The Range Rover Black special edition is now available at the dealerships of the brand. The exclusive vehicle now has more engine options and can be configured from three versions: Vogue, Vogue SE and Autobiography. In the Vogue version, it is equipped with a TDV6 3.0 diesel engine of 258 hp, which delivers 600 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm, accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.9 seconds. For the Vogue SE and Autobiography versions, the engine is a 339 hp SDV8 4.4, which develops 750 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm, sufficient force for fast speed pickups or even to bridge the most challenging off-road obstacles such as a legitimate Land Rover. The acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h is done in 6.9 seconds. See below the prices by version and motorization:
Another new feature of the 2017 model is the InControl Touch Pro system, which now features an extremely intuitive 10.2-inch touchscreen for better navigation in Land Rover’s state-of-the-art infotainment system. As standard on the Autobiography version, it also features the Dual View system. With this technology, the front seat passenger can watch movies and tinker with the infotainment screen while the driver continues to see the GPS or navigation data on the same screen. InControl Touch Pro also features In Control Apps, a system that allows the driver and passengers to use selected applications on their handset directly on the touch screen, elevating the connectivity of the Range Rover Black to a new level. A range of exterior finishes are tailor-made for the Range Rover Black. In all versions, it has 22-inch wheels with Gloss Black finish and Black Pack, which offer a sophisticated and exclusive exterior look. The vehicle is available in two body colors: grayCorris and black Santorini. The front air intake with darkened grille as well as the side air vents and door trim add an extremely sporty and modern feel to the model.
The interior of the panel, doors, seat and steering wheel are made of black leather with hand stitching, which contrasts with the bright gray of aluminum and the noble wood Grand Black, widely used as a finish throughout the interior of the vehicle. For total comfort, those who travel aboard the Range Rover Black have heated front and rear seats, position memory in the front seats, 3-zone air conditioning, panoramic roof, steering wheel heating, among many other items. As a Land Rover, the Range Rover Black is a vehicle prepared to travel with extreme ease in all types of terrain. For this, the model has a pneumatic suspension system with height control in relation to the ground, with the renowned Terrain Response 2 system that automatically adapts the settings of traction, acceleration, suspension, torque and gear ratio according to the type of terrain, sand, grass, snow, mud or even stones. The vehicle also features state-of-the-art Meridian audio system, virtual TFT instrument panel with 12.3-inch screen and head-up laser display system. Limited to only 15 units, the special series is already available in the Brazilian market.
The Range Rover Evoque line is offered in the Brazilian market in four different versions, with different appeals: SE, SE Dynamic, HSE and HSE Dynamic. All of them are equipped with the already renowned engine – transmission package that brings Si4 propeller of 240 hp and 340 Nm of torque, capable of taking it from immobility to 100 km / h in just 7.5 seconds and at the final speed of 217 Km / h. The new generation of Ingenium engines from Jaguar Land Rover equips the diesel versions SE and HSE diesel. The ZF-9HP transmission is a masterpiece in terms of dimensions because it is extremely compact. Its gearshift ratio has been configured to provide more power at reduced speeds or in pickup situations, ideal for overtaking. Already at cruising speed, the spins are greatly reduced which helps in fuel economy, engine preservation and allows an almost imperceptible level of noise in the cabin.
Land Rover’s reference in design, the Evoque has a dynamic profile, blending elegance with a strong, athletic stance. The aggressive touch is due to the design of the front bumper, which houses large air intakes, available in black for a more sporty air. The signature of the headlights is one of the main features of the Evoque design. With LED elements, the front headlights are very striking while the rear ones are narrower and more stylish. 18-, 19- or 20-inch alloy wheels – depending on the version – are available in three trim colors: silver, gray or black and complement the rugged style of the vehicle. All in all there are eight body color options that can match with two other roof color options. Inside, the design of the seats brings more sportiness and the even greater range of colors and finishing materials offers an immense possibility of customization. As a legitimate Range Rover, the Evoque brings ultra-high levels of luxury and care to the finish. High quality leather seats that can bring contrasting stitching, panel, doors and steering wheel also in leather and almost total absence of plastic in the controls, replaced by noble materials such as aluminum and piano black.
