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The Bollinger B1 all-electric SUV is due to be launched in mid-2019. Earlier this month, the start-up firm Bollinger Motors, based in Hobart in upstate New York, is in the final stages of developing its new B1 SUV. In the few months since we first learned about the Defender-esque B1, some details have emerged, along with a few videos showing the vehicle in testing off-road and even out on the track.
Land Rover execs and perhaps a few others' dreams have been dashed. For the execs, because they took a gamble on producing a two-door Evoque for the US market, and it didn't sell. For others, it's because, well, they wanted a smaller version of a Range Rover but only if it also offered a smooshed roof and only two doors.
The annual Guy Fawkes Rally in upstate New York (near Cooperstown) is one of the last northeast Land Rover events of the year before the Christmas season kicks into full swing. It's a small, traditional Land Rover bash, with friendly faces, varied trails, and a great atmosphere. And of course, no Guy Fawkes celebration would be any good at all without a two-stories-high bonfire.
We're expanding our inventory on the west coast and need more space. To that end, we've got a new warehouse and are moving from our current Sun Valley, CA location to a new facility in Simi Valley, CA.
Our New West Coast Warehouse is off exit 27 of the Ronald Reagan Freeway (Rt 118) at the following address:
4109 Guardian St
Simi Valley, CA 93063 USA
As part of that move, we will not be processing or shipping orders from the West Coast facility for a couple days while we complete the move.
We WILL be processing and shipping orders from our East Coast facility during this time.
"Proper" Land Rovers, as I like to call them, have square fronts and flat windscreens. The shape of a Land Rover is so instantly recognizable, at once both nearly featureless with its flat panels, and completely unique with its "tumble-home" wheel arches, sloping triangular roof, minimalist bumpers, scuttle vents under the windscreen, and other quirks of appearance.
A successful replacement for Defender will require a design that ticks all the boxes of utility, durability, functionality, and adaptability while satisfying the nostalgia of rabid fans and followers all over the world. It will, of course, need to meet ever-stricter standards for emissions and safety in a multitude of markets, and hopefully do better in terms of reliability than its predecessor. It needs to not just do all of those things, but also do them with that uniquely British sense of perfectly understated classless sophistication that seemed to be "bred in the bone" of every Land Rover, with a few notable exceptions, from the very first 80" all the way through the end of production in 2016.
On the topic of Land Rover's refusal to share concept images of the latest design for the Defender replacement, Gerry McGovern has revealed that the reluctance to share concept images or show off full-scale concept cars stems from concerns that the concepts will be used to create copies of the firm's designs.
It has been widely covered in these pages and in the larger automotive press that Land Rover has sued Chinese automaker Landwind over its X7, that by all appearances looked to be a direct copy of the Range Rover Evoque. Unfortunately, the Chinese judicial system does not favor foreign entities and there is little recourse available in such cases. The result of this and other debacles is that Land Rover is changing the way it goes about unveiling new projects.
We definitely want to invite UK celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver, to come to the next Land Rover event we attend. Jamie, a life-long Land Rover fan, challenged Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations Division (SVO), to produce the most outrageous kitchen on wheels imaginable. The results are actually quite impressive. From a toaster in the center console to a rotisserie and pasta maker mounted in the oval badge on the front grill, everything appears as though it left the factory that way. Because, well, it did.
Revealed at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Discovery SVX, Land Rover’s “extreme” version of the still-new Discovery, has received much attention in the media. With its supercharged V8 producing over 500 horsepower, the Discovery SVX happens to be the most powerful Land Rover currently available.
In 1955, six UK college students hailing from classic rival institutions, Oxford and Cambridge, set out in two brand new Land Rover Station Wagons with the intention of driving all the way from London to Singapore. Their plan was to document the sights along the way and with the help of young BBC producer David Attenborough, along with a host of other sponsors, they created film footage of the entire journey.
Land Rover recently revealed its 2019 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) models for both Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. While there have been hybrid models in the Land Rover line up for a few years now, these are the first Solihull offerings with plug-in capability, and a true EV mode- and thus the ability to go “from Point A to Point B” without the assistance of fossil fuels. Fully electric range is estimated at 31 miles, enough for many people to do much of their daily driving on a single charge.
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