Anniversary Edition celebrates Discovery’s 30th year

Land Rover is to make a limited run of specially-equipped ‘Anniversary Edition’ Discovery 5s to celebrate 30 years of its hugely successful 4x4. Just 400 will be produced, and only UK customers will be able to order them.

Corris Grey is one of four colours available for the Anniversary Edition Discovery 5.

Corris Grey is one of four colours available for the Anniversary Edition Discovery 5.

Buyers of the Anniversary Edition Discovery will pay just under £60,000, a price which includes £6820 of options on a Discovery Sd6 SE worth £57,005. The spec list comprises a fixed panoramic roof, privacy glass, 22in wheels, and a 380-watt Meridian sound system.

Exterior paint options are limited to Santorini Black, Corris Grey, Loire Blue or Indus Silver metallic.

The limited edition Disco will only be available to UK buyers (despite these LHD publicity shots…)

The limited edition Disco will only be available to UK buyers (despite these LHD publicity shots…)

Over 1.7 million Discoverys have been built since the first three-door, 200Tdi-powered Disco entered production at Solihull in 1989. Today’s fifth-generation Discovery is a very different animal, built from an aluminium monocoque and, when fitted with the 3.0-litre V6 diesel found in the Anniversary Edition, capable of delivering more than 2.5 times the torque of the venerable 200Tdi. Production is moving from Solihull to Slovakia this year.

Land Rover promises further celebrations of the Discovery’s 30th anniversary throughout 2019. In the meantime, set aside 19-20 October for the annual Discovery Birthday Party in Plymouth.

Find more more 2019 Land Rover events here.