Land Rover Celebrate 50 Year of Range Rover with the Launch of Fifty Edition .

Land Rover always have their heritage toward Luxury and 4X4 SUV and now they complete 50 year of their most popular product Range Rover which introduce in 1970 till 2020 its completed 50 Year of their presence in the Market which is a only vehicle which offer back ultimate luxury with all terrein performance but know they celebrating the golden 50th year anniversary with introducing a fifty edition only limited 1970 unit offer globally .

The Fifty edition gets new two unique (22) inch wheels. The badging features a ‘Fifty’ script created personally by Prof Gerry McGovern OBE, Land Rover’s Chief Creative Officer, which will appear on the exterior of the vehicle and throughout the interior on the unique “1 of 1970” centre console commissioning plaque, headrests, dashboard and illuminated treadplates.

The Range Rover Fifty will be available in both standard and long wheelbase body designs with customers able to choose from four carefully curated exterior colours; Carpathian Grey, Rosello Red, Aruba, and Santorini Black. In extremely limited numbers, Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations is also offering the Range Rover Fifty in one of three Heritage exterior solid paints reproduced from the original Range Rover paint palette; Tuscan Blue, Bahama Gold and Davos White. A range of powertrain options will be available; petrol, diesel and even a plug-in hybrid P400e version.*

Now in its fourth generation with over a million sold in its lifetime, the Range Rover is the ultimate expression of luxury. It’s unmistakable, sophisticated design and class-leading all-terrain capability has ensured the Range Rover is as peerless and relevant today as it was in 1970.

Here is the Time line or History of Range Rover

TIMELINE

1967    Development begins on the ‘(100) inch Station Wagon’ – the first Range Rover prototype, on 6 September 1967

1969    Prototypes wear the name ‘Velar’ in an effort to hide the Range Rover’s identity – the name is made up of letters from production-ready badges for the ‘Alvis’ and ‘Rover’ marques though is derived from the Latin ‘velare’ meaning to veil or cover

1970    Two-door Range Rover launches on 17 June – it features a lightweight aluminium V8 engine, permanent 4WD and all-round disc brakes

1971    Range Rover becomes the first vehicle to be displayed at the Louvre museum in Paris, applauded for its ‘exemplary work of industrial design’ – the production model is displayed in the entrance while a ¼ scale model is exhibited inside

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

1972    The Range Rover is the first vehicle to cross the length of the Americas, including the Darién Gap, an 18,000-mile British Army Trans-America expedition, taking 99 days to cover 250 miles of dense jungle

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

1977    A modified Range Rover wins the 4×4 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 inaugural Paris-Dakar rally (a Range Rover wins again in 1981)

1981    First production four-door is launched – based on a conversion by Swiss company Monteverdi

1981    First factory-produced limited edition Range Rover – the ‘In Vogue’ – is produced, heralding Range Rover’s evolution into a luxury vehicle; the name (Vogue) is later adopted for top of the range variants

1982    Range Rover production reaches 100,000

1982    The option of automatic transmission is introduced on Range Rover

1982    Specially-commissioned Range Rover is manufactured for Pope John Paul II’s visit to
the UK

1983    Range Rover five-speed manual gearbox is introduced

1984    Following the success of the ‘In Vogue’ LE, the Range Rover Vogue is introduced as top of the model’s line-up

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

1986    First diesel Range Rover is introduced – a 2.4-litre turbo-charged VM engine; front spoiler added to all except Turbo Diesel variants

1987    Range Rover launches in North America

1988    A Borg-Warner chain driven transfer box with a viscous coupled centre differential is introduced into the Range Rover’s driveline, providing a significant improvement to the vehicle’s refinement and reinforcing its luxury credentials

1989    Range Rover is the world’s first 4×4 to be fitted with ABS anti-lock brakes, the first in the world designed for optimum performance off- as well as on-road

1989    A caravan of expedition-ready Range Rovers traverse the most demanding portion of the Continental Drive in Colorado, USA which Land Rover christens the ‘Great Divide’

1990    To commemorate the end of the Range Rover two-door, a Limited Edition CSK – named after Range Rover Chief Designer Charles Spencer King (Spen), is launched (200 vehicles produced)

1992    Range Rover Classic is the world’s first 4×4 to be fitted with electronic traction control (ETC) and automatic electronic air suspension – two world firsts!

1992    LWB LSE (known as County LWB in the US) is launched with a drive in Morocco to showcase the new model and demonstrate the automatic electronic air suspension technology

1993    The Autobiography designation is announced at the London Motor Show (introduced to customers in 1994), limited to 25 vehicles

1994    2nd generation Range Rover (P38A) is launched with a long wheelbase chassis and re-styled semi-monocoque body plus upgraded electronic air suspension

1996    Range Rover Classic bows out after total production of 317,615 units (two year production crossover with P38A)

1999    Land Rover creates the most luxurious Range Rover yet with the Limited Edition Range Rover Linley, inspired by furniture designer Lord Linley – only 10 vehicles priced at £100,000 are produced

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    Half-millionth Range Rover is built at the Solihull plant

2005    4.4-litre V8 and 4.2-litre V8 supercharged petrol engines added

2005    Second model line – the Range Rover Sport – is launched

2006    Terrain Response® and TDV8 diesel are introduced to the Range Rover

2009    Range Rover features all-new LR-V8 5.0-litre and 5.0-litre supercharged petrol engines and world-first Adaptive Dynamics system to continually optimise body and ride control

2010    Range Rover celebrates its 40th anniversary

2010    Third model line – the Range Rover Evoque – is launched and creates a new vehicle segment, the luxury compact SUV

