LAND ROVER NEWS
LAND ROVER DEFENDER CROWNED 2021 WORLD CAR DESIGN OF THE YEAR
The Land Rover Defender has been named 2021 World Car Design of the Year at the annual World Car Awards. It’s the third time Land Rover has claimed the coveted prize following previous wins for Range Rover Velar (2018) and Range Rover Evoque (2012) and is the latest in a number of global awards for the rugged 4x4.
1.2-MILLION MEAL MILESTONE FOR THE KINGSLEY HOLGATE FOUNDATION AND LAND ROVER DEFENDER
The Kingsley Holgate Foundation has successfully distributed more than 1.2-million meals to vulnerable communities in South Africa since the start of the national lockdown on 27 March, 2020
ULTIMATE RANGE ROVER: SV BESPOKE INTRODUCES EXCLUSIVE NEW EDITIONS
Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations has launched a pair of exclusive new Range Rover special editions created by its SV Bespoke personalisation team.
VIRGIN GALACTIC AND LAND ROVER ANNOUNCE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP EXTENSION AS NEW SPACESHIP IS REVEALED
Land Rover has announced a three-year extension to its global partnership with Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial ‘spaceline’.
THE POWER OF CHOICE: POTENT NEW DEFENDER V8 AND EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL EDITIONS JOIN THE RANGE
Land Rover has launched the powerful Defender V8 as part of a range of enhancements to its unstoppable and award-winning 4x4 family.
LAND ROVER DEFENDER CROWNED SUPREME WINNER WOMEN’S WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR 2021
The Land Rover Defender has been named Supreme Winner Women’s World Car of the Year 2021.
27 CUSTOM RANGE ROVERS WITH SOUTH AFRICAN-INSPIRED COLOUR NAMES AVAILABLE IN MZANSI NOW
Locally inspired colours such as izi Khaleni Plum, Bantry Blue and Stimela sa Sebusuku offer a local flavour to local customers
RANGE ROVER SPORT SVR CARBON EDITION WEAVES ITS WAY INTO SOUTH AFRICA
With the addition of extensive carbon fibre detailing, Land Rover has given the highest-performance Range Rover Sport even more attitude. The new SVR Carbon Edition is available now, taking the flagship model to the next level for South African customers.
JAGUAR LAND ROVER TO REIMAGINE THE FUTURE OF MODERN LUXURY BY DESIGN
All Jaguar and Land Rover nameplates to be available in pure electric form by end of the decade; first all-electric Land Rover model in 2024
RANGE ROVER SPORT HITS MILLIONTH SALE MILESTONE
Land Rover is celebrating the one millionth sale of the Range Rover Sport. Sold in December 2020.
ADVENTURE-READY LAND ROVER DEFENDER WORKS V8 TROPHY CELEBRATES EXPEDITION LEGACY
Land Rover Classic is continuing the formidable expedition legacy of the original Defender with a limited production run of adventure-ready Defender Works V8 Trophy vehicles for an exclusive competition at Eastnor Castle in 2021.
LIGHTER, FASTER, FURTHER GROUNDBREAKING ADVANCED COMPOSITES PROJECT
Tucana consortium will allow Jaguar Land Rover to make future electric vehicles go further using advanced composites such as carbon fibre
KINGSLEY HOLGATE FOUNDATION'S ULTIMATE OVERLAND TRAVEL GUIDE
Land Rover and its global ambassadors Kingsley and Ross Holgate have offered some valuable pointers for those hitting the open road in coming weeks.
KINGSLEY HOLGATE FOUNDATION GOES AROUND MZANSI IN 80 DAYS
New Land Rover Defender performed faultlessly over the toughest conditions Mzansi has to offer as part of the first real-world test for the Foundation’s new expedition vehicles
FIVE-STAR EURO NCAP RATING FOR THE AWARD-WINNING NEW LAND ROVER DEFENDER 110
New Land Rover Defender 110* achieves maximum five-star Euro NCAP safety rating
LAND ROVER DEFENDER IS TOP GEAR’S CAR OF THE YEAR
The new Land Rover Defender has been bestowed with two further globally-recognised awards being named overall Car of the Year while also securing the Unstoppable Force award in this year’s coveted TopGear.com Awards.
