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2012 Range Rover Sport, LR4 get eight-speed automatic among other updates

2012 Range Rover Sport - click above for press release A new model year brings about new features to all Land Rover vehicles, and 2012 is no different. Most notably, both the Range Rover Sport and LR4 will now be offered with a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, paired with a 3.0-litre turbodiesel V6 engine. The V8 mills, however, still employ the services of a six-speed cogswapper. That eight-gear transmission may be big news for the diesel-gulping British SUVs, but here in the Canada – where we won't likely get a diesel-powered Land Rover – we're quite excited for... Read More

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    Quick Spin: 2012 Land Rover LR4 HSE Lux
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    Living in the core of Canada's largest city, you're bound to see plenty of luxury vehicles on a regular basis. High-end cars are a plenty but when it comes to SUVs, it seems Land Rovers and Range Rovers are about as common as say, Ford Explorers in other parts of the country. The brand does well here and we often question whether drivers really need all ...

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    Report: Land Rover completes 13,000-km Journey of Discovery from Birmingham to Beijing
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    Not long ago, Land Rover embarked on an epic trans-continental road trip that sought to retrace the route taken by a similar expedition in 1956 and raise £1m ($1.6m) for the Red Cross. And after 12,8000 kilometres traveled through thirteen countries – starting in Birmigham, England and ending in Beijing, China – they finally made ...

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    New York: Land Rover brings expedition-minded DC100 concept and LR4 special edition to NY
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    Not that we don't like the Land Rover DC100 Concept or anything, but this is the third version of the next-gen Defender that Land Rover has trotted out at an auto show in the space of seven months. (Never mind that it looks like they just repainted the Heritage Blue one from the L.A. show – and don't even get us started on the Evoque convertible ...

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    Land Rover is no stranger to achieving lofty goals, whether it's summiting one of the world's tallest mountains or traversing expanses of its most barren wilderness. But this time, it has reached another milestone altogether as the millionth Discovery (sold here as the LR4) has rolled off the marque's West Midlands production line. The achievement was ...

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    Land Rover dumping alphanumeric names
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    According to a new report, Land Rover will soon adopt a global naming structure that allows the company's products to carry the same nomenclature around the world. Currently, Land Rover sells the LR4 and LR2 here in Canada, but overseas, these vehicles are better known as the Discovery and Freelander, respectively. This isn't a huge leap for Land Rover ...

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    2012 Range Rover Sport, LR4 get eight-speed automatic among other updates
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    A new model year brings about new features to all Land Rover vehicles, and 2012 is no different. Most notably, both the Range Rover Sport and LR4 will now be offered with a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, paired with a 3.0-litre turbodiesel V6 engine. The V8 mills, however, still employ the services of a six-speed cogswapper. That eight-gear ...

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    Land Rover builds tough vehicles, and it believes that occupants should feel safe when inside of them. We believe most people have a similar definition when discussing vehicular safety, but Land Rover owners might have other definitions of safety as well... In a new commercial, Land Rover shows us that its LR4 is a safe haven from one soon-to-be-angry ...

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    Land Rover promises Range_e plug-in diesel hybrid for Geneva
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    Land Rover is gearing up for the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and it's bringing new four models to show off, one of which shows the automaker is thinking a bit more green. The Land Rover Range_e plug-in diesel hybrid will be on display. Power for the electrified Range Rover Sport comes courtesy of a 3.0-litre turbodiesel V6 paired with a ZF eight-speed ...

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    Review: 2010 Range Rover Sport Supercharged brings the adventure home
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    Despite enduring a string of financial hardships, Land Rover still enjoys one of the clearest and most robust brand identities in the automotive kingdom. The English automaker has held the same core values since the company's first off-roader was created by Maurice Wilks in 1948. Wilks reportedly designed the first Land Rover to emulate a Jeep he had ...

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    Review: 2011 Land Rover LR4 HSE
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    LR4 HSE delivers world-class comfort on the road less travelled Combining a high-class luxury touring vehicle and a capable, turf-tossing off-roader seems about as logical as selling Gucci-branded rubber-boots-but at Land Rover, this combination has been a way of life for decades. Case in point? The tested 2011 LR4 HSE amounted to about 70 grand's ...