Her Majesty The Queen has a brand new State Review vehicle that’s just seen its first official use, and it’s based off of a long wheelbase Range Rover.
This new State Review vehicle marks the fourth time since 1953 that Land Rover has provided a vehicle for the task. Her Majesty The Queen used the new custom Range Rover – which was built by Jaguar Land Rover‘s Custom Vehicle Operations – to present New Colors to the Royal Welsh Regiment, of which She is Colonel-in-Chief.
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The custom Range Rover is propelled by a diesel engine in a hybrid powertrain configuration, meaning that the State Review vehicle can run purely on stored electric energy for some amount of time. The previous State Review vehicle was also based on a Range Rover, made back in 2002. In fact, Jaguar Land Rover is proud to be the only automaker to hold Royal Warrants from Her Majesty The Queen, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.