Land Rover is celebrating 25 years of the Discovery with the introduction of a special edition called the XXV.
The Disco was first introduced back in 1989 and the world immediately fell in love with it. Yes, its reputation is a bit scarred thanks to some reliability issues, but its accolades over the last 25 years far outweigh any problems it might have had.
It has become the default choice for men in search of adventure. 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 Camel Trophy.
The XXV is based on the (soon-to-be-facelifted in SA) Discovery HSE model and features a unique interior, distinctive badging, specially designed 20-inch forged alloy wheels and seats lined with exclusive Windsor leather.
Only one exterior colour is available, but you do get Narvik Black grille surrounds and Dark Atlas features on the grille and fender vents. Silver full-length roof rails, body-coloured handles and a stainless steel bumper accessory tread plate complement the exterior.
Interior wise, the instrument panel binnacle and door top rolls are now lined with Windsor leather. Additional luxurious highlights include twist pile carpet mats and a leather-wrapped wooden steering wheel, while subtle XXV embossing throughout adds to the luxurious ambience.