All of us here at Land Rover Frisco are thoroughly thrilled as well as amazed, as the celebration of the 6,000,000th production Land Rover has officially begun!
The completion of a Yulong White Range Rover LWB Vogue SE on April 2nd saw our parent company hit a manufacturing milestone and is currently being featured at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. The 6,000,000th vehicle was built at Land Rover’s Solihull facility, where the company has been producing its world-famous SUVs since 1948.
This landmark Land Rover is proudly showcasing its bespoke puddle lamp graphic to signify its unique status. The illuminated graphic, which is the width of a grain of rice, is projected through a magnifying lens onto the ground every time the vehicle is unlocked in an image which is 80cm in diameter. This same graphic was projected on to the wall of the Solihull manufacturing facility to mark the moment when the 6,000,000th vehicle rolled off the production line.
Andy Goss, Director, Group Sales Operations, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “For 67 years Land Rover has been building the world’s most capable all-purpose vehicles. Over this period, a range of ground-breaking innovations and technologies have blended great design, refinement and unmatched all-terrain capability.
“It’s fitting that the 6,000,000th Land Rover to be produced is a Range Rover, since this year marks the 45thanniversary of the original Range Rover’s launch and even today, the vehicle remains peerless. With the growth of sales in China since the latest version of the Range Rover was introduced in 2012, it is entirely appropriate that this landmark vehicle is destined for a Chinese customer.”
Ultimately this exceptional Range Rover will be sold in the region and its specially commissioned puddle lamps will serve as a permanent reminder of the significance of this unique model in Land Rover’s history.
On a side note – of the 6,000,000 Land Rovers produced, more than 900,000 are Range Rovers and the iconic luxury SUV is the first car to have been displayed at the world-famous Louvre museum in Paris, where it was cited as an “exemplary work of industrial design”. Now honestly, how can you beat that?