Evoque Diesel Headed Our Way?

Land Rover Dallas has begun to hear whispers around town that our parent company, Land Rover USA, is debating whether or not to bring the diesel-powered variant of the compact Evoque crossover in the United States.evoque dd

Across the ocean over in the UK, the Evoque is currently offered with a 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine that is good for 190 horsepower and 309 lb-ft. of torque in its most powerful configuration.  As of now, the diesel cannot be sold in the U.S. because it can’t be easily modified to comply with emissions regulations, which likely explains why Land Rover didn’t enter the diesel segment when it first introduced the award-winning Evoque.

The diesel-powered Evoque will be equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that is part of new Ingenium family of engines.  Technical details are not available yet, but the engine will also be found under the hood of other Jaguar Land Rover models including the all new Discovery Sport and the Jaguar XE.

“Nothing is confirmed yet, but as we continue to investigate options that’s definitely something that’s being considered,” said Kim McCullough, marketing vice president of Jaguar Land Rover in North America.

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“There’s a much greater acceptance for diesel in the U.S. market. You’ll see diesels eventually coming in on both brands,” confirmed McCullough in an interview with AutoGuide.

With Land Rover’s competitors such as Audi, BMW and Mercedes offering diesel SUVs in America, it seems as though the door has been opened for Land Rover to incorporate high-end oil-burners into its lineup as well.   If the diesel Evoque proves successful, it could certainly pave the way for more like-powered Land Rover vehicles in the U.S.   For now, we will just have to wait and see what the head honchos decide.

In the meantime, we invite you to visit us here at Land Rover Dallas in the heart of Dallas, Texas to peruse our always impressive lineup of premium luxury vehicles.

 

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The 2015 LR4

There are many SUVs surrounding the market today that you are obliged to choose from, however very few of those come close to rivaling that of the 2015 Land Rover LR4 that is being served up right now and exclusively at Land Rover Dallas.

The LR4 has long been a very likable choice for a luxury SUV as it impresses just as easily on the road as it does off, especially with the new and improved Terrain Response System and a cabin that shows off impeccable design and rich materials.

This long-running midsize SUV is offered in three trims: base, HSE and HSE Lux.  Five-passenger seating is standard, but third-row seats are available.

Some standard features on the widely popular Land Rover LR4 include a 3.0-liter V-6 intercooled supercharged engine that puts out 340 horses, an 8-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, side steps, side seat mounted airbags, airbag occupancy sensors, automatic air conditioning, a 7-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an 11-speaker Meridian audio system with CD player, a USB/iPod interface and auxiliary audio jack, 19-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control and heated exterior mirrors. Also standard is an auto stop-start function that shuts down the engine to conserve fuel when you’re stopped in traffic.

Options on the HSE and HSE Lux include adaptive cruise control, a rear-seat entertainment system and the Vision Assist package, which adds adaptive xenon headlights, automatic high-beam control, a 360-degree-view camera system and a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert.

With its excellent off-road capability, stunning interior design, spacious seating for seven and roomy cargo area, it is easy to see why the Land Rover LR4 is the leading contender in its class.

Land Rover Dallas cordially invites you to stop by our dealership to take a test climb in the opulent and highly satisfying 2015 Land Rover LR4 today.   We can assure you that you will be more than happy that you did!

 

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Graduation Day

Land Rover Dallas is giving praise to our parent company, Jaguar Land Rover, as they have welcomed 283 new graduates within a week of unveiling its breakthrough premium sports sedan, the Jaguar XE and revealing its all-new Land Rover Discovery Sport model.

Joining the UK’s largest premium automotive manufacturer from the country’s leading academic institutions, the latest recruits are starting their career with Jaguar Land Rover in the next year.   The company has aspiring plans for both of its brands that will deliver significant product developments in the coming years.

