Primer 4 x 4 lujo - Range Rover


A Brief History

1966    Work began on the first Range Rover prototype, known as the '100-inch station wagon'

1970    The original two-door Range Rover - known as the Classic - goes on sale

1971    Range Rover receives the RAC Dewar award for outstanding technical achievement

1972    The Range Rover is the first vehicle to cross the Darien Gap on a British Army Trans-America expedition

1974    Range Rover completes west to east Sahara desert expedition - 7,500 miles in 100 days

1977    A modified Range Rover wins the 4x4 class in the London-Sydney Marathon, a gruelling 30,000 km (18,750 miles) event and the longest ever speed-based car rally

1979    A specially modified Range Rover wins the first Paris-Dakar rally (a Range Rover wins again in 1981)

1981    First production four-door Range Rover appears along with the first factory-produced limited-edition Range Rover - the 'In Vogue'

1982    Automatic transmission becomes available on Range Rover

1983    Range Rover 5-speed manual gearbox is introduced

1985     The diesel-powered Range Rover 'Bullet' breaks 27 speed records, including a diesel record for averaging more than 100mph for 24 hours

1987    Range Rover launched in North America

1989    Range Rover is the world's first 4x4 to be fitted with ABS anti-lock brakes

1990    Limited Edition CSK - named after founder Charles Spencer King - is launched as a sportier Range Rover

1992    Range Rover Classic is the world's first 4x4 to be fitted with electronic traction control (ETC)

1992    Long-wheelbase LSE (known as County LWB in the US) launched

1992    Automatic electronic air suspension introduced, a world first for a 4x4

1994    Second-generation (P38a) Range Rover goes on sale

1996    Range Rover Classic bows out after total production of 317,615 units

1999    Limited Edition Range Rover Linley appears at London Motor Show

2001    All-New Range Rover (L322) launched

2002    Half-millionth Range Rover produced at the Solihull plant

2005    Second model line - the Range Rover Sport - launched

2006    Terrain Response and TDV8 diesel introduced

2009    Range Rover features all-new LR-V8 5.0 and 5.0 supercharged petrol engines and technology updates

2010    Range Rover celebrates its 40th anniversary

2010    All-New compact Range Rover to be revealed at Paris Motor Show