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Land Rover UK introduces New Discovery Metropolitan Edition and 23MY updates to Defender

  • Flagship Discovery: New Metropolitan Edition brings a unique combination of design and technology features to the Land Rover Discovery range
  • Versatile interior: Full-sized family SUV offers generous space for up to seven adults with flexible load area and practical seating configurations
  • Efficient power: Straight-six Ingenium petrol and diesel powertrains with advanced 48V MHEV technology provide enhanced performance and efficiency 
  • Advanced air filtration: Cabin Air Purification with PM2.5 air filtration1 monitors air quality inside and filters harmful particulates for improved wellbeing
  • Towing king: Best-in-class 3,500kg towing capacity2, with optional Advanced Tow Assist to take the stress out of difficult reversing manoeuvres
  • Commercial choice: Discovery Commercial available in R-Dynamic specification for the first time, underlining its unique combination of premium quality and utility
  • On sale now: The Land Rover Discovery is priced from £55,100 OTR in the UK with the new Metropolitan Edition available to order now from £73,250 OTR.
  • Successful Defender 90 D200 Hard Top now joined by Defender 90 D250 Hard Top and D250 SE Hard Top derivatives
  • All Defenders now feature full size 11.4” PIVI Pro touchscreen as standard 

Thursday October 14, 2021, Whitley, UK – Land Rover has strengthened the appeal of the Discovery with the introduction of a new special edition. The Metropolitan Edition features a suite of technologies to enhance the comfort and convenience provided by Land Rover’s seven-seat family SUV. For 23MY, the Defender family features an enhanced engine line-up and standard and optional equipment.

Sitting at the top of the Discovery line-up, the new Metropolitan Edition provides a host of exterior upgrades and a generous standard specification. It is available with a choice of electrified powertrains, with the efficient RDE2-certified, Euro 6d-Final-compliant D300 Ingenium diesel or the powerful P360 Ingenium petrol both featuring 48V Mild-Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology.

Alongside the arrival of the Metropolitan Edition, the Discovery Commercial is also now available in purposeful R-Dynamic specification for the first time, enhancing the appeal of Land Rover’s premium utility vehicle.

Finbar McFall, Land Rover Brand Director, said“The introduction of the Metropolitan Edition brings a new level of premium appeal to the Land Rover Discovery. The special edition model represents the flagship of the line-up and builds on the appeal of the R-Dynamic specification with exterior design enhancements and a suite of convenience-boosting technologies.”


New Metropolitan Edition
The new Metropolitan Edition represents the pinnacle of the Discovery family and builds on the purposeful R-Dynamic HSE specification with Bright Atlas detailing for the grille and Discovery lettering. This is complemented by Hakuba Silver lower bumper inserts, 22-inch Diamond Turned alloy wheels with Gloss Grey detailing, Black Land Rover brake calipers, Privacy Glass and a Sliding Panoramic Roof.

Standard features inside include a Head-up Display and heated steering wheel, wireless phone charging, a front cooler compartment and four-zone climate control. The cabin is enhanced with Titanium Mesh trim detailing.

Elsewhere in the line-up, the R-Dynamic model now features a Gloss Black Contrast Roof as standard. The Discovery remains the most capable and versatile full-sized SUV, with best-in-class 3,500kg towing capacity2 and optional Advanced Tow Assist technology, which takes the stress out of difficult reversing manoeuvres.

The Discovery family is also available with Land Rover’s advanced Cabin Air Purification with PM2.5 air filtration1, which monitors air quality inside and filters out harmful particulates for a healthier interior environment.

New Discovery Commercial R-Dynamic
The Land Rover Discovery Commercial brings premium quality to the utility vehicle market, with an expanded range. It is now available in R-Dynamic specification for the first time.

Powered by the powerful and efficient D300 MHEV engine, the Discovery Commercial combines performance and comfort with versatile load carrying. The R-Dynamic design enhancements give the Discovery Commercial a lower, wider stance, with Gloss Black exterior detailing to the front grille trim and Discovery lettering complemented by smoked rear lights and R-Dynamic badging.

The visual harmony of the rear and choice of 20 to 22-inch alloy wheels elevate the exterior, providing the perfect combination of practicality, all-terrain capability and visual appeal.

Inside, Ebony seats with contrast stitching and piping combine with the Ebony Morzine headlining for a dynamic driving environment, with metal sports pedals, bright steering wheel paddles and Shadow Aluminium Trim completing the R-Dynamic look.

Practicality is paramount for Discovery Commercial, with its versatile load area featuring a flat heavy-duty rubber loadspace floor and fixed partition, two underfloor stowage areas, six load securing loops, high-sided cabin mats and useful hooks for added convenience. The 2,024 litreloadspace is illuminated by additional headliner lights and can accommodate a maximum load length of 1,638mm.

The 23MY Defender builds on Defender’s success in the market place with more choice and features.

Defender 90 Hard Top is now additionally available with Land Rover’s efficient Ingenium D250 straight-six diesel engine which is RDE2-certified, Euro 6d-Final-compliant and features 48V Mild-Hybrid technology

Defender 90 D250 Hard Top available in both standard and SE specifications. The SE specification adds significant additional equipment as standard including:

  • Premium LED headlights with signature DRL and Front fog lights
  • 20″ Style 5094, 5 spoke, Gloss Sparkle Silver wheels
  • 12-way heated, electric memory front seats with 2-way manual headrests
  • Centre console with armrest
  • Meridian™ Sound System
  • Keyless Entry
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • In addition, a new ‘Resist’ seating material is introduced replacing grained leather (which continues to be available as a no cost option). Resist is animal free and offers a similar grain and feel to Windsor Leather. 

Changes to the Defender core range include the introduction of the larger 11.4” infotainment touch screen. X-Dynamic now features a black contrast roof as standard while customers can enjoy more choice with the additional ‘Lantau Bronze’ metallic exterior colour option. Secure Tracker Pro is now fitted as standard to to P400e, P400, X and V8 derivatives which is Thatcham S5 compliant. All Defenders continue to feature UWB (Ultra Wideband) security technology preventing relay theft. 

Customers purchasing the new Defender V8 now have the option of Ebony or Ebony / Vintage Tan Windsor leather seats. 

Pricing for the Defender Hard Top range starts from £45,675 OTR (90 D200) with 90 D250 standard at £48,390 OTR (£38,117 exc VAT) and 90 D250 SE at £55,830 OTR (£40,380 exc VAT)