Land Rover Discovery 1994 review | carsguide.com.au

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Land Rover Discovery

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Land Rover’s new ES model is a luxury Discovery at the new Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed and Monterey – although it is than either of these

Patrick Lyons road and reviews the 1994 Land Discovery after its Australian

Land Rover has given a boost to its Discovery and Range models which now meet standards applied to cars. airbags have been available across the range, and safety features have added including side-intrusion a high-mounted rear stop and a bonded windscreen.

Land Rover has revised its V8i and dramatically overhauled the direct-injection (Tdi) unit, adding refinement and reducing noise and consumption. Two new models have added to the Discovery – a flagship model known as the ES and an version of the 5-door Tdi – the Vogue Plus model has dropped from the Range line-up.

But there are few visual that much has changed from new front grilles, headlamps and bolder Land badges. Interior changes are noticeable, especially the heavily dash.

Added features and upgrades than account for price – between $730 and on Discovery and $3000 for Range Three years ago, a Discovery with a 3.5-litre cost $44,995; today, the Discovery with the 3.9-litre and a host of improvements starts at $43,960.

Land Rover’s new ES model is a luxury Discovery at the new Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed and Monterey – although it is than either of these Standard features in the ES are leather twin airbags, alloy remote central locking an alarm, bigger tyres, brakes, remote CD player and electric sunroofs.

Land Rover is the world’s manufacturer to offer twin as standard equipment in dedicated The dual bags are fitted to the Rover SE and LSE and the Discovery ES, and optional in all Discovery models at $2700.

airbags to a vehicle with a rigid chassis is difficult, and Rover has overcome the problems by collapsible crash cans the front of the vehicles. These structures collapse progressively in a enabling the triggering mechanisms for the to distinguish between a minor and a accident.

The 3.9-litre petrol V8 now has one belt of three driving the ancilliaries and a has been placed over the to suppress noise. Power and are unchanged at 134kW/4750rpm and 304Nm/2600rpm. Rover’s 2.5-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine has more 200 new parts with changes to the head, fuel injectors, conrods, turbocharger, exhaust water pump and alternator.

Fuel consumption is improved but and torque remain at 83kW/4000rpm and

Thankfully, the manual gearbox on has been changed to a lighter that has reverse opposite gear rather than dangerously placed next to gear.

Inside, Discovery and Rover have new dashes are basically identical one-piece that are assembled and wired being installed. Heating and has been improved with individual temperature controls for and front passenger.

The air-conditioner finally has the ability to flow-through air, and the unit has moved to allow a glovebox on the side. Anti-roll bars been made standard the Discovery range to improve manners with only a effect on the speed at which the react to camber changes.

of the enhancements have been with an eye to the American consumer and requirements, and Australian buyers to benefit.

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