Spotify and Land Rover Partner to Launch In-Car App

Land Rover vehicles equipped with InControl Apps now have the customizable Spotify app that brings a unique streaming experience with playlists based on listening habits.

Spotify partnered with Land Rover to create a new twist on in-car entertainment with personalized music choices.

“With Spotify at over 100 million subscribers, a sizable portion who drive Land Rovers, we recognized that this app was at the top of our customers’ wish list, ” said Peter Virk, Director of Connected Technologies. “Our goal of bringing Spotify to the applications was to create the best possible in-vehicle experience.”

After a year of collaborative efforts between Land Rover and Spotify, the design teams were able to bring an immersive suite of options with familiar use settings.

The playlist interface is the same as the Spotify phone application, which makes it easy for drivers to recognize how it flows. In order to minimize inside distractions, there is a horizontal swipe function that users can easily scroll through without taking their eyes off the road.

Music lovers can appreciate the deep learning function exclusive to Spotify that remembers listener habits and creates new ‘Just for You’ playlist with personally selected tracks. Users save time when scrolling through music because the hits are preselected for their preferences.

The teams at Land Rover and Spotify took into account a major concern for drivers in rural areas: low signal issues. The Spotify app has an Offline mode that conveniently pre-loads music and will play the downloaded tunes if there is a poor internet signal.

Among the pre-launch users of the app included Rapper Example and Kaiser Chief’s Ricky Wilson. The two testers went head to head in a musical battle with playlists of their favorite songs.

Want to check out the Spotify in-car experience and explore other features of Land Rover vehicles? Contact us at Land Rover Dallas to learn more!

 

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Land Rover Reveals Plug-In Hybrid for 2019 Range Rover

Land Rover just announced the introduction of the Range Rover P400e for their 2019 lineup. Although Range Rover models have been available with hybrid options in other countries for several years, this is the first time they will be released in the United States.

The hybrid models are projected to arrive in showrooms summer 2018 and both the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport will offer the plug-in functionality.

 

The vehicle is programmed to recognize when the conditions are ideal to use the internal engine, the electric motor or a combination of both. With an energy saving feature, the battery retains a constant charge so the zero-emission operation is ready to use at all times.

The battery itself is rated for roughly 30 miles of pure electric use with a capacity of 13.1 kilowatt hour. The electric motor alone has 114 horsepower which means it won’t perform as well on electric alone, hence the parallel hybrid mode to optimize the drive.

The powertrain for both 2019 P400e hybrid models combines a turbocharged 2.0 liter engine and electric motor. Delivering a total of 398 horsepower, the vehicle will have a 6.4 second 0-60 mph time which is fairly impressive for a vehicle in its class. It is equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission with a top speed of 137 mph.

For off-road driving, both the Range Rover P400e and Range Rover Sport 400e will be calibrated for enhanced torque distribution and greater control when maneuvering on rough terrains.

According to Nick Collins, the director of Jaguar Land Rover’s vehicle line “The introduction of the advanced plug-in hybrid powertrain is a watershed moment in the history of our performance SUV”. The luxurious Range Rover P400e is the first step in a transition to a fully electric Range Rover vehicle in 2020.

The 2018 Range Rover models are available now in our showroom here at Land Rover Dallas. Contact us today for more information! We hope to see you soon!

 

 

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New Ingenium Gas Engines for 2018

Land Rover Dallas is proud to announce the 2018 Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque will be sporting new Ingenium gasoline engines.

The two new Ingenium gasoline engines are both 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 237hp and 286hp respectively. These new engines produced by Jaguar Land Rover will offer refined and exemplary performance, what you would expect from Jaguar Land Rover.

The new engines support Jaguar Land Rover’s commitment to improve fuel efficiency and lower vehicle emissions long-term. The Ingenium gasoline engines are produced at Jaguar Land Rover’s Engine Manufacturing Center in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

The new engines are built out of Jaguar Land Rover’s all-aluminum intensive design to keep it lightweight and improve its efficiency. New technologies include a 2,000 bar direct injection system, an integrated exhaust manifold, and a twin-scroll turbocharger. The exhaust manifold is also integrated with the cylinder head casting which lowers emissions.

