Land Rover has announced a series of upgrades to the 2014 Discovery. The revised model receives a new look, new badging, new fuel stretching technology, and a new range of driver assistance and safety features.
For 2014, Discovery has been given a new ‘face’ and several detail exterior changes. The exterior refresh includes a new front grille, new front bumper, new headlamp design, new daytime running lights with LED signature, and two new alloy wheel designs.
The outside of the vehicle also incorporates a change of identity. 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 sidebadging will reflect the engine type and appear as ‘SDV6’ in the UK market. However, in the USA and the Middle East the vehicle’s badging will remain as previous models.
The 2014 Discovery will continue to be available with the 256PS 3.0 SDV6 – with CO2 emissions reduced from 230g/km to 213g/km, and fuel consumption improved to 35.3mpg according to official Land Rover figures. All models are equipped with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.
A new range of driver assistance, comfort and safety features 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. The standard system features 8 speakers and 380 Watts of power, while the Meridian Surround system produces 825 Watts output and features 17 speakers.
Technical specifications at a glance:
|2014 Land Rover Discovery (UK)||3.0L V6 Diesel (UK/Euro)|
|Engine type||3.0L SDV6 Diesel|
|Max speed mph (km/h)||112 (180)|
|Combined mpg (L/100k)||35.3 (8.0)|
|Kerb weight kg||2570|
Source: Land Rover