17 June 2020

  • 2020 is the 50th anniversary of the first Range Rover leaving the production line at Solihull
  • More than a million Range Rovers – the original luxury SUV – have been built since 1970
  • To celebrate, Jaguar Land Rover employees will donate £50,000 to local good causes
  • Staff will nominate their favourite charities, which could receive one of fifty £1,000 donations
  • Employee-led initiative follows donations of more than £27,000 to support the fight against coronavirus

Wednesday 17 June 2020, Solihull, UK – Jaguar Land Rover employees are marking the Range Rover’s 50th anniversary by donating £50,000 to good causes.

The money will be divided into fifty £1,000 pots for local charities nominated by staff at the Solihull manufacturing plant, where the money has been raised through monthly employee donations.

The original luxury SUV has played a significant role in its home region, where more than a million models have been made at Solihull since 1970.

Thanks to this success, Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull Charity Committee has been helping good causes for over a decade. The 50th anniversary donation will take the total amount of employee-generated funding to more than £75,000 in 2020.

Earlier this year the committee donated £27,000 to local charities, including Birmingham University Hospitals Charity and Age UK Solihull, to help the fight against coronavirus.

1970 Range Rover Classic Two-Door
1970 Range Rover Classic Two-Door
2020 Range Rover Fifty Limited Edition
2020 Range Rover Fifty Limited Edition

Range Rover has been a part of Solihull and the wider region for 50 years and we’re grateful to our employees, their families and our community for their ongoing support.

We thought it was only right we celebrate its birthday by continuing in that spirit and helping others.

Adam Lawrance
Chair of the Solihull Charity Committee

Further information

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For more information visit or contact:

Josh Storer

Corporate Affairs Officer – Solihull Communications

+44 7827 258230

Notes to Editors

About Solihull Charity Committee

Jaguar Land Rover’s Charity Committees coordinate employee-led donations and charitable activity in the communities they are a part of. To date, millions of pounds and hours have been donated by employees to local good causes, with the most recent donations contributing to help the fight against coronavirus.

About Land Rover

Since 1948 Land Rover has been manufacturing authentic 4x4s that represent true 'breadth of capability' across the model range. Defender, Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar and Range Rover Evoque each define the world's SUV sectors, with 80 per cent of this model range exported to over 100 countries. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Range Rover.

About Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports saloon and sports car marques.

At Jaguar Land Rover, we are driven by a desire to deliver class-leading vehicles, which will provide experiences our customers will love, for life. Our products are in demand around the globe. In 2019 Jaguar Land Rover sold 557,706 vehicles in 127 countries.

We support around 260,000 people through our retailer network, suppliers and local businesses. At heart we are a British company, with two major design and engineering sites, three vehicle manufacturing facilities, an Engine Manufacturing Centre and soon to be opened Battery Assembly Centre. We also have vehicle plants in China, Brazil, India, Austria and Slovakia. We have seven technology hubs. In the UK these are based in Manchester, Warwick (NAIC) and London. Globally these are located in Shannon, Ireland, Portland, USA, Budapest, Hungary and Changshu, China.

We have a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles as well as continuing to offer the latest diesel and petrol engines. All new Jaguar and Land Rover vehicle models offer the option of electrification, giving our customers even more choice.