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Land Rover builds 1,000,000th Discovery

Wed, 29 Feb 2012

The 1,000,000th Land Rover Discovery has rolled off the line at the company's Solihull plant in West Midlands in the United Kingdom. To celebrate the milestone, Land Rover is sending the SUV on an 8,000-mile, 13-country “Journey of Discovery” from Birmingham to Beijing for the motor show on April 23.

The company did the same thing in 1955 when the first Series 1 rolled off the line. On that journey, the Land Rover traveled from London to Singapore to prove that it could tackle any terrain.

The trek launched on Wednesday with help from a few renowned explorers who have used the Land Rover in their travels, including Bear Grylls, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Ray Mears, Monty Hall and polar explorer Ben Saunders.

Land Rover plans to raise about $1.5 million (

By Jake Lingeman