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Land Rover is a British manufacturer known all over the world for producing sophisticated SUVs that can tackle the most difficult terrains.
Rover Company was the first to use the name in 1948 by presenting the Land Rover at the Amsterdam Auto Show. Its rugged architecture and go-anywhere capabilities – attributes still found on modern Rovers – quickly earned the love of customers. Two years after entering mass production, the vehicle easily outsold every other product in the company’s lineup.
A steady evolution during the '50s and '60s brought greater stability and a shorter turning radius with such models as the Series II and Series IIA. Land Rover went on to dominate the growing market of 4x4 vehicles.
In 1967, Rover Company was purchased by Leyland Motors, which in turn was swallowed by British Leyland, and became Rover Triumph.
The first Range Rover appeared early in the next decade, along with the Land Rover Series III.
Facing serious financial troubles, British Leyland wound up under government control. Restructuring efforts initiated by Britain resulted in the brand switching names to Land Rover Leyland Group. In 1978, another legal change saw the creation of Land Rover Limited as a separate division of British Leyland.
People had to wait until 1980 to witness a new model, namely the five-door Range Rover. Next came the Land Rover 90 in 1983 (renamed Defender at the start of the '90s).
British Leyland morphed into the Rover Group in 1986. At the same time, the Range Rover made its debut in North America. Three years later, the manufacturer launched the Discovery, a midsize SUV based on the Range Rover and sold at a lower price to rival similar Japanese products.
BMW took over the Rover Group in 1994 just as the second-generation Range Rover hit the market. The late nineties also produced the Freelander and Discovery 2.
The German automaker sold the brand to Ford at the turn of the century. Under Blue Oval stewardship, the third-generation Range Rover (2002) rolled off the assembly line, followed by the Range Rover Sport (2005) and Freelander 2 (2006).
In 2007, Jaguar and Land Rover began selling their products under the same roof and caught the attention of Indian-based Tata Motors, which eventually purchased the two a year later.
Today, Land Rover's lineup consists of six SUVs, including the Land Rover Defender, Land Rover Freelander 2 (aka LR2 in North America), Land Rover Discovery 4 (aka LR4 in North America), Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Evoque (launched in 2011 as a 2012 model).
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Discontinued Land Rover models
Land Rover Reviews
The Discovery Sport’s highly functional yet decidedly upscale interior, excellent on-road dynamics, promised off-road capability, good overall efficiency, and superb styling made me a believer.
2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE Review
The Discovery Sport’s highly functional yet decidedly upscale interior, excellent on-road dynamics, promised off-road capability, good overall efficiency, an...
2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque HSE Dynamic Review
The Range Rover Evoque is an awesome vehicle that feels right at home in a wide array of situations, from downtown escapades in rush-hour traffic to deep for...
2016 Land Rover Range Rover HSE Diesel First Drive
Land Rovers are known for their diesels internationally, but North America has been sorely lacking in that domain, until now. Auto123.com checks out the bran...
2015 Range Rover Sport SVR First Impression
Hang on to your privates! Pin the new Range Rover Sport SVR’s throttle from a dig, and the supercharged V8 engine fires the aluminum, leather, and carbon fib...
Land Rover News
Developing a network of multi-fuel stations, as proposed by the government of Quebec, is something Global Automakers of Canada thinks would help reduce fuel consumption by 40% and save a ton of greenhouse gas emissions.
Multi-fuel stations could help reduce emissions
Developing a network of multi-fuel stations, as proposed by the government of Quebec, is something Global Automakers of Canada thinks would help reduce fuel ...
Jaguar F-Type SVR to make North American debut in New York
Jaguar will present the new, super-powerful F-Type SVR for the first time in North America at the 2016 New York Auto Show on March 23rd . The Jaguar XE sedan...
Don’t look for MINI or Tesla at the Detroit Auto Show
Tesla and MINI have joined Jaguar Land Rover on the absentee list for 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Find out why.
Jaguar Land Rover confirms two world premieres for L.A Au...
The 2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible and Jaguar XE will make their global debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week. The 2017 Jaguar F-PACE will make i...