In 1987, Land Rover Limited decided to launch its Range Rover vehicles in the US, thus the Range Rover of North America was formed. In 1988, Land Rover celebrates its 40thanniversary and it was marked by total sales of 1.6 million vehicles worldwide, which was a huge accomplishment for the company. In 1990, the company celebrated 20 years of Range Rover production and the Defender was soon introduced.
In 1994, Land Rover Limited was acquired by BMW and production topped 100,000 units per annum. Three years later, the famous and still in production Freelander Series was announced. In 1998, the company celebrates its 50th anniversary and special limited editions of all four new model lines and series were released.
In 2000, the company was sold to Ford Motors and a year later, production reached three million. Throughout the years, many of the Land Rover vehicles underwent significant changes and the company joined hands with Jaguar, forming Jaguar Land Rover. In 2008, Land Rover was sold to Indian Manufacturer, Tata Motors.