The Land Rover Discovery is a mid-size luxury SUV, from the British manufacturer Land Rover. There have been five generations of the vehicle, the second of which was introduced in 1998, called the Series II (L318).
The Series II Discovery debuted in the UK in autumn 1998 and in the United States in 1999. Land Rover promoted that the Discovery Series II had been modified with 720 'differences'. The interior and exterior was re-worked to be less utilitarian, but it was still similar to the Series I. Every body panel was new except the rear door outer skin. The rear body was extended to improve load space but at the expense of added rear overhang, which adversely impacted off-road ability.
The final vehicles left the production lines in late-May 2004 to make way for the all new Discovery 3 models.