InMotion Works to Change Mobility

Jaguar Land Rover’s mobility services business, InMotion, recently announced they will be investing in Lyft! Lyft is the quickest growing rideshare company in the United States.

Lyft was originally founded in 2012 as a way to bring people together using better transportation. Lyft is available in 350 cities nationwide and is the preferred ridesharing service by drivers and passengers. Lyft is dedicated to creating positive change in every city they service.

InMotion originally invested in the Detroit-based digital carpool business, SPLT. SPLT works with Lyft in providing medical transport for non-emergencies. This sparked InMotion’s interest in Lyft.

InMotion plans to invest 25 million dollars in Lyft that will go to support expansion and technology plans. In addition, InMotion’s investment supply Lyft drivers with a number of Land Rover and Jaguar vehicles and will allow InMotion Ventures to test and develop their mobility services.

“We are excited to collaborate with a leading platform like Lyft not only on developing premium mobility solutions but also devising innovative solutions to the transport problems Jaguar Land Rover’s customers face,” Sebastian Peck, InMotion Managing Director, said. 

“Personal mobility and smart transportation is evolving and this new collaborative venture will provide a real-world platform helping us develop our connected and autonomous services.”

“This is a strategic investment for both parties as we focus on innovating new mobility solutions to our customers,” Hanno Kirner, Executive Director of Corporate and Strategy, said. “Collaborating with an expanding technology business like Lyft is going to help us both accelerate our ambitions.”

InMotion, powered by Jaguar Land Rover, is dedicated to investing in innovations that change the way we use transportation by investing in companies with high-growth in the mobility and smart transportation market.

In addition, InMotion works with Jaguar Land Rover business to create and develop new products that will contribute to an incredible unforgettable experience for new and existing Jaguar Land Rover customers.

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Jaguar Land Rover is ‘Lighting up Lives’

Jaguar Land Rover is excited to announce their partnership with sustainability experts ClimateCare! Their goal is bring safe and clean solar technology to rural communities in Kenya. The program, titled ‘Lighting up Lives,’ specifically wants to target children and their education.

Many of the children in these communities can only work on their schoolwork during daylight hours because they have no access to any sort of electricity. With the implementation of the ‘Lighting up Lives’ program, children are able to complete their schoolwork and be able to spend more time looking upon the faces of their families.

Jaguar Land Rover believes that renewable solar powered energy is an affordable alternative to the use of kerosene light. Kerosene can create hazardous indoor pollutants which makes it one of the largest causes of premature death in all of Africa. Jaguar Land Rover believes that implementing ‘Lighting up Lives’ will improve the education in the children of the rural communities, which will then give women greater opportunities to learn and work, and the living conditions will be safer and healthier.

“This exciting new venture is exactly the type of program that Jaguar Land Rover wants to lead on in the future,” Helen McLintock, Jaguar Land Rover Director, said. “Using technology for good and supporting the power of engineering to improve lives and help to build a cleaner future. Our purpose is to make responsible business relevant to everyone. By sharing our skills, our technology, our people and our passions we can make a difference to people’s lives and prosperity.”

Jaguar Land Rover recently announced they would be moving to 100% renewable energy for its United Kingdom facilities. Following up with that announcement, Jaguar Land Rover has installed the largest array of rooftop solar panels in the United Kingdom at their Engine Manufacturing Center.

Jaguar Land Rover is striving to make the world a cleaner and more sustainable place to live. They believe in making a difference not just in their own community, but in communities all over the world.

Land Rover BAR Team is Ready to Win

It is finally here! It is time for the Land Rover BAR Sailing Team to compete for the America’s Cup! The Land Rover BAR Team is led by Sir Ben Ainslie, and they are more ready than ever to compete and take home the cup!

Located in Bermuda, the America’s Cup sailing competition features teams that have analyzed data, designed specialized equipment, and pushed boundaries. This year’s competition is sure to be thrilling to watch. The teams can reach speeds of over 60mph with boats that literally fly above the surface of the water.

The Land Rover BAR team and Land Rover have been working together for two years to design the boat the team will be using. Land Rover’s engineers and designers have thought through every scenario, designed a steering wheel using Human Machine Interface technologies, and implemented e-ink display screens. The Land Rover BAR team is definitely capable of bringing home the oldest trophy in international sport competition.

