Spanning from the early days of Land Rover in Solihull, all the way to the launch of the Range Rover Velar last year, Land Rover Design ñ 70 years of success is described as a ìlandmarkî book by publisher Veloce. Written by design journalist Nick Hull, it details projects, designers, modellers and studio engineers from the late 1940s, with particular focus on models designed at the Gaydon studio that opened in 1996. Trace the birth of Land Rover right through to BMWís ownership in the 1990s, during the Ford years, and the arrival of Gerry McGovern and Tata. Itís certainly not cheap at £50, however, itís the perfect coffee table book that will be sure to provoke discussion thanks to 208 pages and 300 photographs.
Meguiarís sells cleaning products designed to restore just about every individual part of your car, but its latest solution is more like a Swiss Army Knife. Heavy Duty Multi-Purpose Cleaner is safe to use on metal, plastic, rubber, vinyl, fabric, carpet, upholstery and chrome, so if you need one spray to rule them all, or perhaps keep in the boot, this could be it. Simply apply it and Meguiarís say itíll quickly remove even stubborn dirt, grease and grime without any fear of staining or marking, ready to be washed off for a clean finish. As winter rapidly approaches thatís sure to sound especially appealing, and you can even use it on your bike, boat, plane…
The fourth outing of the Forza Horizon open world racing franchise is set in the UK, making it an especially exciting launch for British fans. Scenery from the Lake District to the Highlands blends into the city streets of Edinburgh as you hoon around in 450 cars rendered in eye-popping detail. Fittingly for Britain, seasons have been added for the first time, and dry, wet, muddy, snowy and icy conditions make the huge world even more immersive. Thereís no single goal, so youíre free to race, perform stunts and accept challenges, progressing as you drive. Of course, you can spend countless hours customising your cars too. Forza Horizon 4 looks set to be the best in the series so far and a must-have for Xbox racers. It costs £49.99 from stores like Game, as well as online at Amazon.
Owners of classic Jaguar and Land Rover models will now be able to enjoy the convenience of modern infotainment systems, without spoiling the look of their heritage model. Jaguar Land Rover Classic has launched five head units, two of which are branded Jaguar and two Land Rover. The Jaguar system is primarily designed to fit the XJ40, XJS and XJ Series 3 Saloon, but it should also be possible to fit them in other vehicles. Itís the same story for the Land Rover unit, thatís been designed to fit the Defender 90, Defender 110, Defender 130, Range Rover Classic (1993 to 1996), Discovery 1 (1994 to 1998) and Freelander 1 (1997 to 2004). Thereís also a non-branded version suitable for any make of classic and vintage cars. Features include a 3.5-inch touchscreen with European navigation mapping, Bluetooth, DAB, FM and AM radio and a 4×45-watt output. Theyíre also compatible with ne
gative earth vehicles and have been designed so that they match the rest of the cabin.