The Land Rover Discovery has been around since 1989 as the British automaker fought for more sales beyond its Defender and the upmarket Range Rover. Three generations of Discos have past and the fourth is currently in production; and recently could be spotted in my driveway.
The Land Rover Discovery has been around since 1989 as the British automaker fought for more sales beyond its Defender and the upmarket Range Rover. Three generations of Discos have past and the fourth is currently in production; and recently could be spotted in my driveway. This newest member of the Discovery family still carries the same iconic themes as the original, but now shoots for a market that’s decidedly more posh, yet it still undercuts the Range Rover on both price and luxuries.
Speaking on those themes, the LR4 is unmistakably the great grandson of 1989 model. Check out that stepped roof and the tall greenhouse. Take a look at uniquely shaped rear window. The cues are hard to miss. The same goes for the inside as well. Though completely modernized, the LR4 still carries five passengers in the first two rows and offers additional seating for two smaller folks in the twin jump seats located out back.
So what’s the Land Rover like to live with? Keep on reading to find out.
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There’s no shortage of auto debuts going on at the 2012 New York Auto Show and Land Rover is joining in on the fun with the premier of two special edition models that are set to be made available later in 2012.
One of these models is based on the Land Rover LR4 and it’s called the LR4 HSE Luxury Limited Edition. As its name will obviously tell you, the LR4 HSE Luxury Limited Edition has been touched up with plenty of high-class accessories.
On the outside, the SUV was finished in an exclusive Santorini Black paint finish to go with silver touches on the front grille surround, the full-length roof rails, the mirror housing, the bonnet script, and the tailgate badge. In addition, Land Rover decided to give the LR4 HSE Luxury Limited Edition’s wheels some spunk, courtesy of a new set of 20" 10-spoke alloy rims.
Moving to the interior, you’ll find a leather explosion, courtesy of an expanded leather treatment dressed in an Arabica color. The SUV’s door tops, door pulls, arm rests, and dashboard fascia all carry the same leather material that’s complemented by a contrast stitched detailing and a Dark Zebrano wood veener. And if all that leather isn’t enough to tickle your fancy, the LR4 HSE Luxury Limited Edition also has plenty of the standard features, including an 825 watt, 17-speaker Harman/Kardon LOGIC7 Premium Audio System, 8" screens, wireless headphones, and last but certainly not least, a Center Console Cooler Box.
The LR4 HSE Luxury Limited Edition will be made available worldwide with the UK understandably getting first dibs at the car. The price tag for the limited edition SUV on the other side of the pond starts at £56,995, which is around $90,500 based on current exchange rates.