What is it?
It's difficult not to feel a little melancholy at the impending demise of Land Rover's Discovery 4. These days, as large SUVs go, it's heavy, thirsty and comparatively dirty, but few rivals have managed to trouble its combination of off-road ability, comfort and practicality since its introduction back in 2009.
Of course, part of its charm is how well it suits a range of situations. It looks as fitting gliding down the Kings Road as it does covered in mud while propping up a couple of point-to-point spectators and a hamper on its tailgate. The new car will be objectively better in every way, but if its more cutting-edge approach will look as comfortable abandoned outside the Horse and Hound, only time will tell.
Until that sleeker, lighter, aluminium-clad model arrives later this year, the 4 soldiers on in a total of seven different trims, but with only one engine choice: Land Rover's venerable 253bhp turbocharged 3.0 SDV6 diesel. Here we drive what will be one of the last special-edition models, the Landmark.
It costs a shade under £56,000 but is based on range-topping £60k HSE Luxury trim, bringing a near-£4000 saving. In addition to HSE Luxury's list, full-length roof rails in bright finish and black vents, grille and wing mirror caps come as standard. There's also an extended leather pack inside, in previously unavailable Tan, as well as five possible colours, including brand new Zanzibar copper.