Land Rover is a British car manufacturer that was founded in 1978 and specialises in producing four-wheel drive vehicles.
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The design for the original Land Rover was started in 1947 when farmer Maurice Wilks wanted to build a vehicle that could work as both a light tractor and a road transport. He was said to be inspired by an American World War II Jeep that he had driven whilst on holiday one summer. The body of the vehicle was constructed from Aluminium and Magnesium Birmabright due to the limited availability of steel, a decision that proved instrumental in the success of Land Rover, making the model lightweight and resistant to corrosion.
The inaugural Land Rover was officially launched on 30th April 1948 at the Amsterdam motor show. In 1967 Rover became a part of Leyland Motors and later British Leyland. Land Rover was formed as a separate subsidiary of the company in 1978 after the introduction of the Range Rover in 1970 and the landmark one-millionth Land Rover leaving the production line in 1976.
The Land Rover Defender is a medium-sized four-wheeled-drive that has been in production since its inception in 1983. Initially released as the Land Rover Ninety and the Land Rover One Ten, the numbers representing the sizes of the wheelbase in inches, the models were renamed the Defender 90 and 110 respectively in 1991.
The Defender is known for incredible off road performance and ability to travel across a wide range of terrain. Many of the world’s military forces have used Land Rover Defenders, and statistically it is one of the safest cars on the road.
The Land Rover Discovery is a 4x4 with off-road capabilities that was first produced in 1989. The latest of the four generations of the car is equipped with a 3.0 litre engine and a 6-speed transmission (manual and automatic available).
With excellent performance and handling, the Discovery makes for a supreme family car with unrivalled space and practicality. Superb versatility for a smooth ride on- and off-road has proved to be a significant factor in the popularity of the vehicle, which has room for 7 people.
Land Rover Freelander and Freelander 2
The Land Rover Freelander is a medium-sized 4x4 that has now been succeeded by the Freelander 2.
The first generation was produced between 1997 and 2006, with variations that included 3-door convertible and 5-door models. The Land Rover Freelander interior features premium quality materials and the company has paid close attention to detail. The cabin feels very classy and comfortable. The Freelander provides all-wheel drive and traction control systems making for an excellent off-road experience.
The Freelander 2, which has been in production since 2007, is larger in size than its predecessor and has an all-round more premium feel. As well as a bigger cabin space and a 6-speed transmission system, the Freelander 2 has a more attractive asking price without sacrificing performance.
The Range Rover is a large, luxury 4x4 that has been in production since 1970.
The Range Rover is not a viable financial option for most buyers, but for those who can afford it the vehicle delivers stylish comfort, durability, dependability, and a posh modern interior. The vehicle has a terrific road presence and a lot of character. The vehicle has been in its third generation since 2002 and several other models have been launched under the Range Rover brand.
The Range Rover Sport is an all-round improved version of the Range Rover with enhanced comfort and a supercharged 4.2 litre engine. It features suspension components similar to a Porsche 911. The environmental impact of the Range Rover Sport is very unfavourable.
The Range Rover Evoque is a small, 5-door 4x4 that is also available in a 3-door coupe version. The Evoque was designed as a more environmentally friendly Range Rover, with reduced weight and a smaller engine whilst retaining the luxurious aspect of the original model.