Land Rover has delivered a fleet of 450 vehicles to support the Rugby World Cup 2015 as part of its role as official vehicle partner for the tournament.
The fleet will consist of specially liveried Discovery Sport, Discovery, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover models which will provide transport for match officials, event support staff and VIPs for the duration of the 44-day competition, covering an anticipated total of 650,000 miles – enough to drive around the world 26 times.
To mark the hand-over of the final vehicle and celebrate its support of the event, Land Rover created a unique installation using 450 Land Rover keys – one for every vehicle on the fleet – suspended in the shape of a rugby ball.
Jon Wackett, fleet and business general manager at Land Rover, said: “We are proud and excited to be supporting Rugby World Cup 2015 as the tournament returns to the UK. Discovery Sport is the perfect vehicle to lead the fleet as its compact dimensions, flexible 5+2 seating and advanced connectivity features provide versatility and capability in equal measure.”
The fleet of liveried Rugby World Cup 2015 vehicles will provide high profile support for the organisers across 13 stadia and all 41 bases being used by the 20 international teams taking part in the event.
With 920 players and 1,100 team staff set to take part in the tournament, Land Rover could accommodate all 2,020 participants in only 289 Discovery Sport models thanks the premium compact SUV’s flexible 5+2 seating.
The tournament begins on September 18 and the final will be played at Twickenham on October 31.