Along with some styling tweaks, the Discovery also receives a new supercharged engine for the US market.
Most of Land Rover’s attention has lately been focused on the all-new Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and the Evoque. So now it’s time to give a few updates to the Discovery, which has received a minor facelift for 2014. Set to have its official premiere at Frankfurt next week, the updated Discovery’s exterior features a new front grille, bumper and headlight design as well as a new LED daytime running light signature. Buyers will also be treated to new alloy wheels.
The UK-only 3.0-liter diesel V6 engine itself hasn’t been changed, but thanks to the addition of a new start-stop system, the SUV’s C02 emissions have been reduced and fuel economy has improved. For every other global market, Land Rover has ditched the 5.0-liter V8 in favor of its new 3.0-liter supercharged V6 that’s good for 335 horsepower. Performance, as a result, has been improved as well as fuel economy and lowered C02 emissions. The last relevant update here is the change of badging, with the Discovery name being used instead of Land Rover. The idea here is to have the Discovery name be its own brand as has been done with the Range Rover.