LAND ROVER DEBUTS TWO SIGNIFICANT PRODUCTS AT THE 2017 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
(MAHWAH, N.J.)–April 12, 2017– Jaguar Land Rover will showcase its latest U.S. model line-ups from both brands at the 2017 New York International Auto Show, April 12 – 23, with the global debut of the refreshed 2018 Jaguar F-TYPE now available with a 296-hp Ingenium four cylinder powertrain and the U.S. debut of the all-new Range Rover Velar.
Held in Jaguar Land Rover’s largest North American market, the New York International Auto Show is an important milestone for both the Jaguar and Land Rover brands. The Jaguar Land Rover display at the 2017 New York International Auto Show is located at show stand #710 in the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
Jaguar Land Rover’s activities were kicked off this week with a special New York City customer preview of the Range Rover Velar on Tuesday evening featuring a special performance by British pop sensation, Ellie Goulding at Lincoln Center Plaza.
Following the Wednesday and Thursday press and industry trade days of the New York International Auto Show, Land Rover will conclude its week at the annual East Side House Settlement Gala, a private charity preview of the public days of the Auto Show, held on the evening of Thursday, April 13. As this year’s title vehicle sponsor, Land Rover has donated a 2018 Range Rover Velar First Edition to be auctioned off that evening, with all proceeds benefitting the East Side House Settlement; a community-based organization in the South Bronx that works with schools, community centers and other partners to bring quality education and resources to residents of the Bronx and Northern Manhattan.
RANGE ROVER VELAR
Following its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show last month, the all-new 2018 Range Rover Velar will be on display for the first time in the United States at the New York International Auto Show before going on sale later this year, priced from $49,9001.
Positioned between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport, the Range Rover Velar signals the next generation of design direction for the Range Rover family; offering new levels of luxury, refinement and all-terrain capability for the mid-size SUV segment.
Three available diesel and gas powertrains will be offered -- a responsive 180hp 2.0-liter turbocharged Ingenium diesel 4-cylinder, a 247hp 2.0-liter turbocharged gas Ingenium 4-cylinder and a 380hp supercharged 3.0-liter gas V6 engine – in Velar and Velar R-Dynamic trim levels, that are selectively available in four separate specifications including Standard, S, SE and HSE.
Available for the first model year only, the Range Rover Velar First Edition is the most-exclusive specification available for the new model and will be limited to approximately 500 units in the United States, The First Edition, which will be on display at the Land Rover stand, is powered by the 380hp 3.0-liter supercharged V6 gas engine and features a wealth of extra features as standard, including unique interior and exterior finishes, as well as a 1,600W Meridian™ Signature Sound System. First Edition models are available exclusively in one of three colors; Corris Grey, Silicon Silver, or Flux Silver – a unique added cost satin finish exclusive to the First Edition, which will be meticulously hand-sprayed at Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations’ Oxford Road Technical Center in the UK.
Alongside the 2018 Range Rover Velar, Land Rover will also display the all-new Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Evoque Convertible and Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic – the most luxurious and powerful series-production Range Rover in the model’s 45-year history.
2018 JAGUAR F-TYPE
This year’s New York International Auto Show brings with it the global debut of a new 4- cylinder powered 2018 Jaguar F-TYPE as part of the model’s mid-cycle refresh. Already recognized as the brand’s most performance-focused vehicle, the updated F-TYPE features host of powertrain, exterior, interior and technology enhancements for the 2018 model year.
The 2018 F-TYPE features distinctive looks both inside and out, and is immediately distinguished by new full-LED headlights, a revised front fascia, as well as new paint and wheel options. Inside, driver and passenger alike benefit from extra legroom afforded by new slimline seats; contributing to an incremental weight savings over the previous standard seats, as well as improving ergonomics and comfort with the added option of a cooling function. The interior is also enhanced with a new noble chrome interior, the addition of an optional Sienna Tan interior and new finishers on the center console.
The 2018 model year brings with it a limited edition F-TYPE called the 400 SPORT which will be available for one year only. Featuring an uprated 3.0-liter supercharged gas V6 tuned to produce 400hp, the 400 SPORT is further distinguished by distinctive Yellow and Dark Satin Grey 400 SPORT badges on the front and rear of the car. Available in three separate colors – Indus Silver, Santorini Black and Yulong White metallic paint – there are also unique interior design elements which include 400 SPORT branding in the center console, steering wheel, treadplates and embroidered headrests. Yellow contrast stitching features throughout the cabin.
Additional updates to the 2018 F-TYPE now include standard Jaguar InControl® Touch Pro™ infotainment which, thanks to its fast processor and automotive Ethernet connections, supports a number additional apps and driver assistance technologies2. Debuting on the refreshed 2018 F-TYPE, Jaguar and Land Rover also now offer GoPro® connectivity on all 2018 model year vehicles equipped with the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system2. Called ReRun, the new app is designed to be used off-highway, sourcing telemetry data from the car; measuring speed, lateral acceleration, gear selection, throttle and brake position, and overlaying this information into an easy to digest dashboard on video filmed with the GoPro camera paired and mounted to the car3. The high quality video – including a unique ‘highlights’ section – can be downloaded to the driver’s smartphone, creating a shareable record or the driver’s successes on track.
Following the North American debut of the 2018 model year F-TYPE at this year’s New York International Auto show, Jaguar will also introduce further updates for the 2018 model year which, for the first-time ever, include the addition of a high-output 2.0 liter turbocharged Ingenium 4-cylinder gas engine that will be the new entry point for the F-TYPE model range.
Producing 296hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque, the highly responsive 4-cylinder F-TYPE Coupe is exclusively mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission powering the rear wheels. The 2018 F-TYPE 4-cylinder will start at $59,9001 when it goes on sale later this year.
The expanded F-TYPE model range will now appeal to an even broader range of potential new buyers with 24 different variants offer, with starting prices between $59,900 and $125,0001, selectively powered by 4-, 6- and 8-cylinder engines ranging from the 296hp 4-cylinder to the 575hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8 found in the 200mph F-TYPE SVR4.
Other vehicles from the Jaguar portfolio that will be displayed during the show include the Jaguar F-PACE, the brand’s first-ever SUV, as well as the Jaguar XE, XF and XJ luxury sedans.
(1) All prices shown are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes $995 destination/handling charge, tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your local authorized Jaguar or Land Rover Retailer for details.
(2) Do not use Jaguar InControl® features under conditions that will affect your safety or the safety of others. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control.
(3) Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Do not operate, adjust or view the navigation or multimedia systems under conditions that will affect your safety or the safety of others. Only use mobile phones, and other devices, even with voice commands, when it is safe to do so(4) F-TYPE SVR Coupe top speed is 200 mph. F-TYPE SVR Convertible top speed is 195 mph. Always follow local speed limits.