British premium SUV Land Rover Discovery suffered minor plastic surgery to change the appearance will be one of the prime Frankfurt Motor Show in . In our review, with the help of photo Land Rover Discovery will reveal the nuances of the new exterior, to identify changes in the interior of the updated SUV, carefully consider the upgraded specifications.
Home sales survivor facelift Land Rover Discovery is planned in November . The first lucky ones who will be able to buy a Land Rover Discovery will be the UK motorists. In December redesigned SUV will appear in Europe and Russia. According to preliminary information, the price of restyled version of the Land Rover Discovery will be more expensive, but not much.
The current fourth generation of Land Rover Discovery made since 2009, and is in fact a deeply modernized Discovery 3 (2004-2009 years of production). The very first generation of the SUV received the affectionate nickname Disco was presented in 1989 and was created to attract new customers a Land Rover’s , who did not want to drive on rough and utilitarian Land Rover Defender or could not afford to purchase a luxurious and expensive 2018-2019 Range Rover.
Three generations of a full-fledged British SUV Land Rover Discovery 20 years of production went to the world in the amount exceeding 891,000 copies (more than 44500 vehicles per year). Such a high level of sales has helped Land Rover Discovery participate in international competitions Camel Trophy. The SUV has received excellent publicity and engineers – the ability to bring the technical part of the car to perfection. Discovery 4th generation continues the glorious traditions of their predecessors, and enjoys a high and well-deserved reputation of the SUV and honest, able to attack openly impassable terrain that roads can not be named.
New facelift Land Rover Discovery marginally changed the appearance of the car. The updated SUV through the efforts of designers got a more solid new front bumper with the increased in size round foglights grille unchanged became expressive hood edge lettering now adorns Discovery (previously Land Rover), mirrors got repeaters of indexes of turns. The brightest parts of the front end restyling Disco – these are new headlights with LED elements and original lens with powerful style in all models of the British manufacturer.
Looking into the face of the updated Discovery 4 can see a lot of similar exterior design elements with the younger Land Rover Freelander 2 . The rest of the designers decided not to change anything else in the way of classic, solid, powerful and stylish SUV. The straight lines of the body, corporate superstructure roof in the area of the second row of seats and the boot, the large wheel arches with athletic expanders as vyshtampovok, boxy shape of wagon body, a large glass area, large and comfortable passenger doors and a huge double doors of the luggage compartment.
- Overall dimensions of the upgrade process remained unchanged and amount to 4838 mm in length, width of 2022 mm with folded mirrors up to 2176 mm with unfolded in the height of 1887 mm for the Land Rover Discovery, , 2885 mm wheelbase, track wheels of the front axle – 1605 mm, rear axle – 1612.5 mm.
Due to the installed optional air suspension ride height (clearance) varies from 185 mm in the landing mode, up to 310 mm with a maximum raised body for off-road feats.
The SUV has excellent performance geometric cross body: the approach angle – 36.2 degrees, 27.3 degrees angle of the ramp, the departure angle – 29.6 degrees. Updated Land Rover Discovery 4 is able to overcome a ford deep and 700 mm, the new car is equipped with a system for measuring the depth of the water hazard.
- Color enamel paint finishes can be chosen out of 18 !!! the proposed options.
- The SUV is equipped with tires 255/60 R18 (with spring suspension) or 255/55 R19 (air suspension) on alloy wheels 18-19 range, if desired cars can independently pereobut in tires 255/50 R20, 275/45 R20 or 295 / 35 R21 and 295/30 R22 alloy wheels with size 20-21. That’s just such a low-profile rollers will become much worse smoothness.
Salon restyled versions of the Land Rover Discovery left unattended designers and exactly the same as the architecture and the arrangement of the pre-reform SUV controls. And whether or not to change and modify chic interior, comfortable seats, premium materials and finishes and rich equipment. Modernization has been reduced to the installation of advanced security systems. Electronics monitors blind spots, tracks objects and helps the driver while crossing the T-junction and maneuvering in reverse with five sensors and cameras.
Better and more powerful audio system began. The eight speakers is standard music system is now capable of delivering 380 W and optional Meridian multimedia system in the presence of as many as 17 columns broadcasts with the power of 825 watts. The rest of the SUV in the initial five-seater saloon configuration will appreciate, the presence of leather trim, separate climate control, heated seats first and second row, Land Rover audio system with 4.2-inch color screen, 8-Mew airbags, multifunction steering wheel with telescopic control, electronic handbrake, and other chips.
For a surcharge, you can install two additional seats, only to climb on the third row is not very comfortable and there is enough space only for the low growth of passengers. Also in the list of options and a comfortable driver’s seat passenger electric in 8 directions, an advanced multimedia system with 7-inch touch screen, navigation, alarm with volume sensor.
The luggage compartment can be safely called a hold. In the five-seat configuration the boot interior is ready to take 1260 liters in the presence of passengers on the second row of seats to 2476 liters with the rear seats folded. The seven-seat version with a full cabin of people has a 280-liter trunk, folding third row is formed already in 1192 liters of volume, and in the transformation and the second row as much as 2558 liters of luggage can be loaded.
Specifications Land Rover Discovery also remained without the intervention of engineers and minders, and they are, to be honest, downright phenomenal, both for the SUV.
The presence of permanent four-wheel drive, an optional air suspension and the system Terrain Response (five modes), lock the center differential, Hill Descent Control and Gradient Release Control, Hill Start Assist, Gradient Acceleration Control, ARM (softening system and suppress body roll), disk brakes with ABS and the EBA, the stability control system and prevent rollover, Integrated Vehicle Dynamics, Trailer stability Assist, 8 automatic transmission from ZF company c system, Drive Select and gearshift paddles (for the eight-cylinder gasoline engine 6 automatic transmission), the suspension is an independent double wishbone front and behind.
In Russia, the new Land Rover Discovery , as before, with a choice of diesel and petrol engines.
- 3.0-liter LR-TDV6 (211 hp), providing the dynamics of up to 100 mph in 10.7 seconds and a top speed of 180 km. Diesel fuel consumption of 8.1 liters on the highway up to 9.8 liters in the city. Installation of the power unit on the redesigned SUV is uncertain, but most likely for the Russian motorists it will be available.
- SDV6 3.0-liter (255 hp) got a start-stop system reduces fuel consumption in mixed mode up to 8 liters.
The petrol 5.0-liter the V8 (375 hp) with brutal appetite in more than 20 liters remain in the production program of the British brand (in Russia, North America and China), but the company he will be the latest 3.0-liter V6 (335 hp) It is equipped with a compressor.