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Land Rover

Discovery TDi diesel (first of line), 1989

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Make
Land Rover
Manufacturer
Rover Group
Location Made
Solihull
Accession Number
1990-2-21
Collection
BMIHT Vehicle Collection
Type
Car
Status
Permanent collection
Engine
4 cyl, 2495 cc, 111 bhp
Fuel
Diesel
Top Speed
92 mph (148 km/h)
Body Style
Estate
Price When New
£15,750
Materials
metal, rubber, plastics, glass, textiles
Dimensions
4519mm (l), 1890mm (w), 1918mm (h)
Location
Out for Event

Launched in 1989 to fill the gap between Land Rover and Range Rover, Discovery was competitively priced between the two. It sold well both home and abroad and also won military contracts - vital to Land Rover sales. The interior design was also important, with the interior styling coming from not the automotive world, but from the consumer designer Conran.

This was the first off the line and has a three doors with diesel engine. It also has Land Rover four-wheel drive, providing strength, performance and comfort. A five door version was introduced in 1990.