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04-25-22

From the Great Outdoors to Outer Space—The Land Rover and Virgin Galactic Adventure of a Lifetime Sweepstakes

Bet you never thought an auto company could take you to outer space.  Well, think again, because Land Rover is doing just that.

Land Rover isn’t just about experiencing the great outdoors in style. It’s about adventure. And with Land Rover’s new partnership with Virgin Galactic, Land Rover owners can experience the adventure of a lifetime—a trip to outer space! 

Land Rover and Virgin Galactic recently announced the Adventure of a Lifetime Sweepstakes, giving Land Rover owners who reside in the U.S. the chance to win a seat on a Virgin Galactic space flight. 

You earn one entry just for registering, and you can maximize your chances of winning by referring your friends, family and connections—your Space Team—to earn more entries. The more entries you earn, the higher your odds of winning.

If you don’t win a trip to outer space, don’t worry.  You can win other prizes as well, including a Land Rover Experience Center Adventure at the beautiful Quail Lodge in Carmel and all sorts of branded merchandise. 

The Land Rover & Virgin Galactic Adventure of a Lifetime Sweepstakes is an exciting endeavor to be a part of something bigger than ourselves, to play a part in the evolution of human space travel. Learn more about this out-of-this-world opportunity here.

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Cole European in Walnut Creek, California, is your Bay Area Land Rover dealership. Our diverse selection of new Land Rover models and Certified Pre-Owned Land Rovers are hand-selected for Bay Area drivers. The Cole European Land Rover Service Center in Walnut Creek, CA, employs factory-trained and certified Land Rover technicians to keep your vehicle performing at its best for years to come. Shop online or visit Cole European in Walnut Creek, California, to test drive a new Land Rover today.

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04-13-22

A Land Rover Experience

Tired of Bay Area traffic? Of irate drivers? Or the exhaust that comes complementary with outdoor dining?

Then get away. With your Land Rover. Take a trip to scenic Carmel and experience rugged, off-road driving while taking time off to boot—to indulge in golf, a spa treatment and fine dining.

The Land Rover Experience Driving Center

Open daily and year-round, the Land Rover Experience Driving Center at Quail Lodge & Golf Club provides customized off-road driving lessons and adventure for all skill levels.  You’ll descend a steep, two-track trail, climb log piles and navigate hairpin turns, all with the guidance and assurance of an expert driver.

A Carmel Valley legend, Quail Lodge is an 850-acre resort surrounded by breathtaking scenery and nestled into the towering Santa Lucia mountain range. In addition to beautifully appointed guest rooms, the resort offers championship golf, tennis and relaxing spa treatments, plus casual fine dining at its famed Edgar's organic farm-to-fork restaurant.

The Land Rover Experience Driving Center offers a variety of lessons and programs for you, for family and for friends.  Experiences range from one hour to a few days.

The One Hour Experience, for example, helps you develop your driving skills with expert coaching including navigating steep inclines, descents and side slopes with beautiful views of the Santa Lucia mountains.

With the Two Hour Experience, you’ll learn essential skills with our expert instructors. Learn several driving techniques while navigating ascents, declines, water crossings, side tilts, and much more!

The Full Day Experience gives you the chance to go on an expedition and tackle longer, more varied trails.  Explore more challenging terrain and refine your driving techniques with an instructor. Enjoy a picnic lunch in a remote awe-inspiring setting.

Advanced Programs include Recovery, Winching, Bespoke, and much more.  We are also able to tailor programs to fit your needs. 

Group Experiences can be customized to fit your group needs. Group experiences are ideal for corporate outings, team building, special occasions, friends, families, and everything in between. Since Group Experiences are custom, pricing may vary.

These are just a few examples of the experiences we offer at the Land Rover Experience Driving Center.  Feel free to contact us for additional details and pricing. 

A rugged, off-road experience—not to mention refined rest and relaxation—awaits you.

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Cole European in Walnut Creek, California, is your Bay Area Land Rover dealership. Our diverse selection of new Land Rover models and Certified Pre-Owned Land Rovers are hand-selected for Bay Area drivers. The Cole European Land Rover Service Center in Walnut Creek, CA, employs factory-trained and certified Land Rover technicians to keep your vehicle performing at its best for years to come. Shop online or visit Cole European in Walnut Creek, California, to test drive a new Land Rover today.

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02-17-22

Versatile and Off-Road Ready: 2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport

Drivers choose a Land Rover because it boasts superior off-road capability paired with luxurious features. The new 2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport blends the latest off-road technology with a premium cabin and a stylish look. Likes its larger sibling, the Land Rover Discovery SUV, the new Land Rover Discovery Sport lets you take on full-size adventures, but in an easy-to-maneuver subcompact SUV.

Land Rover Off-Road Capability

Standard with all-wheel-drive, the new Land Rover Discovery Sport includes Terrain Response 2 with off-road drive modes for grass, snow, mud, and sand, which it selects automatically, acting as a sort of off-road cruise control. All-Terrain Progress Control further assists by maintaining a steady speed while off-roading, while Hill Descent Control automatically applies the brakes when navigating steep inclines or declines. 

