There are currently four trim levels on offer for the Land Rover Discovery, covering GS, XS, HSE and HSE Luxury. All Discoverys since 2011 are fitted with the same 252bhp 3.0-litre turbodiesel V6 engine and an eight-speed gearbox.There is also a Commercial version that uses a detuned version of the 3.0-litre V6 diesel.
There are also special editions: the Metroplis, the Landmark and the XXV. The Metroplis version was launched with the Discovery 3 and was an HSE spec with added extras such as roof mounted DVD players for rear passengers.
The Landmark limited edition was available on the Discovery 4 in either black or white with either ebony or ivory leather interior inside.
The 2014 XXV Special Edition celebrates 25 years of the Discovery and is based on the HSE Luxury version and also includes a unique interior colour scheme, 20-inch alloys, 'XXV' logos and contrasting black grille surrounds and mirror caps.
Land Rover Discovery equipment
The entry-point Land Rover Discovery GS comes equipped with seven seats as standard and air suspension all-round. The air suspension works with the Terrain Response system that allows the driver to select from a variety of different off-road driving modes to make the most of the Land Rover’s superb ability in testing conditions. Also standard for the Disco 4 GS is climate control, electric windows all round, rear parking sensors, ESP, Bluetooth, central locking, alloy wheels, CD stereo, and six airbags.
The XS builds on this specification with leather seats for all seven chairs, a satellite navigation system that is worked through the same touchscreen as the controls for the stereo and hands-free mobile phone connection. The XS also comes with cruise control fitted.
For the HSE, Discovery customers enjoy Windsor leather seat trim, black lacquer veneers for the interior trim inserts, three-panel panoramic glass sunroof, and a Harmon Kardon stereo. There is also a reversing camera, mood lighting for the cabin at night, and Timed Climate control to pre-heat or cool the cabin before setting off on a journey.
The HSE Luxury Special Edition takes this a stage further with 20-inch alloy wheels, Santorini Black metallic paint, roof rails finished in silver paint, Surround Sound Audio System, Rear Screen Entertainment pack, contrasting stitching on the leather seats, carpet mats, rear privacy glass, heated steering wheel and a cool box in the front centre console.
Land Rover Discovery accessories
The Land Rover Discovery is one of the most easily accessorised cars in production thanks to the huge amount of options available. Popular choices include different alloy wheels in 20-inch sizes, mud flaps to keep muck at bay, and Land Rover’s Snow Traction system that takes the hassle out of fitting snow chains and gives better grip in icy conditions.
Side steps, lamp guards, spot lights, daytime running lights, front protection bar, boot protector and raised air intake for more deep water ability are all common choices for Discovery buyers.
Additional underbody protection and a winch make the Disco even more suited to off-roading, while roof boxes, cycle carriers, ski and snowboard carriers, tow bar and rear ladders make it the ultimate in practicality. Inside, they can also choose from waterproof seat covers, cargo net, load dividers, boot tray and rubber mats to keep the cabin clean.
For 2014 further new optional extras were made available. A primary focus was adding more safety features, including a wade depth sensor for use when negotiating water up to 700mm deep and a surround camera system for use at T junctions (and also useful when negotiating off-road obstacles or even tight car parks). There’s also the addition of an upgraded premium sound system from Meridan.