Last November, Arthur Goddard gave his nod to the Defender 2,000,000 on a visit back from Australia to the Solihull manufacturing facility in the UK. This facility is where headed the engineering team to produce the Defender, which now regarded as an icon in the automobile world.
The two-millionth Defender to be produced was recently auctioned at Bonhams in London and fetched a record… Read more
This is interesting stuff for those who have wondered how an automatic transmission works.
It’s not leprechauns, magic or the Grace of God making it work after all!
The animations of the torque converter and the planetary gear sets are pretty cool.
The shifting mechanisms hydraulically operated, controlled by the valve body, which in modern boxes is electronically operated, controlled by a computer… Read more
This is at 140,000kms, the reason why I simply cannot believe that it is good to have a service interval of what a lot of manufacturers recommend. Massive blow-by coming out of the crankcase breather, throwing a lot of engine oil into the air intake. In my opinion, at 24,000km service intervals you probably only have to service it 5… Read more
I’m amazed at how a lot of drivers maintain an awesome exterior for their vehicles but totally forget to apply the same level of meticulousness on the inside of their cars. I mean, I’ve seen cars that totally look all polished and flawless, but when you open the car door, it’s total chaos. Clutter everywhere and the inside smells of gym socks.
Come on!… Read more
Differentials. Being full time 4x4s, Land Rovers and Range Rovers either have 3 per car (in Rangie Classics, Sports, Vogues, As well as Discoveries, Defenders and Perenties. Evokes, Freelanders and Discovery Sports have a rear diff, and a front transaxle that does the job.
When you turn in a bend, your inside wheel travels less distance than the outside. So, front… Read more
Some really mysterious things can happen with error messages coming up in the newer fully electronic cars (Discovery 2 onwards).
Firstly, if your car pops up a strange message, give us a call. Often what the message is complaining about is nothing to do with the actual fault, but is a cascade effect of another fault. Air suspension failures, going into… Read more
“A bold evolution, like no other Range Rover you have ever seen before, but you can still tell it’s a Range Rover.”
This is how Gerry McGovern, Design Director and Chief Creative Officer of Land Rover, describes the most exciting vehicle that will roll out of showrooms early next year. If Rover’s stellar performance is still not enough to convince you to get… Read more
NSW Road Minister Duncan Gay has made life tougher for drivers who use their mobile phones. Those who will be caught calling or texting while driving will lose six points. This is applicable from 24 December 2015 to 3 January 2016.
Canberra followed suit as well with six demerit points for those violating the rules this Christmas.
“Next year, when it jumps to four points, it’ll… Read more
Both Land Rover and Jaguar have rich heritages, which serve as inspiration for the new merchandise collection that are now available at Land Rover and Jaguar retailers, as well as online stores. The collections feature top quality products, from apparel to sophisticated watches.
“The new Jaguar and Land Rover collections combine exceptional design and originality with outstanding quality. In addition to a stunning range… Read more
Yes, you read that right. As part of Land Rover’s 45th anniversary celebration of the Range Rover family and Range Rover technology innovation, the luxury SUV was driven across a unique bridge installation entirely made of paper. The event, which transpired in Guangzhou, China, on 19 November 2015,demonstrated how the Range Rover’s intelligent 4WD all-terrain technology and lightweight aluminium construction made the jaw-dropping… Read more