About Land Rover
Even with so many SUVs trying to dislodge it from its lofty position, Land Rover is still able to retain its enviable top spot. This car has built a solid reputation because of its superior performance especially in off-road driving.
Being able to stand the test of time is something that cannot just be accomplished without the support of superior engine design, high quality spare parts, and excellent customer service. All of these combine to put the Land Rover at the top spot, no matter how many newcomers appear on the scene.
A Brief History of Land Rover
Originally, the Rover Company created just one special vehicle model, the Land Rover in 1948. Through the years, the company developed the Land Rover into a brand that encompassed a range of four-wheel drive vehicles that included Range Rover, Discovery, Freelander, Defender, Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport.
As a company, Land Rover only came into existence in 1978. BMW acquired the Rover Group and in 2000 sold it to Ford Motor Company. Ford bought the Rover brand from BMW in 2006. Ford later sold both Jaguar and Land Rover to Tata Motors, an Indian company in 2008.
Current Land Rover Car Models
Through the years, Land Rover was able to create several types of Land Rovers that cater to different kinds of styles and budgets. Here are some of these car models:
- Land Rover LR2 – comes with a 2.0L I-4 engine that has a maximum of 240 horsepower, and consumes only 20 miles per gallon in the city, and 24 miles per gallon in the highway.
- Land Rover LR4 4dr 4×4 – equipped with a 3.0L V-6 engine that is rated at 15 mpg on the city, and 19 mpg on the highway.
- 2015 Range Rover 3.0L V6 Supercharged 4dr 4×4 – has the same engine as number 2, but is supercharged.
- 2015 Range Rover Evoque Pure Plus 4×4 Coupe – equipped with a 2.0L I-4 engine, and is rated at 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg in the highway.
Land Rover’s Current Innovations
A number of technological innovations have kept Land Rover in the leading position in the car industry. For instance instead of using traditional steel, they use aluminum for its car body construction. This enables them to reduce the car’s weight, thus improving fuel efficiency.
They also use virtual engineering including 3D design rooms and printers. This enables them to cut down on both time and expense in making new car designs.