Asked nearly as often as who makes Land Rover is who makes Range Rover? Land Rover makes Range Rover models, but the confusion is understandable. British Leyland Motors Ltd. made Range Rover SUVs from 1970 until 1978, when the SUV division separated, naming itself Land Rover. However, the Rover name has a storied history going back to its roots in Warwickshire, England, in 1948.
Today, Land Rover, along with Jaguar, is owned by the Indian auto manufacturing behemoth Tata Motors. However, the name game has become even murkier because Tata Motors just rebranded Jaguar and Land Rover as JLR, with Jaguar, Range Rover, Defender, and Discovery as sub-brands. For our purposes here, we’ll stick with Land Rover.
Although many of its vehicles are still built in Great Britain, Land Rover has plants in four other countries, including India. Over the years, Land Rover has become synonymous with luxurious off-road capability.
Annual Land Rover sales are modest, to say the least. In 2022, the brand sold 56,474 units spread across nine models in the U.S.