Land Rover has announced a Discovery XXV Special Edition as a celebration of the model’s 25th anniversary. First introduced in 1989, the Land Rover has sold over 1 million Discovery models worldwide since then, thanks to its versatility and off-road capability.
The Discovery is not short on accolades either, with Sir Ranulph Fiennes using the original Discovery in his exhibition to discover the Lost City of Ubar, while the Discovery 3 was used on the record holding London-Cape Town drive in 2013, amongst others.
The special edition vehicle comes in a choice of four exterior colours – Causeway Grey, Santorini Black, Fuji White and Indus Silver to mark the jubilee. It can also be distinguished by its Narvik Black grille surrounds and mirror caps, and Dark Atlas features on the grille and fender vents. Silver full-length roof rails, body-coloured handles and a stainless steel bumper accessory tread plate further marks the celebratory model apart.
There is also distinctive XXV badging on the front door and tailgate. The XXV Special Edition is fitted with 20-inch five-split-spoke forged alloy wheels in light polished silver finish.
Inside, the SUV builds on the HSE’s specification with the fascia, instrument panel binnacle and door top rolls all lined with Windsor leather. The leather interior can be had in three colours: ebony, cirrus or dual-ton ebony/cirrus. Additionally, the XXV gets twist pile carpet mats, leather-wrapped wooden steering wheel and subtle XXV embossing throughout its cabin.
On top of the HSE’s standard features, the Special Edition adds Automatic High Beam Assist, Adaptive Xenon Headlights with signature daytime running lights and keyless entry.
The Discovery XXV Special Edition will go on sale in the 3rd quarter in Australia with pricing announced closer to launch.