Land Rover is a brand of the British car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover, which specializes in four-wheel vehicles drive. Jaguar Land Rover, with its headquarters in Whitley, Coventry, was acquired by Tata Motors, the Indian company, in 2008. The Land Rover referred to by the Rover Company for one specific car model, named Rover Land, by Rover in 1948. In the following years it developed into a marque that includes a list of four-wheel drive model, including a campaign Protector, Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover Freelander, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Evoque. Land Rovers are currently assembled in Halewood and Solihull plants of the company, research and development taking place at GAYDON and Whitley engineering centers JLR’s. Land Rover sold 194,000 vehicles worldwide in 2009.
Although the brand from the original 1948 model, Land Rover as the company has only existed since 1978. Prior to this, the product line Rover Company, eventually into the division Rover Triumph of the British Leyland Motor Corporation (BL) following the kingdom Leyland Motor Corporation of Rover in 1967. The success of ongoing commercial of the original Land Rover series models, and latterly the Range Rover in the 1970 written by BL’s business problems prompted the establishment of a Land different dead in the company Rover, but it is still under the umbrella of BL, the remaining part of the subsequent Rover Group in 1988, under the ownership of British Aerospace after the remains of British Leyland up and the private sector. 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 2006 Ford purchased the Rover brand from BMW for around £ 6 million. This is reunited with the Rover and Land Rover brands for the first time since 2000 when he broke Rover group up by BMW. In June 2008, Ford sold both Land Rover and Jaguar Cars to Indian Tata Motors. This sale and included a silent Rover brand.
In September 2013 Jaguar Land Rover announced plans to open GBP 100 million (160 million USD) research and development center of the University of Warwick, Coventry to build the next generation of vehicle technologies. The carmaker said around 1,000 engineers and professionals working and construction would start in 2014.
Land Rover History
The design for the original Land Rover car was started in 1947 by Maurice Wilks, chief designer of the Rover Company, on his farm in Newborough, Anglesey. It is said 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 the chassis Jeep and axles.
The choice in the morning coding dictated by the forces of military surplus supplies of aircraft cockpit paint, so early vehicles only came in various shades of green light, all models until recently include strong box section ladder-frame chassis.
Early cars, such as the Series I, were field-tested at Long Bennington and designed to field needs, ads Rovers cite vehicles driven thousands of miles on banana oil. Now the more complex needs of this under the options. The British Army maintains the use of the mechanically simple 2.5-liter cylinder versions 300TDi Ned rather than electronically controlled 2.5-liter five-cylinder TD5 to service much easier. This engine and continued in use in some export markets using units built a Ford plant in Brazil, where Land Rovers formed under the license and the engine was also used in Ford pick-up trucks built locally. Production TDI engine for the United Kingdom in 2006, which means that Land Rover no longer offers it as an option. International Motors of Brazil offer an engine called the 2.8 TGV Power of torque, which is important as a version of the 2.8 liter of the 300TDi, the corresponding increase in the power of torque.
During its ownership by Ford, Land Rover once again associated with Jaguar – the first time the two companies under the same ownership since the period of British Leyland. In many countries share a common sales and distribution network (including shared dealerships), and some models shared parts and production facilities.
Land Rover Electric Cars
ntegrated Electric Rear axle Drive technology, (Rad) call in the technology world, will cause the car to move without starting the engine and supplying extra power difficult terrain. Diesel Rad Hybrid Land Rover’s part of the project multi-million-pound supported by the UK Government’s Energy Saving Trust, under the low carbon research and development. The Rad is one of a broad range of systems engineering sustainability-focused Land Rover is pursuing, brought together by the company under the collective name “in terrain Technologies”.
Land Rover presented at the 2008 London Motor Show Rad diesel-electric hybrid in a new pair of Freelander 2 (LR2) prototypes. The new hybrid system is being designed as a scalable and modular system can be used in a variety of Land Rover models and powertrains. Land Rover unveiled the LRX hybrid concept at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, because to go to production. An Arad will allow the car to run power at speeds below 20 mph (32 km / h).
In September 2011, the Range Rover Evoque was founded, although it was based on the LRX concept hybrid presented at the 2008 North American Auto Show, it did not include the Arad, included in the original concept. In February 2013, Land Rover presented at the 83rd Geneva Motor Show an All-Electric Defender that produces zero emissions. Electric vehicle was developed following research purposes trials successfully Defender-based electric car, Leopard 1. The car was capable of producing 70kW and 330Nm of torque and has a range of 80 miles or low speed off-road use can eight hours until before recharging.
Land Rover Driver Training
Land Rover Experience was founded in 1990, and consists of a network of centers around the world, set up to help customers get the most on their cars and off-road capability. The centers of its bases Land Rover’s at Solihull, Eastnor, GAYDON and Halewood. Lessons include gave off-road driving, winching and trailer handling, and a variety of ‘Adventure Days’ corporate and individuals. The factory facilities at Solihull and Halewood manufacturing tours, and GAYDON has an engineering tour.
Land Rover Safety
Model-by-model traffic accident statistics from the UK Department for Transport show that the Land Rover Defender is one of the vehicles safe on the roads British death as measured by chance two-car injuries. Figures, which were based on data collected by police following accidents between 2000 and 2004 Great Britain, showed that Defender drivers had a 1% chance of killed or seriously injured and a 33% chance of support of any kind of injury. Results of the four-wheel drive cars in the points evenly, and in general these vehicles were safe passengers than the other classes such as passenger cars MPVs.