Land Rover announces the upgraded 2014 Discovery/LR4. The multi-award winning vehicle gets a new look, new badging, new V6 petrol engine, new fuel stretching technology, improved audio systems and a new range of driver assistance, comfort and safety features to broaden its appeal even further.
“The hugely popular Discovery/LR4 continues to move from strength to strength and the addition of the new 3.0 S/C petrol engine to the 2014 range underpins our commitment to delivering power with sustainability. As one of the world’s most stylish, capable and versatile SUVs, the Discovery/LR4 is the perfect vehicle for people who enjoy living an active lifestyle to the full,” said Land Rover Global Brand Director, John Edwards.
For 2014, the Discovery/LR4 has been given a new ‘face’ and numerous detail exterior changes. A new front grille, new front bumper, new headlamp design, new daytime running lights with a distinctive LED signature, plus two new alloy wheel designs, further enhance the Discovery/LR4’s appearance. To give vehicles a heightened level of distinction, the optional ‘Black Design Pack’ remains available for 2014 models, with revised detailing, plus 19-inch and 20-inch black alloy wheels.
Highly efficient petrol V6 replaces V8
Underlining Land Rover’s commitment to power with sustainability, the 5-litre V8 petrol engine is replaced with the highly efficient 3.0 V6 S/C on all petrol and diesel engines in a number of key markets. All models are equipped with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. The new V6 generates 340PS and torque of 450Nm to deliver acceleration from 0-9.6kph in 7.7 seconds and a top speed 195 kph.
In markets where diesel is popular, the 2014 Discovery will be available with two ‘carry-over’ 3-litre engines – the 211PS 3.0 TDV6 and the class-leading 256PS 3.0 SDV6 – with CO2 emissions reduced to 207g/km and 213g/km, and fuel consumption improved to 36.2mpg (combined cycle) and 35.3mpg for the SDV6.
New driver aids and premium audio
The new range of driver assistance, comfort and safety features for the 2014 Discovery/LR4 include: Wade Sensing (a technology unique to Land Rover), Blind Spot Monitoring, Closing Vehicle Sensing, Reverse Traffic Detection and T-junction Cameras.
To align the 2014 Discovery/LR4 with other premium Land Rover vehicles such as those in the Range Rover family, it will be available with Meridian premium audio. The standard system features 8 speakers and 380 Watts of power, while the Meridian Surround system produces an impressive 825 Watts output and features 17 speakers.