Top 5 Things We Just Learned from Jaguar Land Rover

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We recently had the chance to chat with Jaguar  Land Rover  executives at the New York Auto Show. Here’s the Top 5 most important things we learned from Jaguar Land Rover.

1. The F-Pace Will Change Jaguar’s Future

For the first time in Jag’s history, it is offering five models, and the F-Pace gives the automaker a cohesive visual link from the F-Type through to the XJ. And if you doubt the sales potential of the F-Pace, the brand’s first SUV, take it up with Ian Callum, who said it will be the best selling Jag ever. 

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 2. Land Rover Can’t Build the Range Rover SVR Fast Enough

The waiting list for the hand-built, ultra-luxe, performance-oriented truck is several months long. Who knew there was such an appetite for $200,000 SUVs?

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3. The F-Type SVR will be a Drift Monster

JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations team tweaked the AWD system in the  F-Type SVR  to provide more rear bias. They also softened the  front roll bar 5  percent and stiffened the rear 5 percent. So when you switch DSC off, it turns the SVR into a raw, rubber slayer.  

4. There is Heritage Everywhere

For example, the quilted diamond stitch interior in the  Jaguar F-Type  SVR was inspired by the original  Jaguar logo  that graced heavy metal like the E-Type and XKSS.

5. Speaking of Heritage…

Jaguar announced that as part of its JLR Classic program, it will build the missing nine cars lost to fire, completing the original 25-car production run. The cars will be built to 1957 spec and will sell for north of $1.5 million.

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