One millionth Range Rover to be donated to charity

To honour the achievement of the 4×4 SUV, Land Rover Managing Director Phil Popham is driving the model to London from the Solihull factory to donate it to the Help for Heroes charity.

The donation of the landmark Range Rover will take place at Earls Court, where Help for Heroes patron and the UK’s most famous car journalist Jeremy Clarkson will take the delivery at Top Gear Live.

The model in question is a top specification Range Rover, featuring technology such as Land Rover’s Terrain Response system, hill start assist, adaptive Xenon headlamps, heated front and rear seats and a top-range entertainment system amongst others.

Estimated at around £100,000, the Range Rover will be auctioned off to raise money for the charity which supports personnel injured while on duty with UK armed forces.

On its journey from the Solihull plant, the third generation of the iconic SUV will be followed by classic Range Rovers from the brand’s 40 year history.

"Land Rover is very proud to support the Help for Heroes charity by donating the one millionth Range Rover. The vehicle will be auctioned later this year and should raise valuable funds for the practical and direct provision of aid for wounded service people and their families," said Phil Popham, MD Jaguar Land Rover.

"Everyone involved at Land Rover – from the management, to the employees at Solihull, to the original Range Rover team – will be happy we’re able to mark this landmark occasion in such a way after forty years of producing this iconic vehicle."

The Range Rover has been produced in the Solihull plant in the West Midlands since it was first introduced, and the facility was given a boost recently when owners Tata Motors confirmed it, and the second Midlands plant at Castle Bromwich, would not be shut down.