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ONELIFE #36 – English

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Land Rover’s Onelife magazine showcases stories from around the world that celebrate inner strength and the drive to go Above and Beyond. This special issue of Onelife marks Land Rover’s 70th anniversary – a celebration of unparalleled achievement and pioneering innovation. We bring you the incredible story of how we reunited an original 1948 car with its former owners, as well as looking back at Land Rover vehicles’ most intrepid expeditions around the globe.

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CONTENTS PHOTOGRAPHY: NICK BALLÓN, ALEX HOWE (2), CHARLIE GRAY, DON ROMNEY, COVER: OLEG KASKO 08 IT’S OUR BIRTHDAY so we asked the world’s greatest living explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes to share how Land Rovers have powered many of his own intrepid expeditions 10 COME WITH US BACK TO OUR ROOTS with a potted history of the conception, development, evolution and achievements of the original Land Rover 18 A SURPRISE SURVIVOR from the 1948 Land Rover launch line-up recently resurfaced so we reunited it with former owners in the very building it was born 28 A LOOK AT THE GROUNDBREAKING LEGACY of the First Overland expedition and how Land Rover has driven a world of adventure and scientific exploration through the years 34 PEERLESS LUXURY is personified in the full story of the Range Rover. Today, the world’s first premium SUV continues to lead the way 44 CAPABILITIES ARE AT THE HEART of our second World of Adventure feature, a story of the many challenges undertaken by the Range Rover 50 THE AGE OF DISCOVERY is upon us read the story of five generations of our versatile SUV, plus a look back at the impact of the Freelander 58 RISE TO THE CHALLENGE in the third instalment of our World of Adventure series, as we tackle the Camel Trophy and the G4 Challenge Editor in Chief David Barnwell | Senior Editor Neal Anderson | Senior Art Director Dan Delaney | Creative Director Michael Darling Designer Thomas Saible | Designer David Klingl | Managing Photo Editor Katjana Frisch | Production Director Marie Bressem Production Manager Nadja Göricke | Business Director Alex Robb | Account Manager Adrianna Juraszek | Market and Production Manager Hannah McDonald | Jaguar Land Rover Customer Contact Programme Senior Manager Ema Forster | MD Production Unit Dr. Markus Schönmann For all advertising enquiries please contact: Katherine Galligan | Katherine@metropolist.co.uk | 00 44 207 887 6146 Vishal Raghuvanshi | Vishal@metropolist.co.uk | 00 44 207 887 6147 62 EXPERIENCE FOR YOURSELF exciting adventurous travel while developing your own off-road driving skills with the help of Land Rover Experience 64 JOIN OUR STYLE COUNSEL as British GQ Editor Dylan Jones sits down with Land Rover’s Chief Design Officer Gerry McGovern to discuss design, innovation and the meaning of modernity 72 GLIMPSE THE FUTURE as we examine the potential impact of electrification and connected vehicles 76 FEEL THE THRILL as Formula E racing driver Ho-Pin Tung takes the Range Rover Sport PHEV for a ride up the 999 steep steps to Heaven’s Gate in China 80 SMOOTH OPERATORS is one way of describing Land Rover’s Special Vehicles Operations (SVO) team, who delight customers with their made-to-order marvels 86 TAKE AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK at the new two-door Range Rover SV Coupé, limited to a production run of just 999 vehicles 88 JOIN US FOR CAKE as we celebrate our 70th anniversary with a special birthday cake that is as technologically advanced as it is tasty 90 HELP US CELEBRATE IN STYLE by looking at why every culture around the world commemorates special milestones and achievements in this celebration essay Land Rover Onelife magazine is publishedby Spark44 Limited, The White Collar Factory, 1 Old Street Yard, London EC1Y 8AF on behalf of Land Rover, Abbey Road, Whitley, Coventry CV3 4LF. Copyright Spark44 Ltd. 2018. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited without the written permission of the publisher. Opinions expressed are those of the author and not Land Rover. While every care is taken compiling the contents of Land Rover Onelife magazine, specifications, features and equipment shown in this magazine are subject to change and may vary by country. All necessary permissions were obtained for film and photography in restricted access areas, and information was correct at time of going to print. For additional vehicle information, please contact your authorised Land Rover retailer. This magazine does not accept unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or illustrations, and cannot accept any responsibility for them. Drive responsibly on- and off-road. For any enquiries or feedback please email us at ONELIFE@Spark44.com 5