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 |  Sep 02 2014, 7:01 PM

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Land Rover has officially unveiled the latest addition to its family of vehicles.

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 |  Apr 16 2014, 7:06 PM

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Land Rover is synonymous with off roading the way McDonalds is to fast food or the airline industry is to terrible service. This rough-and-tumble British brand revealed its cutting-edge Discovery Vision concept right here in the urban jungle of Manhattan.

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 |  Apr 16 2014, 4:14 PM

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At the 2014 New York Auto Show, Land Rover announced the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport, a new compact SUV that uses design cues and features based on its Discovery Vision Concept Car.

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 |  Apr 09 2014, 7:53 AM

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Move over heads-up displays, augmented reality is making its way to vehicles.

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 |  Apr 02 2014, 9:36 PM

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Land Rover will be showing off its future at this year’s New York Auto Show.

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 |  Mar 11 2014, 11:00 AM

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Land Rover is looking to introduce a new family of Discovery branded vehicles, including a small model which we have captured in these spy photos.

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 |  Feb 11 2014, 5:01 PM

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The next-generation Land Rover Freelander is expected to take on the Discovery nameplate, and AutoGuide‘s spy photographers have caught the latest prototype conducting some winter testing in Sweden.

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 |  Oct 29 2013, 12:47 PM

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When the next-generation Freelander is unveiled, Land Rover could be rebadging it as a Discovery model.

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 |  May 22 2013, 1:01 PM

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Land Rover might drop the Freelander nameplate it uses outside North America, where the SUV wears an LR2 badge, to join the Discovery family. 

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 |  Apr 24 2012, 12:01 PM

In show-worthy shape, the millionth Land Rover Discovery appeared yesterday at the Beijing Auto Show after making it’s “grueling” journey from the U.K. to China. 

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 |  Feb 29 2012, 2:45 PM

Land Rover is celebrating the completion of its millionth Discovery SUV today by launching a trip that will see the vehicle travel from its birthplace near Birmingham, U.K., to Beijing.

“This gruelling expedition will be visiting 13 countries and covering 8,000 miles, and it’s a fitting initiative to celebrate the one millionth vehicle,” said Phil Popham, group sales operations director for Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).

The journey will cover 8,000 miles and 13 countries in 50 days, following the path originally mapped for “The First Overland Expedition” in 1955, though that trip ended up diverting to Singapore. Unexpected changes seem less likely this time, given the day-and-night difference between automotive technology in cars today.

Nonetheless, there is an uncertain component aside from unpredictable road conditions: JLR aims to raise £1,000,000 for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ water and sanitation project in Uganda as a part of the trip. That goal represents the most ambitious fundraising target for the company to date.

Travelling on the stated path will not only raise money for charity, but it will also take the team of four drivers through some of the company’s major markets. Visit http://www.ammado.com/community/125893 to make a donation to the campaign.

Popham wasn’t shy about making the trip sound devastatingly difficult, though it’s tough to sympathise with people who get paid to take a globally-publicized road trip in a posh luxury SUV. The send-off wasn’t bad either: Such memorable figures as Bear Grylls of the TV show Man Versus Wild, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Polar explorer Ben Saunders attended the event among others.

While it’s probably a stretch to call a drive that breaks down to 160 miles per day anything other than leisurely, there’s definitely no harm in a long trip meant to raise money for charity — provided the money is made and there are plenty of snacks.

It’s probably worth mentioning that with four drivers that figure breaks down further to 40 miles per driver, per day. Our own editor-in-chief, Colum Wood, drives approximately the same distance in his daily commute to the AutoGuide office… each way. High ho Land Rover Discovery.