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!

Velar Makes West Coast Debut

With the new highly-anticipated Range Rover Velar going on sale in a few weeks, Land Rover deemed it time for the Range Rover Velar to make its West Coast debut. At Westime on Sunset Boulevard, a renowned watch retailer, Land Rover and Zenith put together a special preview of the Range Rover Velar and the Zenith Chronomaster El Primero Range Rover Velar Special Edition watch.

Land Rover is anticipating California to be a top market for the new Velar. This exciting preview allowed VIP Westime, Land Rover, and Zenith customers to view and experience the Range Rover Velar before it arrives at retailers next month.

“The Range Rover Velar brings a new dimension of modernity, elegance, and a touch of glamour to the Range Rover family,” Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Chief Design Officer, said. “The Chronomaster El Primero Range Rover Velar, created with these very same principles, comes with a bloodline like no other and is refined for every occasion.”

The Range Rover Velar completes the missing piece in the Range Rover family. It fits quite nicely between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport. Land Rover is proud to continue their tradition of innovation, coupled with superior design, attention to detail, and advanced technologies. The Range Rover Velar will also offer a sustainable option for seat materials, a woven upholstery material, if owners choose to forgo leather.

The Chronomaster El Primero Range Rover Velar is the second watch Zenith has created during their partnership with Land Rover. It features a 42 mm ceramised aluminum case and beats at 36,000 vibrations per hour. It comes with a “brushed gray dial with copper-toned details.”

The Range Rover Velar will be produced at Jaguar Land Rover’s production facility in Solihull, United Kingdom, and it goes on sale in the United States in September. The Range Rover Velar will be priced from $49,900.

Interested in the glamorous new Range Rover Velar? Contact us at Land Rover Austin! We cannot wait to talk to you more about it!

Land Rover BORN Awards

Land Rover Austin is excited to congratulate the winners of the Land Rover BORN awards that took place July 26. The Land Rover BORN awards started when Land Rover and BORN (an online market network) came together to “recognize exceptional creative achievements in the design-led lifestyle.”

Born is an online market network that was created to support creative leadership. Designers and creators alike can display their products, their brands, and their profiles. This allows creators to connect with industry professionals and others who are passionate about design. To be featured on BORN your designs must be “innovative, desirable, sustainable and relevant.”

To be nominated for the Land Rover BORN awards, you must first be showcased on BORN.

The nominees for the Land Rover BORN awards started as almost 6,000 candidates from all over the world. Finally a selection of 38 nominees was made, then down to 18. The final 18 nominees are taking part in a special exhibition (running from July 16 to August 5) in Alesund, Norway.

The theme for the 2017 Land Rover BORN awards was ‘reductionism.’ We feel that the new Range Rover Velar embodies reductionism while maintaining elegance.

“Design is the conduit that communicates our brand vision,” Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Chief Design Officer, said. “We aim to create vehicle designs that are compelling, relevant, and emotionally charged.”

“The common principle that Land Rover and BORN share – that design can, and does, change the world – looks to be as healthy as ever on the strength of this year’s Awards winners. Every year, the Awards bring together the brightest, the best and the most pioneering creators in the design industry, and every year the sheer scope of what is competing for the various prizes is staggering.”

For a list of winners, click here.

Interested in learning more about Land Rover? Contact us at Land Rover Austin! We can’t wait to connect with you!

Jaguar Land Rover Stuns in Shanghai

The Land Rover Range Rover Velar and the Jaguar I-PACE Concept left people speechless at the Shanghai Motor Show in Shanghai, China.

“Jaguar Land Rover is a technology company, creating world-class premium cars. Today, we have unveiled two revolutionary new vehicles – the Range Rover Velar and the Jaguar I-PACE Concept,” Dr. Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, said. “Jaguar Land Rover constantly pushes the boundaries and this spirit is embodied in both of these vehicles. China is of huge importance to us. It is our largest single market and over the past seven years our success and brand influence have been strong not just in terms of sales but in the facilities we have built here and the jobs we have created.”

In 2016, China was Jaguar Land Rover’s largest single market. Jaguar Land Rover sold almost 120,000 vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover has been a part of the Chinese market for just over a decade. They have a Land Rover Experience Center, 200 operational retailers, 10 apprentice training programs, and 3 training academies.

In addition to debuting the Range Rover Velar and Jaguar I-PACE Concept, Jaguar Land Rover revealed their plans to increase the capacity of their Changshu plant by 70,000 vehicles and expand existing facilities (like the body shop) and build a new trim and final shop. The Jaguar XF Long wheelbase, Land Rover Discovery, and Range Rover Evoque are all currently built at the Changshu plant.

The Range Rover Velar will be exclusively built in the United Kingdom and will be made of Jaguar Land Rover’s exceptional lightweight aluminum intensive architecture. The Range Rover Velar will be powered by the latest ultra-clean UK-built Ingenium engines.

The Jaguar I-PACE is Jaguar’s first concept of a performance SUV. Engineers and designers have worked tirelessly to create a vehicle that does compromise Jaguar’s outstanding luxury or performance. The Jaguar I-PACE Concept promises a long-distance range, incredible performance, and quick charging times.

For more information on the Range Rover Velar contact us at Land Rover Austin! We look forward to assisting you!