history of land rover
The first Land Rover was designed by Rover engineer Maurice Wilks.
The Range Rover arrived in 1970 as an upmarket alternative to the Land Rover.
The Discovery of 1988 slotted between the Range Rover and Defender.
Land Rover’s competition heritage includes the Camel Trophy endurance event.
In the 1990s, new versions of the Range Rover and Discovery were launched, along with the smaller Freelander.
The Discovery3 arrived in 2003 to take new customers from BMW and Volvo.
A smaller Range Rover model, the Sport, arrived in 2005.
After British Leyland, Rover Group and Ford ownership, Land Rover was sold to Tata Motors in 2008.
The Range Rover Evoque of 2011 turned Land Rover into a major global player.
Three years later, a seven-seat Discovery Sport replaced the Freelander.
Production of the Defender ended in early 2016, after almost 68 years on sale.
The new, sleeker Discovery was launched at the 2016 Paris motor show.