Range Rover - Drive your Dream

By: Lance Dixon

The Range Rover is one of the best of the Land Rover models. Its popularity is unparalleled. Even today people remember the days when it was launched, with awe. It was the first of its kind, capable of both on/off road rigors. It was basically made to improve the Land Rover and make it more luxurious and attractive. And the world will agree that the people at British Leyland were successful at this, beyond any doubt!

1967 saw the first Range Rover prototype being built and after a number of them being tested, a prototype was agreed upon in 1969, with the Range Rover finally being launched in 1970. Geof Miller was its development engineer. As soon as it was launched, customers lined up to buy it. It was an instant hit with the middle class. Even the company was unaware that the car would garner so much positive response and loyalty. This car was originally a 3-door design but was soon promoted to a 5-door version due to the huge market demand.

This simple car is one that has an unrivalled, glorious history. The beauty and exclusivity of the Range Rover is reaffirmed by its presence at the Louvre museum in Paris, France. It is the only vehicle to be put in the Louvre and stands as a hallmark of sumptuous modern sculpture. This car is indeed a legend.

The Range Rover was marked by a great suspension design- an all coil spring and a permanent four-wheel drive. The all coil suspension system was indeed the best one with good performances both on and off road and with it being made for all types of roads. After its launch the Range Rover had also managed to win two awards, one for its chassis at the Earls Court motor show and the another one, a gold medal for best utility coachwork from the Institute of British Carriage and Automobile manufacturers. The Range Rover continued to ride high on this success for around 10 years. Surprisingly the Range Rover did very well even without any major changes or innovations in its design. All this underlines its tremendous popularity at that time!

It was only in 1980 that the Range Rover witnessed a whole lot of improvements in every area of its design. The newer cars became well-equipped and more refined. The second generation of Range Rovers was introduced in 1995. The Range Rover by then had improved in every possible way-be it luxury, engines or suspension as compared to the earlier generation. The very famous models of this car are the Range Rover Discovery, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Supercharged, etc. There were built special editions like the Range Rover Bordeaux, Range Rover Westminster, Range Rover Linley, etc, which were made in limited numbers. All these models were luxurious, comfortable and smooth on all terrain.

If you have a penchant for the best and will not settle for anything less, the Range Rover offers world class models and gives you just what you are looking for!

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