Discover Land Rover Heritage

Land Rover Heritage History 

In 1947, Maurice Wilks designed a vehicle that was unmatched in tackling tough off-road conditions, and that innovation continues to the present day. Find out more highlights in the history of the Land Rover brand:

  • In 1955, the Land Rover made the first overland expedition from London to Singapore.
  • A recent journey by Tom Collins followed the Trans-America Trail from North Carolina to the Pacific Ocean.
  • Customers can expect even more capability in the future thanks to forthcoming high tech systems.

Find out today how Land Rover heritage is alive and well in the current generation of vehicles.


Land Rover History Highlights

Land Rover HistoryExplore this timeline to see how Land Rover has evolved over the years:

  • 1948 - The first Land Rover is introduced at the Amsterdam Motor Show.
  • 1970 - The first Range Rover hits the market.
  • 1976 - Land Rover production exceeds one-million units.
  • 1989 - The Land Rover Discovery, a mid-size SUV model, is introduced.
  • 1989 - A Land Rover vehicle completes a north-to-south traverse of the Continental Divide.
  • 2007 - Over 4 million Land Rover SUVs are sold.
  • 2011 - The new Range Rover Evoque hits the market.

These highlights wouldn't be possible without the tireless efforts of Land Rover designers over the years. We use the finest materials to craft the luxurious cabins of the Land Rover, and recent advancements in aluminum frame design enhance fuel economy while still delivering characteristic Land Rover toughness.


What Can I Expect from the Future of Land Rover?

We're always working on new technology for the next generation of Land Rover vehicles:

  • A "Transparent Hood" which constantly monitors the area ahead of the vehicle.
  • New laser terrain scanning tech figures out the safest path through tough trails.
  • Remote control features will let you drive your Land Rover directly from a tablet or smartphone.

Many recent innovations have made their way into new Land Rover models, so speak with the experts at Land Rover Hoffman Estates to learn more about them.


Where Can I Experience Land Rover Heritage in Hoffman Estates?

Discover the full history of the Land Rover brand at Land Rover Hoffman Estates. We offer these advantages over other local dealerships:

Stop by our showroom today at 1051 W. Higgins Rd. in Hoffman Estates to experience the Land Rover legacy for yourself!