Defending History

Land Rover celebrated 68 years of history this month as the last of the current Defenders was produced at its famous Solihull production facility in England!defend

More than 700 current and former Solihull employees involved in the production of Series Land Rover and Defender vehicles were on site to see and drive some of the most important vehicles from its history, including the first pre-production ‘Huey’ Series I as well as the last vehicle off the production line, a Defender 90 Heritage Soft Top.

Dr. Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, said: “Today we celebrate what generations of men and women have done since the outline for the Land Rover was originally drawn in the sand. The Series Land Rover, now Defender, is the origin of our legendary capability, a vehicle that makes the world a better place, often in some of the most extreme circumstances. There will always be a special place in our hearts for Defender, among all our employees, but this is not the end. We have a glorious past to champion, and a wonderful future to look forward to.”

Land Rover fans are invited to upload their most memorable journeys ever undertaken in Series Land Rover or Defender vehicles via an upcoming online “Defender Journeys” platform.  Basically a digital scrapbook, Land Rover aims to combine as many exciting adventures as possible into this online map, which users can view and share.defendd

More than two million Series Land Rovers and Defenders have been built in Solihull since 1948, and this highly capable off-roader is considered one of the world’s most iconic 4x4s, earning the reputation of being the most versatile vehicle on the planet.

Here at Land Rover Frisco, we offer up the same reputation and capability with our current lineup of premium luxury SUVS.  Stop by our showroom today so you can experience all the glory that Land Rover has to offer!

Land Rover Frisco
5935 Preston Road FriscoTX75034 USA 
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Spied Upon – The 2018 Discovery

Land Rover Frisco is here to give you a glimpse at the latest spy shots of the all new Discovery prototype!  The Discovery will soon be replacing the popular LR4 and is expected to go on sale sometime in 2017, as a 2018 model. It will be the second model in Land Rover’s new “Discovery” family of vehicles, with the first being the smaller Discovery Sport launched last year.discov2

The prototype is designed around Land Rover’s aluminum platform currently found in the Range Rover as well as the Range Rover Sport.  Known as the Premium Lightweight Architecture (PLA), the platform will ensure that the vehicle is much lighter than the LR4, making it more fuel efficient and much easier to handle.

We can also expect advanced technologies such as Land Rover’s transparent hood system, which uses cameras and a head-up display system to show the driver the area just in front of and underneath the nose.  It’s also possible that Land Rover’s laser headlight system will be fitted to the new Discovery. This is used to scan the road surface as well as project guide paths to drive along, such as when parking in tight spaces.

Under the hood, look for a six-cylinder unit to be the base option, possibly a new in-line six based on JLR’s Ingenium design.  An eight-speed automatic transmission is expected to be standard and the Discovery is expected to come with seven seats as standard, plus the off-road prowess the current LR4 is renowned for.discov

Stay tuned to Land Rover Frisco for updates on the upcoming 2018 Discovery, and in the meantime we invite you to visit us online to view our extensive and always impressive lineup of new and pre-owned Land Rovers.

Special Offer – The 2016 LR4

Land Rover Frisco wants you to start out the new year in style, which is why we are offering up a magnificent deal on the all new 2016 Land Rover LR4!

There are few luxury SUVs out there that are more authentic than the Land Rover LR4.  The LR4 continues to be a key player with seating for up to seven adults and a satisfying supercharged V6 engine. The LR4 comes equipped with an abundance of amenities with a high-end interior swathed in premium materials.

The 2016 Land Rover LR4 is a midsize luxury SUV offered in three trims: base, HSE and HSE Lux. Five-passenger seating is standard and third-row seats are available.   Standard equipment on the base model includes 19-inch alloy wheels, an adaptive air suspension, front and rear fog lights, automatic rain-sensing wipers, side steps, heated exterior mirrors, a power front sunroof, fixed rear “Alpine” sunroof and rear parking sensors.  On the inside, you will find dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, eight-way power front seats, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a rearview camera, a 7-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a Home link universal remote, and an 11-speaker Meridian audio system with a CD player, a USB/iPod interface and an auxiliary audio jack.

The HSE brings xenon headlights, LED running lights, headlight washers, front parking sensors, power-folding mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, a navigation system, voice controls, a premium 17-speaker Meridian surround-sound stereo, adaptive cruise control, connected in-car apps and a rear-seat entertainment system.

At the top of the LR4 lineup is HSE Lux, which incorporates all of the HSE’s standard features plus a Climate Comfort package and adds unique 19-inch alloy wheels, upgraded leather upholstery and trim, power-adjustable side bolsters and memory settings for the driver seat, a power-adjustable steering wheel, interior ambient lighting and a center console cooler box.

Every 2016 Land Rover LR4 is powered by a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 that produces 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. It’s paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels. Also standard is an auto stop-start function that shuts down the engine to conserve fuel when you’re stopped in traffic. In Edmunds testing, the LR4 accelerated to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds, which is an average time for its class.

Right now, Land Rover Frisco is offering up a lease for the 2016 LR4 for $679 per month for 39 months with $3,495 cash due at signing.    This offer won’t last long, so we invite you to come see this work of art for yourself and soon you will be driving home in one of the most sophisticated and luxurious SUVs on the planet.

Discover The Technology

The 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport offers seating for up to seven, along with all the capability you expect from a Land Rover.  This sporty and luxurious SUV also features a host of technology that keeps you and your fellow passengers safe, connected and in control.

All-Terrain Progress control makes sure the Discovery is optimized for any road conditions, from highway pavements to snow covered hills.  Similar to a low-speed cruise control, it maintains the driver-selected speed in both forward and reverse gears. There is no need for the driver to work the pedals, so driver focus can remain entirely on the road.

The on-board computer infused to the Driver Assist Plus Package uses stereo cameras to determine if the vehicle is at risk of a collision.  If it senses that a collision is imminent, the system will first send out a warning signal and then apply emergency braking.

Advanced Park Assist with Perpendicular Park helps you enter and exit parking spaces with ease.  It uses sensors to detect nearby obstacles and will steer the car in and out of a space.  All the driver needs to do is control the accelerator, transmission and brakes while the car does the work of steering the wheel in the right direction.

Standard on all models is “Eco Mode,” which optimizes vehicle settings, including the automatic transmission, heating, and air conditioning, to minimize fuel consumption and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.  Drivers can see the system at work through the touchscreen display, which communicates overall driving efficiency.

Land Rover InControl APPS connects your smartphone to your vehicle via the eight-inch color touchscreen. Bluetooth provides hands-free telephone and streaming audio connectivity, and USB ports located in both the first and second rows ensure multiple devices are charged and ready.

The combination of these cutting-edge technologies makes the 2016 Discovery Sport an extremely sought after vehicle.   We cordially invite you to stop by Land Rover Frisco to take this highly capable and sophisticated SUV for a test climb today!