The first Land Rover was built in England and introduced in 1948 at the Amsterdam Auto Show. It was equipped with permanent 4-wheel drive, a canvas roof and optional doors, and was well-suited for off-road use. In 1986 Range Rover of North America was established in Maryland, with the first U.S.-specification versions of its luxurious go-anywhere SUVs hitting the market the following year. The name was changed to Land Rover North America in 1992. After being purchased by the BMW Group in 1994, Land Rover bounced around a couple of times: sold to Ford Motor Co. in 2000 and then to the Indian firm Tata Motors in 2008. Today Land Rover is a luxury SUV manufacturer that builds stellar trailblazers with plenty of luxe amenities.