Speaking at the Techno Classica show in Essen, Germany, Land Rover has announced plans to launch a Heritage division in the coming months. The sub-brand will be nearly identical to sister company Jaguar’s Heritage division, meaning that it will primarily provide parts for Land Rovers that have been out of production for over a decade.
At launch, the Heritage division will provide body, trim and what Land Rover calls extended servicing items for the classic Range Rover, and a number of salvage and extended service parts for the P38 Range as well as the first- and second-gen Discovery models.
Land Rover has not forgotten Series owners, and it promises that one of the Heritage division’s first tasks will be to build up a sizable catalog of Series parts. A number of components that haven’t been available new for decades will be re-created using the original tooling method and the original blueprints as a reference.
Finally, the automaker explains that it will continue to build and sell Defender parts for the next 15 years. After that, production and distribution will be given to the Heritage division.
The company estimates that about 70 percent of the off-roaders it has built since production started in 1948 are still around today, so it understandably has high hopes for its Heritage division.
Land Rover Heritage parts will be available to order through authorized dealers all around the globe. Most parts will come with a warranty in order to give owners peaces of mind.