Land Rover Updates the LR4/Discovery

TTAC Staff
by TTAC Staff
land rover updates the lr4 discovery

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 The thirsty 5 liter Jaguar V8 has been replaced by the 3.0 liter supercharged engine as fitted to the new F Type, which generates 335 hp and 332 lb.ft., allowing stated 0-60 times of under 8 seconds.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.

Join the conversation
2 of 15 comments
  • 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!

  • Probert There's something wrong with that chart. The 9 month numbers for Tesla, in the chart, are closer to Tesla's Q3 numbers. They delivered 343,830 cars in q3 and YoY it is a 40% increase. They sold 363,830 but deliveries were slowed at the end of the quarter - no cars in inventory. For the past 9 months the total sold is 929,910 . So very good performance considering a major shutdown for about a month in China (Covid, factory revamp). Not sure if the chart is also inaccurate for other makers.
  • ToolGuy "...overall length grew only fractionally, from 187.6” in 1994 to 198.7” in 1995."Something very wrong with that sentence. I believe you just overstated the length by 11 inches.
  • ToolGuy There is no level of markup on the Jeep Wrangler which would not be justified or would make it any less desirable [perfectly inelastic demand, i.e., 'I want one']. Source: My 21-year-old daughter.
  • ToolGuy Strong performance from Fiat.
  • Inside Looking Out GM is like America, it does the right thing only after trying everything else.  As General Motors goes, so goes America.