In addition to design and elegance, the Range Rover Evoque has a range of technologies that ensure the comfort and safety of its occupants during traffic on any type of terrain. Among them is the Adaptive Cruise Control ACC with Queue Assist, an automatic speed control system that brakes the vehicle automatically as it approaches another slower vehicle and accelerates the model again when the runway is free, maintaining the programmed speed. Torque Vectoring technology distributes the torque independently on each wheel, providing greater stability, ideal for high speed cornering situations. Driving assistance systems include: Park Exit, complementary to the existing Park Assist, which assists in beacon maneuvers without driver interference. The Perpendicular Assist system also allows automatic maneuvering in 90º waves, common in shopping malls. The Closing Vehicle Sensing and Reverse Traffic Detection system triggers warnings on the vehicle dashboard when the parking sensors on the rear and front bumpers of the model identify the approach of another vehicle. The Fast-Off mode measures the speed that is released from the accelerator pedal and anticipates new power requests by the driver, keeping the same speed selected, if necessary. Thus, if the driver requests a shorter ratio when the vehicle is traveling at a high speed, the system stores the request and selects the lower ratio as soon as the speed is reduced to the appropriate level.
To improve fuel consumption, the Evoque has the Stop & Start system, which interrupts the operation of the vehicle in congestion situations and reconnects the vehicle immediately at the first touch of the driver on the accelerator. The modern InControl Touch entertainment system brings a completely contemporary and modern interface with a highly responsive 8.0-inch touchscreen. The Meridian sound system can reach up to 825W of power and up to 17 speakers depending on the version.
New state-of-the-art Ingenium diesel engine
The Range Rover Evoque produced is equipped, in the diesel version, with the new generation of Ingenium engines from Jaguar Land Rover. The model features a 180-hp 2.0-liter Diesel engine, ideal for those who appreciate the wide range and comfort of cruising speed. The engine features Common Rail injection system, a turbocharger with variable geometry and develops 430 Nm of torque between 1,750 and 2,500 revolutions, which guarantees an exceptional force in the retakes and during the transposition of difficult terrains. With sales exceeding 350,000 units worldwide, the Evoque has set itself up as an absolute success in more than 170 countries where Land Rover models are marketed. In Brazil, sales of the line reached 20 thousand units since the launch of the vehicle in the second half of 2011.
Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) has designed and developed a customized version of the new Land Rover Discovery for the Austrian Red Cross. The ‘Project Hero’ that was presented today to the international press at the Geneva Motor Show. It is a vehicle with an advanced communication system, fruit of the collaboration between Jaguar Land Rover and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the largest humanitarian organization in the world. The SVO team worked closely with the Austrian Red Cross to develop a unique Land Rover for use by their rescue teams. This project wants to help the Red Cross to save lives, since its goal is to reduce the response time in case of an accident. Overall, Land Rover has been assisting the Red Cross since 1953, having already made available 120 vehicles to the IFRC for use in the four corners of the world. Project Hero incorporates a drone in the roof of the vehicle. This is the first time that a fully integrated landing system is incorporated in a car, as well as the automatic centralization technology that makes it easy to land the drone on Project Hero when the vehicle is in motion.
This new drone system further enhances the extraordinary capability of the new Discovery. From the drone live images can be sent to Red Cross rescue crews, helping them with their response times and improving their speed of assistance in landslides, floods and avalanches. Sudden changes in surfaces can invalidate existing maps and represent an added challenge to the danger and difficulty of saving survivors. Therefore, the aerial view of the drone is quite practical as it helps rescue teams to examine the affected area from a safe distance. According to John Edwards, Special Operations Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover: “It is a great honor for Land Rover and SVO’s engineers and designers to support this incredible humanitarian aid provided by IFRC and its members. The new Discovery is an SUV with more off-road capability and Project Hero perfectly blends its improved performance and latest technology. We look forward to helping the Red Cross to save lives in emergency situations. “
Jemilah Mahmood, Under Secretary General for Partnerships of the IFRC, comments: “We greatly appreciate the generous support provided by Land Rover over the last 60 years and our proud international relationship as it has transformed the lives of millions of people into around the world. This partnership with Land Rover has allowed communities across the planet to withstand more chances of surviving natural disasters such as monsoon, flood and earthquakes. ” “This project combines the experience of the Red Cross and Jaguar Land Rover to create a totally unique vehicle that we hope will mark the difference in salvage operations that take place in the most complicated places,” he adds. The ‘Project Hero’ will be at the Austrian Red Cross training center in Erzberg in the mountainous Eisenerz mine region and in Vienna for 12 months from June 2017. The drone will be used in simulations to develop new techniques to help solve simple situations and in tests related to complex natural disasters, including night rescue operations and in high density forests. The Red Cross will also use Project Hero in emergency situations caused by natural disasters such as heavy snowfalls, floods and earthquakes.