“As pioneers in the car industry we couldn’t thin of a better opportunity than to support the British America’s Cup team in their quest to win the hardest, and indeed oldest sporting trophy,” Mark Cameron, Land Rover Experiential Marketing Director, said. “Land Rover has been involved in sailing for a number of years, therefore being a part of the pinnacle event and having the opportunity to put our knowledge and expertise into the R1 race boat is a great showcase of a true industry collaboration between marine and automotive.”

“It has been a pleasure and privilege to help Ben and his Land Rover BAR team make it this far, and we can’t wait to see them competing in the Cup itself. Land Rover will be offering its full support from around the globe and we wish the team the best of luck.”

The America’s Cup qualifying rounds started May 26. One of six teams will be eliminated before the playoffs begin on June 4.

New Discovery: Now Available!

The all-new 2017 Land Rover Discovery is easily one of the Land Rover’s most versatile and capable SUV’s. Land Rover North America launched its marketing campaign to introduce the vehicle this week.

The United States campaign includes media partnerships with The New York Times, Travel Channel, and CNN’s “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown,” as well as other activities. A 30-second television commercial featuring the Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) sailing team gets the campaign started.

In the television commercial, titled ‘Serenity in the Storm,’ the Land Rover BAR team travels from desert sand to the ocean while utilizing the all-new Land Rover Discovery’s luxury features.

“It was a great opportunity to work with Land Rover, especially for the launch of the Discovery, which is a fantastic vehicle inside and out,” Jake Scott, television commercial director, said. “I loved the idea of capturing the camaraderie between Ben Ainslie and his sailing crew in the midst of an epic sandstorm.”

“After a record breaking sales year for Land Rover North America in 2016, we’re excited to now expand the vehicle line up with the addition of the new Discovery,” Kim McCullough, Vice President of Marketing, Jaguar Land Rover North America, said. “With seating for up to seven full-sized adults, the Discovery is the perfect vehicle for our active customer, whether it’s a family taking a road trip for the holidays or a group of friends on a weekend adventure.”

The all-new Land Rover Discovery has been showcased at events all throughout the country. Most recently it made an appearance at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.

The all-new Land Rover Discovery, now available in North America, is an excellent choice for consumers who need a vehicle that fits their active lifestyle. The all-new Land Rover Discovery will start at $49,990 and come in four different models: SE, HSE, HSE Luxury, and First Edition.

Contact us at Land Rover Frisco to learn more about the all-new 2017 Land Rover Discovery!

Ellie Goulding Debuts Range Rover Velar

The all-new Range Rover Velar has officially made its United States debut! The Range Rover Velar debuted at a live performance on April 11 by British pop superstar Elli Goulding at Hearst Plaza, Lincoln Center in New York. The show was set to reveal the all-new Range Rover Velar before it would be auctioned off at the East Side House Settlement Annual Gala later that week.

“I have always been a big Range Rover fan, and it was a pleasure to be a part of its launch here in the US,” Goulding said. “Even more rewarding to be supporting a local charity that improves over 10,000 lives every year in one of my favorite cities.”

The auction took place on April 13 before the start of the 2017 New York International Auto Show. It is only fitting that the all-new Range Rover Velar be auctioned off in New York since the New York-Metropolitan area is the world’s largest Range Rover market. The winner of the auction will be able to be one of the first customers to have an all-new Range Rover Velar delivered.

The benefactor of the proceeds from the gala is the East Side House Settlement. This non-profit organization serves the Bronx and north ManhattaLandn by providing social services and education. Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC was proud to serve as the sole sponsor for the gala for the second time. In 2016, a First Edition Jaguar F-PACE was auctioned off for $101,000. Nearly $500,000 was raised to support the East Side House Settlement.

The all-new Range Rover Velar, and fourth member of the Range Rover family, was designed to fill the space between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport. It is now available to be ordered and is expected to be available for deliveries to the United States late summer 2017.

For more information on the all-new Range Rover Velar, contact us at Land Rover Frisco! We can’t wait to tell you more!