The Land Rover Discovery Landmark Edition is more than just the latest family-friendly luxury SUV from the British brand. This special edition pays homage to three decades of adventure with the ultimate go-anywhere SUV.
Not only that, it also goes above and beyond when it comes to tackling off-road terrain that would have most other sport-utility vehicles in its class breaking out the maps to try to find a paved road around.
That the Discovery Landmark Edition is so effective on road and off, without compromising daily driving comfort, is an impressive accomplishment, and also a big part of what differentiates Land Rover from its rivals Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi. While the Discovery’s capabilities are well proved off road, we kept the Landmark on road for our test period, driving through famous landmarks in the Sandton area and surrounds.
Let’s take a look at our favourite things you need to know about keeping the Land Rover Discovery Landmark on-road.
First Impressions Count
When creating the Discovery Landmark Edition, engineers at Land Rover took the well-appointed SE as a starting point, then added the Dynamic Pack, which includes a more purposeful front bumper design and Narvik Black mesh grille and fender vents. Those with a discerning eye will appreciate the Narvik Black nameplate scripting on the bonnet and tailgate that is also joined by unique Landmark badging on the tailgate.
The exterior is also marked out by a fixed panoramic roof, front fog lights and signature tail lights, while privacy glass and 20-inch Gloss Black wheels complete the modern and contemporary look perfect for city cruising.
Jump inside the Discovery Landmark and the first thing you notice is the ultra plus interior, which is available with a choice of three premium Windsor leather colourways with contrast stitching. A Satin Brushed Aluminium centre console and titanium mesh finishers also set it apart from the rest of the Discovery line, with the 380W Meridian Sound System.
For the techies at heart, there’s Android Auto and Apple Carplay as standard.
The Discovery Landmark Edition is available exclusively with a 190kW/600Nm 3.0-litre TD6 engine paired with 8-speed automatic transmission.
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