you Can like the large and luxurious SUVS, which even works off-road, was 17. June is a big day. Here was exactly 50 years ago, the first Range Rover came on the market.
Over five decades, the Range Rover evolved to be one of bilhistoriens more iconic models in terms of both design and performance.
In the course of its 50 years of life has Range Rover been first in a number of areas. At the launch there was talk about the world's first SUV model with permanent all-wheel drive, and in 1989 came the as the world's first wheel drive vehicle with the ABS brakes.
Later in 1992 as the first wheel drive vehicle in the world fitted Electronic Traction Control (ETC) and automatic, electronic air suspension - which ensured special handling that the Range Rover is so famous for, both on road and in terrain. In 2012, the latest Range Rover generation as the first SUV model in the world a lightweight structure, entirely in aluminum, making it lighter and stronger.
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Range Rover model has also managed to cross the 'Darien Gap' on the border between Panama and Colombia, which is notorious for being completely impassable. The SUV was the first vehicle, which was exhibited at the Louvre in Paris, and it has even won the Paris-Dakar-rally - two times.
- the Range Rover has reached an important milestone and is a very special luxury SUV, " says Gerry McGovern, who is the creative director of Land Rover, in a press release.
With the hood shaped like a seashell, the distinctive floating roof, the two-part tailgate and the distinctive air intakes in the bumper shelves the modern Range Rover is still in its roots, which stretch back to the original Range Rover-model from 1970.
to celebrate the motorikonets 50 years launched a special Range Rover Fifty edition which will be built in a limited number of 1970 vehicles worldwide, which is a tribute to the year in which the original Range Rover was launched.
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Here is the 50 years of development, when the model is Range Rover. Photo: Land Rover
With a starting point in the Autobiography model, the Range Rover Fifty several different tailor-made eksteriørdetaljer in the Auric Atlas, and is available with two unique 22 inch fælgdesign. Modelemblemet is provided with a ‘Fifty’-the inscription created by Gerry McGovern.
It is also available externally on the vehicle, like it is placed on the unique produktionsplade '1 of the 1970' on the center console, headrests, instrument panel and the illuminated indstigningslister in the cabin.
- The new 50-year anniversary edition shelves Range Rovers unique story with carefully selected refined details to highlight the model's status as the car that offers the best driveability in all kinds of terrain at the same time acknowledge its past without being bound by it, says Gerry McGovern.
Range Rover has sold over a million copies since its launch.
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