BETTER: New Land Rover Discovery
Land Rover’s upgraded Discovery will receive new fuel-stretching technology, audio systems, and driver assistance, comfort and safety features, it has been confirmed.
The vehicle – available to order now ahead of November delivery – also receives a new look and badging, as Land Rover attempt to ‘broaden appeal even further’.
Most poignantly for fleets, the Discovery’s 256PS 3.0litre SDV6 will offer improved consumption of 35.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 213g/km, with the standard eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.
John Edwards, Global Brand Director for Land Rover, said: “The hugely popular Discovery continues to move from strength to strength and the addition of improvements in fuel economy and emissions underpins our commitment to delivering power with sustainability.
“As one of the world’s most stylish, capable and versatile SUVs, the Discovery is the perfect vehicle for people who enjoy living an active lifestyle to the full.”
For 2014, the Discovery has been given a new ‘face’ and numerous detail exterior changes, including a new front grille, front bumper, headlamp design and alloy wheel designs.
And, for the first time ever, ‘Discovery’ replaces ‘Land Rover’ on the bonnet, with the number four removed from the tailgate – leaving just the word ‘Discovery’.
Meanwhile, the new range of driver assistance, comfort and safety features includes Wade Sensing, 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 eight speakers and 380W of power, while the Meridian Surround system produces an impressive 825W output and features 17 speakers.