BREAKING COVER: RANGE ROVER VELAR!

The latest addition to the Range Rover family fills the void between the Evoque  and the Range Rover Sport.   In 1970 Land Rover launched the original Range Rover. Almost half a century later that spirit of innovation continues with the introduction of the Velar, the fourth member of the Range Rover family. Land Rover Chief Design Officer, Gerry McGovern, said: “We call the Velar the avant-garde Range Rover. It brings a new dimension of glamour, modernity and elegance to the brand. ...
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ELECTRIC PACESETTER: JAGUAR UNLEASHES LATEST CAT!

Jaguar gives us a sneak-peak into its future. And it’s electric, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker.   The undisputed star of this week’s Los Angeles auto show is an all-new, all-electric performance crossover from Jaguar, called I-Pace. While its official title is I-Pace Concept, this sleek, head-turning five-seater is essentially the same car that will hit the streets in a couple of years, priced - and we’re guessing here - from around $60,000. Despite the badge and its five seats,...
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‘16 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE SRT: HEMI HAULER!

This Jeep Grand Cherokee is the biggest beast in the SRT family, and the most luxurious and all-weather capable, blogs Dan Scanlan.  Birthed by the Street and Racing Technology team responsible for the V-10 Dodge Viper as well as the Charger and Challenger SRT392s and Hellcats, this hunkered-down Grand Cherokee commands respect both on and off road. “Regular” Grand Cherokees make do with a 3.6-liter V-6, a 3-liter EcoDiesel or a 5.7-liter V-8. But our 5,600-mile-old Grand Cherokee SRT h...
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RANGE ROVER SVAUTOBIOGRAPHY: AN SUV FOR THE ONE-PERCENT!

Starting at $199,495, the 2016 SVAutobiography takes luxury and refinement  to new heights. Speaking ahead of the model’s world premier at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer Gerry McGovern stated, “With the SVAutobiography we have taken the opportunity to optimize the luxury execution and precision of the Range Rover while delivering beautiful detailing that considerably enhances the customer’s experience of our flagship ve...
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’14 AUDI Q7 QUATTRO: BEAUTIFUL BEAST!

Audi’s do-everything, go-everywhere high-performance people mover. With the low-speed grunt of a big-block muscle car and the fuel-sipping consumption of an eco-friendly four-cylinder ride, the ‘14 Audi Q7 quattro Tiptronic offers the best of both worlds. On a recent trip from Detroit to Watkins Glen, NY, we had the pleasure to climb behind the wheel of this very luxurious yet sporty seven passenger SUV. We saw for ourselves that a brawny powertrain wrapped around beautiful bodywork can peac...
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‘14 PORSCHE CAYENNE TURBO S: SCALDING HOT!

‘Let’s get trucking,” blogs Dan Scanlan after spending some seat time in Porsche’s hottest SUV. When Porsche entered the luxury sports utility vehicle market in 2002 with the Porsche Cayenne, Porschefiles were horrified that Stuttgart was selling a truck! Well, when a truck has a twin-turbo 550 horsepower V-8 plus sports sedan handling, and 18,507 of the company’s total 42,323 sales in 2013 were Cayennes, the market has spoken. Some say the success of the Cayenne and the four-door Panamera...
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’14 RANGE ROVER SPORT: LESS IS MORE!

‘Shedding weight has helped create a new Range Rover Sport that drives like a sports sedan,’ writes Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Eight hundred pounds. That’s a couple of Sumo wrestlers on a Brie and burger diet. Or a Budweiser Clydesdale, plus a keg or two of the famous brew. Or the heft of an aptly named Harley-Davidson Fat Boy. Eight hundred pounds is also the considerable poundage that Land Rover has shed from its Range Rover Sport luxo-4x4 to create this all-new sexy version. That...
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JAGUAR LAND ROVER: HIGH PERFORMANCE @ PEBBLE!

Concepts, racecars, sports cars, and consumer drives of latest production vehicles, highlight its Pebble program. In addition to its full product line, Jaguar Land Rover will debut its Jaguar Project 7 concept car, above, its first showing in North America. The all-aluminum-bodied roadster, based on the ‘14 F-TYPE and featuring a Jaguar D-Type inspired fairing and a single-seat cockpit, was revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Land Rover will feature, for the first time at Pebble Beac...
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