Land Rover Discovery Update Revealed

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Matt Campbell

New Land Rover Discovery

New Land Rover Discovery.

Land Rover has released images and details of its updated Discovery off-roader.

As Drive has already reported . the new model will see the addition of the same 3.0-litre superchaged V6 petrol engine as is seen in the new Jaguar F-Type .

The revamped Land Rover Discovery #8217;s Jaguar -sourced powerplant replaces the thirsty 5.0-litre V8, but it offers less power – 250kW of power and 450Nm of torque, compared to 276kW/510Nm of the current V8.

And along with offering fewer horses, the new engine is expected to use more fuel than the V8 – up from 13.9L/100km to 14.1L/100km based on early figures. The Australia-specific consumption figure may be lower, but Land Rover Australia has not yet put the new model through its paces locally.

The engine is teamed to an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard. Land Rover claims the new model will be able to sprint from 0-100km/h in just 8.1 seconds – impressive for the circa 2.5-tonne truck.

The remaining models will be powered by a choice of revised 3.0-litre turbo diesel V6 mills. The lower model is the TDV6 (fitted to TDV6 models), which produces 155kW/600Nm, and the SDV6 with 183kW/600Nm (in the SE and HSE models). Both diesels use 8.8L/100km and have eight-speed automatic gearboxes as standard.

The 2014 Discovery will drop the #8216;4#8217; from its name, as is clear from the new prominent bonnet badging. Other styling tweaks for the updated Land Rover Discovery include a new grille, bumper, headlights and daytime running lights (gone are the disco-like dotted LEDs), smaller wing mirrors and new alloy wheel designs.

Land Rover will also offer an option known as the Black Design Pack, which sees blacked-out design elements and 19- or 20-inch alloys.

The new Land Rover Discovery range is available to order now, with deliveries commencing from March 2014.

Pricing for the new range is unconfirmed, but Drive has learnt that the facelifted lineup will be priced almost identically to the current version – meaning the TDV6 will start below $70,000, the SE will start around $85,000 and the HSE will kick off at around $95,000.

However, while the petrol engine was previously offered only in the flagship model – priced at $129,900 plus on-road costs – it will now be offered in both SE and HSE trims.

No V8-replacing flagship model will be offered, which means it#8217;s highly likely all Land Rover Discovery models will be priced below $100,000.

11 comments so far

So the update is limited to an engine that probably 5% of buyers will choose and some new lights and wheels. not sure why they bothered.

Commenter Mikka Location Date and time September 03, 2013, 1:30PM

And. (In Clarkson’s long pause signature). It looks just like the old one!

Commenter Same old same old Date and time September 03, 2013, 2:32PM

Sadly this is pretty much the extent of changes. I was waiting for an all-new, perhaps with a much lighter body / outline / shell, etc. but alas.

Commenter GitL Location Bris Date and time September 04, 2013, 8:31AM

Let’s hope this one doesn’t start to melt.

Commenter Fudge Location Sydney Date and time September 03, 2013, 2:43PM

It should be fine so long as you don’t take it off road?

Commenter Melting Location Moment Date and time September 03, 2013, 4:20PM

Yes sir, the self-combustion properties of Rovers is very highly regarded amongst their owners, they even have entire web pages devoted just to that feature alone

Commenter GTO Location Sydney Date and time September 03, 2013, 4:41PM

Fudge, depends where you park it.

GTO, what. Are you thinking of the BMW, LR, Jag 2.2lt engine by chance?

I’m not sure that too many will notice the changes at all. I don’t see the V6 challenging any sales records either, the V8 doesn’t really cut it against the diesels so why would anyone bother?

Commenter DJ33 Location Date and time September 03, 2013, 9:20PM

Ewwww. that grill! The whole package looks a decade older than the pretty smart looking current Disco.

Commenter pwp Location Date and time September 03, 2013, 3:40PM

So let me get this straight. they went from a powerful v8 to a supercharged 6 that makes less power while using more petrol. BRILLIANT

Commenter Midda Location Date and time September 03, 2013, 3:40PM

Nothing about any weight reduction, I thought the next Discovery was to be based on the Range Rover Sport and hence have a similar drop in weight, disappointed that alone would rule out my purchase.

Commenter Gyro Location Date and time September 04, 2013, 7:28AM

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