Land Rover celebrates 25 Years of Discovery with
'XXV Special Edition'
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19th February, 2014
- XXV Special Edition commemorates 25 years of Discovery, offering distinctive visual style and premium interior with
- Over 1 million Discovery models sold worldwide since launch in 1989
- On sale Quarter 3 in Australia
Land Rover has revealed a new Discovery XXV Special Edition as a celebration of the 25th anniversary year of the
original launch of its versatile family SUV.
First introduced in 1989, the Discovery revolutionised the 4X4 landscape. Its combination of contemporary design,
spacious and user-friendly interiors, unflinching capability and extreme versatility made it an instant hit. With the
release of each new generation, the Land Rover Discovery has confirmed its position as the most capable, versatile SUV
in the world.
Thanks to its formidable array of innovative and award-winning technologies, from Terrain Response® to Hill Descent
Control, the Discovery is as comfortable taking on everyday journeys as it is tackling the world’s harshest terrain – as
numerous intercontinental expeditions have proved. Over its 25 years it has been chosen as the explorer’s choice to take
on challenges and adventures; Sir Ranulph Fiennes used an 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. Discovery models have also
been used in Land Rover’s own famous G4 Challenge and the Trophy events.
The XXV has been built to commemorate 25 years of Land Rover’s iconic family SUV. The special edition vehicle comes in
a choice of four exterior colours, has distinctive badging and a sophisticated and premium interior lined with Windsor
Phil Popham, Group Marketing Director at Jaguar Land Rover, said “Since its inception the Land Rover Discovery has
been pivotal to the success of the brand and has now become an iconic design in its own right. Discovery has led the way
in terms of innovation, featuring technologies such as Terrain Response, which made off-roading much more accessible. The
Discovery XXV Special Edition is the ultimate in sophisticated versatility and a fitting tribute to the legendary status
of this iconic Land Rover.”
This special-edition comes with a choice of four exterior colours – Causeway Grey, Santorini Black, Fuji White and
– to mark the jubilee – Indus Silver. It also features Narvik Black grille surrounds and mirror caps, and Dark Atlas
features on the grille and mudguard vents. Silver full-length roof rails, body-coloured handles and a stainless steel
bumper accessory tread plate complement the exterior.
Also featuring distinctive XXV badging on the front door and tailgate, the special edition is fitted with newly
designed 20-inch five-split-spoke forged alloy wheels in a light polished-silver finish.
The XXV Special Edition builds on the Discovery’s luxurious HSE specification, to provide a sophisticated and premium
interior. Features such as the fascia, the instrument panel binnacle and door top rolls are generously lined with Windsor
leather. There is a choice of three interior leather colourway options: ebony, cirrus or dual-tone ebony/cirrus.
Additional luxurious highlights include twist pile carpet mats and a leather-wrapped wooden steering wheel, while subtle
XXV embossing throughout adds to the high-quality British workmanship of the XXV Special Edition.
The XXV Special Edition adds to the comprehensive features on the HSE specification by including Automatic High Beam
Assist, Adaptive Xenon Headlamps with Signature Daytime Running Lamps and Keyless Entry.