Discovery Sport Challenges Snow Tunnel

This summer has been warm for Northern Europe. So warm in fact, it has posed a training problem for Laura Kaarainen, Finnish middle distance champion, and her team of six sled dogs. Land Rover sought to remedy this and helped transport her team of huskies in a Discovery Sport to the Vesileppis Ski Tunnel in Finland to train.

The Vesileppis Ski Tunnel is 115-ft below ground level and kept at 28.4 degrees Fahrenheit. It is so cold that the tunnel is able to maintain .8 inches of snow throughout the summer. 

While Laura Kaarainen and her team practiced, Land Rover thought it would be a perfect opportunity for the Discovery Sport to be put to the test. The Discovery Sport has a 286HP Ingenium 4-cylinder power engine, Intelligent all-wheel drive technology, and Terrain Response system1 to assist it with maneuvering the ski tunnel.

“Snow is one of the most demanding surfaces drivers will encounter during winter around the world and Discovery Sport proved to be as comfortable in these conditions as the dogs,” Karl Richards, Driver and Lead Engineer for Stability Control Systems at Jaguar Land Rover said. “Land Rover’s advanced Terrain Response technology and intelligent four-wheel drive system ensure our premium compact SUV is in a class of its own when it comes to off-road driving – whether you’ve got two legs or four.”

When the “teams” set off, they went in opposite directions. The dog sled team worked through the first incline then were able to pick up speed and maintain it, usually around 22 mph. The Discovery Sport was initially blocked by some ice blocks, so the wheel articulation and traction control systems came in handy and worked superbly. The teams fought hard, but in the end the Discovery Sport came in as the winner.

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Land Rover Awards 5 Deserving Entrepreneurs

Land Rover Dallas is proud that Land Rover has partnered with The Prince’s Countryside Fund for the fourth year to loan out a Land Rover Discovery Sport for free to five young entrepreneurs to assist them with developing their rural careers.

The Prince’s Countryside Fund was established in 2010 by HRH The Prince of Wales to “enhance the prospects of family farm businesses and the quality of rural life.”

The winners of this award were chosen based on their dedication to making a difference in their communities, their passion, and their topnotch business plans. The winners’ award of a Discovery Sport was awarded at a ceremony at Loseley Park in Surrey, United Kingdom.

In addition to receiving their Discovery Sport, the winners received training in off-road and towing to help further them in their career field. This training prepared them for every weather condition and all terrains as well as taught them about the technologies available to them through their Discovery Sport.

“These young people are great advocates of the farming industry and their passion and dedication is a pleasure to see,” Scott Dicken, Jaguar Land Rover United Kingdom Marketing Director, said. “Their entrepreneurial spirit is also showing the diverse options within farming and just how exciting and multi-dimensional a career in agriculture can be.”

The Land Rover Discovery Sport is easily the best option for rural life. It’s all-terrain abilities and performance outshine the competition. The Discovery Sport has a towing capacity of up to 4,409 lbs. When Trailer Stability Assist technology is added customers have absolute confidence in towing and maneuvering any load.

The Discovery Sport’s 4-cylinder 2.0-liter engine is made of Land Rover’s revered lightweight aluminum. The engine comes equipped with advanced turbocharging and independent variable  valve timing. This helps lower how much fuel is consumed.

Interested in learning more about the Discovery Sport? Contact us at Land Rover Dallas! We cannot wait to see you drive away in your new Land Rover!

Land Rover BAR Academy Sets the Bar High

Land Rover Dallas would like to extend our congratulations to the Land Rover BAR Academy sailing team for making history this June by winning the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.

It was a close finish, but the Land Rover BAR Academy team finished with 50 points. At one point during the final race the team was in 8th place. They showed determination and grit by fighting their way to 2nd place, clinching the overall victory. The New Zealand team finished second with 48 points.

One of the goals of the Land Rover BAR Academy is to build interest and participation in sailing across both genders. Every individual is important. The Land Rover BAR Academy team included the only female sailor in the entire competition. The team’s tactician, Annabel Vose.

“We could not be prouder of the Land Rover BAR Academy winning the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup,” Sir Ben Ainslie, Land Rover BAR Team Principal and Skipper, said. “All their hard work, commitment and dedication over the past 18 months has really come together on the water here in Bermuda. Today was incredibly tense, it is a strong fleet, but I have been really impressed by the team’s constant on-board communication, how they kept their cool under pressure and really delivered on the boat handling during the tricky conditions.”

“The commitment and dedication shown by the Academy team to win the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup is a testament to their character’s and with out continued commitment to Land Rover BAR we look forward to supporting the next generation of sailors,” Mark Cameron, Land Rover Experiential Marketing Director, said. “We understand that supporting opportunities for talented young male and female sailors is crucial to the longevity of the team and to achieving Land Rover BAR’s ultimate goal of ‘Bringing The Cup Home’ to Britain.”

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2 Land Rover Vehicles to Debut Ingenium Engines

Jaguar Land Rover is excited to announce the 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport and 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque will both come equipped with Jaguar Land Rover’s all-new 2.0-liter four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engines. These engines will give each vehicle a refined and smooth performance. The Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque are the first Land Rover vehicles to have Jaguar Land Rover’s new petrol Ingenium engines.

The Land Rover Discovery Sport is currently Land Rover’s fastest-selling vehicle. Over 200,000 units have been sold since it debuted in 2014. The new Ingenium engine will give the Discovery Sport power, efficiency, and 35.3 miles/gallon.

The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque made its debut back in 2011. Since then, over 600,000 units have been produced. The new Ingenium engine will be 15 percent more efficient than the Range Rover Evoque’s previous engine and offer 38.7 miles/gallon.

When selecting a Discovery Sport or Range Rover Evqoue for purchase, owners who choose to opt for the Ingenium petrol engine will also receive the Dynamic exterior pack at no additional charge. This extra pack allows for more personalization with luxury finishes to give the vehicle your own flare.

In addition to the petrol engine, Jaguar Land Rover will also have a diesel engine available. The four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine provides greater levels of torque from low speeds to ensure responsiveness and proper acceleration. The Ingenium diesel engine’s exhaust gas recirculation system reduces pumping losses which increases efficiency and reduces high combustion temperatures. This helps to reduce the NOx from forming in the cylinders.

The new Ingenium petrol and diesel engines will be produced at Jaguar Land Rover’s Engine Manufacturing Center in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. These are the most advanced engines Jaguar Land Rover has ever designed, engineered, and manufactured. The new Ingenium engines have been made to reduce vehicle emissions and improve fuel economy, keeping with Jaguar Land Rover’s commitment to support more sustainable living.