2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II Kalahari Makes World Debut At 2001 New York International Automobile Show

Extreme Off-Road Version of Discovery Model

Will Be First Vehicle in New "Kalahari" Series



Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Land Rover North America, Inc.

    NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The world premiere of Land Rover's new
 "Kalahari" vehicle series will take place today at the New York International
 Automobile Show.  The 2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II Kalahari, which goes
 on sale in October of this year, is the first in a series of special Kalahari
 Land Rovers that will feature heavy-duty, off-road components and a rugged,
 extreme look.  Inspired by a Land Rover Adventure called "The Great Kalahari"
 -- perhaps the most extreme of 20 ongoing Land Rover Adventures programs that
 are held throughout the world for Land Rover owners -- all Kalahari series
 vehicles will be produced in limited numbers by Land Rover Special Vehicles,
 the company's in-house producer of built-to-order vehicles.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010412/DCTH002 )
     "The Kalahari name, and all the images it brings to mind, is a perfect fit
 for Land Rover," said Howard Mosher, president and CEO of Land Rover North
 America, Inc.  "In fact, Land Rover will produce an entire series of vehicles
 to wear the newly created 'Kalahari' badge.  The name will eventually be used
 for special editions from all Land Rover model lines sold in North America."
 The first vehicle in the Kalahari series will be a 2002 Discovery Series II
 Kalahari, the descendant of a true competition vehicle -- the Discovery Series
 II TReK -- which was built for use in Land Rover TReK '00, an off-road driving
 challenge for Land Rover retailers that took place last November.
     The production-ready Discovery Kalahari features a dramatic Borrego Yellow
 paint scheme and an array of specialized off-road equipment including a
 Saudi/Gulf states front bumper and grille; black seating surfaces with Tetra
 technical fabric center panels; a black steel wraparound brush bar and lamp
 guards; a black steel rear ladder; and a matching roof rack finished in black
 steel and equipped with a steel mesh floor.
     Discovery Kalahari comes with a 188-horsepower, 4.0-litre aluminum V8
 engine, a four-speed automatic transmission, permanent four-wheel drive with a
 two-speed transfer case, Hill Descent Control (HDC), four-wheel electronic
 traction control (4ETC) and a four-channel, all-terrain Anti-lock Braking
 System (ABS).  Land Rover's Active Cornering Enhancement (ACE) and Self-
 Leveling Suspension (SLS) systems are optional.  A special-appearance package
 and a badge stamped with the vehicle's limited-production build number
 complete the Kalahari specification.
     Only 150 Discovery Series II Kalahari vehicles will be produced for the
 2002 model year.  They will go on sale in the U.S. in Oct. 2001 with an
 estimated base MSRP of approximately $40,000.
 
             2002 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY SERIES II KALAHARI FEATURES
 
     EXTERIOR
     *  Discovery Series II Kalahari-exclusive Borrego Yellow paint scheme.
     *  Borrego Yellow-painted headlamp finishers and grille surround.
     *  Black Saudi/Gulf-specification front bumper and grille.
     *  Black steel roof rack with steel mesh floor.
     *  Black steel wraparound brush bar, lamp guards and rear ladder.
     *  16-inch "Typhoon"-style alloy wheels with black painted spokes and
        polished outer rims.  255/65R16 H-speed rated tires.
     *  Kalahari badge featuring each vehicle's limited-production build
        number.
     *  Full Kalahari appearance package and unique vehicle badging.
     *  Front and rear fog lamps.
     *  Integral Class III trailer tow hitch receiver.
     *  Optional equipment: Active Cornering Enhancement (ACE), Self-Leveling
        Rear Suspension (SLS) and Cold Climate Package (includes heated front
        windshield and heated front seats).
 
     INTERIOR
     *  Smokestone Gray instrument panel and interior panels.
     *  Black Duragrain seating surfaces with "Tetra" technical fabric and Ash
        Gray outer panels.
     *  "Brunel" silver trim on passenger-side fascia.  Alcantara material and
        "Brunel" silver trim on door panels.
     *  Leather-covered cubby box lid and door grab handles.
     *  12-speaker, 220-watt premium audio system with steering wheel-mounted
        controls.  AM/FM/cassette stereo tuner with auto-seeking weather band
        and Radio Data System (RDS).  Six-disc CD auto-changer.
     *  Dual tilt-and-slide power sunroofs.
     *  HomeLink(R) system.  (HomeLink is a registered trademark of Johnson
        Controls).
 
     Land Rover North America, Inc., established in 1986, imports and
 distributes Range Rover and Discovery Series II vehicles manufactured for sale
 in the U.S. by Land Rover Group Limited in Solihull, England.  Land Rover's
 worldwide operations are wholly owned by Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich.  For
 additional information about Land Rover, call 800-FINE-4WD or visit
 http://www.landrover.com .
 
     CONTACT:  Mark Schirmer, 301-918-8045, Oliver Brearey, 301-731-8706, or
 Bill Baker, 301-731-8705, all of Land Rover North America, Inc.
 
