Land Rover’s Solihull Plant is celebrating production of the 1,000,000th Range Rover by doing the most noble thing, donating it to charity. One millionth model which is a Range Rover Autobiography in ultimate black will be auctioned for Help for Heroes. Land Rover’s Managing Director Phil Popham will drive the car to London while being followed by a convoy of heritage Range Rovers. The handover will take place at the Top Gear Live set at Earls Court in London today, where Jeremy Clarkson will take delivery of the one millionth Range Rover on behalf of the charity.
“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 being donated is the highest-specification model currently available, the Range Rover Vogue, valued in excess of £85,000. Estimates suggest it will raise over £100,000 for charity when auctioned later this year.
“We’re delighted that Land Rover has chosen to give Help for Heroes their millionth Range Rover,” said Bryn Parry, CEO and Co-founder of Help for Heroes. “This is a real milestone in their history and so a very special donation, made even more special by knowing the money raised from the auction of the car will be able to provide much needed funds to help our wounded heroes on their road to recovery.”