes unmatched class, sophistication, cutting edge technology, unsurpassed performance and better fuel efficiency than ever before.

Outside, the 2013 Range Rover Sport is offered in five new colors, including Barolo, Barossa, Causeway, Havana and Mariana. Five-spoke, turbine-style alloy wheels are a new option for 2013 and those choosing the Sport Supercharged model will get red-painted Brembo brake calipers.

Inside, new trim combinations feature a dark upper cabin with lighter-colored seats, or a lighter upper cabin with dark seats. There’s a new carbon veneer package available, which gives the interior of the 2013 Range Rover Sport a contemporary look.  The 2013 Range Rover Sport houses a world-class entertainment system, now with more power and the latest digital technology with available features such as the Harmon Kardon audio systems and the 7-inch, Dual View touchscreen infotainment center.

Power for the Sport comes from the Jaguar-Land Rover 5.0-liter V-8, with or without supercharging. The Range Rover Sport pushes out 375 horsepower and 375 pound-feet; with supercharging, it howls out 510 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque. Brisk acceleration in base form (0-60 mph in about 7.2 seconds) becomes stunning in supercharged models, dropping to a scant 5.9 seconds. With either drive train, the Sport gets a brainy all-wheel-drive system and a six-speed automatic transmission.  Outfitted as such, the Sport makes its talents known in the mud as well as it does in corners. It’s truly surprising how tenaciously it clings to the road and how deep a stream it can ford.

The new 2013 Range Rover Sport doesn’t disappoint. From its class to performance this new Range Rover stands true to the already remarkable Land Rover name.  Land Rover of Austin also provides customers a variety of New, Used and Certified Pre-Owned Land Rover and Range Rover vehicles to choose from.   Land Rover of Austin is committed to upholding the Land Rover standard of excellence and allowing customers access to their unsurpassed industry knowledge and expertise.  Proud to offer Austin and the surrounding Texas area luxurious Land Rover SUVs at unbeatable prices, lexible financing options, generous trade in values, interactive specials for service and parts with unmatched customer service.

Call, Click or stop by Land Rover of Austin, located at 1515 W.5th Street in Austin and test drive the new 2013 Range Rover Sport today! 

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Peace of Mind with Land Rover of Austin

Land Rover Austin - Austin, TexasThings happen, accidents are just a part of life, door dings, scratches, and paint chips are all a real possibility. Peace of mind is something we all want, especially when it comes to our vehicles.  Right now, Land Rover of Austin is offering just that … Peace of Mind.

When you own a luxury vehicle such as a Land Rover, you want to take care of it, you buff out smudges, have it detailed, and wipe it down, all to keep it looking new. Land Rover of Austin is offering their customers ‘Peace of Mind’ by maintaining and restoring the luxurious look of your Land Rover or Range Rover. From minor, cosmetic dents and scratches to glass chips and trim work, all can be repaired by a certified factory trained Land Rover specialist at the Snell Collision Center. Established over 40 years ago, the Snell Collision Center provides the same expertise and careful attention to detail as what you would expect from Land Rover. Estimates from Land Rover of Austin’s Snell Collision Center are complimentary, and because they specialize in Land Rover you can be certain, the job will be done right the first time.

Land Rover of Austin knows that customers can not predict life’s little accidents, but are ready when you need them to help restore your beloved Land Rover or Range Rover back to its original finish. Call, click or stop by Land Rover Austin, located at 1515 W. 5th Street in Austin, Texas and let them give you some Peace of Mind for your vehicle.

Land Rover Austin Introduces The 2013 Land Rover Range Rover

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Land Rover Austin is proud to introduce the all-new 2013 Land Rover Range Rover. Land Rover has always been an iconic symbol of luxury and this new model from Land Rover Austin does not disappoint.

Being the fourth generation of the unique Range Rover line, the all-new model has been developed from the ground up.  Capturing the innovative spirit and iconic design of the original model, which changed the world of motoring when it was launched over 40 years ago.

The new 2013 Range Rover is lighter, tougher and more refined with transformed handling and agility and the unmistakable Range Rover trademark look.  The 2013 Land Rover Range Rover has been revamped completely with an all-aluminum body structure. The new body has the 2013 Range Rover weighing an astounding 61% or 926 pounds lighter than its 3rd generation predecessor!  This newer, lighter Range Rover delivers improved fuel economy and CO2 emissions.  Although a luxury vehicle, the 2013 Land Rover Range Rover is still designed for off-roading with the debut of an enhanced all-terrain performance “Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2”. The power trains on the 2013 model are backed by a new 8-speed ZF automatic transmission whereas the 2012 model is equipped with a 6-speed automatic. Underneath, a re-engineered version of Land Rover’s air suspension system pairs with some new aluminum chassis components. The redesigned underpinnings are said to improve handling without compromising the luxurious ride of the outgoing model. Open the doors and the 2013 Range Rover reveals that great care has been taken to minimize seams between the instrument panel and the rest of the dashboard. An updated data screen is nestled inside the dash along with a larger, more opulent cabin with rear seating offering an additional 4.7 inches of leg room.

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Come see the new 2013 Land Rover Range Rover at Land Rover Austin, located at 1515 W. 5th Street in Austin, Texas and see why the new 2013 Range Rover has been called the ‘World’s most refined and capable luxury SUV’.   It’s waiting for you.