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Death of the traditional handbrake

Electronic parking brake

New research has revealed that just a third of new cars are now fitted with manual handbrakes as manufacturers ditch them in favour of electronic parking brakes. According to research by online automotive marketplace CarGurus, only two mainstream manufacturers, Dacia and Suzuki, offer manually-operated handbrakes on their entire ranges. Many …

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Range Rover Sport SVR sets stunt record

Land Rover and Terry Grant smash world record at Goodwood Festival of Speed

A Range Rover Sport SVR driven by Terry Grant smashed the Guinness World Record for the fastest mile in a car on two wheels at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Terry’s 2:24.5 run up the famous hillclimb broke his previous best time, set in 2011, by more than 30 …

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Land Rover’s 70th birthday celebrations

Land Rover celebrates 70 years

Watch a special video hosted by Quentin Willson marking 70 years since the original Land Rover was unveiled… The film tells story of how Land Rover was created as a stop gap vehicle after World War II and went on to become one of the world’s favourite 4x4s, with some …

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Snow stunt starts Land Rover celebrations

Land Rover snow art

Land Rover has kicked off its 70th anniversary year with a spectacular 250m wide Defender outline drawn in the snow at 2,700m in the French Alps. Snow artist Simon Beck walked out 20,894 steps (10.2 miles) in sub-zero temperatures to create the work – a tribute to the first sketch …

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Jaguar unleashes 176mph F-Pace SVR

Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar has taken the wraps off the fastest and most powerful version yet of its F-Pace sports utility vehicle. The winner of the 2017 World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year has been re-engineered by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO). Powered by a …

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Luxurious new Range Rover SV Coupé revealed

Range Rover SV Coupe

Land Rover is going back to the future with the launch of a two-door version of its flagship Range Rover. The dramatic Range Rover SV Coupé pays homage to the original car – the world’s first full-size luxury SUV – launched in 1970 and initially only available as a two-door. …

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Heavens above! Range Rover Sport PHEV’s world first

Range Rover Sport PHEV Dragon Challenge

The new plug-in hybrid version of the Range Rover Sport has become the first vehicle to climb the stairs to one of China’s most famous landmarks – Heaven’s Gate. Driven by Le Mans class-winner and Panasonic Jaguar Racing reserve and test driver Ho-Pin Tung, it took a dizzying 99 turns …

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Geneva debut for luxurious new Range Rover SV Coupé

Range Rover SV Coupe

Land Rover is going back to the future with the launch of a two-door version of its flagship Range Rover. The dramatic Range Rover SV Coupé will pay homage to the original car – the world’s first full-size luxury SUV – launched in 1970 and initially only available as a …

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Range Rover Velar review

Range Rover Velar review

With motor show concept looks and lashings of charisma, the Range Rover Velar is like no other SUV on the market. Plugging the gap between the Evoque and Sport, the big question is whether the Velar is just eye candy or worthy of the legendary Range Rover badge? Before we …

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