Since the moment of foundation in 1948, the Land Rover company among most of motorists is associated with qualitative all-wheel drive cars. And the history of brand is a history of the SUVs, best in the world. For the last 55 years of Land Rover creates cars which became practically at once a standard of reliability, of comfort, passability and style, thereby building modern history of the all-wheel drive car.
In 1948 in post-war Britain there was first Land Rover. During the same period of time deficiency of steel began, but it didn't stop designers, and they let out a body from aluminum. It I was ingenious and, during too time, madly simple development. Spencer and Maurice Wilks working at that time for the Rover company created absolutely new car combining reliability and pragmatic simplicity. The car quickly found popularity, and already to the middle of the 50th years of the last century the Land Rover brand was associated with concepts of firmness, accurate off-road qualities and durability. The car especially attracted to military and workers of agriculture who found in it the most useful and necessary qualities.
In 1959 anniversary took place – the production organization Rover released the 250.000th car. And next year the company was accompanied still by bigger success. Due to the increase in demand for cars with the full drive, Land Rover it appeared in vanguard of the developing segment of the market. To the middle of the 60th years of the past century the reputation of the producer of cars with the most functional classical design was strongly consolidated to the Land Rover company.
1970 became a debut for Range Rover which in a consequence caused general rough admiration. The model was presented in Luvrsky gallery of Paris where the design of a car well-known by then reached the highest level of recognition. The vehicle developed by the British company surpassed all expectations, after all it had the comfort attractive by a look and perfectly coped with off road terrain.
1970th and 80th of the XX century were marked by continuation of evolution of Land Rover and Range Rover. Recognition of these cars grew, including, thanks to their participation in rally Paris-Dakar in which English development took place the most serious test drive, having shown the best qualities.
In the first half of the 1980th years of Range Rover, become by then the indisputable leader in a class of SUVs, it was changed and improved. Improvements concerned not only bodies of a car (the 4-door option was created), but also salon. The first-class upholstery, the conditioner and vinyl seats gave it a type of really high-quality and presentable car.
In 1994 the second generation of the Range Rover model in which style decisions were combined with the updated design was presented. Changes also concerned the V8 engine. Then one more significant event in the history of firm took place. The Land Rover company which was a part of Rover Group was sold to BMW concern. Together with it the Land Rover subsidiary also went to the German property.
The end of XX and the beginning of the XXI century were marked by the whole series of the successful modifications which are carried out at the high level. So, for example, in 1997 the compact Freelander car was improved, and in 2001 changes the most universal British Range Rover car gave in.
Today the production organization Land Rover is one of leaders of English automotive industry. The Range Rover model still remains at top of a pedestal of SUVs and the luxury of a class deserves an all-terrain vehicle rank.
The company didn't disregard also buyers of middle class for whom the Land Rover Freelander model is issued. This SUV has a cross arrangement of the engine, an independent suspension bracket of all wheels, and also the 1.8 - 2 liters 4-cylinder engine. About one today continue to be issued without changes of the Discovery and Defender model. And the last from them was elected the most practical and reliable company among all other development.
In the next time representatives of the company promise to present some new development, capable to win the niche in the automobile market of the world.1 - 50 | 51 - 100 | 101 - 150 | 151 - 200 | 201 - 250 | 251 - 260
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