Two new ‘G4 Edition’ Land Rovers go on sale from 1 September 2003, in the shape of expedition-ready editions of the Discovery and Defender.
The vehicles are launched in celebration of the success of the inaugural Land Rover G4 Challenge, dubbed the ultimate global adventure and spanning four time zones during four weeks of extreme sports and driving competitions. Sixteen competitors from countries all around the world fought it out, with the victor driving home in a new Range Rover as the winning prize.
G4 Edition Defenders and Discoverys come with a selection of specialist expedition equipment and convenience features. Specification highlights include ‘A-frame’ front protection bars, front and rear lamp guards, new Black Mogul ‘technical’ fabric seats, special colour schemes including Borrego Yellow and Tangiers Orange, air-conditioning and a CD player.
Additional features on the Defender include ‘Boost’ 16" alloy wheels, a windscreen protection bar and, for additional vehicle protection in hazardous environments, black chequer plating on vehicle wing tops and sills. The Discovery comes with ‘Style 3’ 16" alloys, lockable roof-rack cross-bars for additional equipment security, cruise control and self-levelling suspension.
Commenting on the vehicles, Land Rover’s managing director Matthew Taylor said: "The first Land Rover G4 Challenge was the ultimate global adventure which took place in some of the world’s toughest terrains. These new and very well equipped vehicles embody the spirit of this adventure and will enable many budding explorers to re-live the experiences of our G4 Challenge heroes."
G4 Edition Defenders, available in both the 90 and 110 station wagon wheelbase options, start at £24,350, and the Discovery is available from £28,595, on-the-road.Published 18 August 2003