Land Rovers have always been desirable. Thanks to their fantastic off-road abilities, on-road comfort, and surprising power, the rugged automaker turned luxury brand hasn’t had too many issues with selling its SUVs. But now, Land Rover has announced two new special editions for its Discovery model. Called the Graphite and Landmark editions, the pair is aimed at buyers seeking a more distinguished ride.

More specifically, the Landmark edition improves off the Discovery’s current top trim, the HSE. Exterior details are added for a more bespoke look, including full-length roof rails finished in a bright silver color; its fender vents, grille, and mirror caps come finished in a glossy black color; and 20-inch wheels exclusive to the trim finish off the look.

Only five colors are available for the Discovery Landmark: Waitomo Grey, Santorini Black, Yulong White, Indus Silver, and a new color called Zanzibar that is only available on the Landmark Edition.

Of course, Land Rover didn’t leave the interior alone. The Landmark comes with Windsor Leather seats and an “extended” leather package that wraps even more interior bits in the cowhide. Color choices include Ebony, Almond, and Tan. Interestingly enough, this is the first time the Discovery has ever had a tan interior. What really sets the interior apart is the choice of different steering wheels that accompany corresponding wood trim choices.

Land Rover makes no mention of powertrain updates or even which powertrain is offered. Since it’s built off the HSE trim, it’s easy to assume the 3.0-liter turbodiesel is the only engine choice. And of course, the Discovery Landmark is only available in Europe and other parts of the world. (Look for news about the Graphite model on TopSpeed soon.)

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

  • Year:
    2016
  • 0-60 time:
    8.1 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    121 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    55995
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What makes the Land Rover Discovery Landmark special

Think of the Land Rover Discover Landmark Edition as a way for Disco owners to separate themselves from the crowd. The black accents matched with the 20-inch wheels and topped off with the limited range of color choices make Landmark Editions more rare and therefore more valuable.

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Speaking of value, the Landmark Edition starts at £55,995, which is currently about $85,963 U.S. dollars. That might seem expensive, but it’s only a £1,495 increase over the standard HSE trim level.

The Discovery Landmark can be ordered starting at the end of October 2015 and deliveries will begin by January of 2016.

Land Rover Discovery

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The Land Rover Discovery has a familiar face that dates back to 1989 when the Discovery I was launched. That original design held on, though with some major changes, through 2003. It was in 2004 that the Discovery 3 revived Land Rover’s part in the SUV segment. Sold in the U.S. as the LR3, the vehicle became instantly popular.

Now the Discovery 4, LR4, or simply the Discovery, Land Rover’s latest iteration came about in 2009. The updated vehicle carries more upscale looks, a more premium cabin, and upgraded powertrains.

For 2016, the Discovery comes in a range of trim levels, spanning from the base SE up to the HSE Luxury trim. Air suspension, Terrain Response 2, Land Rover’s traction management system, a variety of engines that include turbodiesel and supercharged gasoline engines make up the standard equipment.

Prices in Europe range from £41,600.00 ($63,868) to £59,970.00 ($92,071).

Read more about the Land Rover Discovery here.

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Press Release

Land Rover continues to broaden the appeal of the Discovery with the launch of two new special editions - the Landmark and the Graphite*. New distinctive exterior design features to both editions enhance the design of the fourth generation Discovery, while unique interior touches to the Landmark bring more luxury and exclusivity.

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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 appeal of the Land Rover Discovery has just got even greater. We have launched two new special editions - the Landmark and Graphite, which offer the customer greater on-road presence and enhanced comfort to complement the Discovery’s existing versatility and capability attributes," says Finbar McFall, Jaguar Land Rover Product Marketing Director.

Landmark

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. Distinctive black fender vents, grille and mirror caps complement silver bonnet and tailgate badges, alongside Landmark badging to the side and rear to further distinguish this model. 20-inch 5-split spoke alloy wheels complete the design.

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

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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 colourways - 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.

The Discovery Landmark starts from £55,995 / €64,950.

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