Land Rover Discovery XXV edition
Land Rover Discovery is celebrating it's 25th year with a special edition model, the Land Rover Discovery XXV. The special edition model is based on the recently revised Discovery 4 and will be one of the Land Rovers on display at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The original model was introduced in 1989, originally designed to fill a gap between the more utilitarian Defender and Range Rover. Over the model's first nine years on sale, over 392,000 Discoveries were built, and now the brand continue to im prove on every model and the amount of vehicles that are being produced. It is believed that at this rate the company are growing and could even outshine the likes of Ford and Citroen amongst other brands at this rate.
The Land Rover Discovery XXV specs and styling
For the celebration all wheel drive model, the wing badges read XXV, Roman numerals for 25. These are joined by 20 inch forged alloy wheels, black grille surrounds and mirror caps, plus a contrasting grey finish for vents and roof rails. The Discovery XXV also benefits from stainless steel kick plates. No changes have been reported for the 3.0 litre turbo diesel SDV6 engine. It will remain at 253 brake horse power, capable of reaching 62mph from a standstill in 8.8 seconds. It's top speed is set at 112mph with Land Rover claiming it will return 35.3mpg and emit 213g/km of CO2.
Inside the model, the interior continues the theme of 'rugged-meets-luxury'. The celebration model is built on HSE Luxury sec so is full of on-board kit. However, Land Rover have given the model a leather topped dashboard, fascia, instrument hood and door tops to ramp up the quality feel, deep-pile carpet, 825w Meridian stereo and a leather wrapped steering wheel.
Standard kit is the same as the HSE Luxury model, so everything from climate control and keyless go, to rear-seat entertainment and a TV in the dashboard is included. It also receives the full suite of Land Rover off-road aids, including Terrain Response and Hill Descent Control. With all of these attributes and advances in technology we highly believe that, this latest addition to the Land Rover range could be a great rival for the likes of, BMW and Lexus.
Comments on the Land Rover Discovery XXV
Phil Popham, Group Marketing Director at Jaguar Land Rover, commented, “Since its inception the Land Rover Discovery has been pivotal to the success of the brand and has now become an iconic design in its own right. The Discovery XXV Special Edition is the ultimate in sophisticated versatility and a fitting tribute to the legendary status of this iconic Land Rover.
The 25th anniversary model is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of this year. There has been no word yet on how many of the celebration model will be produced though the Land Rover Discovery XXV model is set to start at £63,000 when it goes on sale, up from the £59,450 of a Discovery HSE Luxury.