Land Rover Updates the LR4/Discovery

TTAC Staff
by TTAC Staff
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As mentioned in Ronnie Schreiber’s recent TTAC review of the 2013 Land Rover LR4, that model was due for some freshening, which now has been announced at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The LR4, sold as the Discovery outside of North America, gets a new front end, with new headlights, grille and fascia that better match more recently updated Land Rovers. There are also refinements in the cabin, with Meridian replacing Harmon Kardon as the stereo supplier, along with technological upgrades like blind spot monitoring, reverse traffic detection and Wade Sensing for when you’re crossing streams. Jaguar Land Rover apparently realizes that not everyone who buys a Land Rover is a serious off-roader. The LR4/Discovery is now available with an optional single speed transfer case made by Torsen that “acknowledges that some customers do not need to fully exploit the Discovery’s off-road capabilities.” The thirsty 5 liter Jaguar V8 has been replaced by the 3.0 liter supercharged engine as fitted to the new F Type, which generates 335 hp and 332 lb.ft., allowing stated 0-60 times of under 8 seconds. The two diesels currently offered in most markets will be carried over. No word yet on what engines will be available in the United States. All engines will be backed by an 8 speed ZF automatic gearbox. There is also no word on how the SUV, which now features “DISCOVERY” badging across the front of the hood, will be branded in the United States.

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  • Hogie roll Hogie roll on Sep 12, 2013

    Disco Biscuits for everyone!

  • Ktm_525 Ktm_525 on Sep 13, 2013

    So they drop the sweet Jaguar 5.0L V8 for a blown six cylinder and lose 40 HP and 43 ft/lbs in the process? That's no good. I know I am driving a fuel sucking pig, give me the power at least!

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