2011    The Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition is revealed

2011    The new 313PS 4.4-litre LR-TDV8 is introduced to the Range Rover, offering a 14 per cent reduction in CO2 and an improvement in fuel consumption of 18.5 per cent

2012    Fourth-generation Range Rover (L405) is launched on 6 September at the Royal Ballet School, London – the world’s first all-aluminium SUV

2013    Range Rover introduces 340PS 3.0-litre LR-V6 supercharged petrol engine

2013    Second-generation Range Rover Sport (L494) is launched

2013    Range Rover Hybrid prototypes take on the epic Silk Trail to India, travelling 9,950 miles from Solihull to Mumbai as part of their final engineering sign-off

2013    The first Range Rover long wheelbase in 20 years is launched in addition to an exclusive specification – the Range Rover Autobiography Black

2014    A fleet of Range Rovers and a Range Rover Classic travel nearly 1,000 miles along a portion of the original Great Divide route to celebrate 25 years since the expedition

2014    Long wheelbase Range Rover Hybrid makes its world debut in China

2014    The Range Rover and Range Rover Sport showcase a world-first innovation – All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) and also get Head-Up Display

2015    The 21st anniversary of the Autobiography designation – the pinnacle of the Range Rover model line-up

2015    The most powerful production Range Rover ever debuts at the New York Auto Show – the Range Rover SVAutobiography boasts a 550PS V8 supercharged engine and celebrates 21 years of the Autobiography name

2015    Six millionth production Land Rover is a Range Rover Long Wheelbase Vogue SE and celebrates 45 years of Range Rover

2015    A hybrid-powered Range Rover State Review is used for the first time by Her Majesty The Queen, replacing the previous Range Rover State Review vehicle from 2002

2015    A Range Rover is driven across a specially-commissioned freestanding paper bridge in Suzhou, China – spanning five metres, it is constructed without any glue or bolts

2016    A Range Rover Autobiography tows Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo at its reveal and naming ceremony at the Mojave Air and Space Port, California

2016    Advanced Tow Assist and Intelligent Speed Limiter launch

2017    New Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic; a more driver-focused Range Rover, lowered by 8mm with a powerful 550PS 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine

2017    Land Rover Classic announces ‘Range Rover Reborn’, a new programme providing the unique opportunity to purchase an original and highly collectible two-door Range Rover direct from the original manufacturer

2017    Range Rover Sentinel is announced, based on the Autobiography but designed to withstand penetration by 7.62mm high velocity incendiary bullets (later version revealed in 2019)

2017    Fourth model line – the Range Rover Velar – is launched

2017    Range Rover P400e PHEV is revealed at the London Design Museum

2017    Range Rover SVAutobiography Long Wheelbase is revealed at LA Auto Show, available with the new PHEV driveline and also an uprated 565PS V8 Supercharged petrol engine

2018    A new 275PS 3.0-litre twin-turbo SDV6 diesel engine replaces the TDV6 3.0-litre unit

2018    Second-generation Range Rover Evoque is launched

2020    Range Rover gets 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine and MHEV powertrain, as well as the Range Rover Fifty special edition

Range Rover World Firsts

1971    Range Rover becomes the first vehicle to be displayed at the Louvre museum in Paris

1972    The Range Rover is the first vehicle to cross the Darién Gap

1979    A specially modified Range Rover wins the inaugural Paris-Dakar rally

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

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

1992    Range Rover is the world’s first 4×4 to be fitted with electronic traction control (ETC)

1992    Range Rover is the world’s first 4×4 to be fitted with automatic electronic air
suspension

2009    Range Rover debuts Adaptive Dynamics system to continually optimise body & ride control

2012    Fourth-generation Range Rover is world’s first all-aluminium SUV

2014    All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) debuts on Range Rover and Range Rover Sport

Range Rover Expeditions and Drives

1971    First hill rally is won in a Range Rover in Llangollen

1972    A British Army team, led by Major John Blashford-Snell, affirms the all-terrain properties of the original Range Rover when in 1972 they drive two cars from the north of Alaska to the southernmost tip of Argentina, crossing the infamous Darién Gap – a dense forest and swamp that prevents road access between central and South America

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

1977    A modified Range Rover wins the 4×4 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 inaugural Paris-Dakar rally, and wins again in 1981

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

1980s  The famous Camel Trophy competitions of the 1980s and 1990s see Range Rovers, Series III Land Rovers, Defenders, Discoverys and Freelanders tackle the ‘Olympics of 4×4’. From the Amazon to the Far East, Australasia, Africa and Siberia, the Camel Trophy evolves from an all-out driving challenge to tests of human endurance, such as kayaking, mountain biking and water sports. 1981 (Sumatra); 1982 (Papua New Guinea); 1987 (Madagascar – diesel vehicles used)

1989    A caravan of expedition-ready Range Rovers traverse the most demanding portion of the Continental Drive in Colorado, USA which Land Rover christens the ‘Great Divide’

2003    The G4 Challenge sees teams compete in the ultimate global adventure. Combining demanding 4×4 driving and extreme adventure sports with mind-bending strategy, the challengers compete in four week-long stages covering New York and the Eastern Seaboard, South Africa, Western Australia and the Wild West

2006    For the second G4 Challenge, competitors cross thousands of miles, through four countries on two continents – Thailand, Laos, Brazil and Bolivia – in support of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies (IFRC)

2013    Range Rover Hybrid prototypes take on the epic Silk Trail to India, travelling 9,950 miles from Solihull to Mumbai as part of their final engineering sign-off

2014    A fleet of Range Rovers and a Range Rover Classic travel nearly 1,000 miles along a portion of the original Great Divide route to celebrate 25 years since the expedition

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