Last month, we told you about the way Land Rover planned on celebrating their one millionth LR4. If you remember, they announced a plan to relive an historic 8,000-mile journey from Birmingham, England to Beijing China. Well, they've done it, and in the process, raised $1.5 million for Red Cross.
Over the course of 50 days, the millionth LR4 (or Discovery as it's known in many countries) and a whole motorcade of Land Rover models hit up the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, took a private tour of Chernobyl nearly 25 years after the nuclear meltdown, toured a former Soviet submarine base, among many other things. It was no ordinary road trip, either, as the team had to use dynamite to get through a high-alpine pass blocked by snow before they could arrive at the Beijing Motor Show.
Other sites visited included Milan, Saltsburg, Vienna and Budapest. From there, Odessa, L'Viv and Kiev, Ukraine. Later, the Submarine shelter besides the Black Sea, Moscow, and then through deserted roads to the Aral Sea and then the Savitsky Museum in Nukus. From there the team had their sights set on China, where they encountered snowy mountain passes during the final 2,000 miles of their journey.
In a press release, Land Rover says about the last day of the trip, "When the wheels of the one millionth Land Rover Discovery rolled along the infamous tarmac of Tiananmen Square, it was mission complete. Without a scratch, but caked in the dirt of adventure, this one-in-a-million journey was over."1
The bottom line here is, of course, that any of the new Land Rover models in the Jaguar/Land Rover Honolulu showroom are the kinds of vehicles you can trust to take you on any adventure. From climbing mountains to rolling through arid deserts, they're up for anything!
Stop by our showroom at 744 Ala Moana Blvd Honolulu, HI 96813 to take one for a test drive, or contact us via our website to learn more about the LR4 or any other Land Rover model that catches your eye.