The 1999-2004 Land Rover Discovery II: a look back at these modern classic SUVs

Discovery II prototype on test track 1997

A Discovery II test mule on Rover's Gaydon track in late 1997. This U.K. magazine points out development problems being faced at this point: engines catching fire.  Fixing these issues delayed introduction until the middle of the 1999 model year.  (Photo credit: CAR Magazine, February 1998)

A Discovery II test mule on Rover’s Gaydon track in late 1997. This U.K. magazine points out development problems being faced at this point: engines catching fire. Fixing these issues delayed introduction until the middle of the 1999 model year. (Photo credit: CAR Magazine, February 1998)

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