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N A V I G A T O R THE RANGE ROVER STORY 07 INSIGHT The Range Rover has been a mainstay on our roads ever since the first pre-production vehicles were built in 1967, and there's now an exhibition at Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull manufacturing plant – where Range Rovers have been manufactured since 1970 – that charts the inexorable rise of a uniquely British icon. ‘The Range Rover Story’ exhibition uncovers previously unseen artefacts and materials that track the five decades of the Range Rover from the pioneering car for all reasons to the definitive luxury SUV it is today. From the earliest sketches and a full-sized prototype replica crafted out of clay, to the modern day, cutting-edge Range Rover Velar (the first all-new Range Rover to be revealed since the Evoque in 2010), the exhibition illustrates the evolution of a one-of-a-kind vehicle. Visitors who want something more can also take a threehour manufacturing tour through the Solihull factory where the iconic cars are made. The tour further documents the mix of highly-skilled manufacturing workers and state-of-the-art robots that is required to build a 2017 Range Rover, right down to the last nut and bolt. Accompanied by your own expert guide the tour takes guests around the aluminium-intensive architecture body shop and final assembly sectors where the latest model in the Range Rover family comes together. The exhibition and manufacturing tour – which has been curated with the help of long-serving staff members at the Solihull plant, some of whom have worked on Range Rovers since the first prototype – documents the extensive, rich heritage of the brand with the cutting-edge technology that makes its manufacture possible and exciting today. FIND OUT MORE Why not book your place now, visit landrover.com/experiencesolihull A clay replica with the iconic floating roof and grille variations. Below: the original driving chassis from the launch 18
N A V I G A T O R 08 TECHNOLOGY FASTER FUELLING A new cashless payment app, developed in collaboration with Shell has now been integrated into the touchscreen of the Land Rover family of vehicles and will be soon available around the world. The Fill Up & Go app will revoutionise the way we refuel at the fuel station. Drivers will be able to make their payment directly from their vehicle, saving time and freeing them up from the worry of leaving car and passengers unattended on a station forecourt. The app is already available to owners whose vehicles are equipped with InControl Apps. Simply open the Shell app on the dashboard touchscreen to pay for petrol via PayPal or Apple Pay - this offers a seamless payment system that removes the headaches from refuelling. Like the sound of that? Why not head to your app store to join the payment revolution? FIND OUT MORE Visit your app store or search InControl Apps for more information EVOQUE LANDMARK 09 NEWS Six years after first going on sale and enjoying record sales, Land Rover has marked the occasion by releasing a special Landmark edition of the Range Rover Evoque. The luxury compact SUV which established a new niche within this popular segment achieved 18,000 sales across the world in March, underlying the immense popularity of the model. “The Evoque has been an indisputable success and continues to thrive,” says Jaguar Land Rover CEO Dr. Ralf Speth. The celebratory Landmark edition has new dynamic detailing and a distinctive aesthetic, highlighted by the option of a new Moraine Blue colour, inspired by the turquoise lakes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The Evoque Landmark edition boasts a fixed panoramic roof in Carpathian Grey, 19-inch Gloss Dark Grey alloy wheels and Graphite Atlas grille, bonnet, fender vent and tailgate lettering, as well as Keyless Entry and Powered Gesture Tailgate convenience features as standard. FIND OUT MORE For more information about the Range Rover Evoque visit landrover.com/evoque OFFICIAL FUEL CONSUMPTION FIGURES FOR EVOQUE LANDMARK: in mpg (l/100km): urban 27.4 (10.3) - 51.4 (5.5); extra urban 40.9 (6.9) - 65.7 (4.3); combined 35.4 (8.2) - 58.9 (4.8); CO 2 emissions g/km: 125 - 185. For comparison only. Real world figures may differ. 19
Land Rover Magazine showcases stories from around the world that celebrate inner strength and the drive to go Above and Beyond.
In this issue, New Defender is put through its paces by two inspirational young adventurers as they prepare for an expedition to the South Pole. We also celebrate 50 years of Range Rover by taking a journey of discovery to Dubai. As well as looking back, we look to future as a group of visionaries explain the technologies that could change the future for all of us.