The Range Rover Evoque initially launched in 2011. Now, the 2018 model is better than ever. It is available in a five-door style or convertible. Customers have the option of choosing between 13 different exterior colors, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, wi-fi connectivity upgraded to 4G, new interior color option, and Dark Sport Textured Trim Finisher.

The Discovery Sport is Land Rover’s fastest selling vehicle, and Land Rover Dallas suspects the 2018 model will be no different. The versatility customers receive when driving a Discovery Sport is unmatched. In addition to the new engine options, customers will be able to choose between 12 exterior paint colors, new 12-way powered seat available, Adaptive Cruise control and Blind Spot Monitor, and a new interior for high output 286hp models. 

Land Rover Dallas could not be more excited about the 2018 Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque with their new Ingenium gasoline engines. If you are interested in learning more, contact us today! We look forward to speaking with you soon!

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The New MY2018 Range Rover

Land Rover’s Range Rover is so versatile it is compatible with every lifestyle. The MY2018 Range Rover is better than ever. It boasts upgraded technologies as well as increased luxury.

The front seats of the MY2018 Range Rover will feature wider and deeper foams and optional 24-way movement. The rear cabin has been totally redesigned to ensure ultimate comfort without compromising rear loading space. The seats can be cooled or heated, will recline up to 40 degrees, and will offer up to 25 massage programs. All seat functions will be able to be controlled by a smartphone app while you are in or outside the vehicle.

“Our customers are very clear about what they want from any new Range Rover. ‘Don’t change it, just make it better,’ they tell us, so everything we’ve done has been about enhancing our flagship SUV,” Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Chief Design Officer, said. “After nearly 50 years the fourth generation Range Rover is the finest so far, ensuring the original luxury SUV remains the choice for discerning customers the world over.”

The technologies includes in the MY2018 Range Rover include 17 connection points. These connection points will include domestic plug sockets, USB, 12-volt, and HDMI, so as a passenger you can work on your laptop while in the car. The vehicle will have a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot7 that can connect up to eight devices. Other technologies include the latest and most advanced InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, gesture sunblinds, and an activity key.

The Jaguar Land Rover Activity Key is a must for adventurous vehicle owners who love to be outdoors. The Activity Key allows owners to lock and unlock their vehicle without carrying around a key fob. Owners won’t have to worry about losing their vehicle key while adventuring.

The MY2018 Range Rover is sure to be an instant classic. Perfect for busy families and anyone on the go.

Want to learn more about the Range Rover? Contact us at Land Rover Dallas! We look forward to sharing our knowledge with you!

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Experience Land Rover’s Heritage Firsthand

Land Rover Dallas is proud of Land Rover’s rich heritage. As a way for Jaguar Land Rover enthusiasts to indulge in and enjoy where Jaguar Land Rover has come from, Jaguar Land Rover Classic has launched a Classic Drive experience at Eastnor Castle estate in Herefordshire, United Kingdom.

Land Rover’s heritage began in 1948 with the Series 1 and has just continued to expand and develop. Land Rover’s ability to couple luxury and performance has easily set them apart from their competitors. The Classic Drive event will allow enthusiasts to experience some of the most incredible Jaguar Land Rover vehicles created while enjoying the terrain that was used to help design them. Guests will be able to enjoy challenging courses, slopes, and mud.

Guests will be able to enjoy driving an early Land Rover Series 1 (from the early 1960s), a Land Rover Series III (first introduced in 1971), and an early edition Land Rover Range Rover (1970s). Jaguar vehicles available include a Jaguar Series 1 E-TYPE (1961), a Jaguar Series 3 E-TYPE (1970s), and a Jaguar saloon model, the Jaguar Mk2.

“Jaguar and Land Rover have created some of the most beautiful and iconic British cars ever,” Tim Hannig, Jaguar Land Rover Classic Director, said. “While their DNA lives on in our modern line-up, we want people to experience where the story developed. Equally, the Eastnor estate has played a huge part in shaping our business, so to be able to bring a selection of our legends together in such a significant location is a real privilege. It’ll be a trip back in time and an experience that only Jaguar Land Rover’s incredible heritage can offer.”

The cost per person for this experience is about $650 per person. To book this Jaguar Land Rover Classic Driver Experience, click here.

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

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