48 Years of Range Rover
Peerless Design and Engineering Innovation Through Every Generation

The Range Rover has pioneered design, refinement and engineering innovation since 1970 and Land Rover have showcased the evolution of this popular and luxurious SUV through four generations.

Since its launch 48 years ago the Range Rover has become a motoring icon, achieving over 1,700,000 sales across the world and has earned a reputation as the ultimate luxury all-terrain vehicle.

First launched in 1970, the Range Rover was one of the first vehicles to offer permanent all-wheel drive and has developed over the years to become an icon. In 1971, the original model was cited as 'an exemplary work of industrial design' and was the first vehicle to be displayed at the world-famous Louvre museum in Paris. Over the past 47 years the Range Rover has been at the front of design and innovative engineering.

In 1981, the four-door variant was introduced, followed by the automatic transmission in 1982. Further developments happened to the Range Rover, and in 1989 the luxury SUV was the first 4x4 to be fitted with anti-lock brakes (ABS). In 1992, it was the first SUV in the world to be fitted with electronic traction control and automatic air suspension.

In 2012, Range Rover released the world's first all-aluminium SUV. More recently, in 2014 the luxury SUV was the first vehicle to employ Land Rover's advanced semi-autonomous All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) technology, effectively an off-road cruise control for autonomous control of speed on all terrains.

The last model is the SVAutobiography Dynamic with its V8 engine it offers a powerful performance travelling from 0-62mph in just 5.4 seconds, and features interior enhancements including diamond quilted leather upholstery with contrast stitching.


"Range Rover has, over time, achieve iconic design status through a progressive evolution ofits unique DNA, culminating in a vehicle of peerless distinction. From its sense of evolution and sophisticated sensibilities inherent in its interior design to its understated yet powerful exterior proportions, Range Rover stands along. There's simply nothing else like it."

Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Chief Design Officer.

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