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    For over sixty years, Land Rover has been responsible for manufacturing some of the most versatile and luxurious SUVs along with quality parts on the market. From the very first Series 1 to the Range Rover Sport, this company's history has been one of innovation as well as achievement. The first Land Rover model was designed by Maurice Wilks, the head designer for legendary English automaker Rover. Wilks's design was unveiled in 1948. Chatter was that he got the idea for the model from riding in a post-World War II Jeep. Introduced as the "Center Steer", the first Land Rover prototype was built using a Jeep chassis. But what distinguished the Center Steer from its American counterpart was one of the biggest car parts, the body. Being that steel was not in abundance in the years following the war, the Center Steer was armored with a special alloy of magnesium and aluminum known as Birmabright. It was corrosion-resistant, durable, and plentiful.

    Along with his brother Spencer, Maurice Wilks finished the design of the Series 1. The Series 1 featured 4-wheel drive, optional doors, and a canvas roof. What also made the vehicle work was its penchant for all-terrain traveling, as it performed and handled very well in the field. In 1958, the Series II debuted. It was capable of more power than the previous model and was available as a 2-door, 4-door, or 2-door pickup truck. On the heels of the Series II was the Series IIA. Showcasing even more power than the previous edition thanks to a 2.25L diesel engine, the Series IIA defining trait was its extra boost in performance. It was available as both a shortened wheelbase with a soft top or a 5-door station wagon. After Rover was obtained by Leyland Motors, the stage was set for the arrival of the Range Rover. Having made its debut in 1970, the V8-equipped Range Rover swept through and made a fast impression due to its aluminum body, extra pop, and trademark versatility.

    The company changed hands yet again in the middle of the 1980s British Aerospace took over the brand. The Range Rover finally landed on American soil in 1987 and after two years, the Discovery followed suit as the first new Land Rover in just under two decades. BMW purchased the company in 1995 and as a result, the company attitude began to veer even more towards luxury. As the 90s wore on, Land Rover introduced another model to the roster, the compact Freelander (which would later go onto become the LR2). With features such as Hill Descent Control along with its rugged yet smooth demeanor, the Freelander received a substantial amount of attention. In 2000, Ford bought Land Rover from BMW would sell the company to Indian automaker Tata in March of 2008. Despite the seeming turbulence regarding ownership of the company, Land Rover has been synonymous with providing drivers with tremendous off-road capability as well as upscale comfort. In the world of luxury SUVs, Land Rover is the only nameplate that still concentrates solely on this segment and doesn't produce vehicles and parts for any other class.

    Any surface, any terrain, Land Rover covers ground by sheer force. Land Rover models employ a look that's all their own: boxy yet smooth; practical but dominant. Each series has expounded upon itself, taking from the generation that precedes it while adding the elements and designs that continue to escort this juggernaut coast to coast. Land Rover covers the spectrum with the powerfully authentic LR2, and of course, the entire scope of the highly-touted Range Rover series. CARiD wants to be a part of what makes you love your model and we have the Land Rover Accessories and Parts to back it up.

    To us, this is serious business. With, you have access to all of the Land Rover accessories and parts that dress up your ride the right way, and with the quality and value you need to make it happen. Trust only the best when it comes to your Land Rover accessories, because when making custom changes to your model, that's what you will remember. And that is what everyone else will notice.

    Whether you plan to improve your vehicle's performance or simply want to add some flare to its style, we store an exhaustive collection of accessories and parts designed specifically for your vehicle. Whatever product you choose, you are guaranteed to get nothing but the premium quality, unrivaled performance, and unique style. Understanding that your vehicle deserves only the top accessories and parts, we carefully handpicked each single item. And be sure all of them are manufactured by the most reputable companies in the industry, so the quality is beyond any doubts. If you still are not sure what product to choose, you are welcome to check 163 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, and define what accessory or part perfectly fits both your vehicle and your pocket.

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    Land Rover DC100 Concept Heads to the LA Auto Show
    Land Rover DC100 Concept Heads to the LA Auto Show

    Debut of the Land Rover DC100 Concept, previewing the next-generation Defender, at the Frankfurt Motor Show made huge waves. The most surprising thing was not the debut itself, but the fact that the car arrived in two versions: a hardtop and an open-air model. Later this month, the company promises to unveil a third version at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It is yet unclear how the LA show car will differ from the versions shown at the 2011 IAA in Frankfurt, or what body-style it'll feature.

    Land Rover hasn't yet confirmed whether the production version of the concept will be available in North America. A little hint on the vehicle's availability was given though by Land Rover Global Brand Director John Edwards in an interview with the Edmund's Insideline. He said that the Defender must be capable, usable, and abusable – quite appropriate for the Third World Market. He mentioned that they do talk much about the North American Specification 90 Defender, and not enough about Australian Outback and Zambia. Even though with the new Defender the company wants to get back to its roots, according to John Edwards, it would be nice if they could also sell it to the Californian surfer dudes.

    Land Rover Updates Its 2012 Models
    Land Rover Updates Its 2012 Models

    The British automaker announced the majority of modifications for its 2012 Discovery 4 and Range Rover Sport models. Both vehicles will get greater efficiency, more power, and a new eight-speed transmission.

    The changes are also focused on fuel economy and luxury. The both models will be equipped with a new 256 horsepower 3.0-liter SDV6 diesel engine. The average fuel economy is estimated 32.1 mpg and 230 g/km of CO2. These cars will have a new eight-speed ZF transmission, used by BMW and Jaguar models, which allows paddle-shift gearchanges in manual mode. The upgraded Range Rover Sport will feature the variety of interior trim choices, ''dual-view'' touch screen, and the high-tech satellite navigation system.

    “Both models will benefit from a new ‘WhiteFire’ wireless technology, which delivers audio to passengers via wireless headphones, plus there's a 17-speaker Harman Kardon LOGIC 7 audio system, and a ‘Say What You See’ voice command system which will enable the occupants to operate most of the new tech verbally. Entry-level audio and navigation systems on the 2012 Discovery will be compatible with Bluetooth, DAB, USB and will feature iPod connectivity.”

    First Land Rover Hybrid to Arrive in 2013
    First Land Rover Hybrid to Arrive in 2013

    Keeping up with the low-petroleum paradigm, Land Rover plans to launch a series of new hybrid models within the next few years. The electric Range_e concept introduced at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show last month was apparently a preview of the upcoming changes. The first model to get a hybrid version will be the new 2012 Range Rover, followed by a more radical plug-in hybrid in 2014.

    In the interview to Inside Line, Land Rover’s Global Brand Director John Edwards admitted that the new Range Rover-based hybrid vehicles are likely to combine an electric motor with a V6 gasoline engine to “offer V8 performance with V6 fuel consumption”. As for the range-extender hybrid, it is expected to use a small gasoline engine mated to an electric battery as seen on the current Chevrolet Volt. This technology is likely to be shared with next-generation Jaguar models.

    According to Edwards, the company plans its hybrid offerings focusing on the larger models, which are able to achieve the greatest gains from hybrid technology in terms of fuel economy. This strategy means we’re unlikely to see a hybrid version of the new Range Rover Evoque, at least in the near future.