Running on a 226 horsepower 2.0L turbocharged I-4 engine, the 2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport can tackle any type of terrain with confidence, truly putting the Sport back in Sport Utility Vehicle. Able to tow up to 4,409 lbs, the new Land Rover Discovery Sport can also wade in up to 23.6 inches of water.

Configurable Dynamics allow you to customize suspension, steering and throttle to optimize performance and comfort on- or off-road. Available ClearSight Ground view with a 3D Surround Camera system quite literally lets you see underneath the Land Rover Discovery Sport to expertly navigate tricky terrain. Add the available Activity Key to leave your keys with the Land Rover while you head out on an epic adventure, without worrying about water damage or your keys getting lost.

Land Rover Luxury

When you like to go off the beaten path but also want to prioritize comfort, the new 2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport offers the best of both. The Land Rover Discovery Sport’s premium cabin features:

  • Panoramic roof
  • 10-inch touchscreen
  • Flexible 5+2 seating
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • 12-way power front seats
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Leather steering wheel and seating
  • Pivi Pro with Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™

For the 2022 model year, the new Land Rover Discovery Sport adds more standard features, including:

  • Keyless entry
  • Heated front seats
  • Power rear liftgate
  • Wireless charging

There are also new exterior color options for the 2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport: Ostuni Pearl White and Lantau Bronze metallic. And the available Third Row Pack adds rear cooling vents and USB ports, along with the pop-up third row.

Premium features in the new 2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport include a 14-speaker Meridian sound system, 3D surround camera, Nanoe™ ionization cabin air purification system, and advanced driver-assist features like an Interactive Driver Display and Blind Spot Assist.

Land Rover Technology and Style

Packed with advanced driver-assist technology and the latest Pivi Pro infotainment system, the new 2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport is a modern SUV for today’s discerning driver. Land Rover driver-assist features include:

  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Rear Collision Monitor
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Driver Condition Monitor
  • Front and Rear Parking Assist
  • Blind Spot Assist with Rear Traffic Monitor
  • Traffic Sign Recognition with Adaptive Speed Limiter

The new Land Rover Discovery Sport is sure to turn heads with its signature British Land Rover style. Inside, you get to enjoy premium materials, luxurious amenities and a streamlined, upscale cabin. Passengers will enjoy wide, comfy seats with an available slide and recline second row. Clever storage solutions can be found throughout the new Land Rover SUV, perfect for packing the most in on your outdoor adventures.

Explore the new 2022 Land Rover Discovery Sport at Cole European in Walnut Creek, California. Serving the Bay Area since 1963, Cole European offers an elevated Land Rover buying experience with expert advice and top-notch customer service. 

Shop online or visit Cole European in Walnut Creek, CA, to test drive a new Land Rover SUV today! Cole European offers a diverse selection of new Land Rover SUVs, Certified Pre-Owned Land Rover models and high-quality used cars. And when it comes time for your next Land Rover service, trust the experienced, factory-trained Land Rover technicians at the Cole European Land Rover Service Center in Walnut Creek, California.

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01-25-22

The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

When you think luxury SUV, you think Land Rover, and when you want a luxury SUV that can take you well off the beaten path, you know a Land Rover Range Rover will take you there in style. The new 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport offers the same luxurious features, dynamic off-road performance and signature British style but starts at a lower price than the full-size Range Rover – and you can add a third row. Get to know the versatile new Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

Power

Available in a range of powertrains, tailor the new 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport to maximize efficiency and comfort or show off its capability and power. The base Range Rover Sport SE runs on a turbocharged 3.0-L with 355-hp, 365 lb-ft of torque.

Upgrade to the 2021 Range Rover Sport HSE Silver Edition and get your choice of a 3.0L turbodiesel V6 with 254-hp or a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder plug-in hybrid (PHEV) with 398 combined horsepower, 472 lb-ft of torque, and the ability to go up to 19 miles* in all-electric mode.

The sporty new Range Rover Sport HST runs on the same powertrain as the SE but with a mild-hybrid (MHEV) setup to produce 395 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. And if you want a supercharged V8 with a whopping 518 ponies, opt for the 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic or Autobiography (also available as a PHEV).

The performance-based new Range Rover Sport SVR gets the SVR treatment and a supercharged V8 that pumps out 575-hp and a whiplash-inducing 516 lb-ft of torque.

Performance

Like its bigger sibling, the 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is as comfortable off-road as it is on pavement. With standard AWD, selectable drive modes and advanced off-road tech, the 2021 Range Rover Sport expertly maneuvers over rocky terrain, through water, and can tow up to 7,716 pounds.

As its name implies, driving the new Range Rover Sport is more, well, sporty. Available Dynamic Response enhances vehicle performance with hydraulic roll control, increased low-speed agility, improved steering precision and better high-speed stability.