BRYAN HABANA AND LAND ROVER SUPPORT RED CROSS IN CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
Land Rover is lending another 58 cars to the British Red Cross to help with coronavirus work
NEW LAND ROVER NOISE CANCELLATION TECH HELPS REDUCE DRIVER FATIGUE
Land Rover has revealed new noise cancellation technology that removes unwanted road and tyre sounds from the cabin and provides a quieter and more refined experience for drivers and passengers
LAND ROVER DEVELOPS SMART CITY HUB TO TEST SELF-DRIVING VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY
Land Rover is partnering with global software, mobility and telecoms companies to create a smart city hub that will allow real-world testing of connected technology where self-driving vehicles share the streets with cars, pedestrians and cyclists
LAND ROVER WILL USE PLASTIC WASTE IN NEXT-GENERATION SUSTAINABLE LUXURY INTERIORS
Future Land Rover models will feature floor mats and trims made from ECONYL® yarns produced using plastic waste
PIVI PRO INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM RECOGNISED BY AUTOBEST AWARDS
New Pivi Pro touchscreen infotainment has been recognised by the prestigious motoring jury AUTOBEST, receiving the SMARTBEST 2020 award dedicated to the best connected technologies in the industry.
LAND ROVER RENEWS SPRINGBOK SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT
Land Rover is proud to announce it will continue its partnership with the South African Rugby Union (SARU) as the official vehicle partner and an associate sponsor of the Springboks.
KINGSLEY HOLGATE’S MZANSI EDGE EXPEDITION REACHES THE HALFWAY MARK
Just over a month after setting off on a mission to follow the entire land border of South Africa and track the Atlantic and Indian Ocean coastlines along with a circumnavigation of landlocked Lesotho, the Kingsley Holgate Foundation’s Mzansi Edge Expedition has reached its halfway point
MZANSI EDGE: KINGSLEY HOLGATE AND THE NEW DEFENDER HIT THE ROAD AGAIN
With the easing of travel restrictions within South Africa, the continent’s most experienced expedition team is beginning an exciting new adventure, this time to track the outline of Mzansi.
NEW RANGE ROVER VELAR GAINS STATE-OF-THE-ART INFOTAINMENT AND ELEGANT NEW DESIGN
The Range Rover Velar is now even more desirable, sophisticated and intelligent.
1.5 MILLION AND COUNTING: JAGUAR LAND ROVER CELEBRATES CLEAN ENGINE MANUFACTURING MILESTONE
More than 1.5 million Jaguar Land Rover Ingenium engines have now been produced
A MESSAGE FROM THE MARKETING DIRECTOR AT JAGUAR LAND ROVER SOUTH AFRICA, LISA MALLETT
This Month Jaguar Land Rover South Africa's Marketing Director, Lisa Mallett; highlights the contributions of women to the ‘male-dominated’ automotive industry.
NEW RANGE ROVER SPORT SVR CARBON EDITION CONFIRMED FOR SOUTH AFRICA
Special edition features striking combination of Carbon Fibre exterior detailing with distinctive Gloss Black 22-inch alloy wheels for a stealthy appearance.
RANGE ROVER CELEBRATES 50 YEARS WITH NEW TECH AND SPECIAL EDITIONS
50 years of continuous evolution: Range Rover celebrates half a century of design and engineering excellence with special edition models and advanced diesel engines
NEW LAND ROVER DEFENDER VIRTUAL LAUNCH
Join us in celebrating the arrival of the New Defender in South Africa.
AXESS MAURITIUS CROWNED JAGUAR LAND ROVER IMPORTER OF THE YEAR 2019
Jaguar Land Rover sub-Sahara Africa today honoured its top performing importers at the annual Importer of the Year event, which was streamed online for the first time in its history.
JAGUAR LAND ROVER PIETERMARITZBURG SCOOPS 2019 RETAILER OF THE YEAR TITLE
Jaguar Land Rover South Africa today honoured its top performing retailers at the annual Retailer of the Year event, which was streamed online for the first time in its history.
KINGSLEY HOLGATE HELPS IN FEEDING THE WILDLIFE COMMUNITY
LAND ROVER MAKES FANTASY A REALITY WITH CLEARSIGHT TECHNOLOGY
World’s first Ground View technology makes the bonnet invisible so that drivers can see obstacles ahead of, and underneath a vehicle with a virtual 180-degree view
WITH ALL THIS TIME AT HOME, IT FEELS LIKE OUR WORLD’S SMALLER THAN USUAL. THAT SHOULDN’T STOP US FROM PLANNING OUR NEXT LAND ROVER ADVENTURE.
