If there is anything you flesh-bags known as “humans” love most, it is large, cold, unfeeling robots with unblinking, cow-like eyes and gaping maws that look like they’re trying to scream and scream and scream, but no sounds comes out. Deeply understanding this affection, Jaguar Land-Rover has built an autonomous…
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Google’s self-driving car unit, Waymo, is partnering with Jaguar Land Rover to build an autonomous version of the automaker’s new all-electric I-Pace, with the goal of deploying the vehicles on Waymo’s soon-to-debut commercial ride-hailing service sometime in 2020.
Well, that ended quickly. After Faraday Future spent last week firing the first shots in an unusual spat with its now-former chief financial officer, rumors emerged that Jaguar Land Rover parent company Tata Motors had invested $900 million in the electric car startup. The timing seemed highly suspect, and now Tata is…
Copycat cars produced in China have been a problem for years now, with Chinese manufacturers scrambling to produce cheaper lookalike versions of cars that buyers will pay a lot of money for. Now, Land Rover’s design chief says the company might hold back showing its concept cars early to at least delay a (likely)…
Just a month after announcing that every new car after 2020 will be electrified, Land Rover has announced its first-ever production plug-in hybrid for the U.S. with the new Range Rover Sport.
Good news! In a world of mid-size vehicles and sadness, Jaguar won’t fully give into the crossover cash trap. The Jaguar F-Type, a strikingly beautiful machine that broke a nearly three-decade sports car hiatus at the company, will have a successor. And that successor will have an “electrified” powertrain.
Not every part of making loads of money is pleasant. You have to do things you don’t like, things that aren’t comfortable in your soul. Take Land Rover’s design head, who thinks it’s a shame so many cows have to be killed for seat leather. But that’s just how the sad, sacrificial cookie that is capitalism crumbles.
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Thieves reportedly made off with a haul of engines worth $3.7 million from Jaguar Land Rover’s production facility in Solihull, England. They allegedly cruised right by by security cameras in two trips, using a stolen big rig. The thieves are apparently still at large and the parts unaccounted for.
Silverstone, the most recognizable racing circuit in the United Kingdom and site of the very first Formula One race in 1950, needs cash. Sadly, they won’t be getting it through a deal with Jaguar Land Rover anymore, reports Automotive News. Jaguar Land Rover had been in talks to lease or buy Silverstone.
Last month, Jaguar Land Rover said that it will put a fleet of more than 100 autonomous and semi-autonomous cars on UK roads by 2020. It’s quite an ambitious plan, and it looks like now its parent company, Tata Motors, is looking for some Ivy League help.
When we met that drivable machine gun known as the Range Rover Sport SVR, I thought it might have been a practical joke against English understatement. Then the Jaguar F-Type SVR came ass-first around the corner, and today Jaguar Land Rover opened a facility dedicated to their their “SVO” department of lunacy.
Jaguar and Land Rover have been one company for years, but the division of design has always been pretty simple: Jaguar does luxury cars, Land Rover does luxury SUVs. The line started to blur with the intro of the F-Pace, and it looks like that trend is going to continue.
Chinese automakers taking heavy “inspiration” from other companies’ designs is nothing new, but we almost never hear about those automotive plagiarists facing repercussions. Jaguar Land Rover might have had about enough of that nonsense now.