A while back, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) released a PDF document titled 'Our Plan for Sustainability.' Some of the information in this document is now a little dated, but if you are considering purchasing a new Land Rover or Jaguar and are concerned about sustainability and the environment, it is certainly worth the read. The 67 page e-brochure provides a great deal of background on what the company is doing to foster sustainability, conservation, and environmentalism.
If you happen to live in Colorado or don't mind a drive, it's not too late to plan on attending the Land Rover National Rally in Breckenridge. The Land Rover National Rally is non-profit event organized by the Solihull Society, a Land Rover club serving the state of Colorado. The 2011 event will be held Tuesday, August 2nd through Saturday, August 6th. The rally is open to anyone with an interest of Land Rovers and responsible four-wheeling.
Over the past several days, multiple outlets have reported that a Range Rover Evoque convertible is probably in the works. Land Rover is certainly no stranger to building open top vehicles that are rugged enough for severe off-road duty, so we're sure the company can pull it off. However, the conversation is not whether Land Rover can, it is whether it should. For a company that is as well-traveled as Land Rover, it has managed to find a different road for the Range Rover Evoque.
By now you have almost certainly heard of the Progressive Snapshot program. Snapshot is a program that provides auto insurance discounts of up to 30% based on how you drive. The hitch is that you must install the Snapshot tracking device in your vehicle and allow it to collect data on your driving habits. The program is not without criticisms (more about those in a future post), but now you will be able to hear directly from a source using the device in a Land Rover.
Here is an inspirational video for a sweltering Sunday afternoon (the thermometer registered 118°F in the sun today). While the video inspires a profound sense of pride in being part of the Land Rover owner family, it does leave us wishing our office walls weren't quite so close in, if you know what we mean. On a side note, we were intrigued by the six thousand nine hundred languages bit. Actually, according to Ethnologue, there are 6,909 known living languages.