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FOUR GENERATIONS

FOUR GENERATIONS

FIRST GENERATION – CLASSIC (1970-1994)

The Range Rover story began in the seventies as Land Rover looked to revolutionize the growing 4x4 leisure market with the first ever luxury SUV.

The First Generation model, known as the Classic and originally only available as a two-door, went on sale in the UK in 1970 featuring a lightweight aluminum V8 engine, full-time four-wheel drive and four-wheel disc brakes. Numerous variants and upgrades were introduced during its 25-year lifespan, including the addition of a four-door model in 1981 and an automatic gearbox in 1982.

It arrived in the United States in 1987, and innovations continued at a pace. In 1989 it became the world’s first 4x4 to feature anti-lock brakes. Then in 1992 it celebrated another SUV first with the introduction of Electronic Traction Control and Automatic Electronic Air Suspension.

FOUR GENERATIONS

FOUR GENERATIONS

SECOND GENERATION – P38A (1994 - 2001)

The Second Generation Range Rover or P38a – so named because it was developed in building 38A in the Solihull factory in the UK – arrived in 1994 delivering an even more luxurious interior, greater on-road ability and off-road capability than its predecessor. Key design features made it instantly recognizable as a Range Rover and the iconic silhouette, floating roof, clamshell hood, practical split tailgate and continuous waistline endure to this day.

Technological highlights included the addition of height adjustable suspension and an enhanced engine line-up, with 4.0 and 4.6 liter versions of the petrol V8 providing greater performance than ever before.

FOUR GENERATIONS

FOUR GENERATIONS

THIRD GENERATION (2001 – 2012)

The arrival of the Third Generation Range Rover delivered significant improvements over its predecessor in every department. Bigger and more spacious, the interior was inspired by high-end yacht designs, fine furniture and first-class airline seating. The result was one of the most luxurious vehicle interiors in the world.

Technological highlights included the addition, in 2010, of ‘virtual’ instruments. As engine technology advanced, the Third Generation Range Rover line-up expanded. First came the 4.2 liter V8 Supercharged petrol engine in 2005, followed by all-new 5.0 liter V8 engines three years later.

FOUR GENERATIONS

FOUR GENERATIONS

FOURTH GENERATION – CURRENT MODEL

The current Range Rover model was the first SUV in the world to feature a lightweight all-aluminum body.

Last year, Range Rover became the first vehicle to feature Land Rover’s innovative All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) system – technology designed to enhance off-road capability by automatically maintaining an ultra-low crawl speed over obstacles, allowing the driver to concentrate on steering the vehicle.

The Fourth Generation Range Rover is also available in the instantly recognizable, superbly engineered and beautifully appointed Long Wheelbase.

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