What is it?
Despite the name, this isn’t an all-new Discovery, but an extensive facelift of the Discovery 3.
The changes are more mechanical than cosmetic, and chief among them is the enlargement of the V6 diesel engine from 2.7 to 3.0 litres. Essentially this is the same engine recently fitted to the Jaguar XF, except that in the Discovery there is a single state of tune.
With 242bhp, it sits between the lower and higher-powered XFs, but the Discovery’s 443lb ft matches that of the XF 3.0D S.
Land Rover has also tweaked the suspension (revised knuckles and thicker anti-roll bars) and steering to improve on-road dynamics, while adjusting the Terrain Response and Hill Descent Control functions to enhance the Discovery’s already impressive off-road abilities.
The exterior gets a new, more prominent grille and LED bulbs for the rear lamps and front sidelights.
Inside, the dashboard has been softened to give a more upmarket feel, while wood and leather are used more generously and keyless go has been introduced.