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Beginning. Land Rover is originally the name of a car that was produced in 1948 by the Rover Company. It is said that the inspiration for the car was an American Jeep. Over time, the company changed its name and began offering more models.
Development. In 1957, for the first time used in cars Land Rover diesel engine. In 1960, year of production lines going down 250-th vehicle. Ten years later, a breakthrough - the first appears in the Range Rover. This brand defines a more luxurious off-road vehicles. In 1976, the millionth car leaves the factory. In the mid-90's, took over control of the German brand BMW. Company under the new regime begins to produce Freelander model, which is successful in its class (competes with the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4). In 2000, Land Rover, BMW buys from American Ford.
Today. June 11, 2007, Ford announced a plan to sell Land Rover (and Jaguar). In March 2008, has expressed interest in buying an Indian company Tata Motors. Ford agreed to sell. June 2, 2008 sale agreement was signed. Land Rover currently sells about 200,000 cars a year (data for 2009).
Contribution to the automotive industry. Land Rover's iconic off-road vehicles. Due to the short wheelbase of the Defender model, it is able to drive up the hill with incredible even pitch. For this reason, Land Rovers are used in military operations by British troops.
Trivia. The first Land Rovers were manufactured from aluminum and magnesium called Birmabright. This material was used because of the poor availability of metals after the war. Its advantage is good corrosion resistance. It's one of the reasons for the opinion of the longevity trait. Sam Land Rover boasts that it is still in use three quarters of cars that were ever produced by the company. According to statistics from the Ministry of Transport UK, Land Rover Defender is one of the safest cars on the Islands riding. They show that only one percent of the drivers of the model involved in accidents lose their lives.
Models produced now: Land Rover Defender, Freelander 2, Discovery 4, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport.
Tires. Land Rover models are equipped with off-road tires in sizes from 15 to 20 inches. Sample sizes: 195/80 R15 (Rover), 215/65 R16 (Rover), 205/80 R16 (Defender), 225/75 R16 (Defender), 255/55 R19 (Range Rover), 275/40 R20 (Range Rover Sport).