Shore to Ship and Back again - by Land Rover!
LRO spend a day with 40 Commando, The Royal Marines, 11 (ATT) Squadron,
Instow, Devon. Mark Saville drove out to the landing craft and back, first
as co-driver with trainer Phil Royale and then as driver. The water was
1.5-metres deep by the landing craft with waves occasionally breaking over
the vehicle, I got very wet. The full feature is in LRO Feb 09 on sale
December 31, 2008.
Land Rover 50 Year Adventure
The story of Land Rover from it's inception as a way to save the Rover
company to its becoming the SUV of choice for the landed gentry.
The design for the original Land Rover vehicle was started in 1947 by
Maurice Wilks, chief designer at the Rover Company, on his farm in
Newborough, Anglesey. It is said that he was inspired by an American
World War II Jeep that he used one summer at his holiday home in
Wales. The first Land Rover prototype, later nicknamed 'Centre
Steer', was built on a Jeep chassis and axles.
The early choice of colour was dictated by military surplus supplies of
aircraft cockpit paint, so early vehicles only came in various shades of
light green; all models until recently feature sturdy box section
In June 2007, Ford Motor Company announced its plan to sell Land Rover,
along with Jaguar. Ford retained the services of Goldman Sachs, Morgan
Stanley and HSBC to advise it on the details of the deal. The buyer was
initially expected to be announced by September 2007, but the sale was
delayed and an announcement was not made until March 2008. A UK-based
private equity firm, Alchemy Partners, and the India-headquartered Tata
Motors and Mahindra and Mahindra expressed interest in purchasing Jaguar
and Land Rover from the Ford Motor Company
Land Rover Owner TV: Monster Range Rover run over
Land Rover Owner's (LRO.com)Mark Saville gets run over by a Monster Range
Rover. See it happen from his point of view!
Apologies to all, this video suddenly stopped playing on Youtube, but only
after getting honoured among the most popular automotive videos of the day.
Wish it luck as it starts from scratch again!
Land Rover's History
Land Rover is a British car manufacturer with its headquarters in Gaydon,
Warwickshire, United Kingdom which specialises in four-wheel-drive
vehicles. It is owned by the Indian company Tata Motors, forming part of
their Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) group. It is the second oldest
four-wheel-drive car brand in the world (after Jeep).
The Land Rover name was originally used by the Rover Company for one
specific vehicle model, named simply the Land Rover, launched by Rover in
1948. Over the following years it developed into a marque encompassing a
range of four-wheel-drive models, including the Defender, Discovery,
Freelander, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Evoque. Land
Rovers are currently assembled in the company's Halewood and Solihull
plants, with research and development taking place at JLR's Gaydon and
Whitley engineering centres. Land Rover sold 194,000 vehicles worldwide in
Although the brand originates from the original 1947 model, Land Rover as a
company has only existed since 1978, prior to this it was a product line of
the Rover Company which was subsequently absorbed into the Rover-Triumph
division of the British Leyland Motor Corporation (BL) following Leyland
Motor Corporation's takeover of Rover in 1967. The ongoing commercial
success of the original Land Rover series models, and latterly the Range
Rover in the 1970s in the midst of BL's well documented business troubles
prompted the establishment of a separate Land Rover company but still under
the BL umbrella, remaining part of the subsequent Rover Group in 1988 under
the ownership of British Aerospace after the remains of British Leyland
were broken up and privatised. In 1994 Rover Group plc was acquired by BMW.
In 2000 Rover Group was broken-up by BMW and Land Rover was sold to Ford
Motor Company, becoming part of its Premier Automotive Group. In June 2008
Ford sold both Land Rover and Jaguar Cars to Tata Motors. - SUBSCRIBE!
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Land Rover Halewood Plant Factory Footage
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This video of the Halewood manufacturing plant in Liverpool provides rare
insight into every stage of the assembly process from the sheet metal
press, to painting and robot assembly of the driveline all the way through
to the finished product.
2015 Land Rover Discovery Concept WORLD DEBUTE NYIAS 2014
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Land Rover unveiled its Discovery Vision concept at the New York Auto Show.
Now the company has announced that the first vehicle to wear some of the
concept's styling is going to be the new Discovery Sport. The Sport is the
newest member of a whole new family of Disco models that LR has in the
Land Rover says that the Discovery Sport will go on sale as a premium
compact SUV in 2015. The company claims in its release that: "This will be
the most versatile and capable SUV in its segment and is the first
expression of the Discovery Vision Concept unveiled here in New York." We
don't have any images to go on just yet, aside from the concept car cues,
but we do know the new model is likely to be a replacement for the aging
The Discovery Vision is a seven-passenger SUV concept is meant to show the
general look of a whole family of new vehicles from Land Rover, including
the smaller Sport. It's expected that a larger model will be used as a
replacement for the current LR4/Discovery. Scroll down for LR's entire
tease about the Discovery Sport.
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