1948 Land Rover Series I launched at the Amsterdam Motor Show 1953 Long Wheelbase version of the Series I is introduced 1956 Oxford and Cambridge teams complete on London to Singapore expedition in Series I 1958 Land Rover Series II unveiled with more refined design 1970 Original two-door Range Rover (the Classic) goes on sale 1971 Land Rover Series III launched 1972 Range Rover crosses Darien Gap on 18,000-mile Trans-America expedition 1976 1,000,000th Land Rover built 1979 A Range Rover wins the inaugural Paris-Dakar rally (and again in 1981) 1981 Land Rover begins legendary partership with Camel Trophy 1981 Four-door Range Rover released 1989 Land Rover Discovery, the third Land Rover model, goes on sale 1990 Original ‘Landie’ relaunched and renamed Defender 1994 Second generation Range Rover launched 1997 All-new Freelander is unveiled with innovative new technology: Hill Descent Control 2001 Third-generation Range Rover with all-round independent air suspension … [Read more...] about The history of Land Rover: World’s most famous off-roader celebrates 70th anniversary – but what’s the best ever model?
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So Land Rover has been in the truck-making game for 70 years now. That’s an impressive string, especially when you consider what the British automotive industry went through in the late-70s, early-80s. But here we are, and as you would expect, Land Rover decided to celebrate. And how did they celebrate this milestone? By making a giant Defender in the snow of the French Alps, of course. No, it doesn’t make much sense to me either, but it’s still kind of cool. The giant Land Rover snow art was made in anticipation of World Land Rover Day, April 30th, which will be exactly 70 years since the original Landy was first shown at the 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show. Vertical Limits In La Plagne, France, which is southwest from Chamonix, snow artist Simon Beck, who somehow has a job creating geometric art on foot, confronted sub-zero temperatures to produce the outline of a Defender 820 feet across, 9,000 feet up in the French Alps. Yeah, the idea is kind of nutty, and the … [Read more...] about Land Rover “Draws” Massive Defender Outline At 9,000 Feet In The French Alps
To celebrate 70 years since the Land Rover debut back in 1948 at the Amsterdam Motor Show, the company has now confirmed the 30th of April 2018 will become World Land Rover Day. A huge 250m wide Defender outline was drawn in the French Alps snow by Simon Beck to mark Land Rover’s 70th anniversary. We are not sure what to expect on the 30th of April but if you want to watch what the manufacturer has up their sleeve and to take part in the celebrations, go to www.youtube.com/landrover at 21h00 SAST and use the hashtag #LandRover70Years Take a look at all the Land Rover models from the past 70 years below the video clip. 70 YEARS OF LAND ROVER TIMELINE 1948 Land Rover Series I launched at the Amsterdam Motor Show 1953 Long Wheelbase version of the Series I is introduced 1956 Oxford and Cambridge teams complete on London to Singapore expedition in Series I … [Read more...] about 70 Years Of Land Rover Brings World Land Rover Day
There’s a heck of a lot of hand-wringing and head-scratching going on these days in the boardrooms, engineering pods, and product planning departments of the world’s largest automakers. The decisions being made now will determine their direction for the next five to 10 years or more. But which direction?Americans can’t seem to get enough crossovers—for now. How much longer should makers invest in the internal combustion engine? Are electric powertrains the real answer, or will another solution emerge? Will anyone still want to embrace performance and drive for the love of driving anymore? How long before cars drive us?The simple answer in the near-term is there are no simple answers. But there are those who are positioned better than most. Who have their eggs neatly arranged in multiple baskets. Who appear to be nimble enough to quickly turn once the future of the automobile starts to come into clearer view. Jaguar Land Rover appears to be one of those … [Read more...] about Jaguar Land Rover Has Its Eggs in Multiple Baskets
The Land Rover Discovery is settling back into its badge after a puzzling but brief period in which its predecessor was called the LR4. With seven seats and recognizable family looks, the Discovery delivers a compelling mix of luxury features and off-roadability that belies its buttoned-up suburban looks.The Discovery's engine lineup is straightforward. Two 3.0-liter V6 engines are on the menu: a supercharged gasoline version good for 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque or a turbodiesel churning out 254 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. Both are paired with an eight-speed automatic and an impressive number of driving modes and adjustments should owners find themselves retracing the Oregon Trail.Off-roading is still the Discovery's calling card, and this means a double-wishbone front suspension and a multilink setup in the rear, along with an adjustable air suspension that maxes out at 11.4 inches of clearance at its highest setting. Land Rover was also able to squeeze out a 34 degree approach … [Read more...] about Land Rover Discovery TD6 review: Rediscovering diesel