New Range Rover meets its ancestors

4 Jan, 2013 10:12am

Watch us bring together four generations of Range Rover at the Land Rover Experience Centre

The Range Rover was a game-changer at its launch in 1970 – and 42 years later little seems to have changed.

It has consistently set the bar for those who don’t want to compromise between off-road ability and ultimate luxury, and in 2012 the carmaker released its fourth incarnation.

The original Range Rover was fitted with a 3.5-litre V8, matched to permanent four-wheel-drive. It had a four-speed automatic gearbox and basic coil-spring suspension.

The 2012 Range Rover now gets a choice of V6 and V8 diesel engines, as well as a 5.0-litre V8 petrol motor capable of 0-60mph in just over five seconds. Full leather, 20-inch alloy wheels and eight-speed transmission are all standard.

In this video we bring together all four generations of Range Rover at Land Rover’s Experience Centre at Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire to see how the model has progressed over the past four decades.