Limited run marks model's 1.7 million worldwide sales to date
Tom Morgan, deputy digital editor
17 January 2019

Land Rover has announced a limited-run version of the Discovery to celebrate 30 years of the model being on sale.

Only 400 Discovery Anniversary Editions will be coming to the UK, at £59,995 each, and will include a selection of extra equipment as standard. 

The Anniversary Edition SUV, which is based on the Discovery Sd6 SE, will arrive in either Corris grey, Loire blue, Indus silver or Santorini black colours, and ride on 22in wheels. A panoramic glass sunroof, privacy glass and a 380-watt Meridian sound system complete the package. Adding the same equipment to a standard Sd6 SE would cost £63,825.

Performance remains the same as the regular car, at 302bhp and 516lb ft of torque from the 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine for a 0-60mph time of 7 seconds and 130mph top speed.

"The Discovery family represents the pinnacle of versatility," Land Rover UK managing director Rawdon Glover said. "Discovery has evolved in its 30-year history to consistently bring technology, capability and relevance."

The first Discovery went on sale in the UK in 1989, and the range has gone on to sell more than 1.7 million cars worldwide to date. 

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GZ

17 January 2019

Stll pushing diesels?? That's balsy!

17 January 2019

Only if Volvo, Mercedes, Audi and BMW didn't think there was a business case to sell diesels in this class.  People buy 'em so they'll build 'em.

p.s. I'm the original anti-diesel poster!

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

17 January 2019

Oh and by the way, theres nothing wrong with diesels

Newer engines produce basically the same emissions as that of petrols, and a lot less co2

 

Jameson

289

17 January 2019

This car doesnt need a limited edition.....it needs a redesign!

This bustle arsed munter with a stupid offset number plate to draw even more attention to a bad design needs a complete rethink.

17 January 2019

I fully agree

They should actually rename it the Range Rover Evoque Off-Roader

The disco 4 was actually nice and boxy, this is just a range rover in wellies

Jameson

17 January 2019
LJames wrote:

I fully agree

They should actually rename it the Range Rover Evoque Off-Roader

The disco 4 was actually nice and boxy, this is just a range rover in wellies

...that the new Defender is going to be more or less a replacement for the Disco 4.

17 January 2019
289 wrote:

This car doesnt need a limited edition.....it needs a redesign!

Totally agree. A decently proportioned rear end would be the best anniversary present this vehicle could receive. Discovery 4 looks so classy and desirable in comparison to this.

17 January 2019

I was hoping it would grow on me, but it really hasn't.  It makes you appreciate what a genius design the Mk3 Discovery was, a true country gent.

17 January 2019

This is a Freelander that has been stuffing itself on pork pies.......

Steam cars are due a revival.

17 January 2019

Only 400 will be coming to the UK from Slovakia.

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