Other capability-maximizing technologies in the new 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport includes electronic air suspension, Speed Lowering system, Torque Vectoring by Braking system, and Dynamic Stability Control.

Luxury

Like the full-size Land Rover Range Rover, the midsize Land Rover Range Rover Sport offers premium comfort and convenience features. However, in the new Range Rover Sport, you can add a third row with seating for seven. Enjoy standard leather trim, spacious seats, Meridian sound, and a well-crafted, driver-centric cabin.

Every new 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport comes equipped with advanced safety and driver-assist features, including Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Front and Rear Parking Aid, plus Blind Spot Monitor, 360° Parking Aid with Rear-view Camera, and Traffic Sign Recognition in upgrade trims.

Cole European loves these features in the new 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, by trim:

2021 Range Rover Sport SE

  • Standard AWD
  • Power Liftgate
  • Dual-zone auto climate control
  • 10-inch multimedia touchscreen

2021 Range Rover Sport HSE Silver Edition

  • Sliding panoramic roof
  • Center console refrigerator
  • 19-speaker Meridian surround-sound system
  • Windsor leather heated/ventilated front seats; heated rear seats

2021 Range Rover Sport HST

  • Adaptive suspension
  • Power gesture tailgate
  • Black roof and exterior accents
  • Leather/suedecloth interior trim

2021 Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic

  • Terrain Response 2
  • Windsor leather upholstery
  • 16-way power heated front seats w/ memory
  • Electronic air suspension w/Dynamic Response

2021 Range Rover Sport Autobiography

  • Soft-closing doors
  • Semi-aniline leather upholstery
  • Configurable ambient cabin lighting
  • 22-way heated/cooled front seats w/memory

2021 Range Rover Sport SVR

  • SVR performance seats
  • Aluminum shift paddles
  • SVR tuned air-suspension
  • 575-horsepower supercharged V8

Right now might be your last chance to get the new Land Rover Range Rover Sport with a supercharged V8 as Land Rover shifts toward a more sustainable, electric future. Cole European in Walnut Creek, California, has a great selection of new 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport for sale right now. Shop our new Land Rovers for sale online or visit Cole European in Walnut Creek, CA, to test drive a new Land Rover Range Rover Sport today!

Cole European in Walnut Creek, CA, is your East Bay Area Land Rover dealership. Serving the Bay Area since 1963, Cole European offers a superior car buying experience provided by an experienced team of customer service professionals. And when it comes time for your next Land Rover service, trust the experienced, factory-trained Land Rover technicians at the Cole Land Rover Service Center in Walnut Creek, California.

*EPA-estimated rating for 2021 Range Rover Sport PHEV with fully charged battery. Actual mileage may vary.

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12-20-21

First-Ever U.S. Land Rover Defender Trophy Competition

The inaugural U.S. Land Rover Defender Trophy Competition was inspired by the Camel Trophy international off-road rally of the 1980s and ’90s, was exclusively for purchasers of the limited-production 2022 Land Rover Defender 110 SE Trophy Edition. The original Camel Trophy rally was renowned for its extreme off-road challenges featuring iconic Land Rover SUVs like the Land Rover Discovery, Freelander and original Land Rover Defender. And the U.S. Land Rover Defender Trophy competition is a challenge for a new Land Rover Defender generation. The winner of the U.S. Land Rover Defender Trophy Competition will go on to compete at the Land Rover Trophy rally held in England next year.

2022 Land Rover Defender Trophy Edition

Limited to just 220 units, the new 2022 Land Rover Defender Trophy Edition is a Defender 110 SE X-Dynamic P400 with exclusive features and extra off-road capabilities, including:

  • Defender Works V8 Trophy-inspired Heritage Yellow vehicle wrap
  • Extended Black Exterior Pack
  • Tow hitch receiver
  • All-terrain tires
  • ClearSight RearView
  • Expedition roof rack
  • Deployable ladder
  • Winch installation kit
  • Integrated air compressor

The 2022 Land Rover Defender Trophy Edition also features the Air Suspension Pack, Cold Climate Pack, Off-road Pack, and Advanced Off-road Capability Pack. Buyers of the limited edition Land Rover Defender were invited to compete in the first-ever U.S. Defender Trophy Competition held at the famed Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. In 2021, 81 two-person teams put their off-road, teamwork and physical skills to the ultimate test while experiencing firsthand the true capability of the new Land Rover Defender.

2021 U.S. Land Rover Trophy Competition

Starting October 11, 2021, 81 teams descended upon the sprawling Biltmore Estate in North Carolina to put their skills to the test in their new 2022 Land Rover Defender Trophy Edition SUV. The competition started with one-on-one coaching to help the teams develop their extreme off-road driving skills and learn the new Land Rover Defender inside and out.

U.S. Defender Trophy Competition entrants were subjected to many challenges on and off-road, sometimes testing endurance or physical strength, other times putting their ability to work as a team to the test. The Land Rover Defender Trophy Edition teams were armed with a not-to-scale map, compass and a handheld GPS to first locate their Land Rover Defender Trophy Edition SUV before beginning the day’s tasks.

