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50 YEARS OF RANGE ROVER

Added: 29 June 2020

REFINED OVER 50 YEARS

The first 4x4 designed to be as good on the road as it was off it, Range Rover continues to set the gold standard to this day.

Equally at home on Place du Casino, Monaco, as it is in the Sahara Desert, we celebrate the pioneering achievements of our ultimate luxury SUV.

THE EVOLUTION OF AN ICON

1970 - First Generation 

The new Range Rover launches on 17 June with a lightweight aluminium V8 engine, permanent 4WD and all-round disc brakes.

1981 - In Vogue

Our first factory-produced, limited-edition Range Rover – the ‘In Vogue’ – is produced to critical acclaim.

1994 - Second Generation

Range Rover (P38a) is launched with a long-wheelbase chassis and re-styled semi-monocoque body, plus upgraded electronic air suspension.

2001 - Third Generation

Range Rover (L322) is launched with all-round independent air suspension, demonstrated with drive at RAF Kinloss, Skibo and Novar Estate.

2002 - A Family of half a million

The 500,000th Range Rover is built at our Solihull production plant in the UK.

2005 - Range Rover Sport

Second model line – Range Rover Sport – is launched along with new 4.4-litre V8 and 4.2-litre V8 supercharged petrols.

2012 - Fourth Generation

New model is launched on 6 September at the Royal Ballet School, London – the world’s first aluminium SUV.

2014 - The World's Fastest SUV

Range Rover Sport SVR is launched to become the fastest production SUV of all time.

2018 - Creasting Heaven's Gste

Range Rover Sport PHEV becomes the first vehicle to climb the towering 45-degree, 999-step staircase to Heaven’s Gate in China.

2020 - Celebrating our origins

1,970 vehicles are produced to commemorate the 50th anniversary. Available in original launch colours, including Tuscan Blue.

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