Range Rover Diesels Heading Our Way

Land Rover Frisco is here to announce that for the first time in the United States, our parent company will be introducing two diesel-fueled vehicles to their already outstanding line-up of luxury SUVs.

Jaguar Land Rover will now offer consumers the option of fuel efficient diesel powertrains in both the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.  The Range Rover HSE Td6 and Range Rover Sport HSE Td6 SUVs will deliver 25 miles per gallon combined, which is a 32 percent improvement over the supercharged V6 gasoline engine, and will produce 28 mpg on the highway.  Total range increases to 658 miles, a gain of 8.0% for the Range Rover Sport and 3.3% for the Range Rover.

The 3.0-liter Td6 turbocharged V6 diesel engine delivers outstanding performance thanks to 254 horsepower and a low-end torque output of 440 lb-ft. Peak torque arrives at 1,750rpm in the Td6 while the gasoline V6 produces its 332 lb-ft at 3,500 rpm. This high torque output at low RPM, makes the diesel Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models particularly well suited to towing heavy loads and off-roading where reaching maximum torque at a lower gear is extremely beneficial.

Land Rover has developed a combination of new and proven innovative technologies to bring North American customers an engine with exceptional refinement, efficiency and performance.

The two new luxury diesel SUVs debuted at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this month and are due to go on sale in this fall.

If you are keen to get your hands on the upcoming Range Rover diesel variants, then we encourage you to come see us here at Land Rover Frisco and one of our courteous team members will gladly assist you.

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Put to The Test – Range Rover SVR

There is a new kid on the block in the Land Rover lineup, and this kid packs quite a big punch.   The high- performance and highly intimidating Range Rover Sport SVR is definitely a force to be reckoned with, and in the film below, Mike Cross, who is the Chief Engineer of Vehicle Integrity at Jaguar Land Rover, demonstrates the true capability of the fastest and most powerful Land Rover to date.

Mike explains how the SVR’s sophisticated drivetrain and advanced four-wheel drive chassis technology deliver incomparable high speed handling characteristics as he races around the infamous Rockingham circuit in the United Kingdom.

The 550 horsepower SVR (Special Vehicle Racing), was given birth by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations team and accelerates with its impressive 5.0-liter supercharged V8 from 0-60 mph in a mere 4.5 seconds. This beast of an SUV also boasts a top track speed of 162 mph.   The SVR gets its extra muscle from a recalibrated ECU, more boost from the supercharger, and larger intakes for the intercoolers.

The exclusive Estoril Blue paint and the new front and rear fascias demonstrate impeccable style as well as a highly aggressive stance. The rest of the chassis remains closely related to the regular Sport Supercharged, but it has been thoroughly recalibrated. The magnetorheological shocks, active roll control, brake-based torque vectoring, air suspension, and limited-slip differential are all retuned for maximum performance.

John Edwards, Managing Director of Land Rover Special Operations, said: “The Range Rover Sport SVR is a natural progression beyond the core vehicle’s outstanding on- and off-road capabilities and leading-edge design. It’s exhilarating performance will satisfy a particularly demanding customer set.”

Take a peek at the video below to see just how well the SVR performs, and afterwards feel free to stop by Land Rover Frisco so you can find out how you can get yourself behind the wheel of this sophisticated and truly remarkable machine.

Celebrating Defender

To kick off the new year, Land Rover has decided to take a step back in time to the place where it all began to start a year-long celebration of the legendary Defender.

To mark the announcement of the launching of three exclusive limited edition Defenders, Land Rover has created the largest sand drawing ever produced in the UK.  A Defender outline measuring a monstrous 1 kilometer across was drawn on the beach at Red Wharf Bay in Anglesey using a fleet of six Land Rovers.  The distinctive image is a tribute to the moment in 1947 when the engineering director of Rover, Maurice Wilks, first sketched the shape for the original Land Rover in the sand of Red Wharf Bay and proposed the idea to his brother Spencer, Rover’s managing director.

Land Rover Vehicle Line Director Nick Rogers explains the significance of recreating one of the world’s most iconic vehicles: “Passion and enthusiasm surround everything we do with Defender, and that will never change. With a history stretching back 68 years, this is a Land Rover that has thrived for decades on its unquestionable capability and iconic shape. I now have the honor of being one of the many enthusiasts at Land Rover committed to creating a fitting successor to the legendary Defender.”

This mesmerizing event ushered in the new Defender Celebration Series; three stunning new limited edition models which each celebrate a different element of Defender’s unique history. The Heritage, Adventure and Autobiography Editions are all powered by Land Rover’s elite 2.2-liter diesel engine and are available to order now.

If you would like to find out more about the new Defender limited edition series, then feel free to give us a call or stop by Land Rover Frisco in Frisco, Texas and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.