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25 years of Discovery: XXV edition in SA

2014-08-08 12:20

CELEBRATING A LEGEND: Land Rover will bring 90 units of its bespoke Discovery XXV limited-editions to SA. Image: Land Rover

PRETORIA - Land Rover celebrates 25 years of its iconic Discovery with the launch of its XXV limited-edition locally. Only 90 units will arrive in South Africa.

For a quarter century the Disco – as it is affectionately known – has represented epic adventure: the ability to go virtually anywhere with confidence and composure. More than a million Discovery units have been built, and the nameplate has contributed almost 220 awards to Land Rover’s trophy cabinet – a third of those from the fourth generation.

ONLY 90 FOR SA

Buyers of the XXV will, the automaker claims, "enjoy all the benefits of a 2014 upgrade" which include a new front-end and interior features. It builds on the standard features of the 3.0 SDV6 SE, powered by a 183kW turbodiesel, and adds a host of extras.

The XXV gains 20" forged alloys, stainless steel rear bumper tread plate, roof rails, and the choice of silver, grey, black and white paintwork.

The interior is enhanced with premium leather which extends to the facia, instrument binnacle, doors and armrests. It's equipped with a gloss wood/ebony leather steering wheel with grey contrast stitching, a combination of gloss black trim and veneer on the centre console and gear selector surround.

BESPOKE FINISHES FOR XXV

The XXV ‘ingot’ on the rear door is a clue to its special status as is the special grille treatment with black surrounds and dark  mesh. It also has black side-mirrors.

The XXV ingot can be found on the luxury mats and centre console, and embossed in the front headrests.

PRICE

Land Rover Discovery XXV - R946 900, excluding CO2 tax of R11 286.

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