Hail is one of the meteorological phenomena that can most damage your car if you have it parked on the street. We give you some tips to protect it to the fullest, With the winter in its final stage, hail is one of the greatest threats to the health of our car, by the force with which it hits and the damage it can cause if we do not take the necessary precautionary measures. In general, the climate during the winter is cold, but depending on the place or how much the temperatures fall, the precipitation goes from being liquid water to fall in the form of snow or even hail. The latter, although it is very vulnerable to the sun and melts faster than accumulated snow, is often the nightmare of many, for the damage it can cause in our vehicles or homes. These small ice stones can put us in trouble if they catch us off guard on public roads and cause damage that, although they can be backed by your car insurance, it would be more convenient to avoid them.
But how can we protect ourselves from a hail without suffering damage?
Although there is no completely effective way to do it, there are certain basic tips that can avoid many headaches. The first and foremost is to check the weather before leaving home, so we can calculate if we can return without getting caught in the middle of an intense fall of hail. It should be noted that hail is not always so harmful; A slight hail is just a little stronger than an intense rain, so you can reach your destination without major worries. But if what is coming is a storm, it is preferable that you plan or seek another form of travel, in order to protect the integrity of your car. The second recommendation is always to look for a covered space for your car in hail days, so that you can protect it while you are not using it. As this is not always possible, we recommend that you buy a thick car cover, so that you can cover it and isolate the paint from direct contact with the ice.
Remember that hail is more harmful than intense rain, as it causes damage with the impact itself and melting can cause stains in the paint. Finally, if you can not avoid a hail while you are in the car, it is best to park until the intensity decreases. Being frozen water, the hail wet the road, congests it and can cause unwanted landslides that could endanger your life. With the arrival of summer, large storms appear and the threat of hail fall is constant. We give you some tips to make sure your car is safe.
It can cause big disorders.
If the forecast predicts fall of hail, that alone is enough for all alarms to light up and it is an imminent nightmare for motorists as well as for anyone since roofs, windows, tiles and other things are also at risk. The summer is usually the season where more force has to happen the fall of “stones” that could put us in difficulties with the breaking of glasses, windscreens, rates. So you can prevent an unhappy moment, we give you some tips:
It is fundamental, beyond that the prediction is not always fulfilled, to check the weather forecast with a margin that allows you to protect yourself and your car. Do everything possible to leave the car indoors or in the shelter. As obvious as it sounds, it usually happens that walking a little less or not paying for a parking lot ends up being more expensive. If you see that the sky threatens, prevention is better than cure. If we leave the car parked for a long time in one place, there are blankets or just a half shadow to use as an “anti-hail” cover. There are all the sizes, materials and prices for the different types of shots. If the garage is uncovered, it is advisable to place a half shade – double if possible – to “cut” the stones and solve easily and economically a problem that could be worse if we did not. Have an insurance policy that contemplates the fall of hail. Although not all of them guarantee 100% coverage for the damages that have occurred in the face of this climatic phenomenon, some of them propose conditions and limits for amounts of repairs.
How to protect your car from a hail storm
Hail storms are becoming more common in Argentina. Only in the month of March, the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires and the Buenos Aires suburbs were affected numerous times by rain and hail. In itself, this 2018 promises to be a year with climatic changes. During the first two months of the year, for example, it rained a third of what is supposed to rain normally. To this is added the unexpected hailstorms that found the population unprepared, and their vehicles suffered the consequences. So that the same thing does not happen to you, we recommend you read this note where we give you all the information about your car regarding the hail. What is hail? How is the car protected? What to do once the storm is unleashed? What types of auto insurance cover hail damage? In this article, we answer all your questions. We also recommend you read this note about how to protect your car from weather variations.
