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Posted:07 November 2019 | Category: General

What is the Difference Between a Land Rover and a Range Rover?

What is the Difference Between a Land Rover and a Range Rover

If you’re thinking of buying a Range Rover or a Land Rover, you might be wondering, what’s the difference between the two? Well at Sinclair Land Rover, we want to clear this confusion up. To put it simply, Land Rover is the brand, whereas a Range Rover is a specific model that’s been created by Land Rover. 

Currently, the Range Rover line-up consists of:

A Brief History of Land Rover

The history of Land Rover began in 1948. The second oldest vehicles that offered four-wheel drive (after Jeep), Land Rovers were created by a company called Rover. In fact, it wasn’t until 1978 that Land Rover was established as a company. The first series they created was utilised by the military, as a way of transporting supplies. 

Over the next ten years, it became more renowned – especially after the release of Series II in 1958. The first vehicle in the world to use an innovative 2.25-litre petrol engine, it was starting to be used throughout the UK and beyond as an everyday vehicle. 

Now, they are the vehicles that we see everywhere. Family-friendly cars, they are often favoured by adventure enthusiasts that are looking for an exceptional off-road vehicle. 

Six Fun Facts About Range Rover

  • The Range Rover was built the same as its first prototype: which is unheard of in the industry.
  • Range Rover famously won the 1st Dakar Rally.
  • BMW bought Rover in 1994, splitting Land Rover from the business before selling it to Ford in 2000. They are now both owned by Jaguar Land Rover.
  • The first Range Rover made its way onto the stage in the 1970s, however, it was first designed in the 1950s.
  • The first Land Rover to be released had a steering wheel in the centre of the dashboard.
  • The Range Rover Evoque is the smallest Range Rover model

New Land Rover Models We Offer

At Sinclair Land Rover, we offer a wide range of new and used Land Rover vehicles. From the dynamic Defender that showcases the innovation and improvement that the manufacturer has had over the years to the sleek Discovery Sport which is designed for the explorers, we’ve got you covered. Whatever your taste or budget, we’re your first port of call every time.

Get in Contact with Sinclair Land Rover Today

Do you want to find out more about the Land Rover and Range Rover models we have at our Swansea and Brecon showrooms? Then don’t hesitate to get in contact with us today! You can do this by either calling us at our Swansea branch - 01792 311500 or at our Brecon branch - 01497 534703. Alternatively, you can get in contact through email. We look forward to hearing from you!