Range Rover Sport’s bumper birthday treat
Look very carefully at this picture. You could be forgiven for thinking Land Rover is working on a pick-up truck version of the Discovery 3. ( AE )
However, the unique Disco is not the focus of our eagle-eyed spy photographer. More interesting is the rear of the Range Rover Sport next to it.
Although it looks virtually identical to the current-generation SUV, fans of the brand will notice that it's fitted with a colour-coded bumper. And this is one of the modifications expected to be made on a special new 60th Anniversary model.
Other body-coloured parts and new-look alloys complete the subtle changes on the limited-edition Range Rover Sport, which is set to be one of five cars celebrating Land Rover's 60th birthday. The newcomer also brings in some interior tweaks for the 2009 model year.
As well as the Sport, modified versions of the Defender, Freelander, Discovery and Range Rover will be launched. The firm celebrated the landmark on 30 April, and will announce more details in the coming months. But the Disco in our picture isn't one of the special editions. Rather, it's been converted for use by photographers as a platform to take shots for brochures.