SAFETY IS JAGUAR LAND ROVER’S PRIORITY AS DEALERSHIPS GET BACK TO BUSINESS
Rigorous protocols put in place at every Jaguar Land Rover dealership nationwide
CABIN AIR PURIFICATION TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE ON ALL NEW JAGUAR AND LAND ROVER VEHICLES IN SOUTH AFRICA
System can electrically charge air particles to ionise them and remove harmful pollutants and particles
LAND ROVER AND THE KINGSLEY HOLGATE FOUNDATION CONTINUE EFFORTS TO COMBAT MALARIA, ONE OF THE WORLD’S OLDEST AND DEADLIEST DISEASES
Land Rover and Ambassador Kingsley Holgate are preparing for their next life-saving mission through Africa and beyond
KEEPING YOUR LAND ROVER IN PEAK CONDITION DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN
A LETTER FROM OUR JAGUAR LAND ROVER SOUTH AFRICA MANAGING DIRECTOR, RICHARD GOUVERNEUR
A LETTER FROM THE JAGUAR LAND ROVER CEO, PROF. SIR RALPH SPETH
SAFETY IS STILL OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY
JAGUAR LAND ROVER AND MINNIE DLAMINI TEAM UP TO COMBAT HUNGER DURING LOCKDOWN AND BEYOND
Nationwide lockdown has intensified the need for nutritious meals at orphanages and old age homes
LAND ROVER DEPLOYS GLOBAL FLEET TO SUPPORT EMERGENCY RESPONSE PARTNERS
57 vehicles including 27 New Defenders from the press fleet put into service with the British Red Cross to deliver medicine and food to vulnerable people including the elderly across the UK
LAND ROVER HELPS MOBILISE THE SOUTH AFRICAN RED CROSS SOCIETY AMIDST COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Volunteers deployed to critical areas where coronavirus education and contact tracing is critical
YOUR SAFETY IS OUR COMMITMENT
With the news dominated by COVID-19, we want to let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety.
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION ANTHONY JOSHUA GETTING FIGHT-READY WITH BESPOKE RANGE ROVER SVAUTOBIOGRAPHY
Range Rover SVAutobiography long-wheelbase with many exclusive elements was produced to the world heavyweight boxing champion’s precise specification
KINGSLEY HOLGATE OFFERS SOME WISE TIPS FOR TRAVEL TO MOZAMBIQUE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
Many travelers reach a level of anxiety ahead of a border crossing and wrongly begin preparing for confrontation. Instead, prepare to make friends.
NEW RANGE ROVER EVOQUE WINS BEST SUV/CROSSOVER AT 2019 WOMEN’S WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR AWARDS
New Range Rover Evoque is Best SUV/Crossover at 2019 Women’s World Car of the Year Awards
LAND ROVER INVITES YOU TO FESTIVE XL
An extra-large festive experience this season at Jaguar Land Rover EXPERIENCE Johannesburg
NEW DEFENDER: 5 FEATURES THAT DEFINE AN ICON
Land Rover has defined all-terrain capability and toughness from the conception of its very first 4x4.
NEW DEFENDER FACES TOUGHEST TEST YET IN JAMES BOND MOVIE, NO TIME TO DIE
Land Rover takes James Bond and Defender fans behind the scenes with the No Time To Die stunt team
SPRINGBOKS HOMECOMING: LAND ROVER LEADS THE TOUR
A fleet of Land Rover vehicles headed by the Springbok Range Rover Sport SVR will escort the Springboks around South Africa on their Champions Trophy Tour
KINGSLEY HOLGATE AND THE WORLD’S MOST TRAVELLED LAND ROVER DISCOVERYS COMPLETE THIRD EXPEDITION IN THREE YEARS
World-first Zambezi-Congo Expedition the toughest test yet for the Holgate Expedition Team
NEW LAND ROVER DEFENDER DELIVERS WEBB ELLIS TROPHY TO THE SPRINGBOKS AT RUGBY WORLD CUP FINAL
New Land Rover Defender 90 delivers Webb Ellis trophy to South Africa held aloft through the opening roof by Richie McCaw
RANGE ROVER VELAR SVAUTOBIOGRAPHY DYNAMIC EDITION NOW IN SOUTH AFRICA