 

SOURCE Land Rover North America, Inc.
    NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The world premiere of Land Rover's new
 "Kalahari" vehicle series will take place today at the New York International
 Automobile Show.  The 2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II Kalahari, which goes
 on sale in October of this year, is the first in a series of special Kalahari
 Land Rovers that will feature heavy-duty, off-road components and a rugged,
 extreme look.  Inspired by a Land Rover Adventure called "The Great Kalahari"
 -- perhaps the most extreme of 20 ongoing Land Rover Adventures programs that
 are held throughout the world for Land Rover owners -- all Kalahari series
 vehicles will be produced in limited numbers by Land Rover Special Vehicles,
 the company's in-house producer of built-to-order vehicles.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010412/DCTH002 )
     "The Kalahari name, and all the images it brings to mind, is a perfect fit
 for Land Rover," said Howard Mosher, president and CEO of Land Rover North
 America, Inc.  "In fact, Land Rover will produce an entire series of vehicles
 to wear the newly created 'Kalahari' badge.  The name will eventually be used
 for special editions from all Land Rover model lines sold in North America."
 The first vehicle in the Kalahari series will be a 2002 Discovery Series II
 Kalahari, the descendant of a true competition vehicle -- the Discovery Series
 II TReK -- which was built for use in Land Rover TReK '00, an off-road driving
 challenge for Land Rover retailers that took place last November.
     The production-ready Discovery Kalahari features a dramatic Borrego Yellow
 paint scheme and an array of specialized off-road equipment including a
 Saudi/Gulf states front bumper and grille; black seating surfaces with Tetra
 technical fabric center panels; a black steel wraparound brush bar and lamp
 guards; a black steel rear ladder; and a matching roof rack finished in black
 steel and equipped with a steel mesh floor.
     Discovery Kalahari comes with a 188-horsepower, 4.0-litre aluminum V8
 engine, a four-speed automatic transmission, permanent four-wheel drive with a
 two-speed transfer case, Hill Descent Control (HDC), four-wheel electronic
 traction control (4ETC) and a four-channel, all-terrain Anti-lock Braking
 System (ABS).  Land Rover's Active Cornering Enhancement (ACE) and Self-
 Leveling Suspension (SLS) systems are optional.  A special-appearance package
 and a badge stamped with the vehicle's limited-production build number
 complete the Kalahari specification.
     Only 150 Discovery Series II Kalahari vehicles will be produced for the
 2002 model year.  They will go on sale in the U.S. in Oct. 2001 with an
 estimated base MSRP of approximately $40,000.
 
             2002 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY SERIES II KALAHARI FEATURES
 
     EXTERIOR
     *  Discovery Series II Kalahari-exclusive Borrego Yellow paint scheme.
     *  Borrego Yellow-painted headlamp finishers and grille surround.
     *  Black Saudi/Gulf-specification front bumper and grille.
     *  Black steel roof rack with steel mesh floor.
     *  Black steel wraparound brush bar, lamp guards and rear ladder.
     *  16-inch "Typhoon"-style alloy wheels with black painted spokes and
        polished outer rims.  255/65R16 H-speed rated tires.
     *  Kalahari badge featuring each vehicle's limited-production build
        number.
     *  Full Kalahari appearance package and unique vehicle badging.
     *  Front and rear fog lamps.
     *  Integral Class III trailer tow hitch receiver.
     *  Optional equipment: Active Cornering Enhancement (ACE), Self-Leveling
        Rear Suspension (SLS) and Cold Climate Package (includes heated front
        windshield and heated front seats).
 
     INTERIOR
     *  Smokestone Gray instrument panel and interior panels.
     *  Black Duragrain seating surfaces with "Tetra" technical fabric and Ash
        Gray outer panels.
     *  "Brunel" silver trim on passenger-side fascia.  Alcantara material and
        "Brunel" silver trim on door panels.
     *  Leather-covered cubby box lid and door grab handles.
     *  12-speaker, 220-watt premium audio system with steering wheel-mounted
        controls.  AM/FM/cassette stereo tuner with auto-seeking weather band
        and Radio Data System (RDS).  Six-disc CD auto-changer.
     *  Dual tilt-and-slide power sunroofs.
     *  HomeLink(R) system.  (HomeLink is a registered trademark of Johnson
        Controls).
 
     Land Rover North America, Inc., established in 1986, imports and
 distributes Range Rover and Discovery Series II vehicles manufactured for sale
 in the U.S. by Land Rover Group Limited in Solihull, England.  Land Rover's
 worldwide operations are wholly owned by Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich.  For
 additional information about Land Rover, call 800-FINE-4WD or visit
 http://www.landrover.com .
 
     CONTACT:  Mark Schirmer, 301-918-8045, Oliver Brearey, 301-731-8706, or
 Bill Baker, 301-731-8705, all of Land Rover North America, Inc.
 
 SOURCE  Land Rover North America, Inc.