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Introduced in 2014 as a replacement for the Freelander, the Land Rover Discovery Sport needs only a few years to become the fastest-selling Land Rover of all time. The crossover’s popularity prompted Land Rover to create a range of special-edition models, the latest of which is called the Landmark Edition and it’s available for the 2018 model year.

Another reason why Land Rover chose the Discovery Sport to be the designated nameplate for special-edition model is because it was also the first model to be built on the company’s 70th birthday on 30 April. The vehicle will thus be used to support a number of projects in 2018, starting with a community resilience project in Scotland. The Landmark Edition adds unique color and trim combinations to the popular crossover, pairing them with a powerful version of the 2.0-liter Ingenium diesel engine. Let’s find out more about it below.

Continue reading to learn more about the Land Rover Discovery Sport Landmark Edition.

What makes the Land Rover Discovery Landmark Edition special

  • Grey roof
  • Graphite accents
  • Only three exterior colors
  • 19-inch wheels
  • Ebony grained leather
  • Standard panoramic roof
  • 2.0-liter diesel engine
  • 180 horsepower
  • 317 pound-feet of torque
2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport Landmark Edition Exterior
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The color palette is limited to only three hues: Narvik Black, Corris Grey, and Yulong White

You might find it hard to notice the Landmark Edition among other Discovery Sport models, but that’s because Land Rover wanted a subdued appearance for this crossover. However, you can spot it quick enough if you after hints like the Carpathian Grey roof and the Graphite Atlas accents on the grille, bumpers, and wheel arches. It also sports a set of 19-inch "Mantis" wheels in Gloss Dark Grey, while the exterior color palette is limited to only three hues. There’s Narvik Black, Corris Grey, and Yulong White. Needless to say, if you want a strong contrast with the grey roof and body accents, it’s best to go with the white paint.

Inside the cabin, you’ll find grained leather seats in Ebony color and a matching headliner. There’s also dark grey aluminum trim on the center stack and a panoramic roof. Standard features also include a Meridian sound system and a heated steering wheel. Granted, it’s not much over the standard setup, but it’s a combination you can’t get via the options list.

2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport Landmark Edition Exterior
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The Landmark Edition is restricted to the 2.0-liter Ingenium diesel engine

While the Discovery Sport is usually available with a variety of gasoline and diesel engines, the Landmark Edition is restricted to the 2.0-liter Ingenium diesel unit. Shared with the XE sedan, this oil burner replaced the old 2.2-liter unit, and it’s available with either 150, 180, or 240 horsepower. This crossover gets the middle version, which also generates a solid 317 pound-feet of torque. The sprint to 62 mph takes 8.9 seconds, while top speed is limited to 117 mph. The new-generation diesel and the automatic transmission enable the Discovery Sport to return up to 53.3 mpg on the highway on the British cycle.

Pricing information is not yet available, but expect it to cost more than the model it is based on, which retails from £36,570.

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Press release

Land Rover has enhanced its record-breaking Discovery Sport range with a new special edition.

The new Landmark Edition salutes Discovery Sport’s success as the fastest-selling Land Rover of all time – coinciding with the brand’s year-long 70th anniversary celebrations. Powered by Land Rover’s TD4 180PS diesel Ingenium engine, Landmark offers customers the best of the Discovery Sport range with a unique colour and trim combination.

Finbar McFall, Global Product Marketing Director, said: “The Discovery Sport is loved by customers because it demonstrates the breadth of Land Rover’s ability, offering unrivalled all-terrain capability with the versatility for up to seven people and a premium interior. We have sold more than 350,000 Discovery Sports globally since its introduction in 2014, with 126,078 models sold in 2017 – the best single-model annual sales in Land Rover’s 70-year history.”

The first model to be built on Land Rover’s 70th birthday on 30 April was a Discovery Sport, at Land Rover’s Halewood plant in Merseyside. This vehicle will be used to support a number of projects in 2018, starting with a community resilience project in Scotland which will be announced in June.

The Discovery Sport Landmark is available in three colours: Narvik Black, Corris Grey and Yulong White, all crowned with a Carpathian Grey contrast roof. It features a sporty and dynamic front bumper, with Graphite Atlas exterior accents and 19in Style 521 ‘Mantis’ wheels in Gloss Dark Grey. The interior features Ebony grained leather seats and an Ebony headliner, complemented by dark grey aluminium finishers around the centre stack, a panoramic roof, MeridianTM sound system and heated steering wheel.

Diesel and petrol engine refinement

As part of the continual enhancement of Land Rover vehicle lines, all Discovery Sport powertrains including petrols are now equipped with particulate filters to make them even cleaner. The efficient, close-coupled filters are neatly integrated into the after treatment system and trap soot as the exhaust gas passes through them. Under normal driving conditions, the trapped soot will be oxidised into CO2 and the filter regenerated whenever the driver lifts off the accelerator.

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