The Range Rover has really evolved since it was first released in 1970. Here we take a look back at the history of the Range Rover – the vehicle that transformed the luxury SUV market.
The Land Rover Freelander was introduced to the market in 1997. It was an exciting time for Land Rover as it was the first compact SUV in Land Rovers model range, designed to compete with other small 4x4s that were starting to emerge on to the automotive market in the mid 1990’s.
When Head Designer, Gerry McGovern, was tasked with designing the Freelander whilst retaining an element of Land Rovers design heritage, allowing it to be instantly recognised as part of the Land Rover family. He achieved this by incorporating Land Rovers iconic vertical front end and straight lines along the side of the vehicle, along with Land Rovers ‘command’ drivers seating position, there was no mistaking the Freelander as anything other than a Land Rover.
Following on from the success of the Land Rovers Discovery model range, Land Rover launched the all-new Discovery Sport compact SUV in 2014. The Discovery Sport was the 3rd generation compact SUV produced by Land Rover, and they opted to add the new compact SUV to the Discovery model range and discontinue the older Freelander SUV, as the Discovery range was aimed more at the family car market. It came with either a 2.0 litre or 2.2 litre diesel engine, making it more fuel-efficient than the rest of the Discovery model range, and came with either a standard 6-speed manual gearbox or a 9-speed transmission.
The Land Rover Discovery, sometimes referred to as the ‘Disco’, was released in 1989. A vehicle designed to bridge the gap between the Range Rover and the Land Rover Defender 90/110, incorporating the Defenders rugged capabilities with the comfort and styling of the Range Rover.
With the release of the highly anticipated New Land Rover Defender in 2020, we take a look back at how the iconic Land Rover Defender has evolved over the years.
The Land Rover is steeped in history. Here we take a look back at where the iconic Land Rover first began.
A lot of us Land Rover owners probably own a dog or two. So here at JGS4X4 we thought we would write an article all about potential Christmas dangers to our dogs. Christmas is the time to be having fun,…
If you own a Freelander 2* or an Evoque*, it will have a Haldex all-wheel drive system that allows your vehicle to automatically distribute the power between the front and rear wheels. Unlike a traditional four-wheel drive system, the Haldex system uses an oil pressure-activated clutch coupling system on the rear differential that activates when the ECU requests it. This allows your Land Rover to benefit from the economy of a front-wheel drive system when driving in everyday conditions and will switch to an all-wheel drive system when required.
Servicing your Land Rover is an essential part of keeping it in good roadworthy condition. Carrying out regular services will help optimise your Land Rover’s overall performance with a smoother running engine and increased fuel efficiency.
When it comes to ordering parts for your Land Rover it is good to know exactly what you are purchasing. Here we explain the difference between Genuine OE parts, OEM parts and aftermarket parts. Genuine OE Parts There is sometimes…