The SUV Discovery has been updated by Land Rover. The new Land Rover Discovery which is also sold in North America as LR4(now 4 badge is removed) represents the modernized version of its predecessor. The car is built on the same platform and is not too much different in its appearance. The model has a different design on front end. Changed in particular are false radiator grille, headlights with LED running lights as well as the front bumper. In addition, the front end of bonnet now has Discovery inscription instead of Land Rover. Steel alloy wheels are now available in two design options.
Discovery measures 4838 mm in length, 2022 mm in width, 1841 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2885 mm. The standard ground clearance is 185 mm and with an optional terrain response system it can be raised to 310 mm. The interior has received few changes with upgraded elements. A new 380 watts music system is present and one can opt for 825 watt Meridian audio system with 17 speakers. The SUV also comes with blind spot monitoring system, flood (water level) monitoring system and rotary gear shift “Drive Select” system.
The base power-train in Discovery is 2.7 liter TDV6 producing 190 hp. The popular choice among the customers is the same 3.0 liter SDV6 diesel engine which now develops 256 bhp and 443 lb-ft(600 Nm) of torque. The car is now equipped with all new ZF eight speed automatic transmission. All models comes with Start / stop system which has reduced the fuel consumption and dropped CO2 emission from 230 gm/km to 213 gm/km. The top of the range 5.0 liter gasoline V8 will not be sold in Europe but it will continue to sell in United states, Canada, Russia and China. According to company officials the Land Rover Discovery is definitely an enhanced SUV than its predecessor.