Land Rover Celebrates A Production Milestone

Roverworks celebrates the 6,000,000th Land Rover made in Solihull – a luxurious Range Rover LWB Vogue SE.

The vehicle is fitted with unique, celebratory puddle lamp graphic to declare its prestigious status. It will be displayed at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show, boasting off its one-off motif.

Andy Goss, Director, Group Sales Operations, Jaguar Land Rover, stated: “For 67 years Land Rover has been building the world’s most capable all-purpose vehicles.  Over this period, a range of ground-breaking innovations and technologies have blended great design, refinement and unmatched all-terrain capability”

It is only fitting that the 6,000,000th Land Rover to be made is a Range Rover as it also celebrates it’s 45th birthday since it’s launch.

Below is a historical timeline of Land Rover (courtesy of Land Rover Newsroom):

1947     Original Land Rover project approved

1948     The Land Rover is launched at the Amsterdam Motor Show on 30th April

1948     First Station Wagon introduced

1949     British Army orders its first Land Rovers

1950     Freewheel 4×4 system replaced by selectable two or four-wheel-drive

1953     Long-wheelbase Land Rover introduced

1957     Diesel engine introduced

1958     Series II Land Rover unveiled with more refined styling

1959     250,000th vehicle produced

1961     Series IIA with 2.25 diesel introduced

1966     500,000th vehicle produced

1970     Original two-door Range Rover (the Classic) goes on sale

1971     Land Rover Series III launched 750,000th Land Rover produced

1972     Range Rover crosses the Darien Gap on the 18,000-mile British Army Trans-America expedition, taking 99 days to cover 250 miles of dense jungle

1976     1,000,000th Land Rover built

1977     Range Rover wins 4×4 class in the 30,000km (18,750-mile) London-Sydney Marathon – the longest ever speed-based car rally

1979     A Range Rover wins the inaugural Paris-Dakar rally (and again in 1981)

1981     First production four-door Range Rover debuts along with the first factory-produced limited edition – the ‘In Vogue’

1982     Automatic transmission introduced on Range Rover for first time

1983     Land Rover adopts coil sprung suspension with introduction of One Ten

1984     Land Rover Ninety introduced

1985     Diesel-powered ‘Bullet’ Range Rover breaks 27 speed records

1987     Range Rover launched in North America

1989     Range Rover is world’s first 4×4 to be fitted with anti-lock brakes

Land Rover Discovery is introduced as a three-door model only

1990     Land Rovers are re-launched and renamed Defender 90, 110 and 130 with new 2.5-litre turbo-charged direct injection diesel engine

Five-door Discovery arrives

1992     Land Rover North America is founded with a limited run of 500 Defender 110 vehicles powered by the 3.9-litre V8 engine

Range Rover is world’s first 4×4 to be fitted with electronic traction control and automatic electronic air suspension

1993     Land Rover North America follows up the success of the launch of the Defender 110 with the Defender 90 soft top

1994     Second-generation (P38A) Range Rover introduced

Discovery launched in USA

1997     Land Rover Freelander launched

1998     Discovery II launched

2001     3,000,000th Land Rover produced is a Freelander

2001     Third-generation Range Rover introduced

2002     500,000th Range Rover is produced at the Solihull plant

2004     Discovery 3 introduced at New York Auto Show

2005     Range Rover Sport launched

2006     All-new Freelander 2 introduced

2007     4,000,000th Land Rover produced is a Discovery

2009     Discovery 4/LR4 launched

Freelander TD4e (Stop/Start) introduced delivering 10% improvement in fuel               consumption over previous model

2010     Range Rover Evoque introduced

2012     Fourth-generation Range Rover introduced – the world’s first all-aluminium SUV

2013     Second-generation Range Rover Sport introduced before establishing record for production standard SUV at Pikes Peak
Land Rover Discoverys complete record-breaking London-Cape Town expedition, making 10,000-mile journey in 10 days

2014     500,000th Range Rover Sport sold

2014     Land Rover Discovery Sport introduced

2015     Exclusive Range Rover SV Autobiography Black edition launched at New York

6,000,000th Land Rover produced is a Range Rover LWB SE Vogue

Standard puddle light as shown on Evoque Photo Credit:

Standard puddle light as shown on Evoque
Photo Credit:

Standard puddle light is a silhouette of Range Rover

Standard puddle light is a silhouette of Range Rover


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