Land Rover builds 1 millionth Range Rover – donates it to charity

Land Rover builds 1 millionth Range Rover – donates it to charity

It was just a few months ago that the Range Rover turned 40, now the millionth Rangie has rolled off the assembly line in Solihull, England.

This special offroader is a Range Rover Autobiography and was presented to Tope Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson on behalf of the UK-based charity Help for Heroes. It will now be auctioned off in an effort to raise funds to provide assistance to wounded British service people and their families.

Land Rover’s Managing Director Phil Popham said, “Land Rover is very proud to support the Help for Heroes charity by donating the one millionth Range Rover. Everyone involved in Land Rover – from the management, to the employees at Solihull, to the original Range Rover team – will be happy we’re able to mark this landmark occasion in such a way after the 40 years of producing this iconic vehicle.”

There have been three generations of Range Rover. The original, now known as the Classic, went on sale in 1970 and continued in production, with numerous upgrades and a multiplicity of variants, for just over 25 years.

The second-generation vehicle, known as the P38a, went on sale in 1994 and was replaced in 2001 by the current model. Further enhancements over the last decade have ensured the Range Rover retains its position as one of the world’s most complete luxury vehicles.

During 2005, the Range Rover Sport was introduced, adding a sport tourer SUV to the Range Rover line-up, which instantly became a sales success, selling over 300,000 vehicles over the past six years. Next year a third model with join the Range Rover line-up, the all-new Range Rover Evoque.

It was just a few months ago that the Range Rover turned 40, now the millionth Rangie has rolled off the assembly line in Solihull, England.

This special offroader is a Range Rover Autobiography and was presented to Tope Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson on behalf of the UK-based charity Help for Heroes. It will now be auctioned off in an effort to raise funds to provide assistance to wounded British service people and their families.

Land Rover’s Managing Director Phil Popham said, “Land Rover is very proud to support the Help for Heroes charity by donating the one millionth Range Rover. Everyone involved in Land Rover – from the management, to the employees at Solihull, to the original Range Rover team – will be happy we’re able to mark this landmark occasion in such a way after the 40 years of producing this iconic vehicle.”

There have been three generations of Range Rover. The original, now known as the Classic, went on sale in 1970 and continued in production, with numerous upgrades and a multiplicity of variants, for just over 25 years.

The second-generation vehicle, known as the P38a, went on sale in 1994 and was replaced in 2001 by the current model. Further enhancements over the last decade have ensured the Range Rover retains its position as one of the world’s most complete luxury vehicles.

During 2005, the Range Rover Sport was introduced, adding a sport tourer SUV to the Range Rover line-up, which instantly became a sales success, selling over 300,000 vehicles over the past six years. Next year a third model with join the Range Rover line-up, the all-new Range Rover Evoque.

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