Land Rover, the 80’s and 90’s

In addition to Big Hair, Mullets, Spandex, Leg Warmers and Neon colors, Land Rover was also setting trends. Here is a summary of the Land Rovers that were released in the 80’s, 90’s and to today! 

1981 – Land Rover Range Rover 4-door

11 years after the Range Rover Classic 2-door was launched Land Rover released the 4-door version. In 1982 the automatic was released and the first diesel arrived in 1986

A car parked on a road Description automatically generated with medium confidence

1983 –  Land Rover 110

Defender 110 for sale

The 11o included coil spring suspension 

1984 – Land Rover 90

1984 Land Rover 90 2.5L Diesel

 The Land Rover Ninety featured new one-piece doors with wind-up windows

1988 – 40th Anniversary of the Land Rover

By the late 80’s there were over 1.6 million Land Rovers on the road!

1989 – Land Rover Discovery

The Discovery was their first new model since the 70’s

With room for 5 and 2 jump seats in the back the Discovery was popular among families

1990 Land Rover Defender

1990 Land Rover Defender 110 LS3 V8

The original Land Rovers gained the name ‘Defender’ a nod to their use in the armed forces.

1994 – Range Rover – Second Generation

Can you say luxury!  Sat nav in 1994!

1997 – Land Rover Freelander

The first compact SUV, in two body styles 5 door and sports focused 3 door. 

1999 – Discovery 2

1999 Land Rover Discovery 4 Dr Series II 4WD Wagon

With more space, a better ride and handling the Disco2 was a favorite for some Landys

Watch for our next blog, The 2000’s