Entrants encountered electric fences, black bears, angry farmers and a terrain that was anything but even, navigating through thick forests, exposed roots, and plenty of mud to complete various challenges and score points.

Some of the U.S. Land Rover Defender Trophy challenges included building a puzzle that was also a bridge, punching a hole on a card zip-tied to the front bumper (with a hole punch that’s stuck to a tree at a precarious angle), and manually winching the 5,000 lb Defender uphill one car length.

Participants learned essential driving skills and techniques helpful in many off-road situations. ‘Vehicle empathy’ was emphasized, encouraging drivers to treat their Land Rover in ways that will keep it performing through many more adventures.

After six days of 15 teams each, the scores were tallied and the winners were announced. Team Cody from Charlotte, NC, took home the first-ever U.S. Land Rover Defender Trophy along with new off-road skills and know-how, plus bragging rights. Team Cody will move onto the Land Rover Trophy Competition at the Eastnor Castle in England for an even more grueling off-road endurance race at the Land Rover Trophy challenge in 2022.

While the 2022 Defenders driven in the U.S. Land Rover Trophy competition have been spoken for, you can build a new 2023 Land Rover Defender 90 or 110 that is as capable as the limited edition Land Rover Defender Trophy Edition. Start with the online configurator at Land Rover USA. Choose everything from your engine, Defender length, colors and add Packs or other accessories. 

You may not be able to get the exclusive Defender Trophy Edition wrap or the experience at the Biltmore Estate, but you can get all the off-road capability for which the legendary Land Rover Defender is known. However, with a Land Rover Experience Drive, you can visit the North Carolina Experience Center for a private lesson and a chance to test out a capable Land Rover SUV over the same rugged terrain. Or stay local at the Land Rover Experience Center in Carmel, California. Contact Cole European to book your Land Rover Experience Drive or Adventure Travel.

Cole European in Walnut Creek, California, will help you build a new Land Rover Defender that is as capable and luxurious as your driving style requires. Our friendly, knowledgeable team will explain all the different features and options available in the new 2022 Land Rover Defender – or any new Land Rover SUV. Save your online configuration and send it to Cole European, or give us a call and stop by Cole European in Walnut Creek, California, to get expert Land Rover advice and test drive a new Land Rover.

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11-09-21

The All-New 2022 Land Rover Range Rover

After nearly a decade, Land Rover debuts a new generation of Range Rover. The fifth-generation 2022 Land Rover Range Rover features a new three-row option that seats seven and will soon offer a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain. The tweaks to the exterior may be subtle, but inside it is a whole new ballgame. The all-new 2022 Land Rover Range Rover gets a streamlined new look, some serious technology updates and even more capability.

Sleek Minimalist Design

Setting it apart from the competition, Land Rover removed any excess lines, distracting fenders, massive grilles, and unnecessary plastic and rubber to create a beautiful, timeless SUV that is more aerodynamic. The overall silhouette carries over from the previous generation of Range Rover, but now everything blends in seamlessly, including the retractable door handles. The refined new 2022 Land Rover Range Rover offers a plethora of exterior color choices, including two-tone options. The whole look is one of restraint, a true feat in automotive design.

New MLA-Flex Architecture

The all-new Land Rover Range Rover is built with a 75% aluminum body structure and has more stiffness to create a safer drive. Adaptive Dynamics monitor movements 500x a minute and adjust with continuously variable damper settings. The standard Electronic Air Suspension System with Dynamic Response Pro improves handling, cornering and reduces body roll. You can also raise or lower the all-new 2022 Range Rover to make loading/unloading cargo easier and enhance its smooth ride. Electronic Active Rear Locking Differential and Torque Vectoring by Braking provide more traction, grip and control.

Choice of Powertrains

The 2022 Range Rover offers a standard 3.0-liter turbocharged I6 with a mild-hybrid (MHEV) system that pumps out 395-hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. If that’s not enough for you, upgrade to the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 with 523-hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. For the first time, the Land Rover Range Rover will offer a plug-in hybrid option with 423-hp in 2023, followed by a full EV version set to debut in 2024. The new Land Rover Range Rover extended-range PHEV is estimated to get 62-miles in all-electric range.

Ultimate Off-Road Capability

For the first time, All Wheel Steering comes standard and makes the all-new 2022 Land Rover Range Rover the easiest Land Rover to maneuver yet. Terrain Response® 2 with Configurable Terrain Response® technology lets you choose from eight drive modes so you can navigate any terrain with precision. And the all-new Range Rover can wade a deep as the new Land Rover Defender at up to 35.4 inches. Get up to 11.6 inches of ground clearance and tow up to 7,716 pounds. Use advanced driver-assist tech, including Hitch Assist & Trailer Stability Control to steer your trailer load like a pro.

