Before Land Rover became, well, Land Rover, it was a product line of the Rover Company. When this became the British Leyland Motor Corporation, Land Rovers became part of the Rover-Triumph division. Land Rover became their own company (but still under the British Leyland umbrella) in 1978. This was following the success of both Land Rovers and Range Rovers. It stayed as part of the Rover Group under the ownership of British Aerospace when British Leyland was broken and privatised.
The success of Range Rover was evident from the beginning. And now, it’s been named one of the top British cars of all time. The origins of Range Rover date back to 1951 when there were plans for a larger Land Rover model. These plans, however, were shelved until 1966. The first Range Rover prototype was built in 1967 and was completed in 1969. It was launched in 1970. The Range Rover was never meant to become a luxury car nor was it supposed to become a status symbol. The designer of Range Rover himself spoke out about this, saying that was never the intention. Nevertheless, Range Rover has since become a popular sight on our roads.
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