Test mules are in the final stages of development ahead of a debut at the Frankfurt motor show
24 August 2013

The Facelifted Land Rover Discovery will make its debut at the Frankfurt motor show next month.

Test mules are currently in the final stages of development, with UK sales of the 2014-model-year Discovery tipped to get under way later this year. 

The light nip and tuck to the Discovery’s styling includes 
the ditching of its current 
fairy-light-style headlights in favour of a solid LED graphic inspired by the look of the 
new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models. A revised front grille can also be seen on this test car, as can subtly revised foglights, new door mirrors and new light graphics at the rear.

The current engine line-up in the UK is tipped to be retained, with small performance and economy improvements likely. Outside of the UK, the normally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine is to be dropped in favour of Jaguar Land Rover’s new supercharged 3.0-litre V6.

The facelifted model was recently spotted testing alongside other Land Rover models.

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24 August 2013

Cars, like animals, often resemble their owners. And this old girl is morbidly obese, frumpy and ancient. No wonder they keep stuffing the old dog with botox.

24 August 2013

Its not a car for everyone. But I would disagree with the description of "morbidly obese, frumpy and ancient" (Norma Smellons). For its owners it fulfils a purpose. Its weight gives it towing ability. It is more practical than any MPV I can think of. It has a timeless design & a luxurious interior without the chavvy image of the RR Sport. It is comfortable yet can rival a Defender off road. In many ways it is the ideal family car.

Maybe its not for you. But it must be doing something right to sell so well. I would buy one.

currently a happy owner of a Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin :)

24 August 2013

Ideal family car, perhaps if you live in the States but too big for the UKs roads in my opinion. Saying that I've always liked it.

24 August 2013

It must be coming on 10 now surely? I think the only car older than it that's still for sale is the equally large and family oriented Volvo XC90. My dad has had two discos. He loved them both. He had to down size a couple of years ago (he's Ian architect) and got a jeep compass instead. He likes it, but says it is nothing in comparison to the disco, especially with the 3.0 engine rather than the 2.7

24 August 2013

I love the Disco but it has to shed about 300kg to stay relevant.

24 August 2013

Another nip and tuck for the 4x4 stalwart. I had a look at this the other month, at the special commercial version with a special rate for Business. (Its the only way I can get one to fit the budget) I have to say the experience was one of the worst I have ever had (Well apart form Audi). Snooty member of staff who kept trying to get me to for a Range Rover. i explained I need a workhorse that can also act as a temporary van but doesn't look like one. When asking about the base spec, was only barraged with options to take. I also had to track some poor guy in a car park with one in the spec I wanted to see what it was like as the delaer lied that he had one, only high spec versions. 24hr test? Out of the question. i am possibly moving form a 4 door MB saloon and desperately need more carrying ability. I will definitely not be going to the dealer again, I might entertain LR/RR somewhere else, but they need to treat prospective buyers with a brain and courtesy. I like LR and if I needed a full time 4x4, would be my first choice, but this experience really put me off. At the moment looks like it will be an MB estate or 4x4 at this rate. Or a Dacia Duster (It has the capacity I need and the money saved would pay for a good few treats somewhere else for me), which is a left field choice but the dealer was 1000 times more accomodating and more pleasant than the LR one. 

A34

24 August 2013

marj wrote:

Another nip and tuck for the 4x4 stalwart. ...

Yes,  I thought the Disco was due an aluminium diet? Certainly its more UV than SUV in its current version. A shame as the original and acclaimed version was very right-sized, right-engined and uniquely 4+2 seater. Perhaps the value is in its lb per £...

marj wrote:

I have to say the experience was one of the worst I have ever had (Well apart form Audi). Snooty member of staff ...

If ANY sales guy acts like a pratt, you should Angel call him out as one and (b) ask if there is any other sales rep you can deal with. Life is too short to act all British in the face of bad service!

marj wrote:

At the moment looks like it will be an MB estate or 4x4 at this rate. Or a Dacia Duster (It has the capacity I need ...

Er, maybe the Freelander would be a better size then? Or (dare I say it) the RR Bling (sorry, Evoque).

25 August 2013

A34 wrote:

marj wrote:

Another nip and tuck for the 4x4 stalwart. ...

Yes,  I thought the Disco was due an aluminium diet? Certainly its more UV than SUV in its current version. A shame as the original and acclaimed version was very right-sized, right-engined and uniquely 4+2 seater. Perhaps the value is in its lb per £...

marj wrote:

I have to say the experience was one of the worst I have ever had (Well apart form Audi). Snooty member of staff ...

If ANY sales guy acts like a pratt, you should Angel call him out as one and (b) ask if there is any other sales rep you can deal with. Life is too short to act all British in the face of bad service!

marj wrote:

At the moment looks like it will be an MB estate or 4x4 at this rate. Or a Dacia Duster (It has the capacity I need ...

Er, maybe the Freelander would be a better size then? Or (dare I say it) the RR Bling (sorry, Evoque).

 

Thanks for the advice, unfortunately the guy was the only one available. The lack of a sale and possible sales bonus is enough of a comment from me. I've had plenty of dealing with AUDI BATTERSEA  in the past and all of the reps there are complete schunts. I was surprised that LR thought themselves jumped up enough to think they could behave in the same way as Audi. 

 

I have to say, I don't like the Freelnder, it looks and feels dated and is too small up front (I'm 196cm tall). The Beckham Evoque is too small inside. So looks like a missed conversion from LR/RR. The Disco is a good product, it is just a shame they aren't responsive enough to new customers.

24 August 2013

Is a shame we've got this halfway house with LED headlamps at the moment: Manufacturers are fitting them only on some models in the range, or on newer versions of models designed with large conventional lights, so you get these big units they have to fill with lots of plastic twiddly bits. Its not a good look in my eyes, and I think its lazy styling when a model relies too much on 'bling' front and rear light units.

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