Land Rover Discovery

Land Rover Discovery

The teaser that Land Rover showed at the Geneva Motor Show was billed as "a sign of things to come" for the new Discovery . And while no announcements have been made on what kind of look the new Discovery will sport, this new batch of spy shots of the Baby Discovery could be what all that teasing was alluding to.

The recent demise of the Freelander name opened the door for the Discovery to have a more prominent role in the Land Rover lineup, and it appears that these new spy photos indicate what could be that long-rumored Baby Discovery, albeit one that’s sportier-looking than those Baby Discovery spy shots we showed back in January.

Before we jump to any conclusions, it’s important to note that the heavy camo makes it rather difficult to make out some elements of the SUV. But there is some noticeable styling, particularly the massive air intakes on the front, the Evoque-like headlights and that massive front grille, which could also point to a more performance-oriented version of the Baby Discovery that carries the R-S badge.

Something tells us there’s still more than what meets the eye with this Baby Discovery, and judging by how much Land Rover is slow-playing this, it wouldn’t shock us to see more spy photos of this vehicle ahead of its debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show later this year.

Update 3/12/2014 @ 5:25 p.m.: Our spy photographer just informed us that this may also be a mule for the upcoming Jaguar SUV . According to his source, the license plate matched up to a Jaguar plate, but he could not officially confirm it.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2016 Land Rover Baby Discovery R-S.

We’ve known this for quite some time now through rumors and industry rumblings, but it was never confirmed until now; Land Rover will create a new sub-brand called the "Discovery" and launch the new lineup to fill this sub-brand starting in 2015. To put this into perspective, this is precisely what the maker has done with its Range Rover lineup: Range Rover Evoque , Range Rover Sport and Range Rover .

We didn’t receive any real details on what’s in store for the new Discovery lineup, as Land Rover only confirmed its plans. Figuring out part of the plans, however, is not too hard. The Discovery lineup is going to be the more laid-back of the Land Rover lines, and will include the baby Land Rover that we’ve caught testing before — the likely replacement for the LR2 — a replacement for the larger LR4 , and finally an Evoque-sized or smaller compact crossover .

The new Discovery lineup will ride on the Range Rover’s aluminum chassis that is resized to fit each model.

So, this means that we will soon have the Range Rover luxury line and the Discovery leisure lineup, but that leaves a big gap in the utility segment. Don’t fret though, because we hear that Land Rover is planning to use the Defender name for the utility-style models in its revised lineup.

This not only simplifies the Land Rover lineup for buyers, as they can now pick a Land Rover that precisely suits their needs, but it also puts all of the other luxury SUV makers on notice that Land Rover has the guns locked and loaded, and it’s coming for blood this time...

My only fear is that Land Rover may dilute its brand a little too much by releasing too many models, but by breaking things up into smaller sub-brands, it may be able to avoid the confusion caused when automakers release too many of one type of vehicle.

Stay tuned to TopSpeed.com for updates on this Land Rover shuffling.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2016 Land Rover Baby Discovery.

The Land Rover Discovery is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and as is the case with vehicles hitting that mark, Land Rover has released a commemorative model to mark the occasion.

Low and behold, the company has dubbed it the Land Rover Discovery XXV Special Edition. Props to the genius who thought of that name.

On a more serious note, it really is a landmark occasion for the Discovery. After all, it’s been around since 1989; a time when nobody had heard of the Internet yet. More importantly, Land Rover has sold over one million models of this rugged beauty.

So with that in mind, the Discovery XXV Special Edition is as special as its name suggests. It has a choice of four exterior colors - Causeway Grey, Santorini Black, Fuji White and - to mark the jubilee - Indus Silver - each matched with a premium cabin that features Windsor leather on the door tops, instrument binnacle and fascia.

A set of 20-inch, split-five-spoke alloy wheels is also a welcome plus, as are the special "XXV" badging on the tailgate and front doors, and a newly configured interior that now boasts of a twist pile carpet and a leather-covered wooden steering wheel.

The Land Rover Discovery XXV Special Edition is set to hit dealerships later this year at a price of £63,000, which is about $105,400 based on current exchange rates.

Click past the jump to read about the Land Rover Discovery, or as its called in the US, the LR4.

Land Rover Baby Discovery

Land Rover has had multiple record sales years, and it is looking to capitalize on that momentum with some new models. This week we have some new photos of a new smaller Rover that was undergoing some testing in Sweden.

This new SUV is going to be the replacement for the current Freelander , but it will no longer be called a Freelander. This new Evoque-based model will become part of the Discovery lineup, simplifying the Land Rover model lineup.

The new model carries a codename L550 and it will likely be offered in both five- and seven-seat models. The engine options should mimic what is available now, including a range of V-6 and V-8 engines with a diesel option available for the European markets.

While there isn’t much to see in these photos in regard to styling, but expect the production car to wear a face that is very similar to the Evoque . The stylish mini-SUV has improves sales dramatically, so it makes sense to see Land Rover moving that design across the lineup.

We don’t have any confirmation of when the car will be unveiled, but it should be available as a 2015 model.

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A while back it was rumored that Land Rover’s lineup wilould undergo some some important changes, as 16 new models divided into three different categories — luxury (Range Rover ), leisure (Discovery/Freelander ) and utility (Defender ) — would make their way into dealers. One of these new models will be a replacement for the existing Land Rover Freelander , which is nicknamed the "baby Discovery."

Rumors suggest that the new model will most likely drop the "Freelander" name and will take some design cues from the current Evoque to help improve sales and give the SUV a modern look.

The new baby Discovery — internally known as the L550 — will be based on a modified Evoque platform; it will be larger when compared to the current Freelander; and it will be part of the future Discovery family. Judging by its placement and Land Rover’s naming system, this could carry the Discovery Sport name.

