Land Rover Discovery 4 Landmark Limited EditionThu, 18 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0800
Land Rover Discovery 4 Landmark - The Black & White Disco
It’s the time of year that car makers make an extra effort to sell some metal. Cars don’t exactly walk away from showrooms of their own accord at the start of the year – not until the new plate kicks in in March – so an extra incentive or three is in order to get punters to write a cheque.
Depsite a cracking year for Land Rover they’re not resting on their laurels, and have churned out a Limited Edition Discovery – Land Rover Discovery 4 SDV6 Landmark - to tempt buyers to treat themselves to the best 4×4 when the winter weather kicks in properly.
This time last year we had the Freelander 2 Black and White Limited Edition to tempt buyers, which must have been a success because the Landmark is really the Discovery version of the Freelander B&W. Perhaps Land Rover thought it a bit unambitious to call this the Discovery Black And White, so we get something a bit more ‘Ordnance Survey’ for the off-road daddy that is the Disco.
The Discovery Landmark gets a choice of Santorini Black or Fuji White paint jobs with Santorini Black grille vanes, gloss black 20″ alloys, privacy glass and satin black extended roof rails. Inside there’s a choice of Ebony or Ivory Taurus leather (the first time Ivory has been an option on the Disco – be still my beating heart) with contrast stitching and Grand Ivory veneer.
No changes to the oily bits – all Discoveries get the 3.0 litre diesel – but the Discovery is a hugely able bit of kit that’s really a Range Rover with £30k off, as we discovered when we reviewed the latest Discovery 4 a few months ago. If you want a hugely able SUV that can now do on-road with aplomb as well as off-road with disdain – with proper exec-luxury thrown in – you can’t do a lot better than the Disco.
The Discovery Landmark goes on sale in January 2011 at £46,945, about mid-way between the XS and HSE spec in price but closer to the HSE in spec and feel.
We’re now opening a book on next year’s Limited Edition Land Rover. Range Rover Noir et Blanc? Evoque Friesian? RRS BW?
By Cars UK