Land Rover takes on worldwide trip

The world famous Land Rover Discovery is to take part in a global expedition to China as it marks the production of its one millionth vehicle.

Land Rover has described the Birmingham to Beijing trip as its most ambitious fund-raising project ever and aims to raise £1 million for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

The manufacturer, which makes the Discovery in Solihull, Birmingham, announced that the expedition is to cover 8,000 miles in just 50 days. Four Discovery's will make the journey, including the one millionth vehicle, and plan to pass through a total of 13 countries on their way to the Chinese capital.

Land Rover said that proceeds from the trip would go towards the establishment of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' water and sanitation project in Uganda.

Although notoriously reliable vehicles and confident on all manner of road surfaces, even the sturdiest of vehicles would do well to avoid breakdown on such a mammoth journey. Land Rover hope the Discovery, which was first assembled in 1989 and is now sold in 170 global markets, will be up to the task.

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