Range Rover Sport Takes on New Challenge

The new Land Rover Range Rover Sport was put to the test as it raced two-time open-water swimming world champion Keri-Anne Payne and endurance athlete Ross Edgley. This trial tested the Range Rover Sport’s all-terrain ability and new gas-electric performance.

Keri-Anne Payne and Ross Edgley took off swimming 0.9 miles across ocean water from Bantham Beach to Burgh Island in South Devon, United Kingdom. The goal was to swim faster than the Range Rover Sport was able to drive 8.7 miles off-road to the same island.

The Range Rover Sport made a record-setting climb up Pikes Peak, a record crossing of the ‘Empty Quarter’ desert, and finally down the Downhill Alpine Ski Challenge course from last year. Once the Range Rover Sport made it to the bottom the tide had come up and covered its path to Burgh Island so it had to use its Electric Vehicle mode and drive through almost 3 ft of water to reach its destination.

In the end, the Range Rover Sport won the challenge, beating Keri-Anne Payne and Ross Edgley.

The new Range Rover Sport has an option to feature an advanced plug-in hybrid electric vehicle powertrain engine. This P400e engine has an Electric Vehicle range of 31 miles with 101mpg and very low emissions. The new Range Rover Sport is the first Land Rover model to offer the new advanced plug-in hybrid electric vehicles technology.

“Only a Land Rover could blend electrified sustainable performance with the absolute capability required to take on two open water swimmers,” Nick Collins, Jaguar Land Rover Vehicle Line Director, said. “The introduction of the latest PHEV technology broadens the appeal of the Range Rover Sport. Whisper quiet in EV mode, it brings a new level of serenity to the driving experience and the transition to combined power is seamless, delivering an addictive performance boost at the top end.”

The new Range Rover Sport will go on sale at the end of this year. For more information contact us at Land Rover Frisco! We look forward to answering any questions you have!

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Jaguar Land Rover Works to Promote Women in STEM

Land Rover Frisco is proud of Jaguar Land Rover’s commitment to diversity in the workplace. Through Jaguar Land Rover’s engineering apprenticeship program, Jaguar Land Rover is proud to announce the number of female apprentice engineers has grown from 30 to 75 in the last year. That is approximately one third of the new apprentices.

500 graduates and apprentices of Jaguar Land Rover’s engineering apprenticeship program came together at an induction event in early September. The program lasted a week and included plant tours, motivational speakers, and a chance to get questions answered by Jaguar and Land Rover designers.

“We are delighted to see so many young women are taking up engineering and we hope this positive trend continues.,” Ian Harnett, Jaguar Land Rover Director of Human Resources, said. “This is an exciting time to join Jaguar Land Rover as the changing landscape of mobility and technology opens new avenues and opportunities for the business. Mobility is about more than just movement and our new recruits have a unique opportunity to help shape the future lifestyles of our customers. As a technology company we are keen to attract the brightest talents and we are sure all of our new recruits will support our future plans to create autonomous, connected, electrified and shared vehicles.”

The new apprentices will learn at the Jaguar Land Rover Academy. The Jaguar Land Rover Academy not only instructs and trains newcomers, it also encourages learning for employees. Anyone wanting to learn a new skill or want to move to the next level in their department can gain training.

As part of Jaguar Land Rover’s commitment to diversity in the workplace ‘Young Women in the Know’ was set-up. This program encourages women to take part in the STEM community. Many women who have been a part of ‘Young Women in the Know’ have become a part of the Jaguar Land Rover family in a variety of capacities.

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Celebrating Invictus Games Athletes

Land Rover Frisco is excited and proud to announce Jaguar Land Rover North America’’s continued support and partnership of the U.S. Armed Forces Team in the Invictus Games. This year’s Invictus Games start this weekend, September 23, in Toronto Canada, and run until September 30. In addition, Jaguar Land Rover will be the presenting partner for the Invictus Games Toronto 2017.

The Invictus Games are an “international adaptive sporting event for wounded, ill, and injured veterans and active-duty service members.” The U.S. has over 80 athletes on their team this year, and are being led by Sgt. Ivan Sears and Capt. Christy Wise.

