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Land Rover Discovery Anniversary celebrates off-roader's 30th birthday

Land Rover is celebrating 30 years of one of its most iconic nameplates with a new special edition – the Discovery Anniversary.

Exclusive to the UK market, the Anniversary adds extra equipment to the standard Discovery SE plus some exterior goodies to mark it out.

It’s available in a choice of Santorini Black, Corris Grey, Loire Blue or Indus Silver paint, all of which are paired to massive 22-inch ‘Sparkle Silver’ alloy wheels.

It’s based on the mid-spec Discovery SE trim, which usually costs from £57,005. The Anniversary edition ups this to £59,995 but adds a bundle of extras that would usually cost £6,820. They consist of the aforementioned alloy wheels and paintwork, a fixed panoramic glass roof, privacy glass in the rear windows and an upgraded Meridian 380-watt sound system.

The Anniversary is paired to Land Rover’s 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine. It’s mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive. A power output of 302bhp means it will do 0-60mph in around 7.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 130mph.

The Discovery has been around since 1989, when Land Rover realised the potential in producing a real family-oriented off-roader which mated some of the luxury of its Range Rover line with a superbly practical body. The current model is the fifth generation of Discovery since launch.

Rawdon Glover, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover UK, said: “The Discovery family represents the pinnacle of versatility, and we are proud to celebrate that lineage. Discovery has evolved in its 30-year history to consistently bring technology, capability and relevance to the ever-changing motoring community.

“We have added extra value for our customers with the 30th Anniversary Edition, making what is regarded as the ‘Best Large SUV’ on sale today, even better”.

Source: www.eveningexpress.co.uk