Land Rover Discovery receives two new versions

Land Rover Discovery: Landmark and  Graphite Land Rover continues to broaden the appeal of the Discovery line-up with the launch of two new special editions: the Landmark and the Graphite. Both versions offer new exterior designs as part of the fourth generation Discovery, while unique interior touches to the Landmark bring more luxury and exclusivity.

These special editions give the Discovery even greater on-road presence than ever before. Available to order from the end of October, they will be seen on the roads from January 2016 onwards. The Discovery Landmark builds on the generous specification of the HSE derivative with new interior and exterior features that offer the customer a more premium and unique look and feel to their Discovery.

The exterior upgrade sees the addition of full length roof rails in a bright finish that highlight the familiar stepped roof design of the Discovery. Other aspects such as the black fender vents, grille and mirror caps complement the silver bonnet and tailgate badges, alongside the Landmark badging to the side and rear to further distinguish this model. The Landmark uses 20-inch 5-split spoke alloy wheels to complete the design.

The Landmark is available in a limited range of five body colors, including Zanzibar which has been exclusively reserved for the Landmark edition and is not available on any other Discovery. The other four available hues include: Waitomo Grey, Santorini Black, Yulong White and Indus Silver.

Enhancements to interior refinement come as standard inside the Landmark with the addition of Windsor Leather seats and the Extended Leather Pack throughout, furnishing the dashboard, door casings and fascia. The interior is purposefully limited to three colorways: Ebony, Almond and Tan. The latter is offered for the first time ever in a Discovery, with Tan Windsor Leather Seats complemented by Ebony door casings and fascia and a Straight Grained Walnut veneer trim finisher.

Additionally, the customer can choose from a selection of standard and optional steering wheels to complement the choice of veneer. This includes the Grand Black Lacquer or Straight Grained Walnut Wood & Leather steering wheel.

Land Rover Discovery Graphite

The Discovery Graphite builds on the success of the Black Pack and introduces a modern and distinctive look to the range with striking finishes. A grey Graphite finish to the fender vents and grille, which also sports a gloss black and lighter grey frame, blend with existing grey highlights appointed to the door handles and the Discovery badging to the bonnet and tailgate. Exclusive to the Graphite is the 19-inch 7-split spoke alloy wheel in a high gloss dark grey as standard. The customer can choose between a spectrum of nine body colours and three interior colorways.

The optional Land Rover InControl Apps complements the Discovery’s existing infotainment system to provide the ultimate in-car connectivity. It brings the convenience, familiarity and original look and feel of compatible smartphone apps into the owner’s vehicle, which are displayed and controlled from the vehicle’s touchscreen. The customer can find parking spaces, stream their favorite music or simply locate the nearest hotel.

The acclaimed Terrain Response and Hill Descent Control drive technologies ensure optimal and responsive driving across any terrain as standard. Add in the choice of the single-speed transfer box or twin-speed, the latter offering high and low range for the most demanding off-road conditions, and the optional Wade Sensing technology to alert the driver to deep water.

The Discovery has been at the top of The Caravan Club judging panel’s list of capable towing vehicles consistently for the last nine years in the UK, recently scooping three top honors, including overall winner. To support the Discovery’s award-winning towing capacity of 3,500kg, Trailer Stability Assist is provided as standard to help hitch a trailer to the tow bar and the optional Tow Hitch Assist acts as an extra pair of eyes as the vehicle is manoeuvred into position. Safety and security options, such as Blind Spot Monitoring, Closing Vehicle Sensing and Reverse Traffic Detection, offer the driver further assistance when out on the road.

A full 7-seater with stadium seating and 2,600-liter stowage capacity, the Discovery can be reconfigured and equipped to fit seamlessly into the changing lifestyle of its owner. Its versatile interior with variable seating and a range of essential hard-wearing and practical accessories, ensure everyone travels in premium class comfort without compromise. The split tailgate and height adjustable air suspension are an added bonus for easier loading and unloading.

The Land Rover Discovery continues to drive power and all-terrain capability with efficient diesel and petrol engine options when matched with fuel-stretching Stop/Start technology and the refined ZF 8-speed automatic transmission. For key petrol markets, the 3.0-liter V6 Supercharged generates 340PS@6,500rpm (250kW) with 450Nm of torque and combined CO2 emissions from 269g/km. Fuel consumption stands at 11.5 l/100km (24.6mpg).

The 211PS (155kW) 3.0-liter TDV6 remains the EU6 diesel engine entry level option, delivering 7.7l/100km (36.7mpg) and a CO2 figure from 203g/km on a combined cycle. The higher-powered 256PS (188kW) 3.0-liter SDV6 gives )equivalent fuel consumption and CO2 figures.

The Land Rover Discovery Landmark starts from 64,950 Euros, while the Discovery Graphite goes from 57,000 Euros.

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Edited: Land Rover

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