Land Rover

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A four-wheel-drive vehicle originally made by the British automobile manufacturer Jaguar-Land Rover. These sturdy vehicles were inspired by the use of the American Jeep during World War II and were first designed in the late 1940s to serve military needs. However, over time commercial private models became popular in Europe as well as in the U.S. Throughout the years ownership of the brand name has changed hands, first when BMW took over in 1994, then again when the Ford corporation bought the company in 2000, and most recently when the Indian-based Tata Motors firm purchased both Jaguar and Land Rover.

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