Now that 2014 is coming to an end, Land Rover Dallas would like to divulge to our loyal customers what updates await them for the New Year!
First up is the Discovery Sport, which finally goes on sale in the first quarter. This exceptional SUV will be granted with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that will put out 240 horsepower, and is linked to a smooth-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission. A four-mode Terrain Response system helps it adapt to a variety of situations, and seating for seven in a luxury-lined cabin means the whole family can tag along in comfort.
The ever-so-popular Range Rover Evoque is due to adopt some new electronic driver aids for 2015. The sporty compact SUV will now be equipped with Reverse Traffic Detection along with the Blind Spot Monitor option, and Perpendicular Park assist for vehicles with the Advanced Park Assist option.
Next up is the LR4 which will receive Land Rover’s latest InControl apps as well as the smartphone system. The system brings the familiarity of compatible smartphone apps into the vehicle with access through the standard touchscreen.
The Range Rover Sport SVR will also be making its mark as the fastest SUV on the road. Its supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 dishes out 550 horsepower which will catapult it from 0-60 in just 4.5 seconds.
Finally we have the Range Rover with the only real change being the availability of the HSE trim that was introduced on the Long-Wheelbase version that was introduced this year.
Join Land Rover Dallas as we usher in the New Year with a variety of new and exciting features for all of our impressively luxurious vehicles!
Now here is a story that all of us at Land Rover Dallas would dare not to share with our loyal followers and other Range Rover enthusiasts.
What we have before you is a rare opportunity to view, and for one lucky soul, purchase, an incredibly rare pre-production Range Rover which was developed in secret under the code name Velar, which in Italian means, veiled or covered.
Despite its size, the first ever Range Rovers were faster than most production vehicles in 1970, with a 3.5 liter V8 engine propelling them from 0-60 in around 15 seconds, while its top speed ranged around the 100 mph. In addition, the car had a four-speed manual gear box with a low and high ratio – doubling the number of available gears and giving it unrivaled off-road performance while allowing it to cruise along the new motorways at high speed.
Land Rover actually developed the Range Rover in secret to provide a luxury off-road vehicle that could cope with the motorway and countryside, and according to Land Rover’s official press release from 1970, the new car “provides excellent and comfortable transport to and from the office and because of its light steering, all-round visibility and roomy luggage space, and is an ideal vehicle, particularly for women drivers, for shopping and taking the children to school, as well as being perfectly suited to take the family and caravan and boat comfortably off the beaten track and away from the crowds.”
The vehicle is being sold by Charterhouse Auctions in Sherborne Dorset early next year, and because it is such an early and important Range Rover, it is estimated to bring in around $47,000 for its Bristol owner.
The Range Rover was launched in 1970 and was clearly a success form the start. Now in its fourth generation, Range Rover enthusiasts from across the globe can marvel at its impressive history and see just how far along this spectacular machine has come.
Land Rover Dallas along with Jaguar Land Rover would like to introduce JustDrive, the new addition to the InControl system that is sure to grab the attention of all you tech lovers out there.
Developed by Silicon Valley-based CloudCar, Jaguar Land Rover has optimized JustDrive for its InControl platform for Apple iOS8, and will expand on the smartphone-focused infotainment system by adding a singular voice controller for a wide array of the system’s currently available apps.
This innovative and exciting new feature integrates popular apps and services such as Spotify, Twitter and Yelp, to give Land Rover drivers a tremendous level of integration with navigation, media, social interaction, voice search and information services while minimizing driver distraction.
JustDrive uses an advanced plain speech recognition package so customers can communicate naturally with their car, rather than using simple syntax commands. The app requires drivers to be connected to Bluetooth and can relay voice commands, as well as facilitate calls to contacts. It will also be able to give the driver information such as weather reports, traffic information and the latest news. You can even ask JustDrive where the nearest gas station is or play a particular song just by asking for it.
Having debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, JustDrive will join 17 other apps including Stitcher, iheartRadio and Parkopedia currently in Land Rover’s InControl Apps in-car infotainment system. The app is free to download and will also available on Android in early 2015.
JustDrive promises to significantly enhance your driving experience through unprecedented levels of connectivity while at the same time keeping you distraction-free while out there on the road. To learn more, call or visit Land Rover Dallas and we will gladly get all of your questions and concerns answered in a timely manner.
Land Rover Dallas is proud to pay homage to one of our favorite models with the release of the exciting and unique film that features home video clips of Land Rover Discovery owner adventures from all across the globe.
The heart-warming film, created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Land Rover Discovery, features footage of owners taking part in a variety of challenges, all captured over the last 25 years.
Owners from over 36 countries accepted the invitation from Land Rover to submit home footage of their favorite Discovery moments. Over 1,000 clips totaling an estimated 100+ hours of footage and demonstrating the Discovery’s capability and versatility were submitted via social media. The final film includes 70 different Land Rover owners from 24 countries around the world.
Dominic Chambers, Land Rover Marketing Communications Director said: “To celebrate 25 years of the Land Rover Discovery, we wanted to produce a film about the amazing journeys it has undertaken all over the world. When we started to look into it, we realized that the people who make Discovery what it is – our owners – had already made it. The story of Discovery was simply hidden in the thousands of clips shot about owner adventures all over the world. Discovery owners hold their vehicles dear to their heart and what better way to capture that passion and adventurous spirit than showcasing their own discoveries from the last 25 years.”
Take a look at the uplifting video below, and after you are done watching why not come see us here at Land Rover Dallas to see what incredible memories you can make while behind the wheel of one of our award-winning luxury SUVs.
All of us here at Land Rover Dallas in the heart of Dallas, Texas are thrilled beyond belief as we are getting ready to take first shipment of the long awaited and highly anticipated 2015 Discovery Sport!
The all new Discovery made its debut at the Paris Motor Show last month and it was an introduction befitting that of a king, as trumpets wailed and hundreds of people watched as 2 Sports climbed wooden hills constructed on a barge and then drove through water nearly two-feet deep in front of a set of giant rubber boots.
The Discovery Sport boasts a new look, a copious amount of new technologies, and other changes to enhance performance. The 7-seater has quite a bit in common with the Land Rover LR2 that it will be replacing, as well as the Evoque, including some of its front architecture and transverse engine layout and 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 rated 240 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. An electric power-assisted steering system, nine-speed automatic transmission, and a Haldex all-wheel drive system are also standard.
Other features include park and tow assist systems, a twin-bar grille and hexagonal mesh lower grille, a panoramic sunroof, premium leather upholstery, an 8-inch touchscreen display, a 10-speaker audio system or upgraded 17 speaker Meridian sound system, and an optional “Black Pack” trim with 19 or 20-inch wheels, a gloss black grille, and sporty vents and side mirrors.
Land Rover Dallas invites you to visit our dealership and sit down with one of our sales professionals to discuss how you can land yourself behind the wheel of the 2015 Discovery Sport. We are quite sure that you will be more than impressed with this remarkable and highly versatile luxury SUV.