When Was Land Rover Founded?

October 7th, 2018 by

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When was Land Rover founded? If you’re considering leasing a Land Rover model to drive around Scottsdale and would like to know more about the luxury automaker’s history, you’ve come to the right place! Land Rover North Scottsdale dives into to the earlier days of the company’s history, so that you can understand how Land Rover got to where it is today.

How Did Land Rover Get Its Start?

In 1947, an engineer at the Rover Company sketched a Land Rover concept while on a beach in Wales. From there, Land Rover models went into production, becoming the second-oldest four-wheel drive vehicles in history after Jeeps. However, Land Rover as an automotive company wasn’t founded until 1978. From the 90s into the 2000s, Land Rover faced many ownership changes, and today it stands as part of Jaguar Land Rover, owned by Tata motors.

Early Days of Land Rover

In the Land Rover model’s early days, things looked quite a bit different than they do now. For example, the first Land Rover model had a steering wheel in the middle to make it like a tractor. The first version of the Land Rover Range Rover was introduced in 1950s, named the Road Rover, prior to actual Range Rovers coming to market in the 1970s. In fact, the second Land Rover Range Rover ever used had six wheels – quite different from what we see today!

Land Rovers were also used in innovative ways. In 1955, Land Rover made the first overland expedition from London all the way to Singapore.

Future of Land Rover

Looking back at when Land Rover was founded makes it clear how far the automaker has come. Now, Land Rover is looking toward the future, with innovations like:

  • Transparent Hood
  • Advanced laser terrain scanning headlights
  • Remote control
  • Gesture Control technology
  • Interactive Smart Glass
  • Passenger infotainment systems

Lease a Land Rover at Land Rover North Scottsdale

Visit Land Rover North Scottsdale close to Cave Creek to take advantage of lease deals on the new Land Rover Discovery, or get behind the wheel of the classic Land Rover Range Rover. Either way, you’ll be reaping the benefits of Land Rover’s longstanding history!

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