Superpremium Interior

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Land Rover if it didn’t offer a luxurious cabin space. Like the exterior, the all-new Range Rover features a minimalist interior – in design only. Enjoy Windsor or Semi-Aniline leather throughout the cabin, genuine Walnut veneer, and niceties like hot stone massage seats with heating and cooling. New Executive Rear Class Seating lets you choose between four or five seats based on passenger needs. The seating is wide, plush and spacious. Opt for the all-new three-row long wheelbase Land Rover Range Rover if you need room for seven.

Advanced Technology

Featuring the new Pivi Pro, the all-new 2022 Land Rover Range Rover gets the latest in automotive technology. A ‘floating’ 13.1-inch multimedia touchscreen pairs with a 13.7-inch digital cluster gauge display and features 3D maps, AI, wireless phone connectivity and charging, and over-the-air updates. Alexa Built-In makes it easy to control with voice activation, including from inside your home when paired with your smart devices. Those in the Rear Executive Class seats can control climate, music and more with an 8-inch rear touchscreen controller. The available Rear Seat Entertainment system adds two 11.4-inch HD screens to watch movies or connect a console with HDMI.

Enjoy the premium Meridian™ sound system, with up to 35 speakers, in a nearly silent cabin, thanks to Active Noise Cancellation. And breathe the freshest air with the PM 2.5 filtration and nanoe™ X technology that can even filter out viruses and manage CO2 levels to optimize your health and wellness.

Endless Customization

The all-new 2022 Land Rover Range Rover configurator is currently open, so you can explore all of the available powertrains, colors, materials, technology and accessories to build your dream Range Rover. Available in four trims – SE, Autobiography, First Edition and SV – the all-new Range Rover also offers the choice between a standard or long wheelbase that seats five and the first-ever long wheelbase that seats seven.

Cole European’s favorite features in the all-new 2022 Land Rover Range Rover:

  • Four zone climate control
  • Hot stone massage heated & cooled front seats
  • Curved ‘floating glass’ 13.1” touchscreen
  • Rear Seat Entertainment with two 11.4” HD screens
  • 34-speaker Meridian™ audio system + subwoofer
  • All-wheel steering
  • Electronic Air Suspension
  • Configurable Terrain Response®
  • Wade up to 35.4 inches, tow up to 7,716 lbs
  • Available third row for seven seats

Stay connected with Cole European to be in the know when the all-new 2022 Land Rover Range Rover officially goes on sale in early 2022. Shop at Cole Land Rover online or stop by our Land Rover dealership in Walnut Creek, CA, to test drive a new Land Rover today! Our team of experienced, factory-trained Land Rover technicians is here to keep your current Land Rover running at its best. Family owned since 1963, Cole European in Walnut Creek, California, is your Bay Area Land Rover dealership.

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10-29-21

2021 Land Rover TRĕK Competition Featuring the 2022 Land Rover Defender

Since 1996, Land Rover retailer employees have gotten to enjoy an unusual employee perk, the chance to test their vehicle knowledge in a grueling off-road challenge using the latest Land Rover SUV, dubbed the Land Rover TRĕK Off-Road Competition. In 2021, that vehicle was none other than the new 2022 Land Rover Defender 110 S P300, complete with bespoke TRĕK badging and Land Rover off-road packs and name-brand accessories. 70 teams of three from Land Rover Dealerships across North America met in Asheville, North Carolina to camp, compete and learn firsthand just what the Land Rover Defender is capable of. Cole European sent three of our best, Dustin, Michael and Doug, to represent Walnut Creek, California and the Bay Area.

Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

The famed Biltmore Estate in Asheville boasts 8,000 acres of lush forests, trails, rivers and off-road terrain. The competition plan itself remains a secret to the competitors until they are in the thick of it. Each team uses a map, compass, GPS and teamwork to navigate around the estate and complete a series of off-road challenges and team tasks. This event is not for the faint of heart. To make it even more fun, there was pouring rain and lightning storms throughout the event.

The teams began with a night of camping and woke up bright and early at 5 am to navigate on foot to find their designated 2022 Land Rover Defender 110 S P300 TRĕK Edition. Team Cole European was the first to arrive at their Defender and set off in the rain and mud to the first challenge. Celebrity teams were also competing, including Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, ESPN journalist Alyssa Roenigk and high-altitude ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson along with internet stars Jeff Glucker of Hooniverse, Tommy Mica of The Fast Lane and Bryon Dorr of Gear Junkie.

2022 Land Rover Defender TRĕK Edition

The 2022 Land Rover Defender 110 P300 TRĕK Edition ran on the new 2.0L inline-four engine with 296 horsepower and included impressive upgrades by name-brand companies like Lucky8 Off Road, Factor55, GoodYear and Warn Industries.

The custom Defenders featured 18-inch steel wheels, a Hi-Lift Jack, Warn Zeon 10-S winch kit, TRED Pro Recovery boards, off-road driving lights, limb-risers, traction board, and essentials like a shovel and Garmin GPS. The special edition 2022 Defender was equipped with the Land Rover Off-Road Pack with a Domestic Plug Socket, Off-Road Tires, Electronic Active Differential, and the Land Rover Towing Pack with All Terrain Progress Control, Terrain Response 2, Advanced Tow Assist, Tow Hitch Receiver and Configurable Terrain Response.