The new model is expected to be unveiled in 2016 in both five-seat and seven-seat versions.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Land Rover Baby Discovery.

Kahn Design again pulls out all the stops with its latest Land Rover Discovery . Equipped with the twin-turbocharged, 3.0-liter, V-6 diesel and a whole host of upgrades, this Discovery is truly unique. Another made-to-order example of Kahn perfection.

Outside the seven-passenger SUV, Kahn has added an aggressive aero package that includes a 3D mesh grille, beautiful gun-metal grey 22-inch wheels, vented front and rear air dams, stainless steel entry sill plates, and brake calipers finished in liquid red. LED light strips and privacy glass finish off the look.

As with each Kahn creation, the interior receives a great deal of attention. The plain Land Rover seats are gone. In their place are these exquisitely quilted and perforated leather seats for all seven passengers. The same leather treatment is given to each door’s armrest and atop the dashboard gauge cluster.

Swarovski diamonds encompass the center clock bezel while diamond-quilted leather covers the glove box. Vented aluminum brake and gas pedals ride above the unique floor mats, while a colored rpm gauge keeps close tabs on the 3.0-liter diesels spins per minute.

Even with all the modifications, the Discovery 4 still retains all those legendary Land Rover go-anywhere capabilities. Land Rover’s Terrain Response system includes five different settings for challenging obstacles and harsh climates. The four-corner air suspension provides a sporty ride while hitting the pavement and can be raised for tackling tougher territory.

Overall, the Kahn Design Discovery 4 offers enough style and bespoke luxury to suit those with finer tastes, as each vehicle is custom built for each buyer.

Click past the jump for more pictures and info on the Land Rover Discovery 4

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The fourth-generation Land Rover Discovery — known as the LR4 in the U.S. — was launched in 2009 and since then, it’s remained relatively unchanged. That’s all about to change, as for the 2014 model year the SUV receives a revised exterior look and more importantly, the old gas-burning V-8 engine gets the old heave-ho in favor of the new, 3.0-liter V-6 engine that is more fuel-efficient and delivers nearly the same performance figures.

For the 2014 model year, the Discovery receives a new front fascia that includes new, headlights, "Discovery" badges and bumper. Land Rover continues to offer the Black Design Pack, which updates the exterior look even further and adds new 20-inch alloy wheels.

The new Land Rover Discovery will be unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and will roll into dealerships in mid-November.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Land Rover Discovery.

It looks like Land Rover has big plans for the next eight years. Apparently, the company plans to unveil no less than 16 new models and we have the entire list of those models to share. This list comes courtesy of Autocar, who has featured the upcoming models divided into three categories: luxury (Range Rover ), leisure (Discovery /Freelander ), and utility (Defender ).

The first category includes most of the new models like the new Range Rover model and its Sport variant, the Evoque XL and an Evoque Cabrio version, and a new baby Evoque. For the second category, Land Rover plans to offer a new Discovery plus a Luxury version, a Freelander “Super” Seven-Seater and a “Super” Five-Seater, plus a new baby Freelander featuring the same size as the Evoque.

These vehicles all sound rather promising, but we’ll just have to wait and see if they all really debut as planned.

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The Land Rover Discovery 4 entered the 2012 model year with significant engine improvements, as well as a new exterior and interior look. Along with those changes, the British company has announced the addition of a very cool Black Design Pack which creates a striking new modern look for the Discovery 4 and complements the metallic paint finishes of the car.

Since it’s called the Black Design package, we expected a few added black elements and Land Rover delivered with a gloss black grille and fender vents, gloss black door handles and mirror caps, gloss black Land Rover and Discovery 4 badges, and satin black extended roof rails. Customers can also choose between a new set of 19" 7-Split Spoke or 20" 5-Spoke all-black painted wheels.

Under the hood, customers will get the usual 3.0 liter LR-SDV6 engine that delivers a total of 256 HP, a 3.0-liter LR-TDV6 diesel with 211 HP, or a 5.0-liter LR-V8 with 375 HP. All of these engines will be combined with either a ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic transmission or a ZF 6HP28 6-speed automatic transmission.

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At some point or another, everyone has been a third, fifth, or even seventh wheel. You know, those times when you are surrounded by couples and you are the only single one in the group. Amidst the couples’ activities, the bickering, and the "quality time," you wonder why you ever thought it would be a good idea to join in on this nightmarish journey through the land of ball and chains. Well, Landrover has now provided single men and women everywhere a reason to grin and bear it: the Landrover Discovery/LR4 .

In this ad campaign, Landrover shows how even the 7th wheel can be made extremely comfortable in the LR4’s vast features. The Discovery/LR4 has a new, more comfortable seat design and a wider range of materials to bump up the luxury. Technologically speaking, the LR4 is well-equipped with touch-screen audio systems, a navigation system (Base and Premium), a single slot DVD drive in the audio head unit, and a rear seat audio system operated by new powerful wireless technology called WhiteFireTM via cordless headphones.

The Discovery/LR4 is offered with either a 3.0 LR-TDV6 engine or a 3.0 LR-SDV6 engine. The 3.0 LR-TDV6 engine delivers a total of 211 HP at 4,000rpm and a peak torque of 383 lbs-ft at 2,000rpm. The engine is mated to a ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic transmission, while CO2 emissions have been reduced from 244g/km to 224g/km. The 3.0 LR-SDV6 engine produces 256 HP at 4,000rpm and 442 lbs-ft at just 2,000rpm. This engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with command shift. CO2 emissions have been reduced for this engine option, going down to 230g/km from the previous 244g/km.

No matter how long you stay single, the Landrover LR4 will make sure you are comfortable during those long couples’ trips.


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