Land Rover Discovery
Introduced in 1989, the Discovery was a vital additional model line that added to Land Rover’s armoury. The original Disco was designed to beat the Mitsubishi Shogun and Isuzu Trooper, and did so comprehensively – and it became a huge commercial sccess. Not bad for what was effectively a simplified and updated Range Rover. Developed through three generations, and is now sold as the top of the line Land Rover in a line-up now split from the now-separate Range Rover.
Expanding the portfolio THE story of the Land Rover Discovery actually begins at the dawn of the 1980s, and company reshuffles that saw Land Rover separated from the car making divisions of BL, Austin-Rover and Jaguar. The company’s success in producing off-road vehicles had endured almost criminal neglect during the 1970s – a situation that […]
Land Rover has released these two teaser images of the sixth-generation Discovery. The pictures come ahead of its official launch ahead of the Paris Motor Show on 28 September. The all-new model will take its styling lead from the 2014 Land Rover Discovery Vision concept, sharing many of its styling cues with the Discovery Sport.
Craig Cheetham Okay, so I’m biased. I love Land Rover Discoverys and have owned three, including our current family hack, which is a W-reg Td5 ES Auto. Given that we have a large family and live in a grand but crumbling Victorian DIY project, I can’t think of a vehicle more practical or versatile to […]
David Morgan It’s hard to believe it’s 25 years this week since the first Land Rover Discovery was revealed. The vehicle that, in many ways, was the catalyst for Land Rover’s success of today has built up a huge fan base in quarter of a century, as David Morgan’s truly excellent contribution testifies – (ed). […]
Mike Humble drives the very first Land Rover Discovery off the line – and finds himself transported back in time… You know, it’s a really long time since I have driven an early Land Rover Discovery. Many of you are bound to know that this year marks some very important birthdays on the British automotive […]
Land Rover has unveiled a new Discovery XXV Special Edition as a celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the original model’s launch. First introduced in 1989, the Discovery’s combination of contemporary design, spacious and user-friendly interiors made it an instant hit – and expanded sales by out-Shoguning the best-selling Mitsubishi Shogun. The XXV is a world […]
Land Rover has launched the facelifted Discovery at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The updated 4×4 gets improved fuel economy, subtle styling changes and improved audio systems. The order books are now open and deliveries will start in the UK from November. At the front the Discovery gets a new grille and bumper plus redesigned headlights […]
The update of the Land Rover Discovery completed the 2014 refresh of Solihull’s model line-up. The facelifted Land Rover benefits from improved fuel consumption, subtle styling changes and improved audio systems. It will be officially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show before but is already available to order with the first cars arriving here in […]
Keith Adams The Land Rover Discovery 4 is continuing its slow move upmarket with the arrival of further high-end model derivatives. The HSE becomes available exclusively to the UK for the 2013 model year. It’s based upon the 3.0-litre 252bhp LR-SDV6 HSE, but the HSE Luxury derivative adds much needed comfort features, such as the […]
The Land Rover ‘Journey of Discovery’ has raised £1million for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Mark Cameron, Land Rover Global Brand Experience Director, presented the cheque to Mark Astarita (Director of Fundraising, British Red Cross) at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where Land Rover are celebrating the ‘Journey of […]
Project Jay was a vitally important programme for Land Rover – it was to create a intermediate model range that sat between the Range Rover and Defender, and fight the Mitsubishi Shogun and Isuzu Trooper in the market. Designing the car, which was so heavily based on the Range Rover was a difficult task. The […]
Keith Adams Press launch cars tend to be the holy grail of cult classic cars – they’re appreciated by those who really know their cars. And as such can sometimes get missed by the more general enthusiast audience when examples come up for sale. That’s probably not the case with Discovery G-WAC launch cars – […]
Andrew Elphick Land Rover has announced it had constructed the millionth Discovery, 23 years after the launch of the original in 1989. Today it is the choice of those who find a Defender just too agricultural, and a Range Rover just a touch ostentatious. From the neat white lined aisles of Waitrose’s car parks, to […]
When launched in 1989, the Discovery was seen as an important third way for the iconic manufacturer of the world’s best off-roaders… However, it was a risk for the company, and as hard as it is to imagine today, there were times when the future of Project Jay was questionable… Nearly 20 years on, it’s […]