Land Rover has unveiled its facelifted Discovery giving it not only a fresh look but making this popular 4x4 a bit greener too. However, according to Land Rover the changes are so big to the range, that it warrants a new Discovery 4 badge.
The new Discovery gains a clean new diesel while there are some tweaks to the interior and an exterior facelift.
The big news under the bonnet of Discovery 4 is the arrival of the new Jaguar Land Rover 3.0-litre V6 diesel.
It’s an evolution of the current 2.7 TDV6, which will still be available and the engine features the latest in common-rail technology and a particulate filter to cut emissions to 244g/km.
This means that the Disco meet EU5 exhuast limits not due in until 2011, while average fuel consumption is 9.3 litres/100km.
Furthermore the new TDV6’s power is 29% more than the existing 2.7-litre unit, while torque is up 36% to 600Nm.
It enables this model to go from 0-100km/h in 9.6 seconds, a 24 percent improvement over the 2.7-litre.
Land Rover's engineers have also transformed the on-road ride and handling for the new generation Discovery 4, and improved on the off-road capabilities of its predecessor.
The comprehensive changes include new suspension components, revised steering, larger brakes, improved traction control, and enhancements to the award winning Terrain Response system, which helps optimise the vehicle for virtually all on-road or off-road driving situations.