About Range Rover

The Range Rover is the flagship model of the car manufacturer Land Rover. This luxury SUV (sport utility vehicle) was first made available in 1970 and has remained in production ever since. The British multinational car marker Land Rover also has two other cars that carry the Range Rover brand: the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport. The first generation of Range Rover was sold from 1970 to 1996 and was not intended to be a luxury class of motor car as it later became. Designed for use as work vehicles rather than dropping the kids of at school, the first generation of this car was kitted out with Spartan interiors that could be hosed down when in need of a clean. The absence of air conditioners, leather seating, and carpets signalled their intended use as utility vehicles. In 1994 the second generation was born and the car became available as a 2.5-litre turbo diesel alongside the 4.6 litre and 4.0 litre V8 models. As well as more engine choices, there were also an increased number of options available for the trim and interior, in a bid to allow the Range Rover to compete in the burgeoning SUV market. At the time of production for its updated third model, Land Rover was owned by BMW, so many of the components of the third generation car were shared with the BMW 7 Series luxury saloon; moreover, it was available only as an automatic transmission car. The fourth generation of the Range Rover was unveiled in 2012 and continues to be a popular luxury sport utility vehicle.