Video: Range Rover turns 40

Nic Cackett

Land Rover's iconic Range Rover - the original luxury 4x4 SUV - celebrates its 40th birthday this month.

The first model, the two-door Range Rover known as the classic, went on sale in 1970, promising to 'interfuse Rover car comfort with Land Rover strength and four-wheel drive mobility'. That ethos, combined with an ever greater emphasis on luxury, remained at the core of the brand for the next forty years.

Now with the new compact Range Rover (currently known as the LRX) due to debut at this year's Paris show, the uniquely British SUV looks set to continue its march through the history books. Autoblog UK wishes it well.

To see Land Rover's commemorative video, click the link below.