Icon of icons: the XJ, Land Rover and Range Rover shortlisted for reader’s award
Jaguar Land Rover
The Jaguar XJ, Land Rover Defender and Range Rover are one of 17 vehicles vying for Autocar’s title of icon of icons title.
The UK magazine is exploring what makes a car iconic,with its writers narrowing down the list to
the most important, influential and desirable car names on the planet. Now is
the opportunity to show your support to one of these three incredible cars in
Jaguar’s and Land Rover’s history.
Show your support for the Jaguar XJ
The Jaguar XJ,
which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, was nominated by Hilton
Holloway who shared some of his experiences with the large, luxury saloon. He
“The Jaguar XJ was
readily identifiable by 98 percent of motorists who have never owned one by the
very distinctive rear-end graphic.”
“Handsome though it is, the Land Rover’s distinctive
silhouette was born of necessity, not aesthetics.
A utility vehicle conceived
to meet post-war government export targets in support of Rover’s saloon car
range, it was only intended to be an interim product, developed quickly and
cheaply using as many existing parts and as little rationed steel as possible.