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LAND ROVER'S Special-Edition RANGE ROVERS And New DISCOVERY SERIES II SD Debut At The 2000 New York International Auto Show

NEW YORK, NY. - Five new Land Rover models will be showcased by the premier sport-utility manufacturer at the 2000 New York International Auto Show.

Four of the vehicles are special, low-volume editions of Land Rover's flagship model, Range Rover. And making its world debut is Discovery Series II SD-a new, tougher, more affordable version of the much-lauded Discovery Series II. The SD represents a 2.5 percent price reduction when compared to the previous entry-level Discovery Series II.


Range Rover Holland & Holland Edition

"New York-the second largest Range Rover market in the world-is the perfect showroom for special-edition Range Rovers," said Curt Imber, Land Rover North America, Inc.'s Range Rover Model Manager. "Range Rover customers desire vehicles that are unique, personal, prestigious and thoroughly capable. These special edition models are the ultimate embodiment of the luxury sport-utility vehicle."

The four special-edition models are a showcase of the combined efforts of Land Rover, Land Rover Special Vehicles operations in Solihull, United Kingdom, and partnerships with such prestige names as Holland & Holland and designer David Linley. This collection-shown together for the first time-represents the most sought-after Range Rovers ever. Two of the four new special-edition Range Rovers-the Range Rover 30th Anniversary Limited Edition and the Range Rover Rhino Edition-were designed to embody the most distinctive aspects and heritage of Land Rover's most prestigious model line.

The other two models, the Holland & Holland Range Rover and Range Rover Linley, represent Land Rover's partnership with two other prestige British marques. The Holland & Holland Range Rover, with production now underway, captures the prestige and exclusivity of both Land Rover and another famous English brand-the premier sporting weapons manufacturer and travel organization Holland & Holland. And the ultimate and most exclusive Range Rover ever-Range Rover Linley-embodies the spirit and flair of world-renowned designer David Linley.

These special-edition Range Rovers will be sold in extremely low volumes. A mere 125 Range Rover Rhino Edition and 125 Holland & Holland Range Rovers are currently planned for the U.S. Moreover, only 200 30th Anniversary models will be made for the U.S. To date, only three Range Rover Linley models have been produced; Linley models are available through Land Rover Special Vehicles on a made-to-order basis only.


"The Discovery Series II SD is an exceptional vehicle. It's as rugged as it is sophisticated," said Kim McCullough, Land Rover North America, Inc.'s Discovery Model Manager. "We are convinced the SD is the right package for this market. It will put the Discovery Series II on more shopping lists by making the vehicle even more affordable and appealing. Better yet, the Duragrain interior is more attractive than the cloth package it replaces."

By industry standards, the Series II SD is hardly a base model. It features an attractive new Duragrain interior-a tough leather-like material developed to replace the previously offered cloth interior. The new seating surface is durable and stain-resistant-perfect for families-but also elegant in the typical Land Rover fashion. As with all Discovery Series II models sold in the US, the SD features a long list of standard equipment that includes a strong V8 engine, dual-mode automatic transmission, permanent four-wheel drive, Four-wheel Electronic Traction Control, Hill Descent Control, and four-channel anti-lock brakes. The SD's standard comfort features include power-operated side-view mirrors; automatic, dual-zone climate control; eight-way power-adjusted front seats (the previous, cloth Discovery Series II model featured manually-adjusted seats); a high-quality, 100-watt six-speaker sound system; a leather wrapped steering wheel; and a keyless remote locking system with alarm. Other optional equipment includes seating for seven.

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