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September 2019

After much anticipation and years of waiting, the Land Rover Defender makes its return this September. Although the Defender won’t arrive at our dealership until January 2020, you can put down a refundable deposit now to be one of the first to drive a Defender off the lot.

To the delight of automotive enthusiasts worldwide, earlier this month at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, Jaguar Land Rover unveiled the next generation of its rugged off-roader, the 2020 Land Rover Defender.

In 1997, Land Rover ceased sales of its classic Defender in the North American market. So it is fair to say, American Defender fans have been very patient and after this month’s reveal it is also fair to say it was well worth the wait. 

The next generation 2020 Defender was road tested on over 745,000 miles of extreme terrain in harsh driving conditions, including the 122°F heat of the desert, the sub-40°F cold of the Arctic, and at an altitude of 10,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains. Additionally, it has completed more than 45,000 individual tests to ensure it is the toughest Land Rover ever made.

A fresh take on a classic SUV, the 2020 Defender is a uni-body, independent-suspension modern off-road adventurer that is available in two sizes—two-door and four-door—and provides [Continued] seating for up to eight. The all-new Defender offers: 

  • two gasoline engine options: a 300-horsepower 2.0L I4 and a 400-horsepower 3.0L I6 with a mild hybrid system
  • class-leading 1,984 payload capacity and it can tow up to 8,201 lbs
  • 3-foot-deep water-fording ability and 11.5 inches of ground clearance 
  • ClearSight Ground View that lets you essentially see through the hood of the vehicle
  • 360-degree aerial view that lets you see all around the vehicle 
  • rearview camera that can be displayed in the rearview mirror, so you can backup without problems even when your cargo hold is filled to the brim
  • up to three rows of heated seats
  • advanced smart LED headlights
  • standard air suspension and big wheels, as well as available coil suspension and 18-inch steel wheels 
  • available rubber flooring and flush door sills for easy cleaning
  • and over 170 available individual accessories

Although it has been reimagined for the 21st century, the 2020 Defender retains some of its most recognizable good looks: clamshell hood, floating roof, vertical rear end, rear spare tire, and alpine windows.

For those of you saying, “I want my Land Rover Defender, now!” You’re not alone but you will have to stay patient for just a bit longer, because the all-new 2020 Land Rover Defender goes on sale in the US next spring. 

If you’d like to stay up-to-date on the Defender’s US arrival, let us know. We can forward you more release date information as it becomes available including exclusive invitations to the Defender’s arrival at our East Bay dealership. You can even reserve your Defender today by placing a refundable deposit. 

Stay tuned for more Defender news!

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Two New Jaguar F-Pace Special Editions

For the 2020 model year, Jaguar is introducing two new special editions — the F-Pace 300 Sport and the F-Pace Checkered Flag Edition. The 300 Sport features the F-Pace’s 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 and delivers 296-hp. The Flag Edition includes the F-Pace’s 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 and delivers a top speed of 135 mph. Learn more about these special edition Jaguars including their exclusive trim designs.

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Bluetooth Phone Pairing

Learn to pair your phone to your Range Rover in this instructional how-to video. In less than 2 minutes, this step-by-step video tutorial will walk you through Bluetooth phone pairing via the InControl Touch Pro Duo, available on 2018 and newer Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and Range Rover Velar models. Please note, this how-to video is silent but includes closed captions for easy instruction.

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It’s party time — Oktoberfest 2019!

Dust off the lederhosen, whip out the dirndl dress, and head to Civic Park on Saturday, October 19th for the 5th Annual Walnut Creek Oktoberfest. Enjoy an afternoon of live music, dancing, a biergarten stocked with dozens of craft beers and wine, plus gourmet food booths and over 40 vendors. Admission is free and the event is family friendly, the only requirement is to designate a driver and pre-plan your ride home. 

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Free Suspension Inspection

The change in seasons is a great time to perform routine maintenance on your vehicle and practice preventive automotive care. Stop by Cole European all season long for any needed repair work and take advantage of our complimentary service specials, including a Free Autumn Suspension Inspection. Allow our factory-trained technicians to perform a complimentary inspection of your vehicle’s struts, shocks, bushings, coil springs, wheel bearings, and more. Visit Cole European and drive safely all year round.

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Waterproof Seat Covers

Protect your investment with waterproof seat covers. Throw them on, on rainy days, after trips to the beach, or keep them on all-year round. Designed specifically for Land Rover models, these seat covers are easy to install and machine washable so they’re easy to clean. They’re also an inexpensive way to protect your leather seats and upholstery from wear and tear. Contact Cole European and we’ll help you locate the seat covers designed for your Land Rover. 

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A rare opportunity… every once in a while… from time to time… however you want to describe it, these vehicles don’t come around often and they don’t stay long. They’re our Jaguar and Land Rover Service Loaners, and they’re like brand-new cars but they’re available for purchase at preowned car prices. 

We think so. There are still select Cole European loaner vehicles available for purchase at drastically reduced prices. Loaner vehicles are never-owned, new Jaguar Land Rover models that were used as part of our service loaner program. These vehicles have been driven for as little as 30 days and include: 

  • activated 100,000 mile limited warranty
  • 24-Hour Roadside Assistance
  • 165 Multi-point Inspection
  • $0 Deductible on Warranty Repairs 
  • Vehicle History Report
  • Transferable Warranty

Get in on one of the best deals of the year — head to Cole European today and ask to see our service loaner collection. You won’t be disappointed (and your wallet won’t be shocked)

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