The Land Rover is a British luxury sport utility vehicle (SUV) manufacturer, owned by the multinational car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover, since 2008 a subsidiary of India’s Tata Motors. JLR currently builds Land Rovers in Brazil, China, India, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom. Many of its vehicles are replete with the sort of leather-lined comforts that call to mind hunting lodges and high tea.
Land Rovers are also very popular for being stellar trail-busters, endowed with the moxie to get down and dirty when the road gets rough. Currently owned by Tata Motors, Land Rover is one of just a few automotive brands in the United States to solely market SUV products. The Land Rover badge adorns elegantly styled off-road-ready SUVs while its swanky fleet of Range Rover models includes the brand’s trademark ruggedness with increased luxury.
The company currently partners with another iconic British automaker—Jaguar—under the Jaguar Land Rover moniker. While the Defender generations are arguably the most recognizable Land Rovers, the three-row Discovery has similar cachet and notable passenger space. The smaller Land Rover Discovery Sport is the most affordable model and 40,000-mile test on the ritzier Range Rover Velar. The top-of-the-line Range Rover requires deep pockets but provides big rewards.
|Owner||Jaguar Land Rover|
|Successor||Jaguar Land Rover|
|Parent organizations||Jaguar Land Rover, Tata Motors|
|Subsidiary||Land Rover Exports ltd|