A special commemorative edition of the Land Rover Discovery has been launched ahead of the Geneva motor show. The Discovery XXV celebrates the 25th anniversary of the launch of the original model.

The XXV is based on the existing HSE Luxury specification and comes finished in bespoke Causeway Grey paint. It gets Narvik Black grille surrounds and mirror caps, as well as full-length silver roof rails. Unique 20-inch alloys and XXV badging on the front doors and tailgate are also fitted.

Inside, the fascia, instrument binnacle and door tops are covered in Windsor leather. Twist pile carpet and a leather-wrapped steering wheel complete the changes.

By the beginning of this year, Land Rover says it had made 1,088,000 Discovery models at its Solihull plant.

The original Discovery was introduced in 1989, originally being designed to fill a gap between the more utilitarian Defender and the Range Rover. Over its first nine years on sale over 392,000 Discoveries were built. By comparison, the Series II managed 278,500 units over its six-year run.

The Land Rover Discovery XXV is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of this year at a price of around £63,000.

Thanks to: Autocar