Millionth car in China charity run
Published 29/02/2012 | 11:39
Land Rover is marking the production of its millionth Discovery by deploying the history-making vehicle on a charity "expedition" to China.
The drive from Birmingham to Beijing - billed as Land Rover's most ambitious fund-raising project - aims to raise £1 million for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
The Solihull-made vehicle taking part in the challenge was unveiled to the media at Jaguar Land Rover's plant in the town.
Scheduled to cover more than 8,000 miles in 50 days, the millionth Land Rover and three other Discovery 4x4s will pass through a total of 13 countries.
Jaguar Land Rover said the project had been set up to help the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' water and sanitation project in Uganda, which will help 200,000 people.
The first Land Rover Discovery was assembled in 1989 and the model is now sold in 170 global markets.