Land Rover est une marque automobile spécialisée dans les véhicules tout-terrain et SUV.
La marque a été fondée par Rover, qui a disparu en 2005. Les premiers véhicules nommés Land Rover ont été construits pendant l'été 1947. Pour nombre d'adeptes du tout-terrain, le Land Rover est un art de vivre. Ce véhicule a la réputation d'être solide[réf. nécessaire]. Ce véhicule a été nommé pendant plusieurs années comme étant "La reine des 4X4".
The Land Rover Freelander is a compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) produced by the British manufacturer Land Rover, in both two-wheel and four-wheel drive versions. The current generation is sold as the LR2 in North America and as the Freelander 2 in Europe. It uses a monocoque (unibody) structure, in common with almost all other 'soft roaders' in its class, but unlike traditional SUVs that were built with body-on-frame designs.
Market research by the Rover Group in the late 1980s suggested that Land Rover could enter the compact SUV market segment. In the early 1990s, the Rover Group had a restricted product development budget and looked for a partner to develop the project, which was codenamed CB40 (after Canley Building 40, where the concept was initially developed). Rover's then-partner Honda declined and chose to develop its own CR-V model that was launched in 1997.
Rover decided to go it alone with the CB40, using existing parts and components, as it had done with the MGF roadster. When BMW took over Rover Group in 1994, the CB40 project received the capital it needed to proceed.