- Land Rover continues its 70th anniversary celebrations with a visit to a remote location deep in the Indian Himalayan region also known as the ‘Land of Land Rovers’
- A fleet of classic Series Land Rover models dating from 1957 provides a vital transport link between Maneybhanjang and Sandakphu in West Bengal
- The village of Sandakphu sits at an altitude of 3,636m and is only accessible by a steep and rocky track using a fleet of 42 thoroughly well-maintained Series Land Rovers
- Watch the film here: https://youtu.be/YNXU1IR2LR8
Maneybhanjang, West Bengal, India, 08 August 2018 – Land Rover took its 70th anniversary celebrations to new heights by visiting a remote rural community in West Bengal that relies on a fleet of classic models for its very survival.
Known as the ‘Land of Land Rovers’, the rural location in deep in the Himalayas is reliant on a fleet of meticulously maintained Series Land Rovers dating back as far as 1957.
A film, released today, highlights the spectacular 31km journey made often by residents of Maneybhanjang in West Bengal, India to Sandakphu for their means of living. Towering gradients, rock-strewn pony tracks and treacherous weather are just some of the hazards faced on a daily basis by the residents and their Land Rovers on the journey to the hilltop village, which sits at an altitude of 3,636m.
Land Rover’s team visited the remarkable collection of Series models, which provides a vital role for the community as reliable and unstoppable all-terrain transport.
This year marks 70 years since the original Land Rover made its debut at Amsterdam Motor Show in 1948. Land Rover is marking this milestone with a series of celebrations throughout 2018, including a special broadcast, record-breaking convoys and a display in London’s Design Museum.
See the film here: https://youtu.be/YNXU1IR2LR8