Land Rover has become one of the most iconic brands in the automotive industry. Even if you don’t know much about cars, you probably recognize a Land Rover or Range Rover on the road. Land Rover has become known for its design, style, engineering and driver experience, aspects the company continues to improve upon. Owning a Land Rover has become a status symbol and for many owners, their Land Rover/Range Rover isn’t just a car; it’s an experience.
Next time you see a Land Rover or Range Rover on the road, think of these 5 facts.
1Initially, the Rover Company Manufactured Bikes
In 1878, the Rover Company manufactured bikes. They are even accredited with creating the first modern bicycle. It was so successful that the word for “bicycle” in Polish is “Rower”, after the company’s invention. (Source)
2First Range Rovers Were All Green
You may be familiar with the “army green” Range Rovers. There’s a reason for that. Initially, all the Range Rovers only came in various shades of green, dictated by military surplus supplies of aircraft cockpit paint. (Source)
3First Range Rover Prototype Was Kept a Secret
The first prototype was top secret, so much so, that the designers named the prototype ‘Velar,’ derived from the Italian word ‘valare’ meaning “to veil or cover.” (Source)
4Range Rover Displayed in the Louvre
The Range Rover is considered a masterpiece of industrial design. One of the first Range Rovers, built off the first prototype, was displayed in the Parisian art museum the Louvre. (Source)
5Land Rover Built Car for “Judge Dredd” Movie
Land Rover built the vehicles used in post-apocalyptic movie “Judge Dredd.” The vehicles were described as “armored taxis” and LandRover equipped the vehicles with a futuristic fiberglass body. (Source)
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