The milestone large off-roader rolled off Land Rover production lines and was driven the 10,000 miles to Beijing over often hostile terrain to raise £1m for the Red Cross charity.
The Land Rover Discovery, the off-road 4×4 designed to cope with the most rugged terrain, was first launched in 1989 and in its 23 years has won more than 200 awards.
The latest version, the new Land Rover Discovery 4, is a vast seven-seat car available in standard or van (commercial) configuration.
Using a 3.0-litre 255hp diesel engine or a 2.7-litre twin turbo petrol, new Land Rover Discovery 4 prices start from under £40,000 for base versions.
However, modern versions of the Land Rover Discovery 4 also include more advanced technology than the basic load-luggers of the past.
Leather upholstery and a touch screen entertainment system are available in higher specifications, including the range-topping HSE trim.
However, the Land Rover Discovery’s forte remains off-road, where Land Rover’s All Terrain system can adapt suspension settings to suit terrain and weather conditions to improve off-road performance.
Capable of carrying 1,192-litres in five-seat mode, the Land Rover Discovery 4 will be the star of Land Rover’s area at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, one of the UK’s biggest motor shows.
The Solihull-built 4×4 will take part in Land Rover’s off-road demonstration at the show and visitors will be given a ‘pop-up and make’ Land Rover Discovery as part of the event.
The Land Rover Discovery 4 is on sale now at Copley Land Rover of Halifax and Rocar Moores Land Rover of Huddersfield.