Created by Land Rover Special Vehicles, SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition is the most powerful and luxurious Velar yet
KINGSLEY HOLGATE AND LAND ROVER COMPLETE A SUCCESSFUL ‘VISION MISSION’ IN THE ZAMBEZI DELTA
Outreach sees over 1,300 people screened and more than 130 specialist eye surgeries conducted
A SAFE PAIR OF HANDS FOR WORKERS WITH JAGUAR LAND ROVER’S NEW 3D-PRINTED GLOVES
Engineers design unique 3D-printed glove to prevent musculoskeletal disorders Innovative lattice structure has been developed to protect employees working on the line
LAND ROVER FINDS THE KIDS TO CARRY THE SPRINGBOKS IN JAPAN
See the moments the two lucky mascots hear it from former Springbok Jean de Villiers that they are headed to Japan
INTRODUCING THE NEW LAND ROVER DEFENDER
Designed with purpose, engineered to excite: Clever and characterful with an instantly recognisable silhouette that features signature Defender elements including short front and rear overhangs
LAND ROVER SURPRISES RUGBY PLAYING RANGERS TO MARK RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019™ COUNTDOWN
Land rover ambassador bryan habana and new zealand’s justin marshall joined the rangers for the match amongst the wildlife
RED CROSS EXPERTS PUSH THE NEW LAND ROVER DEFENDER PROTOTYPE TO THE LIMIT IN DUBAI DESERT TRAINING
Land Rover visits the 4x4 experts at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) global fleet base in Dubai as the next step in the new Defender’s testing programme
KINGSLEY HOLGATE AND LAND ROVER SET SIGHTS ON THE ZAMBEZI DELTA
Goal of performing 200 life-changing cataract operations around Mozambique’s Zambezi Delta
From “Project Jay” to present day, Land Rover Discovery legacy spans three decades
Land Rover’s legendary all-terrain SUV celebrates its 30th birthday in 2019
DISCOVERY SPORT ENHANCED FOR FAMILY ADVENTURE
The world’s most versatile compact 5+2 SUV has been updated with the latest user-friendly technology and more efficient, electrified engines
AUTOCAR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WON BY LAND ROVER’S MIKE CROSS
Mike Cross, Land Rover Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integrity, has won Autocar’s Lifetime Achievement Award
RANGE ROVER REACHES NEW HEIGHTS WITH ASTRONAUT EDITION BUILT TO CELEBRATE PARTNERSHIP WITH VIRGIN GALACTIC
Exclusive Range Rover Astronaut Edition produced by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations is only available to members of the Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut community
LAND ROVER FINDS THE TEENAGERS WRITING THE CODE FOR A SELF-DRIVING FUTURE
Students from 14 countries, including South Africa, have qualified for the Land Rover 4x4 In Schools Technology Challenge world finals
NEW LAND ROVER DEFENDER TO COMPLETE FINAL PHASE OF TESTING IN AFRICA
New challenge awaits: Specially-camouflaged prototype model is preparing to embark on field-testing with global Land Rover conservation partner, Tusk Trust
BRYAN HABANA GETS FAMILIAR WITH THE BESPOKE RANGE ROVER SPORT SVR
Once-off Range Rover Sport SVR revealed at Experience Johannesburg
CUSTOM RANGE ROVER SPORT SVR BUILT AS A TRIBUTE TO THE SPRINGBOKS BY LAND ROVER;S SPECIAL VEHICLE OPERATIONS IN THE UK
Bespoke Springbok-inspired alterations make for a one-of-a-kind Range Rover Sport
MOBILE MALARIA PROJECT EMBARKS ON JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY
Oxford University researchers with portable laboratory equipment will work with African scientists to learn about the challenges facing malaria research and investigate the potential of portable DNA sequencing technology
TEAM LAND ROVER CONQUERS 2019 ABSA CAPE EPIC
All 12 Team Land Rover riders cross the finish line after eight days and 630km in the saddle.
