Discovery 2017

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  • gavsta
    Member Since: 25 Jan 2022
    Location: Hertfordshire
    Posts: 41

    Metropolitan Edition Spotted... What were they thinking?

    Over the weekend, I spotted a Metropolitan Edition at a local dealership. Not sure if it was a demo vehicle, or a customer's car, back in with an issue. The giveaway was the heads-up display recess, then I noticed the bumper inserts.

    The JLR copy refers to the Metropolitan Edition being complemented by Hakuba Silver lower bumper inserts.

    Since the refresh, R-Dynamic models have had body-coloured lower bumper inserts, clearly seen on this Namib Orange version:

    Whereas, the standard, non R-Dynamic versions, have had silver inserts:

    With that in mind, why, oh why, have JLR deemed it sensible to use silver inserts on their halo model?

    To my eyes, this is a retrograde step. Some owners of the pre-facelift Disco 5, wrapped those items gloss black, to match the surrounding trim. Unless the car body is Hakuba Silver, I can imagine some Metropolian owners doing the same.

    Could dealers supply those parts, as body colour after-market fitments, as per the R-Dynamic cars? I wonder the cost compared to wrapping?

    Those bumper inserts, combined with the silver grille and lettering, on a Santorini Black car, looked cheap to my eyes.
  • 747_JK
    Member Since: 26 Jun 2018
    Location: England
    Posts: 180
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Santorini Black

    Really good point. I've got one on order for the end of the year, perhaps, and I'd spotted the silver front panel and the colour of the DISCOVERY script, and they were the bits I disliked the most. In my mind, the whole car should be black! But I'd not noticed the rear panel is silver too..... not so keen, I have to say! You can just about get away with it in black, but in some other colours, it would look even worse. That Sytner example you posted is truly yuck!

    This is my build:

    D5 HSE SD6 - Santorini Black - 20" Style 5011 - Fixed panoramic roof - Rear privacy glass - Ebony Windsor leather - Dark satin brushed aluminium trim finisher - Ebony headlining - Heated steering wheel - Premium carpet mats - Surround camera system - Black Exterior Pack - Driver Assist Pack - Black Side Mouldings - Williams Ceramic Coat.
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