Currently reading: Land Rover Discovery facelift shown
The 2014 Land Rover Discovery gets a boost in efficiency and revised styling
Mark Tisshaw
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1 min read
3 September 2013

Land Rover has unveiled a series of modifications to its venerable Discovery model. Revisions to the seven-seat SUV include a subtly revised exterior look, a cleaner, more efficient diesel engine, and a range of new equipment.

Power for the 252bhp 3.0-litre SDV6 diesel engine remains unchanged, but the adoption of a stop-start system reduces CO2 emissions from 230g/km to 213g/km and improves economy from 32.1mpg to 35.3mpg.

The SDV6 is the sole engine choice in the UK, but in other global markets the old 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine is replaced by Jaguar Land Rover’s new 335bhp 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine, increasing performance, improving economy and reducing CO2 emissions in the process.

The new look includes a new front grille, front bumper and front headlight design, along with a new LED daytime running light signature. New alloy wheels are also offered.

Another notable change is the adoption of Discovery badging on the bonnet in place of Land Rover, in the same style as the Range Rover models. This is the first step in Land Rover pushing the Discovery name into a brand in its own right, as with Range Rover. The replacement for the Freelander, due in 2014, is also set to join the Discovery family.

The revised Discovery will get its global debut at the Frankfurt motor show next week, with order books already open ahead of the first UK deliveries in November.

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RayCee 5 November 2013

Aussie Comments Make Sense

Reading comments from 'Down Under' owners, they understand the need for a vehicle to have good off road capabilities, to be what the Discovery is known for - as a vehicle to drive and live with. UK writers understand the need to get the font on the bonnet right and the direction LR should take with naming it. I would have to say Australian contributions about the car are common sense, UK ones pedantic. If the name on the car really would write thousands off the resale price in the UK, how pathetic! How shallow! I love the look, the name's not an issue for me. It's a fine vehicle, albeit a little heavy... and Australians have common sense. I can't believe I just wrote that!
hugobear 5 September 2013

Discovery

I have one of the first ones on order to replace my 58plate Range Rover. We were going to get the Sport but it has a tiny boot - no good for dogs. And a replacement for my Autobiography RR would be £106k which I can't come close to affording. These high prices must have pushed masses of others out of the market. £55k for the Disco is what most people want to pay. I agree about the lettering. I didn't even notice that when I ordered. A pity.

dipdaddy 4 September 2013

if there is a discovery that

if there is a discovery that looked good, it was the 2005 - 07 design, it was less bling, looked more slab faced like it meant business and unlike todays disco not so curvy either.

hugobear 5 September 2013

Discovery

I think they realise a full blooded RR is beyond the budget of most people nowadays, even those, like me who owned previous models, so they've made the Discovery more palatable as a downgrade. I've ordered one ,having never considered one in the past when Range Rovers were still £60k max.