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.

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!

Experience Vermont via Land Rover

Land Rover Experiences are the perfect destinations for family vacations, work retreats, or fun getaways. They provide plenty of options to keep everyone entertained! Whether you are a Land Rover aficionado or just interested in the Land Rover brand, a Land Rover Experience is perfect. There are many great Land Rover Experiences all over the world and many great options in the United States.

Located at The Equinox, a Luxury Collection Gold Resort & Spa, in Manchester Village, Vermont, is the perfect Land Rover Driving Experience School for you.

This Land Rover Driving Experience School is open year round and offers an 80-acre purpose-built course with extensive trails. This will put you through many challenges while practicing your off-roading skills. You will be taught different techniques on how to ascend, descend, and side tilt.

If you are a more experienced and advanced driver, Land Rover encourages you to explore the Green Mountains nearby and the extensive trails they offer.

There are so many different options to choose from at Land Rover’s Vermont Land Rover Driving Experience School. You can choose from a 25 minute adventure ride, a one hour off-road experience, a two hour lesson, a half day adventure, a six hour full-day adventure, and more!

A special event, just for Land Rover Owners, is also offered a few times a year. Land Rover Owners’ Day provides a special and different opportunity to really see what your Land Rover can do. Many of you may drive on highways most days, and you really don’t take advantage of the many great features your Land Rover has to offer. At Land Rover Owners’ Day, you are encouraged to bring your own vehicle, so you will be able to refine your driving skills while really coming to know and understand how to use your Land Rover to its fullest!

Whatever Land Rover Driving Experience School you decide to check out, Land Rover is ready to assist you in developing and refining your skills and take you on your next adventure!

Range Rover: How Fast Can it Go?

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR is a special vehicle. Built with incredible performance, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR lives up to the hype. Jaguar Land Rover recently put the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR through a series of tests on several different terrains.

Their goal was to highlight the outstanding performance and capability of the standard Range Rover Sport SVR by seeing how long it took to go from 0-100kph. The different terrains included asphalt, grass, gravel, snow, mud, and sand.

The Range Rover Sport SVR used Michelin 275/45 R21 All-Season tires and the Land Rover Terrain Response 2 system. Both of these come standard with the Range Rover Sport SVR.

The Range Rover Sport SVR was taken to six different locations in Europe, all different terrains, to test its performance and the capability of the Terrain Response 2 system. When the Terrain Response 2 system is in use it will automatically select the best driving conditions for the appropriate terrain. You are also able to manually select a mode if you see a different condition coming ahead.

The first test was asphalt. The Range Rover Sport SVR was tested on the Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby, UK. The Dynamic mode was used, and the Range Rover Sport SVR made it 0-100kph in 4.7 seconds.

The second test was wet grass. This test was located at the Land Rover Experience, Rockingham Castle Estate, UK. The Terrain Response 2 system used the Grass/Gravel/Snow mode, and the trip was made in 5.5 seconds.

Next, the gravel test. The Range Rover Sport SVR used the Grass/Gravel/Snow mode, while driving in Selar Pit, UK, and went 0-100kph in just 5.3 seconds.

For the snow test, the Range Rover Sport SVR went to Jaguar Land Rover’s winter testing facility in Arjeplog, Northern Sweden. Driving in Grass/Gravel/Snow mode, the Range Rover Sport SVR completed the test in 11.3 seconds.

One of the Land Rover all-terrain testing centers, Walter’s Arena, UK, was the location of the mud test, in typical British driving conditions. The Terrain Response 2 system used the Mud and Ruts mode and the Range Rover Sport SVR made the trek in 6.5 seconds.

The last test, sand, took place on the Pendine Sands at Carmarthen Bay in South Wales. Using the Sand mode, the Range Rover Sport SVR quickly accelerated and went 0-100kph in 5.5 seconds.

This speed test for the Range Rover Sport SVR easily showcased its performance and versatility. With Land Rover’s passion to create luxury vehicles without compromising performance, you really cannot go wrong!