Land Rover Make Overview
Land Rover Questions
I Have A 2008 Rangerover Hse W/ Warning " Suspension Will Lift When System ...
I have a 2008 Rangerover HSE w/ warning " SUSPENSION WILL LIFT WHEN SYSTEM IS COOLED" Is that a bad compressor or a bad controller or a bad sensor, the rear passenger tire shows orange square at the...
I Have A 2012 Land Rover Lr4 Hse Looking On Buying These Rims 22-inch Fits ...
Would like to know that it will not affect the land rover any moving from 19 inch rims to 22 inch rims. Plus would like to know what will be the best size of tires to put on the 22 inch rims. Than...
My 2006 Discover Tdv6 Will Not Start. All Check Lights Lights Are Coming On...
Land rover discovery
How Do I Change The Temperature Gauge On My 2014 Range Rover From Centigrad...
my temperature measures outside temperature in centigrade -- want to change it to fahrenheit
Will 2004 Land Rover Parts Fit A 2001 Land Rover?
I need new front headlights, front bumper and rear bumper. Will these parts from a 2004 land rover fit my 2001 land rover? Will any of the parts be compatible?
Older Land Rover Models
|Land Rover Defender||Land Rover Discovery Series II||Land Rover Freelander|
|Land Rover Series I||Land Rover Series II||Land Rover Series III|
Land Rover History
For half a century, Land Rover has been the most prestigious marque in the sport utility world. Land Rover introduced the concept of offering up military-grade off-road capabilities for public use. The company was an off-shoot of the British automaker Rover, and ownership has changed hands many time since the late 1940s. Land Rover is now owned by Ford Motor Company.
By the 1960's, when Land Rover became a subsidiary of British Leyland, these simple but distinctive sport utility vehicles had spread to the remote corners of the earth, and were being used in a variety of safari and military pursuits. The Toyota Land Cruiser was a direct competitor, offering both better service and reliability.
Land Rover got an edge in 1970 with the introduction of the Range Rover, which is arguably the world's first luxury SUV. The Range Rover officially arrived in America in 1987, after many years as Grey Market import. While The Chevy Suburban and Jeep Wagoneer were similar vehicles, they could not keep up with Range Rover in the luxury department.
Soon after, Land Rover reinvented its original off-roader. In the early 1990s, the Defender 90 and Defender 110 models arrived in America as long overdue replacements for the Series III 88 and 109s. These new offerings nicely complemented the Land Rover Discovery, which was a more family-oriented SUV for less money than the Range Rover. However, the Discovery was no minivan. Perhaps you've heard of the Camel Cup?