The Range Rover was first introduced in the UK in 1970 – although more luxurious than the Land Rover of the day it was a relatively basic ‘utilitarian’ off road car. More suited to carrying sheep, with its 3 doors, vinyl seats and manual transmission - than cruising the streets of Chelsea.
It was sometime later that Land Rover capitalised on the potential of the Range Rover as a premium vehicle developing it into a premium sports utility vehicle at home on the country estate and motorway.
There have been three generations of Range Rover from 1970 – 1995, 1995 – 2002 with the latest generation being introduced in 2002.
We tested the Range Rover TDV8 Vogue SE back to back with the Mercedes Benz GL 420 CDI in rural Northumberland.
This is a 12-year+ news article, from our Land Rover archive, which dates back to the year 2000.
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