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  The Range Rover also receives a new facia treatment。


  1994 An all-new Range Rover is launched. The new vehicle has a long wheelbase chassis and air suspension system and seeks to bridge the gap between off-roader and sports saloon. The new Range Rover has a new chassis and semi-monocoque body for rigidity and is powered by developments of the V8 petrol engine with a BMW six-cylinder diesel alternative。


  The Rover Group, including Land Rover is acquired by the German car maker BMW。


  1995 Production of Land Rover vehicles at Solihull tops 100,000 units per annum。


  1997 The Frankfurt Motor Show in September sees the debut of a brand new Land Rover product, the Freelander. Powered by transverse-mounted four-cylinder petrol or diesel engines, the Freelander uses an Intermediate Reduction Drive unit to take the drive to the back axle via a viscous coupling. Two body styles are offered – a five-door estate and an exciting three door. The Freelander's off-road ability is re-enforced by the innovative Hill Descent Control (HDC) system。


  1998 April 30th sees the 50th anniversary of Land Rover. Special commemorative limited editions of all four models are produced。


  The Discovery Series II is launched. The new vehicle has a new longer body to accommodate seven forward facing seats. Another innovation is Active Cornering Enhancement (ACE), a computer-controlled high-pressure hydraulic system to control vehicle roll. The ABS braking system of the new Discovery incorporates the Hill Descent Control (HDC) system developed for Freelander。


  The new Discovery acts as the launch platform for the Td5 engine, a five-cylinder, 2.5-litre direct injection diesel engine featuring high pressure electronic unit injectors. The engine now also powers the Defender。


  2000 The Rover Group is sold by BMW with Land Rover being acquired by the Ford Motor Company, joining Aston Martin, Volvo, Lincoln and Jaguar in the Premier Automotive Group. Bob Dover is named as CEO。

  Rover集团连同路虎被宝马出售给了福特,与阿斯顿马丁,沃尔沃,林肯和捷豹一起成为奢华汽车集团的一员。Bob Dover任CEO。

  A revised Freelander debuts with power coming from new 2.5-litre V6 petrol or 2.0-litre common rail diesel engines。


  2001 The three-millionth Land Rover comes off the Solihull production line - a Freelander built for the US market。


  The new Range Rover is revealed. Its investment cost of £1 billion makes it the biggest project carried out by the British motor industry。


  The new vehicle is very different than its predecessor. It is larger and of monocoque construction. The suspension uses air springs but is independent all round with an innovative linked system to replicate the action of a beam axle to maximise off-road articulation. The vehicle is powered by two BMW engines – a 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel and a 4.4-litre V8 petrol. The external design and stylish interior epitomises presence and luxury。


  2002 The Discovery receives a face lift in the shape of a new front end featuring the Land Rover ‘family face’ introduced on the new Range Rover。


  Range Rover production notches up its 500,000th vehicle in May。


  2003 The Freelander is facelifted with new, Land Rover trademark ‘pocketed’ headlights, external design revisions and an upgraded interior


  Land Rover runs the first ‘Land Rover G4 Challenge’, an extreme adventure competition using specially-adapted Range Rovers, Discoverys and Freelanders with Defenders in support。


  The Land Rover is named ‘The Greatest Car of All Time’ by viewers of the BBC’s ‘Top Gear’ television programme。


  2004 The Range Stormer concept vehicle, heralding a new Land Rover design direction is revealed at the Geneva Motor Show。


  The Discovery 3 makes its public debut. Featuring a new ‘Integrated Body Frame’ architecture, the new vehicle echoes the design themes of the original Discovery but with 21st century sharpness. New technology includes the ‘Terrain Response’ system. Power units include a 4.4-litre V8 petrol, a 2.7-litre V6 diesel and a 4.0-litre V6 petrol engine. The suspension is independent all-round and a flat floor optimises space in the rear compartment。


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