Before the U.S. team took off for the games, Jaguar Land Rover wanted to celebrate them send them off with extra support, recognition, and honor. So, Jaguar Land Rover hosted a send-off event in Long Island, New York. In addition to a celebrate, the send-off was comprised of practices and scrimmages for some last minute preparation.

“The Invictus Games gives us all the chance to challenge ourselves and build a better version of ourselves.” USMC, Sgt. Ivan Sears, U.S. Armed Forces Team Co-Captain for Invictus Game Toronto 2017, said. “I speak on behalf of the entire team when I saw that we are all so excited to represent the U.S. Armed Forces Team in Toronto.”

Sports for the Invictus Games include powerlifting, archery, sitting volleyball, golf, wheelchair basketball, the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge, and more.

“The Invictus Games is an amazing event as it bring together wounded warriors from all around the world to compete, share stories and encourage each other,” USAF, Capt. Christy Wise, U.S. Armed Forces Team Co-Captain for Invictus Game Toronto 2017, said. “We want to thank Jaguar Land Rover for all of their support before and during the games.”

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American Eventing Championship Partners

Land Rover North America is once again partnering with the 2017 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) again this year for the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in North Carolina that started yesterday, August 30, and continues through September 3, 2017.

The AEC gives both horse and rider combinations of every age and level an opportunity to compete in this special national championship. This event recognizes all professionals, amateurs, and juniors for their year-long accomplishments. It brings in the top riders in all divisions from all over the country to compete for the national title.

“We are happy to be a part of this weekend’s event as it helps develop the next generation of our equestrian athletes and also awards and recognizes the best riders in the nation, whether they are a Beginner Novice or are riding in the Advanced division,” Kim McCullough, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC, Vice President of Marketing, said.

“This event does a great job of creating a championship environment and the stunning facilities int he foothills of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountain range provide the perfect environment to showcase the capability and design of our vehicles.”

In addition to having the pleasure of viewing an exciting cross-country competition (designed by Captain Mark Phillips), spectators will be able to enjoy Land Rover’s ‘Ultimate Stable.’ The ‘Ultimate Stable,’ features the all-new seven-seat Land Rover Discovery with a variety of top equestrian apparel and equipment.

Children will also have an opportunity to join in on the Land Rover fun. Land Rover will have a multiple scaled-down, electric-powered replicas of the Land Rover Series 1 (1948) for children, ages four through ten, to drive on an unique mini off-road course.

Land Rover North America is proud to continue their part as the Official Vehicle of the United States Equestrian Foundation and the U.S. Land Rover Eventing Team at the 2017 USEA AEC.

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Win a Land Rover Peruvian Adventure!

Taking off this October, Land Rover is hosting the Land Rover Experience Tour Peru 2017. This expense paid, six-day, off-road adventure through the Peruvian mountains, jungles, and desert will feature the new Land Rover Discovery and four winners from across the United States.

To win this coveted adventure, you must prove yourself at one of four trials. The first trial took place at Overland Expo west May 12-14 in Flagstaff, Arizona, and the first winner, John Thomas from Fresno, California, has been recently announced!

The last three winners will be selected from the other three trials, taking place at three different Land Rover Experience Driving Centers. These are located at the Quail Lodge in Carmel, California; the Equinox Resort in Manchester, Vermont; and the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. You may only enter each trial once.

“Creating this competition to give consumers the chance to win a trip on the Land Rover Experience Tour taking place in Peru this year, provides an opportunity for us to showcase the unique features of the new Land Rover Discovery and engage with adventure minded individuals at our Experience school locations,” Kim McCullough, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC, Brand VP, said.

“We are excited to announce the first winner of the Land Rover Experience Tour Peru 2017. It will be a thrilling experience for John and we know he will enjoy all the capabilities of the new Discovery.”

The winners will travel in pairs for the Land Rover Experience Tour Peru 2017. The first pair will travel from October 28 to November 3 over 500 miles from Cusco, through Machu Piccu, Pitchari, Satipo, and will end their leg of the experience in Huancayo. The second pair will travel from November 4 to November 9. They will start in Huancayo and drive almost 400 miles through Peruvian mountains and desert on their way to the finish in Pisco.

To sign up for one of the trials visit this website. You must sign up by August 31.

For more information on the new Land Rover Discovery! Contact us at Land Rover Frisco! We cannot wait to tell you more!