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Land Rover Range Rover - 45th anniversary Celebration

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We are all invited to celebrate the 45th birthday of the Land Rover Range Rover. Now in its fourth generation, the mud-loving luxury SUV was first introduced in 1970 as a two-door, V8 model with four disc brakes and all-wheel drive all the time. In 1981 the British carmaker introduced a four-door model followed by the first diesel variant in 1986. The 1990's saw the Land Rover Range Rover be the first SUV with anti-lock brakes followed by the introduction of Electronic Traction Control and Automatic Air Suspension by the mid-nineties. The Range Rover family grew again in 1994 with a 2.5-liter diesel as well as a V8 3.9- and 4.6-liter versions, but it wasn't until 1999 for the special edition Linley to feature the black paint and leather upholstery that is now the most common colorway. The family grew again in 2001 with the third generation, including a 4.2-liter V8 supercharged engine, a TDV8 in 2006, and a 5.0-liter V8 in 2009. In 2012, the family grew again with the fourth-generation, all-aluminum SUV Range Rover, but it's the Range Rover SVAutobiography that easily claims the title as the most powerful and luxurious of them all. So take a minute to continue after the jump and take a stroll down memory lane with Land Rover, with pictures dating back to the mid-seventies.