Land Rover has whipped the covers off the Discovery Metropolitan Edition, a new special edition of the British marque’s seven-seater SUV boasting a host of exterior upgrades, a suite of technologies and “generous” standard specification. 

Scheduled to arrive in South Africa in the first half of 2022, the Discovery Metropolitan Edition will slot in at the top of the local Discovery line-up. Pricing will be announced closer to the launch date. 

22-inch alloy wheels included in the price (to be revealed closer to the local launch date).

“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,” Finbar McFall, Land Rover brand director, says. 

The Discovery Metropolitan Edition “represents” the pinnacle of the Discovery range, Land Rover says, and builds on the purposeful R-Dynamic HSE specification. The upcoming model is distinguished by Bright Atlas detailing for the front grille and “Discovery” lettering. The lower bumper inserts are finished in Hakuba Silver. A set of 22-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, complete with gloss grey detailing, and black Land Rover brake callipers complete the exterior package. 

Head-up display fitted as standard.

Inside, standard features comprise a head-up display, wireless smartphone charging, four-zone climate control and a cooler compartment. The cabin is “enhanced” with the addition of Titanium Mesh trim details. Privacy glass and sliding panoramic sunroof ship as standard. 

The Discovery Metropolitan Edition will be available with the choice of two engine options, an “efficient” oil-burner of “powerful” petrol motor, the latter incorporating 48 V mild-hybrid technology. The diesel variant is powered by Land Rover’s D300-badged Ingenium engine. The petrol model, meanwhile, is endowed with the automaker’s P360-badged unit. 

Two engine options are on offer.