Range Rover

"Luxury need not stop where adventure begins"

 A Brazilian Range Rover from 1984.
A Brazilian Range Rover from 1984.

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The Range Rover was "born" as an idea by the market surveyor Graham Bannock in 1965. He found that there was a market for a car as luxurous and comfortable as the Rover sedans that could be used in the same terrain as the Land Rover. And Bannock managed to persuade the management to build this car.
By mid 1967 the first prototype was built and it was decided that it would be introduced by the end of 1969, but introduction had to wait until mid 1970.
The first cars built had found a style that appealed to the customers in a way that was not changed much as long as production continued over the years.
Sure, there were improvements made almost every year, more features and more luxury, but the model was in whole the same as long as production continued. The last car was built 1995, one year after a completely new model had been introduced.

This Range Rover is from 1984
This Range Rover is from 1984

A Range Rover from 1991 at Portobello Road in London.
A Range Rover from 1991 at Portobello Road in London.


Did you know

the longest measured skid mark on a public road was left by a Jaguar in June 1960 290 meters of rubber were found before the accident scene on M1, outside Luton in England.


Uppdaterat 2009-03-27

Tata buys Land Rover and the Roverbrand

In March 2008 the heavily indebted Ford Company sold their British prestigious carmakers Jaguar and Land Rover along with the Rover Brand, the Daimler brand and the Lanchester brand.

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