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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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!

Invictus Games Driving Challenge

The Invictus Games Toronto 2017 are in full swing! As the presenting partner for the games, Jaguar Land Rover kicked them off on Saturday, September 23 with the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge.

The Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge aimed to test teams of two from 13 different nations in an off-road and agility driving challenge. The teams competed as driver and navigator in two time-trials. They had to make sure their team-work, strategic skills, and communication were up to par while driving and navigating a Land Rover Discovery and Jaguar F-TYPE SVR.

The Jaguar F-TYPE SVR was driven during the agility challenge. For this trial, Jaguar Land Rover put together a challenging slalom course with ‘Jaguar Smart Cones.’ Teams had to navigate the continually changing and unpredictable course.

The Land Rover Discovery was driven during the off-road challenge. For this trial, teams had to navigate a challenging urban off-road course designed to test their driving and navigational skills.

In the end, the Netherlands took home the gold, Great Britain finished with the silver, and Denmark came in third.

“Once again we have watched the sheer dedication and commitment of these competitors in the Driving Challenge,” Dr. Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, said. “We celebrate each and every one of them and everyone around them who played a part in their journey here today: friends, loved ones, family members, professionals. I know everyone at Jaguar Land Rover wishes each of them the very best of luck for the rest of the Games. Everyone is a winner here in Toronto.”

The medals were awarded by Prince Harry, who is the Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation. The Invictus Games will continue to run through September 30.

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Experience the Iconic Defender

Land Rover Austin is excited to announce that Land Rover will be launching a new Land Rover Experience Center Heritage Program. This program will focus on the legacy and history left by the Land Rover Defender. By participating in the program, you will be able to drive the Land Rover Defender at a few Land Rover Experience Centers in the United States.

Since the Land Rover Defender is no longer in production, the Defender Land Rover Experience Center Heritage Program will give Land Rover enthusiasts an opportunity to experience this iconic vehicle. Starting this month, the Defender Land Rover Experience Program will be available in Vermont, North Carolina, and California.

The Vermont program will be located at the Equinox Resort in Manchester, the North Carolina program will be located at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, and the California program will be located at Quail Lodge in Carmel. In addition to having the Defender program available, you could also choose to participate in a Discovery or Range Rover program.

As part of the Defender Land Rover Experience patrons will learn more about the vehicle’s rich heritage as well as drive it while off-roading. See for yourself just how well the Land Rover Defender holds up through water, mud, grass, and dips. But no worries! If you don’t know exactly what you’re doing, a Land Rover Experience Instructor will be with you every step of the way.

“Recognized as one of our most iconic vehicles, the Defender has conquered some of the world’s most demanding terrain and we are thrilled to be bringing that experience to consumers through the Land Rover Experience Center Heritage Program,” Kim McCullough, Jaguar Land Rover North America Vice President of Marketing, said. “Brand loyalists and new fans alike now have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a piece of history and continue to celebrate this history Land Rover icon.”

Are you interested in learning more about Land Rover’s heritage? Contact us at Land Rover Austin! We cannot wait to share Land Rover with you!

2017 Invictus Games

Land Rover Austin is proud to announce Jaguar Land Rover North America’s continued support and partnership of the U.S. Armed Forces Team in the Invictus Games. This year’s Invictus Games will be held in Toronto, Canada from September 23-30. In addition, Jaguar Land Rover will be the presenting partner for the Invictus Games Toronto 2017. This year’s Invictus Games will be the largest yet.

550 military competitors from 17 nations will compete across 12 adaptive sports. The U.S. Team has almost 90 former or current service men and women that will compete. Sports include archery, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball, gold, the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge, and more.

The Invictus Games are currently “the only international adaptive sporting event for wounded, ill, and injured veterans and active-duty service members.” The goal of the Invictus Games is to “use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding and respect for these men and women.” The first Invictus Games took place in London in 2014, and the second took place in Orlando, Florida in 2016.

The Invictus Games kicks off with the Jaguar Land Rover Challenge that will take place on Saturday, September 23. Teams of two from 13 different nations will compete as driver and navigator in a two time-trials. One of the trials will use the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR and the other will utilize the All-New Land Rover Discovery. This challenge is aimed to test the teams’ communication, strategic planning skills, and teamwork.

“The men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces Team exemplify the relentless determination of our retired and active-duty service members,” Joe Eberhardt, Jaguar Land Rover, North America, LLC, President and CEO, said. “We are proud to continue our support of the team and wish them the best of luck as they compete at the upcoming Games in Toronto.”

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