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’s Newest Partners

Land Rover Dallas is excited to announce Land Rover’s partnership with start-ups Tyfone and SIMPLENIGHT as part of the Jaguar Land Rover Tech Incubator program, located in Portland, Oregon. These two start-ups will focus on personalizing consumer experiences and data security.

The Portland Tech Incubator program first opened in January of 2016. New start-up companies that work in automotive technology, connected car technologies, or mobility apply every quarter to partner with the program for six months. The program was initially expanded from the Jaguar Land Rover Open Software Technology Center that was established in July of 2014.

During the six month period, start-up companies have access to a variety of resources, support from Jaguar Land Rover’s global engineering teams, mentorship, and a designated workspace within the Portland facilities.

“We’re excited to have Tyfone and SIMPLENIGHT join our program, as we continue to explore heightening the security of transmitted data and creating customized experiences for Jaguar Land Rover customers,” Danielle Alexander, Jaguar Land Rover Tech Incubator General Manager, said. “We’re eager to collaborate with these two companies for the next six months as we see what opportunities there might be to apply these technologies for Jaguar Land Rover consumers in the future.”

SIMPLENIGHT works as a “global distribution platform for in-destination experiences including tours, dining, shows, events, attractions, transportation, nightlife, hotels and more.” SIMPLENIGHT has more than 500,000 bookable products all over the world.

Tyfone’s patented SideCard product brings the security of credit card chips to mobile phone payments. SideCard give customers access to “the highest level of security sufficient for militias grade applications without the need for complex passwords and enrollment.”

Jaguar Land Rover is excited to partner and collaborate with Tyfone and SIMPLENIGHT over the next six months. Over the next decade The Portland Tech Incubator program plans to work with 120 start-up companies.

Interested in owning your own Land Rover, but don’t know where to start? Contact us at Land Rover Dallas! We cannot wait to assist you!

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!

Range Rover Evoque Continues to Make a Statement

Land Rover Dallas is pleased to announce the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Five-Door’s latest achievement! According to the 2017 Strategic Vision Total Quality Impact report the Range Rover Evoque Five-Door earned the highest Total Quality score in the Near-Luxury Utility Segment.

“In a few short years, the Range Rover Evoque has become a highly regarded luxury vehicle, known for its dramatic design and luxury appointments,” Joe Eberhardt, Jaguar 

Land Rover North America, LLC, President and CEO, said. “To win the Total Quality award confirms that our customers also love it for its features, workmanship and the overall ownership experience.”

This award is based of responses from more than 42,000 new-vehicle buyers during July through December 2016. After buyers have owned their vehicles for 90 days they are surveyed on their experiences with buying, owning, and driving it. The score takes both positive and negative experiences into account.

Buyers that were surveyed said that they “love the feeling of owning a Land Rover and are proud to own the Range Rover Evoque.” The Range Rover Evoque is known for its well thought out engineering, climate control system, interior styling, exterior workmanship, image, and more.

The Range Rover Evoque family includes the Range Rover Evoque Five-Door and the Range Rover Evoque Convertible. They all boast impeccable performance and unsurpassed luxury. Starting in 2017, more new driver assistance features and in-car technologies have been added to the list of available features for the entire Evoque family.

Land Rover North America continues to grow. In June, Land Rover sold 5,760 units. This makes June 2017 the best June sales month ever for Land Rover. Currently, Jaguar Land Rover North America Sales are up 19%, and we at Land Rover Dallas are so proud to be a part of that!

Are you interested in learning more about the Range Rover Evoque? Just want to visit about your next Land Rover? Contact us at Land Rover Dallas! We look forward to connecting with you!

Adventure to Namibia & Utah

Land Rover Dallas is so excited to announce Land Rover’s new adventure travel experiences in Namibia, Africa and Utah! Both Land rover Experiences will feature the new Discovery.

“Adventure plays a key part in what makes for an exhilarating drive – whether it be an iconic road trip or on the road-less-traveled,” Mark Cameron, Jaguar Land Rover Global Experiential Marking Director, said. “To do this from behind the wheel of the new Discovery makes it unique. These self-drive adventures will offer an exceptional driving experience where our customers will get the chance to push the vehicle to its limits and enjoy unforgettable surroundings.”

The Land Rover Namibia Adventure will go over eight days, starting October 14, 2017. The experience starts with a briefing of the new Discovery to be sure guests know the vehicle they will be driving through Africa. Guests will be able to view Africa’s wildlife and breathtaking views. The road trip will mainly focus on visiting popular sites.

Guests will see sand dunes, Etosha National Park, and where Namib desert meets the South Atlantic Ocean, making for some incredible photographs. The Land Rover Namibia Adventure will cost about $5,600 per person. This includes all driving activities, meals, accommodations, and airport transfers.

The Land Rover Utah Adventure will go over five days, starting October 17, 2017. The experience challenges guests’ driving skills while experiencing incredible scenery. The first day of the experience will be a training day to prep guests on the drive through the Seven Mile Rim, Poison Spider Mesa, and the Hells Revenge Trails.

The Arches National Park, red rocks, and canyon lands lead to an experience you will never forget. The Land Rover Utah Adventure will cost about $6,000 per person. This includes all driving activities, meals, accommodations, and airport transfers.

Both the Namibia and Utah Adventures are sure to be incredible!

For more information on the new Discovery or regarding your next Land Rover vehicle, contact us at Land Rover Dallas! We look forward to hearing from you!