• 2020 Range Rover Fifty Special Edition | AutoAdvisor.co.za

      Auto Advisor    June 18, 2020

    Range Rover Fifty Special Edition

    Range Rover marks 50 years of all-terrain innovation and luxury with exclusive new limited edition

    17th June 1970. That was the day that the ‘original luxury SUV’ was born. The day the very first Range Rover took the roads, with the sole intention of conquering any terrain man could throw at it, whilst enveloping its passengers in the grandest of luxury.

    Half a century later and little has changed. Range Rover now has an enviable line-up of luxury SUVs, but it still widely regarded as the benchmark for what a luxury SUV should be, whether it is design, refinement, luxury, or engineering innovation.

    Over its 50 year lifespan, the Range Rover has achieved many world firsts and completed numerous impressive feats. It was the first SUV to feature a permanent 4WD system when it was launched and was the first vehicle to ever be displayed at the Louvre Museum in Paris, and has even won the Paris-Dakar rally – twice. The truth is, its popularity stems from the fact that no other vehicle combines the levels of luxury, comfort, and sophistication with off-road capability and on-road performance like a Range Rover.

    To mark the special occasion and honor the original Range Rover, Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations have been commissioned to build just 1,970 units globally (a homage to the year 1970). Its name? The Range Rover Fifty.

    Building on the luxuriously appointed Autobiography, the Range Rover Fifty features many bespoke exterior accents in Auric Atlas as well as two unique 22-inch wheel designs. The badging features a ‘Fifty’ script created personally by Prof Gerry McGovern OBE, Land Rover’s Chief Creative Officer, which will appear on the exterior of the vehicle and throughout the interior on the unique “1 of 1970” centre console commissioning plaque, headrests, dashboard, and illuminated treadplates.

    The Range Rover Fifty will be available in both standard and long-wheelbase body designs with customers able to choose from four carefully curated exterior colours; Carpathian Grey, Rosello Red, Aruba, and Santorini Black. In extremely limited numbers, Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations is also offering the Range Rover Fifty in one of three Heritage exterior solid paints reproduced from the original Range Rover paint palette; Tuscan Blue, Bahama Gold, and Davos White. A range of powertrain options will be available; petrol, diesel, and even a plug-in hybrid P400e version.

    The Range Rover Fifty Special Edition is available to order in South Africa now.

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