Meet Ratan Tata | Travel through the Outback in a Discovery Sport | Head to California in search of the Lost Coast | Sir Paul Smith and his bespoke Defender | Grass roots Rugby
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CONTENTS Senior Art Director Dan Delaney Managing Editor Jane Cloete Associate Editor Nathaniel Handy Designer Alasdair Hiscock Acting Business Director Tracy Cheesman Account Director Aarati Karia Account Manager Kate Field Production Manager Pam Hughes Executive Creative Director Paul Kurzeja Head of Automotive Gavin Green CEO Sara Cremer Land Rover Onelife magazine is published by Redwood, Bankside 3, 90 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0SW on behalf of Land Rover, Abbey Road, Whitley, Coventry CV3 4LH. Colour origination by Rhapsody. Printed by RR Donnelley Europe. Copyright Redwood 2016. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited without the written permission of the publisher. Opinions expressed are those of the author and not Land Rover. While every care is taken compiling the contents of Land Rover Onelife magazine, specifications, features and equipment shown in this magazine are subject to change and may vary by country. All necessary permissions were obtained for film and photography in restricted access areas, and information was correct at time of going to print. For additional vehicle information, please contact your authorised Land Rover dealer. This magazine does not accept unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or illustrations, and cannot accept any responsibility for them. Drive responsibly on- and off-road. 04 BE INSPIRED BY sand drivers, Sir Ben Ainslie and the new Jaguar F-TYPE SVR in our Navigator section 12 OPEN UP the roof of the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible and head to California, in search of the Lost Coast 24 MEET RATAN TATA the man who dared to revolutionise Jaguar Land Rover during the financial crash 28 FEEL CREATIVE in the company of design leader Sir Paul Smith and his bespoke Land Rover Defender 34 CHOOSE REFINEMENT at England’s Holkham Hall estate in gunmaker Holland & Holland’s bespoke Range Rover 42 TAKE TO THE PITCH with the heroes of grassroots rugby in every corner of the globe 46 SLEEP UNDER THE STARS as you travel through the Outback in a Land Rover Discovery Sport 50 CONNECT WITH the experts behind the Jaguar Land Rover InControl Touch Pro infotainment system 56 SEEK ANOTHER ARABIA in the sand dunes and mountain wadis beyond Dubai’s urban jungle in the Range Rover SVAutobiography 66 FIND OUT WHY lightweight technology is so vital to the future of the automotive industry 3
Land Rover’s Onelife magazine showcases stories from around the world that celebrate inner strength and the drive to go Above and Beyond
This special issue of Onelife marks Land Rover’s 70th anniversary – a celebration of unparalleled achievement and pioneering innovation. We bring you the incredible story of how we reunited an original 1948 car with its former owners, as well as looking back at Land Rover vehicles’ most intrepid expeditions around the globe. Chief Design Officer Gerry McGovern gives an insight into his diverse range of inspirations, and we head to China for a behind-the-scenes look at the Dragon Challenge, one of the most daring feats ever accomplished in a Land Rover.
Look back at the birth of the original Land Rover | How Land Rover has driven adventure and scientific exploration | GQ Editor Dylan Jones discusses inspiration with Chief Design Officer Gerry McGovern | Exploring the potential impact of electrification and connected vehicles | Tackling the 999 steep steps up to Heaven’s Gate in China
New Range Rover and Range Rover Sport Plug-in Hybrids | Why Oslo shines as a beacon of electric mobility | Uncovering Mia Suki’s unbridled passion | How Project Hero is optimising crisis response for the Austrian Red Cross | A stunning Norwegian drive in the Range Rover Velar
Unveiling of the New Range Rover Velar | Step inside some of the planet’s most exclusive homes | Man’s relationship with dogs | An epic drive through the Isle of Skye | The legendary Beechcraft Bonanza takes to the Skies
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