Range Rover celebrates birthday

The popular 4x4 has long been a favourite of caravan owners

Caravan owners may be interested to learn that the Range Rover is celebrating a milestone in its history later this month.

The popular 4×4 has long been a favourite of caravan owners thanks to its ability to cope with difficult terrain while towing another vehicle.

It celebrates its 40th birthday on June 17th and remains one of the world’s best-loved luxury four-wheel drive cars.

Now in its third generation, the Range Rover has proved a big success for Land Rover, which launched the Range Rover Sport as a second model line in 2005.

This went on to become the firm’s biggest selling vehicle worldwide within two years and the company will be hoping that a third model line, due to be released later this year, will be just as successful.

“Land Rover has a unique history of product innovation. But the Range Rover probably remains the most historically significant vehicle we have ever launched,” said Land Rover managing director Phil Popham.

He added that the Range Rover may even be one of the most important vehicles in the history of motoring.

Meanwhile, Suzuki GB is set to provide each of its riders in the World Superbike and British Superbike with their own Suzuki Grand Vitara five-door SZ4 to act as a towcar for their equipment.