A bespoke TRĕK emblem, numbered badging, special logos inside and out and a striking orange and black vehicle wrap rounded out the customized Defender’s look. Cole European currently has our competition Defender on display and is available for one lucky Land Rover enthusiast to own!

Land Rover TRĕK Challenges

The teams were offered up 14 challenges, choosing only the ones they thought they could complete for the most points, as there was not enough time to do all of them. The off-road challenges included the 2 Car Lengths challenge, winching the 5,000+ lb Land Rover Defender two car lengths uphill using only the Hi-Lift Jack and chains – in under an hour.

Team Cole European also chose to Build a Bridge over a creek. But, this bridge was also a puzzle that had to be priced together to make the Land Rover logo, and had to support the 2.5 ton Land Rover Defender. Mind you, it was also pouring rain.

Some teams tried the Rat Pack, a deceivingly simple task of rotating the Land Rover Defender 360-degrees. However, the Defender was placed in an octagon not much bigger than it was, and drivers needed to turn all the way around without hitting vertical poles at every point. It was a move straight out of the Austin Powers movie.

Other challenges involved two teams working together. Team Cole European worked with the team from Marin on two challenges, completing them quickly and efficiently. Usually, there are kayaking, mountain biking and straight-up running challenges, but due to – you guessed it – supply chain issues, not enough gear could be rounded up. But there were plenty of other ways to exhaust your body completely!

Land Rover Product Knowledge Experts

Ultimately, the Land Rover TRĕK Competition is about educating Land Rover retailer staff about the capabilities of the Land Rover Defender. This firsthand product knowledge is invaluable in helping Land Rover staff educate their customers, assist with service issues and ensure every Land Rover owner gets the most out of their SUV. Dustin (Finance Manager), Michael (Service Advisor) and Doug (Service Technician), each working in a different department, can now impart their knowledge to the rest of the Cole European team and build excitement for Land Rover products.

While Cole European didn’t win, Dustin said, “it was an amazing event, and we all had a blast participating.” Congrats to Dustin, Doug and Michael for completing the extensive course! Be sure to speak with them to learn more about the true off-road capability of the new 2022 Land Rover Defender.

Cole European in Walnut Creek, California, has our very own 2022 Land Rover Defender TRĕK Edition on display – and it’s for sale! There are only 70 in existence, so don’t hesitate. Shop for a new Land Rover Defender online or stop by Cole European in Walnut Creek, CA, to take a test drive today!

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09-22-21

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Arguably one of Land Rover’s most eye-catching models, the new 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is an affordable way to join the league of elite Range Rover owners. The compact SUV boasts impressive off-road capabilities thanks to standard AWD and Land Rover’s legendary off-road technology. Also present are the luxurious materials and premium features for which Range Rover’s are renowned. New for 2021 is an upgraded infotainment system, the all-new Pivi Pro, plus more advanced driver-assist and safety features.

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Sharp Style

The new Land Rover Range Rover Evoque’s striking design is bound to turn heads. And the handsome, luxurious interior will have your passengers in awe. The panoramic roof opens up the cabin of the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque to let in more light or stars and enhances the Land Rover’s appeal. Leather comes standard, or opt for the attractive, textured wool and eucalyptus fiber option to cover the seats, dash and door panels.

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Capable Performance

A 246 horsepower, 269 lb-ft of torque P250 2.0L four-cylinder engine is now standard across the 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque lineup. It pairs with a 9-speed automatic transmission. Choose from the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque S, SE, or the sportier Land Rover Evoque R-Dynamic S, SE or HSE.

Equipped with standard Terrain Response2 all-wheel-drive, the new Land Rover Range Rover Evoque features six drive modes: Eco, Sand, Grass-Gravel-Snow, Mud/Ruts, General and Auto. Choose your drive mode, or allow the advanced Land Rover to determine the optimal driving mode automatically.

The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque can also wade in water up to 23-inches deep using the Wade Sensing feature, which detects depth, so you never end up underwater. Now standard for the 2021 model year, the new Land Rover utilizes a 360° Surround camera system, called ClearSight Ground View, that allows you to essentially see through the hood of the Land Rover to the ground below it.

The available Dynamic Handling Pack adds Adaptive Dynamics, which uses adaptive suspension damping that adjusts 100 times a second to maximize comfort and performance. Configurable Dynamics, also included in the package, allow the driver to control the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque’s throttle, gearbox shifting, steering and suspension, so you get exactly what you need in any situation.

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Advanced Technology

New for 2021, the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque now has Pivi Pro on a 10-inch touchscreen. The new Pivi Pro system features over-the-air updates, the ability to connect two smartphones at once, enhanced navigation and greater ease of use. Higher trims of the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque also include another 10-inch screen below.