Having personally welcomed the new graduates to the company, Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Officer, said:  “We are investing significantly in the future of Jaguar Land Rover by creating very special vehicles for our customers and, just as importantly, by employing and developing the people that will help ensure our continued success.  Great people and great products are the essence of this great British company.”

The graduates began their two-year program with a formal induction week, during which they met Dr. Speth and other members of the Jaguar Land Rover board, familiarized themselves with the latest vehicle line-up and had a glimpse at some of the products of the future.

The majority of the new graduate roles will be in manufacturing, programming and engineering.  Roles are also being filled in commercial areas such as finance, HR, IT, marketing, sales, property, logistics and PR.   The Jaguar Land Rover graduate program is designed to provide the perfect blend of personal and professional development, along with opportunities to network with other graduates and build relationships across the business.  Over the past four years, Jaguar Land Rover has recruited more than 1,200 youngsters into its graduate program and has been named the highest-ranking automotive manufacturer in the prestigious Times Top 100 List of Graduate Employers.

If you would like to apply for the 2015 graduate program or undergraduate work placements, feel free to visit www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com.  The deadline for applications is December 31st of this year.

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The Space Adventure of a Lifetime!

Land Rover Dallas would like to take a moment to fill you in on what is sure to be a real “blast”, with Land Rover’s Galactic Discovery Competition!

In a ground-breaking online search for a group of aspiring astronauts to participate in the ultimate adventure, the winners of the Virgin Galactic space flight prize will be among the first pioneering travelers to view the earth from space and experience out-of-seat zero gravity!

The extraordinary opportunity is being offered by Land Rover and Virgin Galactic to mark the launch of the New Discovery Sport and to seek out the world’s most adventurous and gifted spirits. This highly prestigious competition was announced via a film featuring a group of the world’s greatest-living adventurers, all of whom will be chaperoning  the mission, including Sir Richard Branson, Bear Grylls and Sir Ranulph Fiennes.  Over the next four months, Land Rover will utilize social media, PR and digital marketing across 40 countries to launch the New Discovery Sport and seek out the world’s most promising new astronauts.

In a 30 second video clip or still image, competitors will demonstrate what the spirit of adventure means to them. Whether it’s climbing a mountain, kayaking down a river, skydiving, or taking a simple midnight drive, adventure means something different for everyone and the judges are looking forward to seeing all different kinds, both big and small.

To enter and to gain some inspiration for your video, watch the films on the Land Rover competition page at https://gotospace.landrover.com/au, and for any questions feel free to call Land Rover Dallas and we can gladly get them answered for you.

We wish you the best of luck, and after you venture back to earth don’t forget to stop by our dealership to take a gander at our awesome lineup of premium luxury vehicles!

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Step Inside – Discovery Sport

Land Rover Dallas is happy to bring you a small taste of what the inside of the all new Discovery Sport, which will soon be gracing us with its presence, is going to look like.

The Discovery Sport is Land Rover’s new midsize crossover that will effectively replace the LR2, and will most notably be offered with seven-passenger seating.   The middle row will be able to both slide and fold, while the optional third row will be able to fold down to maximize trunk space. Other amenities include ribbed leather seating, a high-end audio system and as a graciously large panoramic moonroof.

The video below shows off the partnership between Land Rover and commercial spaceflight company Virgin Galactic.  Promotional campaigns so far for the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport have focused on themes of exploration, technological innovation, and the evolution of transportation, and it’s looking like Virgin Galactic could sponsor some kind of special-edition Discovery Sport in the near future.

Gerry McGovern, Design Director and Chief Creative Officer said, “Versatility is a fundamental element of the Discovery family and with optional 5+2 seating, generous load space and configurable seating the new Discovery Sport truly deserves to wear the Discovery badge. What this footage also showcases is the high cabin quality and craftsmanship of the highly desirable Discovery Sport.”

With smooth, clean lines and an overall style that is more in line with the rest of the Land Rover Dallas’ newer offerings, we are quite positive that this baby is going be a huge hit amongst the luxury SUV enthusiasts out there.

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