What is hail and why is it produced?
The first of March, the citizens of La Plata, province of Buenos Aires, had to run to seek shelter because of a storm that affected different sectors of the city. Unfortunately, it was not just a rain shower, but also a small hail fall. A few days later, multiple storms loomed in the north of Buenos Aires, and stones fell again. What are these stones? The hail is a type of precipitation of solid state consisting of clusters ice . Therefore, it is formed mostly by water and ice. Hail storms do not form under any weather condition; Different factors must coincide, such as the movement of air. According to the Metered organization, frequent hail during the month of March in Buenos Aires was caused by the presence of a strong vertical wind shear, which changed direction and increased its intensity and by a relatively dry atmosphere. Another factor to take into account is the time of year: March is known as ” transition month “, as we move from one station to another. During this period, bad weather is more frequent, given that large low-pressure system that favor the formation of wind shear in the atmosphere, which is key in the formation of hail storms.
Something that we can not ignore is that many times the Meteorological Service warns us about the fall of hail, but many others do not, since the climate is not 100% predictable. Therefore, the best we can do is to be prepared to protect ourselves and preserve our vehicle from the inclemency of the weather.
How to protect the car from hail?
There are many ways to get rid of the hail worry in your head. One of them is to take out an Insurance for Cars that covers the damages produced by hail. Do all types of policies have this type of service? No, not all. That is why it is important that, before hiring insurance, you are informed about all its characteristics. The Civil Liability Insurance, known as Third Party Insurance, is the policy that we must contract in a compulsory manner, in accordance with the Traffic Law. This type of insurance does not protect your car from damage, inclement weather, fire or theft. However, some insurance agents, such as, for example, Flabella Insurance, allow modifying the characteristics of this insurance. And so Third-Party Insurance becomes one of those that how to protect my car from hail. Another type of insurance offered by Saguaros Flabella, which can also count on the option of protection from hail storm damage, is the All-Risk Insurance.
What is an All-Risk Insurance? As the name implies, it covers your vehicle with varied risks; It is a broad and complete coverage, which is ideal for the total tranquility of the owner. Also, there are some tips that you can follow to keep your car safe from hail: first, check frequently the weather forecast. Second, leave the car indoors, as much as possible. Although it seems obvious, there are times when, by not walking or not paying a parking, we leave our car without shelter. Third, acquire a cover for the car that protects from hail; There are different sizes and materials. Fourth, as we said before, whether you have a used car or a bright 0 km., The idea is to take out insurance for cars. Always remember before taking out insurance, find out about all the benefits and ask if it includes coverage for weather damage and, specifically, hail.
What to do once the hail fell?
If we could not foresee the situation and our car was damaged by hail fall, what we should do is the following: if we had insurance, the first thing is to communicate with the company as soon as possible. In most insurance companies, after an event, the complaint must be made before the past 72 hours. Through this complaint, material damages are reported. And, immediately after, the claim for compensation must be made. Remember not to let too much time pass between one thing and the other. Faced with an emergency situation in case of hail, we show you some tips on what to do with your car, without losing your calm. The prognosis is usually effective against the hail fall and automatically all the drivers get desperate to keep the car in a safe place so that it does not suffer breakage or damage. In this season there are usually summer storms where there are many chances of falling stone.
Look at some advice on what to do in such a situation:
Check the weather forecast every day so that it allows you to protect yourself and your car. Do everything possible to leave the car indoors or in shelter. We get cheaper parking than the fix of the broken window or any damage to the sheet of the vehicle. If you see that the sky threatens, be warned. In case of leaving the car parked, put a blanket that protects the sheet of the vehicle. If the garage is discovered, it is advisable to place a half shade to “cut” the stones. Have an insurance policy that contemplates the fall of hail. Do not try to take shelter under trees because you can fall branches. In case of walking, the tires should be in good condition, with a sufficient depth of drawing and with the pressure recommended by the manufacturer. Turn on the lights of the car. Rain and hail cause the visibility of the driver to reduce by at least 60%.