OFF-ROAD VERSION OF DISCOVERY MODEL
WILL BE FIRST VEHICLE IN NEW KALAHARI SERIES
YORK, NY The world premiere of Land Rovers
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 companys in-house producer of built-to-order vehicles.
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
vehicle in the Kalahari series will be the 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.
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
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 Rovers
Active Cornering Enhancement (ACE) and Self-Leveling Suspension
(SLS) systems are optional. A special-appearance package and a
badge stamped with the vehicles 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.
ROVER DISCOVERY SERIES II KALAHARI FEATURES
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 vehicles limited-production
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).
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
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® system. (HomeLink is a registered trademark of Johnson
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 Rovers worldwide operations are wholly owned by Ford
Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich. For additional information about Land
Rover, call 800-FINE-4WD or visit www.landrover.com.