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Land Rover Discovery - 25 Years of the Family 4 x 4

By James Taylor

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ISBN: 9781847976895
PUBLISHED: 30/05/2014
PAGES: 240
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 351 colour photographs

A quarter of a century ago, the Land Rover Discovery defined at a stroke how traditional 4 x 4 all-terrain ability could co-exist with family-estate practicality at an affordable price. Since 1989, the Discovery has gone through several iterations, but its essential qualities have remained unchanged. Practical, capable, and above all completely distinctive - the stepped roof seemed odd at first but now defines the Discovery shape - the Discovery has gone on to become one of Land Rover's best-loved products.

Topics covered include:

  • Design and development of the original Discovery in the late 1980s, and the move into North America
  • The new 300Tdi engine and R380 gearbox of 1994, and the BMW takeover
  • Series II models of 1998-2004, and Land Rover's move from BMW to Ford
  • Discovery 3/'LR3' - 2004-2009, and the new TDV6 engine, developed by Jaguar
  • Discovery 4/'LR4' - the all-purpose family luxury car
  • Special editions and derivatives of all four generations of Discovery, including Discoverys for the emergency services and the Camel Trophy and G4 Challenge competition vehicles
  • The twenty-fifth year of production and the 2014 models

RRP: £29.95

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