The new 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque offers a ClearSight Rearview Mirror that uses a camera above the roof to show you what is behind you, even if your trunk is filled to the brim with gear or luggage. It’s like having x-ray vision through your rearview mirror.

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The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque gets plenty of advanced safety features, including:

  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Cruise Control and Speed Limiter
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Front and Rear parking aid
  • Driver Condition Monitor
  • 360° Surround Camera
  • Emergency Braking
  • Available Blind Spot Assist Pack: Blind Spot Assist, Clear Exit Monitor and Rear Traffic Monitor
  • Available Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Available Rear Traffic Monitor

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Some of Cole European’s favorite features in the new Land Rover Range Rover Evoque include:

  • 12-way power-adjustable front seats with lumbar
  • Power tailgate
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Ebony grained leather seats
  • Two-zone climate control
  • Ambient interior lighting

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Upgrade to the new Land Rover Range Rover Evoque R-Dynamic to add sporty accents, including gloss black trim, side vents, unique grille and bumpers, satin chrome interior trim, two-tone seats and more. The R-Dynamic models also feature:

  • Powered gesture tailgate
  • 20-inch wheels
  • 14-way power front seats
  • Perforated Windsor leather
  • 10-speaker Meridian™ sound system
  • Keyless entry

Explore the stylish 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque at Cole European in Walnut Creek, California. Serving the Bay Area since 1963, Cole European offers an elevated car buying experience with a knowledgeable team and top-notch customer service. Our authorized Land Rover Service Center in Walnut Creek, CA, provides expert care for your Land Rover SUV. Shop at Cole European online or visit Cole European in Walnut Creek, California, to test drive the new 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.

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08-23-21

2022 Land Rover Discovery

The new 2022 Land Rover Discovery is the three-row SUV for the adventurous family. Packed with luxury features and plenty of off-road capability, the stylish new Land Rover Discovery returns in 2022. Enjoy more refinements in style and interior features, new Pivi Pro infotainment, and a choice between two powerful turbocharged engines. There is also more standard equipment now included in the new 2022 Land Rover Discovery.

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The new 2022 Land Rover Discovery S features standard all-wheel-drive with electronic air suspension, Terrain Response® and Adaptive Dynamics. The new Land Rover Discovery can tow up to 8,200 pounds and, with Advanced Tow Assist, you can maneuver the largest of trailers with confidence. Choose from the standard 296 hp 2.0L turbocharged inline-four or upgrade to the 355 hp 3.0L turbo inline-six with a mild hybrid system (MHEV) to maximize performance and efficiency. The adjustable electronic air suspension can lift the new Discovery from 8.15 inches up to 11.14 inches. The wade sensor allows you to navigate wet terrain up to three feet deep!

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Inside the new Land Rover Discovery, you can seat up to seven in the luxurious cabin, with heating available in all three rows. Thanks to its long wheelbase, even those in the third row will have plenty of legroom. The base 2022 Land Rover Discovery S includes a host of premium features, including:

  • 3D surround camera
  • LED headlights
  • Power tailgate
  • Two-zone climate control
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • 14-way power-adjustable front seats with memory
  • Leather upholstery
  • Front and rear 12V sockets with USB ports
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™

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Upgrade to the new 2022 Land Rover Discovery R-Dynamic HSE to add:

  • Heated rear seats
  • Power third-row seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • 14-speaker Meridian™ surround sound system with subwoofer
  • Premium cabin lighting
  • 22-inch Gloss Dark Grey wheels
  • Power inner tailgate
  • 20-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with heat and cool function
  • Standard 3.0L MHEV engine

Every new 2022 Discovery features new Pivi Pro infotainment system on an 11.4-inch touchscreen. Each new Discovery also features a 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display with an available Head-Up Display. The new Pivi Pro uses over-the-air updates to keep your software up-to-date and functions more like your smartphone – always connected, easy to navigate and with the latest apps.

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The new 2022 Land Rover Discovery includes plenty of driver-assist and safety features, including:

  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter
  • Cruise Control and Speed Limiter
  • Rear Seat LATCH Points
  • Available Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go

Experience the capable, stylish new 2022 Land Rover Discovery with a test drive at Cole European in Walnut Creek, California. Cole European has been providing exceptional customer service for Land Rover sales and service in the Bay Area since 1963. Family-owned and with decades of experience, Cole European is your Bay Area Land Rover dealer in Walnut Creek, CA. Shop online or stop by for personalized service today!

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07-21-21

2022 Land Rover Defender: Even More to Explore

The Land Rover Defender returns in 2022 with new available V8 engine, new colors, technology and luxurious special editions. Available with two or four doors, the new 2022 Land Rover Defender gets even more capable and comfortable for the 2022 model year. Let’s see what is new for 2022 in MotorTrend’s 2021 SUV of Year!

