At a gala event Tata motors fully owned subsidy Land Rover celebrated its 65th anniversary. The event took place at Packington Estate near its Solihull homeland.
A special ‘HUE’ shaped anniversary cake was flown in a lynx helicopter and delivered by a member of the ‘Black Cats’ Royal Navy display team. ‘Hue’ is the world’s oldest Land Rover. Presently Land Rover lies in the hands of Tata Motors.
On the celebration company debuted its Special Edition Defender – the LXV. The Defender was designed first for the automotive market in 1990. The series have a record of more than two million unit sales. The LXV will house a 2.2-litre diesel engine and 6-speed manual transmission. The engine will make out a maximum power of 122PS@3,500rpm and the peak torque of 360Nm@2,000rpm.
The high end interior designing and luxurious leather seats lend it the trim, it was not! The tough exterior looks of the SUV makes its distinct presence on and off the road. The SUV is available in five different body styles.
At the celebrations, around 150 heritage Land Rovers were showcased from 1947 to early 70’s along with the display of technologies like anti-lock brakes, adjustable air suspension, Electronic Traction Control, Hill Descent Control, Terrain Response and Stop/Start technologies. Land Rover’s current model line up – Defender, Discovery, Freelander, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Evoque, including the world’s first 9-speed transmission for a passenger car were also up on display.