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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The Ultimate Driving Kitchen

Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations and TV Personality and Chef Jamie Oliver have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind kitchen on wheels! The Land Rover Discovery was chosen as the base for this incredible project. Its 82.7 cubic feet of luggage space and storage made it the perfect candidate.

The Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations team was able to implement idea after idea of Oliver’s. In the end, the special Land Rover Discovery has a toaster in the center console, wheels that churn butter while the vehicle is in motion, a rotisserie powered by the power take off, a slow-cooker beside the engine, a gas burner, a pasta maker, and a foldable table and workspace. Oliver even planned for a spice rack and herb garden.

“As a team, we never imagined we would be asked to produce wheels that churn butter so it has been great fun working alongside Jamie to bring his vision to life,” David Fairbairn, Special Vehicle Operations Head of Bespoke, said. “He really wanted to push the boundaries of what was possible with this versatile vehicle and the team fully embraced the challenge. The Discovery helps our customers make every day an adventure, and this special vehicle will give Jamie and his family the change to cook amazing meals during a road trip.”

Other features of the custom Land Rover Discovery include an aluminum sink, a flat screen TV, a spice drawer, a custom Land Rover barbecue, olive oil and vinegar dispenser, salt and pepper grinder, ice cream maker, jam store, a rotisserie and pasta cutter, and a custom mortar and pestle.

Oliver will be sharing about the building and design process on his Food Tube channel in a three-part-series. The first episode is available now.

The Land Rover Discovery is so versatile it is perfect for every family! Are you interested in learning more about the Land Rover Discovery? Contact us at Land Rover Frisco! We look forward to assisting you soon!

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.

Are you interested in learning more about Land Rover? Contact us at Land Rover Frisco! We cannot wait to share Land Rover with you!

Land Rover Reborn: Series 1

The Series 1 is where Land Rover got started. From there Land Rover has expanded and created the incredible vehicle line-up we at Land Rover Frisco are privileged to share. In recent years, Land Rover has been working to revitalize their rich heritage and restore original Land Rovers. In 2015, this particular Land Rover Series 1 came to Land Rover’s facility in Solihull and Land Rover Reborn emerged.

Michael Bishop from Land Rover Classic and Adam Bewley, a presenter, rode along together as this Series 1 went through a test drive.

“Series 1 is a term that was given to the vehicle in 1958 when the Series 2 came out,” Michael Bishop said. “All the vehicles previous to that Series 2 model became the Series 1, and you had a mix of products.”

“When it arrived it was actually a multitude of colors. It was originally bronze green,” Bishop said. “She spent all her life in the Outback. It was assembled in Australia originally, in 1950 on this massive estate, 25,000 hectares, so she was a little bit sunburn, a little bit beaten, a little bit worn out, but she came back to Solihull and went through the process of being restored.”

Bishop spoke about benefitting from Land Rover’s archives and engineering drawings from the original Land Rovers as they worked to restore this Series 1, “We can look at the vehicle, access what needs to be done to it, and decide whether that part needs to be restored or replaced. That’s the same with all of the Reborn vehicles.”

The Series 1 weighs 1,200 kilograms and has a 1.6 liter petrol engine with 55 horsepower. Since the vehicle is so lightweight, the engine puts out plenty of power to get it around.

“The seats are green vinyl, and that’s exactly what the specification was in the day. We kept the original key which is a replacement key from Newman’s Hardware in Townsville in Queensland, so it’s a little bit of authenticity there.”

We are proud to come from such an incredible background of Land Rovers. If you are interested in learning more about Land Rover, contact us at Land Rover Frisco today!

Land Rover Experience Kyalami

Located in the heart of Sandton, South Africa, Kyalami boasts steep slippery inclines, ruts, open ground and deep water, and articulation tracks for you to test! If you love to travel and enjoy new cultures and scenery, or you are an adrenaline junkie looking for your next adventure, sign up for Land Rover Experience Kyalmani!

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By participating in their training courses you will be trained by experts. Every one of Land Rover Experience Kyalami’s experts are highly experienced and trained to make sure you get the best out of your Land Rover. They offer courses ranging from First Aid and Skid Control to Recovery Techniques, in addition to their thrilling driving courses.

Come by yourself, or bring your team! Land Rover Experience Kyalami offers team building events and convoy-based driving adventures. Their expert planning team can even customize your visit just for you. If you prefer to add in some Go-karting or paintball, they can do that too!

The Half Day Off-Road Introductory Course is great to introduce you to 4×4 driving. They start with a quick 45-minute theory lesson that will go over standard vehicle setup and how to handle your vehicle when you take a trip off-road.

After the theory lesson you will work with an instructor during a 3-hour practical drive. This drive includes hill ascents, hill descents, traversing a side slope, driving through ditches and rutted tracks, deep water wading, and discussion of all major road surfaces. All of this while enjoying the ambiance Kyalami is offering.

After the half day course, you are ready for the Full Day Course! This course lasts 7 hours and focuses on using the Land Rover’s different drivetrains and driving techniques.

South Africa boasts landscapes you cannot imagine anywhere else. You may need training so you can embark an amazing South African expedition, or just want to steady your off road driving. Land Rover Experience Kyalami wants to serve you.