Who would have thought all of these years ago, that the Discovery would prove to be not only a sales success, but successful enough to be spun out almost into a brand in its own right. The first of these new models to arrive is the Discovery Sport. Think of it not as a replacement for the boxy and still popular full-fat Discovery, but rather a progression of the Freelander.
The new Land Rover Discovery Sport, the first of a range of new models to appear under the Discovery banner, has been unveiled, and will go on sale in the UK from January 2015 priced from £32,395.
For the 2015 model year, the Land Rover Discovery gains two new grades - SE and SE Tech - plus further customisation options from the XXV Special Edition. Prices now start at £41,595.
Land Rover previews the design of the next Discovery with the Discovery Vision Concept, unveiled aboard the USS Intrepid alongside a scale model of the Virgin Atlantic spacecraft at the announcement of a tie-in between the two companies.
Land Rover is developing technology that aims to deliver a 'transparent' bonnet that will allow drivers to see what's directly in front the of vehicle and even the exact position of the front wheels.
Land Rover has created a new special edition - the Discovery XXV Special Edition - to celebrate 25 years since the SUV was first launched. It features unique interior colours, premium Windsor leathers and special exterior badging.
The Land Rover Discovery has received a number of enhancements for the 2014 model year, with a subtle facelift, new badging, uprated audio systems and improved efficiency measures.
Few will have missed the trend in recent years for 4x4 vehicles to become more car-like. In an age where even the most popular SUVs can be purchased in two wheel-drive form, something happened in Britain that made people think twice about what they want from their family transport. Something that even managed to wash away years of 4x4 hatred and Daily Mail-style hand-wringing. What could possibly be powerful enough to have such an effect? The great British weather. Consecutive winters of heavy snow and deep flood-water made many people realise that, unless you were planning on staying at home in a state of hibernation, owning a genuine 4WD vehicle actually made sound, practical sense. In some parts of the country, it even became a necessity. Is today’s Land Rover Discovery 4 still worthy of such attention?
Land Rover today announces prices for the new 2010 Range Rover Sport and the new Discovery 4 - on sale in the UK from September 1
For the second year running, the Land Rover Discovery 3 has scooped the 'Best Towcar over 1900kgs' award at the Practical Caravan, What Car? and the Camping & Caravanning Club Towcar Awards 2008
The new 2009 Land Rover Discovery 3 goes on sale in the UK in August, priced from £29,950, with new body-colour bumpers, wheel arches and revised exterior detailing
A new well-equipped limited edition Discovery 3, called the Pursuit, will be on sale in March 2007, for under £30,000