Land Rover is a 4x4 drive vehicle manufacturer based in Warwickshire in England. Now the company is a part of Jaguar Land Rover Business which is owned by the Tata Motors of India. It makes all terrain utility vehicles and was originally referred to a single vehicle.
It was started as a subsidiary company to the British Leyland company. Then it was sold to the British Aerospace company and then to the BMW. It finally reached Tata from the hands of Ford Company. Some of its original models which were famous and performed well were Series 1 and Series 88.
The first model was built on a jeep chassis. The vehicle had a metal resistance to corrosion and was light eight rust proof property. Its longevity and durability in the toughest of conditions became the landmark for the vehicle.
It earliest of versions were said to run miles on banana oil too. The earliest of its models were designed by the Wilkis Brothers and were manufactured by the Rover Company. The company took out popular Discover model in1989 and later with Freelander.
Its sports model came out in 2005 with Jaguar AJ-V8 engine. The Defender model of 1997 was popular too and the 109 model was classic till present date. The vehicle has come in extensive military use too all over the world. It will always maintain its reputation of being a tough vehicle.