New V-8 Engine

The supremely capable new Land Rover Defender now comes with an even more powerful 5.0L V8 engine that pumps out 518 horsepower with 461 lb-ft of torque. The new V8 engine is standard on the 2022 Defender 90 and 110 V8 and the stylish new 2022 Defender 90 and 110 V8 Carpathian Edition. The base engine is a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder with 296 horsepower and powers the Defender 90/110 and 90/110 S models. Upgrade to the new Defender X-Dynamic S, X-Dynamic SE, X-Dynamic HSE or new Defender X to get a 3.0L inline-6 with 395 horsepower. AWD is standard on all new Land Rover Defender models.

King of the Off-Road

The new Land Rover Defender gets up to 11.5 inches of ground clearance and can wade through up to 35 inches of water, beating out competitors like the Jeep Wrangler. Unibody construction, locking differentials, independent suspension, and available air springs allow you to navigate any terrain, from the rocky and wet to impressively smooth sailing on paved roads. Just because the new Defender is built for off-roading, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a luxurious ride during your daily commute.

18-inch wheels come standard on the new 2022 Defender but go up to 22 inches on the new Land Rover Defender V8. Use available Terrain Response® 2, Configurable Terrain Response®, All-Terrain Process Control, and Advanced Tow Assist to tackle any terrain like an expert.

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Of course, it wouldn’t be a Land Rover without plenty of premium comfort features and advanced technology. Inside the new 2022 Land Rover Defender, enjoy standard 8-way power and heated front seats, wireless charging pad with signal booster, auto-dimming rearview mirror, HD radio with SiriusXM®. Also new for 2022, Pivi Pro now comes standard. Featuring Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, over-the-air updates and a super fast connection, Pivi Pro feels more like using your smartphone than a cumbersome infotainment system.

The 2022 Land Rover Defender includes a host of standard driver-assist and safety features, including:

  • 3D surround camera with ClearSight ground view
  • LED headlights
  • Driver condition monitor
  • Wade sensing
  • 360° parking aid
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Traffic sign recognition and adaptive speed limiter
  • Cruise control and speed limiter
  • Clear exit monitor

And these are just the standard features! Upgrade your new Land Rover Defender to get even more premium features and added capability:

2022 Land Rover Defender S – 90 or 110

  • 19” wheels
  • Leather steering wheel and gearshift
  • Click-and-Go base unit (for attaching a hanger, tablet stand, table & more)
  • Interactive Driver Display
  • 11-speaker Meridian™ sound system

2022 Land Rover Defender SE – 110 only

  • 20” wheels
  • Premium LED headlights
  • 14-speaker Meridian™ surround sound system
  • Rear Traffic Monitor
  • Leather & woven textile front seats with 12-way adjustment & memory

2022 Land Rover Defender X-Dynamic S – 90 only

  • 10” touchscreen with Pivi Pro
  • Grained leather and Robustec Ribbon accent seats
  • Smartphone Pack
  • Online Pack with Data Plan

2022 Land Rover Defender X-Dynamic SE – 90 or 110

  • 12-way power front seats with memory
  • 14-speaker Meridian™ surround sound system
  • 20” wheels
  • Unique interior colors and accents

2022 Land Rover Defender X-Dynamic HSE – 90 or 110

  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Windsor leather upholstery
  • 14-way Windsor leather heated & ventilated memory front seats
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

2022 Land Rover Defender XS Edition – 110 only

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • Ebony Windsor leather 14-way heated & cooled front seats
  • Distinctive interior & exterior colors and features

2022 Land Rover Defender X

  • Black contrast roof and hood
  • Orange brake calipers
  • Walnut veneer interior
  • ClearSight rearview mirror
  • Head-Up Display

2022 Land Rover Defender V8

  • Premium LED headlights & front fog lights
  • 22” wheels
  • Three-zone climate control
  • Cabin air ionization with PM 2.5 filter & air quality sensor
  • Heated suede steering wheel
  • Interactive Driver Display
  • 14-way heated & cooled Windsor Leather, Dinamica® Suede and Robustec seats with memory

2022 Land Rover Defender V8 Carpathian Edition

  • Exclusive Carpathian grey exterior paint with satin protective film
  • Sliding panoramic roof
  • Activity key
  • Stolen vehicle locator
  • Exclusive interior & exterior badging, colors and trimming
  • Many of the premium capability features mentioned above

Visit Cole European in Walnut Creek, California, to test drive the new 2022 Land Rover Defender and learn more about the incredible capability of the new Defender, explore the different trim levels and options, and consider an accessory pack. Land Rover currently offers four Defender accessory packs – Explorer, Adventure, Country, Urban – that add functional or stylish extras. From roof racks and an exterior side-mounted carrier to hood decals, bright metal pedals or even a portable rinse system, you can tailor your new Defender to suit your type of adventure.

Once you get behind the wheel of a capable, comfortable new Land Rover Defender, you can’t help but explore way off the beaten track. Shop our current selection of 2022 Land Rover Defender models online, then stop by Cole European in Walnut Creek, CA, to experience the legendary 4×4 firsthand!

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