British premium SUV Land Rover Discovery 2014 suffered minor plastic surgery to change the appearance will be one of the prime Frankfurt Motor Show in 2013. In our review, with the help of photo Land Rover Discovery 2014 reveal the nuances of the new exterior, to detect changes in the interior of the updated SUV, hard look upgraded specifications.
The current fourth generation of Land Rover Discovery made since 2009, and is in fact a deeply modernized Discovery 3 (2004-2009 years of production). The very first generation of the SUV, received the affectionate nickname Disco was introduced in 1989 and was designed to attract new customers Land Rover, who did not want to ride on rough and utilitarian Land Rover Defender or could not afford to buy luxurious and expensive Range Rover. Three generations of a full-fledged British SUV Land Rover Discovery 20 years of production went to the world in an amount exceeding 891,000 copies (more than 44,500 cars per year). Such a high level of sales of Land Rover Discovery helped participate in international competitions Camel Trophy. SUV has received excellent advertising and engineers – the ability to bring the technical part of the car to perfection. Discovery fourth generation continues the tradition of its predecessors, and enjoys a high and well-deserved reputation and integrity of the SUV capable storm frankly impassable terrain, roads that can not be named.
Facelift of the new Land Rover Discovery 2014 marginally changed the appearance of the car. Renewed efforts SUV designers got a new more solid front bumper with increased in size round foglights, grille unchanged became expressive, now adorns the hood edge inscription Discovery (previously Land Rover), mirrors got repeater indicators. The brightest parts of the front end restyling Disco – this new headlights with LED elements and original lens with powerful style all models of the British manufacturer.
Looking into the face of renewed Discovery 4 see many of the same design elements of the exterior with the younger Land Rover Freelander 2. The rest of the designers decided not to change anything else in the form of a classic, solid, powerful and stylish SUV. The straight lines of the body, branded superstructure roof in the area of the second row of seats and the trunk, the large wheel arches with athletic expanders as vyshtampovok, boxy shape station wagon, a large glass area, large and comfortable passenger doors and a huge double door luggage compartment.
- Overall dimensions of the upgrade process remained unchanged for Land Rover Discovery 2014 up 4838 mm in length, a width of 2022 mm with folded mirrors up to 2176 mm deployed in height 1887 mm, 2885 mm wheelbase, track wheels on the front axle – 1605 mm, rear axle – 1612.5 mm.
Thanks to the optional air suspension installed ground clearance (clearance) varies from 185 mm in the landing up to 310 mm with a maximum body raised for off-road feats. SUV has excellent performance geometric cross body: the approach angle – 36.2 degrees, 27.3 degrees angle of the ramp, the departure angle – 29.6 degrees. Updated Land Rover Discovery 4 is able to overcome a ford deep and 700 mm, the new car is equipped with a system of measuring the depth of the water barrier. Color enamel paint finishes can be selected from 18 !!! proposed options. SUV set of tires 255/60 R18 (with spring suspension) or 255/55 R19 (air suspension) on alloy wheels 18-19 range, if you wish, you can own a car in pereobut tires 255/50 R20, 275/45 R20 or 295 / 35 R21 and 295/30 R22 alloy wheels with size 20-21. That’s only with such low-profile rollers will become much worse smoothness.
Shop restyled versions of Land Rover Discovery 2014 left unattended designers and is exactly the same architecture and placement of controls pre-reform SUVs. And whether to change and modify chic interior, comfortable seats, premium materials and finishes and rich equipment. Modernization has been reduced to the installation of advanced security systems. Electronics monitors blind spots and follow the subject and helps the driver while crossing the T-junction and maneuvering in reverse with the help of sensors and five cameras. Better and more powerful audio system began. Eight speakers is standard music system is now capable of delivering 380 watts, and the optional multimedia system in the presence of Meridian entire 17-speaker broadcasts with the power of 825 watts. The rest of the SUV in the initial five-seater saloon complete delight, the presence of leather trim, separate climate control, heated seats first and second row, audio Land Rover with a 4.2-inch color screen, 8-Mew airbags, multifunction steering wheel with telescopic control, electronic handbrake, and other chips.
For a surcharge, you can install two additional seats, only to climb on the third row is not very comfortable and there is enough space only for passengers of low growth. Also, on the list of options comfortable driver’s seat and passenger electric in 8 directions, advanced multimedia system with 7-inch touch screen navigation, volumetric alarm.
The luggage compartment can be safely called the hold. When the five-seat configuration interior trunk ready to take 1260 liters in the presence of passengers on the second-row seats to 2476 liters with the rear seats folded. The seven-seat version with full interior people has a 280-liter boot, folding third row is formed at 1192 liters volume, and in the transformation and the second row of whole 2558 liters of luggage can be loaded.
Specifications Land Rover Discovery 2014 also did not remain without the intervention of engineers and minders, and they honestly say, downright phenomenal, both for the SUV. In the presence of permanent all-wheel drive as an option and air suspension system Terrain Response (five modes), locking center differential, Hill Descent Control and Gradient Release Control, Hill Start Assist, Gradient Acceleration Control, ARM (softener and anti-roll body), disk brakes with ABS and EBA, stability control and rollover prevention, Integrated Vehicle Dynamics, Trailer Stability Assist, automatic transmission 8 from the company ZF c Drive Select system and gearshift paddles (for the eight-cylinder gasoline engine automatic transmission 6) suspension independent double wishbone front and behind. In Russia, the new Land Rover Discovery 2014, as before, with a choice of diesel and petrol engines. Diesel 3.0-liter LR-TDV6 (211 hp), which provides up to 100 mph dynamics in 10.7 seconds and a top speed of 180 km. Diesel fuel consumption of 8.1 liters to 9.8 liters road in town. Installation of the power unit on the redesigned SUV is questionable, but most likely for Russian motorists it will be available. 3.0-liter SDV6 (255 hp) got the start-stop system, reduces fuel consumption in mixed mode up to 8 liters.