ELECTRIFIED RANGE ROVERS PLUG INTO THE SOUTH AFRICAN MODEL LINE-UP
Plug-in hybrid Range Rover and Range Rover Sport are now available
ALL-NEW JAGUAR LAND ROVER EXPERIENCE JOHANNESBURG OFFICIALLY OPEN
All-new Jaguar Land Rover EXPERIENCE Johannesburg officially open
Premium driving destination and lifestyle centre open to the public seven days a week
NEW RANGE ROVER EVOQUE RECREATES ICONIC ROAD SIGNS TO SHOWCASE ALL-TERRAIN CAPABILITY AND SMART TECH
Re-imagined road signs: Evoque’s all-terrain credentials are showcased in an urban capability test across London
LAND ROVER BRINGS THE WEBB ELLIS CUP TO SOUTH AFRICA
The Webb Ellis Cup is midway through its 20-nation worldwide tour in the lead up to Rugby World Cup 2019™ in Japan
CAPE TOWN TO KATHMANDU: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
Land Rover Discovery proves its merit as the one of the most capable adventure vehicles
LAND ROVER GIVES BACK TO FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS IN NEED
Award-winning pet photographer Emma O’Brien provides heartwarming images of actual rescue dogs modelling pet accessories
LAND ROVER TAKES KINGSLEY HOLGATE TO THE EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD
Cape Town to Kathmandu Expedition Team safely reaches the famed Karakoram Highway in Pakistan
WORLD PREMIERE: THE NEW RANGE ROVER EVOQUE
The next-generation Range Rover Evoque premiered with a high-energy dynamic display in London’s creative hub
LAND ROVER MAKES TRAILS AT FNB WINES2WHALES MTB RACE
Unrivalled all-terrain abilities enable challenging FNB Wines2Whales route recces and race support
JAGUAR JOINS LAND ROVER AT REVAMPED RUSTENBURG RETAILER
Retailer refreshed using modern design and latest Corporate Identity
LAND ROVER STAFF RETURNS TO TEMBISA
Land Rover celebrates its 70th birthday and 70 years of creating opportunities for those less fortunate
LIFE-SAVING LAND ROVER DISCOVERY JOINS RED CROSS EMERGENCY FLEET
Unique Discovery is Red Cross’s new emergency mobile command centre to work with disaster response teams and help save lives
CAPE TOWN TO KATHMANDU EXPEDITION TEAM COMPLETES AFRICA LEG
Two months since they departed from Cape Town on Mandela Day (18 July 2018), the world-first Land Rover Cape Town to Kathmandu team has successfully completed the African leg of the expedition and is now preparing to tackle the next challenging section through the Caucasus and central Asia.
ABSA CAPE EPIC ROUTE REVEAL 2019
Eight days, around 15 000m of accumulated climbing and roughly 700km total distance will prove the team’s #UnstoppableSpirit.
LAND ROVER SOUTH AFRICA’S APPRENTICE TRAINING PROGRAMME WINS PRESTIGIOUS UK BOARD OF TRADE AWARD
Innovative apprentice recruitment programme recognised by the Department for International Trade.
LAND ROVER’S VIRTUAL EYES LOOK AT TRUST IN SELF-DRIVING CARS
Engineers work with psychologists to understand human trust in self-driving vehicles.
LAND ROVER AND RED CROSS LAUNCH HOPE GARDENS INITIATIVE
Community garden in Thembisa revamped as part of the third annual Land Rover Hope Boxes campaign.
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LAND ROVER DISCOVERY GOES AROUND THE WORLD IN 70 DAYS
To celebrate Land Rover’s 70th Anniversary, Russian explorer and travel blogger Sergey Dolya makes a round the world expedition in the Land Rover Discovery
LAND ROVER DISCOVERY VEHICLES TO EMBARK ON ANOTHER WORLD-FIRST KINGSLEY HOLGATE FOUNDATION EXPEDITION – CAPE TOWN TO KATHMANDU.
Departing on Mandela Day from Nobel Square in Cape Town – destination Kathmandu, Nepal in the shadow of Mt Everest
PLAN AHEAD WITH LAND ROVER’S GUARANTEED FUTURE VALUE
Customers have the option to drive a new Land Rover every three or four years
TAILOR MADE CYCLING PACK FOR LAND ROVER DISCOVERY
Savings of between R3 000 and R6 000 when compared to buying each item individually
GERMANY SETS GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR LARGEST LAND ROVER PARADE
1,500 fans in 632 vehicles parade through Bad Kissingen, Bavaria
LAND ROVER HONOURS ITS TOP PERFORMING RETAILERS
Event acknowledges and rewards the best of the best
THE UNSTOPPABLE SPIRIT RINGS TRUE FOR ALL 12 TEAM LAND ROVER RIDERS AT 2018 ABSA CAPE EPIC
#UnstoppableSpirit carries all 12 Team Land Rover riders across the finishing line in one of the toughest Absa Cape Epic in its 15-year history.
LAND ROVER THROUGH THE AGES 70TH YEAR CELEBRATION
The Kingsley Holgate Foundation and Land Rover will be hosting a ‘Land Rover Through The Ages Event’ to celebrate the 70th year anniversary of Land Rover.
LAND ROVER ANNOUNCES 70TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
- Land Rover announces World Land Rover Day: 30 April 2018 marks 70 years since its debut at the 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show
RANGE ROVER VELAR NAMED MOST BEAUTIFUL CAR IN THE WORLD
The Range Rover Velar has been judged the most beautifully designed vehicle on the planet, winning the World Car Design of the Year title at the 2018 World Car Awards
RANGE ROVER SV COUPE DEBUTS AT GENEVA MOTOR SHOW
Beautifully curated interiors set new standards for materials and craftsmanship, with extensive personalisation options for SV Coupe clients.