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History of the Range Rover (1970-1996)

Back in the 1960s, the Rover Company decided to up with a vehicle that create a whole new market They wanted to create a version of the utilitarian Land and they wanted it to appeal to a new of customer. And thus began the of the Range Rover, that out as a niche vehicle and can be considered a vehicle today.

In 1948, the World War had left the Rover with a huge factory, in size in order to meet the demands, and they were with over-capacity. They hit the idea of producing a mass-produced 4 4 aimed at the agricultural and military The Land Rover was inspired by the Willys Jeep , and proved to be a

A wagon version later did not so well, and was canceled by 1951.

The new for another SUV-like RWD passenger was initiated in 1951, called the Rover, but that idea for a long time. By 1964, the then turned their to the American market, and witnessed the of the newly-launched Ford Bronco and Wagoneer trucks. The Road project was suddenly in full and was to have a 4 4 layout, but with a on-road and off-road compromise.

The was called the 100-inch Station named after its wheelbase and was to look more like a car a boxy utilitarian machine. The body was designed for simplicity of It broke from Land of its time by using coil instead of the then-common leaf Because of its hefty weight, it had disc brakes on all four

Originally, it had no power steering, this was added a few years its introduction. When the 100-inch Wagon prototype was built, the style was intended only as a measure in order to cover the gear, but Rover management the look so much that asked for it to remain with little changes.

Of course, marked the time when the Company was bought out by the Leyland Corporation. By September 1967, the full-size running prototype was and later the styling was cleaned up by Bache s design studio.

By early 1968, the design by Bache s studio was finalized, and off for production. Prototype testing was all over the world, and most of the the cars ran undisguised, with VELAR badges. Testing well, and although it did not go quite enough to meet the April deadline that British had wanted for its introduction, it still did well, in both off-road and in customer clinics.

Finally, on 17th 1970, the Range was launched, with a 135 hp version of the 3.5L Rover V8 engine. loved it. Customer waiting were drawn up as soon as the Rover appeared. The Range was launched at a price of £1998 in with no competition.

It was an excellent off-road vehicle, a on-road passenger car, and it even became a status Rover soon realized people were buying new hit for many other reasons its off-road capability. It truly was the first crossover vehicles, before the term was invented.

The styling was considered perfect in way, winning various awards. British Leyland they were on to a winner in the Rover, and made sure its price soon exceeded the of inflation. The demand for it did not let up for the next ten and it went on without any no real


British Leyland let the Range carry on without any further and in 1979, finally created Rover Limited as a separate and entity, marking the beginning of real investment in the company.

the first signs of change in 1980, when the marketing behind the Range Rover was and it was further separated from the passenger-car line. That saw the introduction of the Monteverdi five-door done by an aftermarket firm. Rover loved it so much they approved the aftermarket for production, and offered it for sale their own dealerships.

The Monteverdi was loved by everyone, but were low due to its high price as an special. It drove Land to make one of their own.

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