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03 September, 2013

Discovery 2014

Frankfurt, September 3, 2013.
Land Rover announces the upgraded 2014 Discovery.  The multi-award winning vehicle gets a new look, new badging, new V6 petrol engine, improved audio systems and a new range of driver assistance, comfort and safety features to broaden its appeal even further.  The core attributes are carried over into the 2014 models which will be available to order now with deliveries March 2014.

“The hugely popular Discovery 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. The new 3.0 S/C petrol engine will be available in two derivatives, SE and HSE and be positioned at the same price points as the equivalent specification level SDV6.  As one of the world’s most stylish, capable and versatile SUVs, the Discovery 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, Discovery 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’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.

New ‘Discovery’ badging
In recognition of the Discovery’s established identity, the refreshed exterior design for 2014 also incorporates a change of identity for the vehicle in many markets.  For the first time ever, the name ‘Discovery’ name replaces ‘Land Rover’ on the bonnet and the number 4 will be removed from the tailgate leaving just the word ‘Discovery.’ 

Engine badging moves from the tailgate to an ingot mounted on each of the front doors.  This side badging will reflect the engine type and appear as either, ‘SCV6,’ ‘SDV6’ or ‘TDV6’.

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. All models are equipped with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.

The new V6 generates 250kW and torque of 450Nm to deliver acceleration from 0-100kph in 8.1 seconds and a top speed 195kph.  Thanks to the new unit’s enhanced efficiency the 2014 Discovery with this engine produces just 285g/km of CO2.

The 2014 Discovery will be available with two ‘carry-over’ 3-litre engines – the 155kW 3.0 TDV6 and the class-leading 183kW 3.0 SDV6 – both with CO2 emissions of 230g/km, and fuel consumption of 8.8L/100km (combined cycle). 

New driver aids and premium audio
The new range of driver assistance, comfort and safety features for the 2014 Discovery 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 with other Range Rover vehicles, it will be available with Meridian premium audio systems. There is a choice of two Meridian systems an 11 speaker 380 Watt and an impressive Meridian Surround system that produces an impressive 825 Watts output and features 17 speakers. 

Technical Specifications

Power kW/rpm   155kW@4000   183kW@4,000   250kW@6500
Torque Nm/rpm
0-100km/h secs   10.7   9.3   8.1
Max speed km/h
CO2 g/km   230   230   285
Combined L/100k
Kerb weight kg   2570   2570   2565