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Startech has a solution to that off-center rear plate on the Land Rover Discovery

The Land Rover Discovery’s rear is definitely not a calming sight for people with obsessive compulsive disorder. Why you ask? Because of the offset number plate design that is positioned more on the left, as opposed to being centered. If you have this car and been bothered by its design, Startech has found the perfect solution for you.

Startech offers a new tailgate insert, also known as item number LR5-410-00, that will bring the plate back to where it should really be, and that is the center of the rear. It’s quite awesome for Startech to think of this. Now, the only issue you will have is seeing other people’s Land Rovers. But at least you got yours covered.

If you have already decided on getting Startech’s add-on referred to as the “Discovery of Symmetry”, you must be willing to shell out 809 euros (approximately $954). Do you think it is worth paying that much just to change the positioning of the number plate by a few inches? The price is a bit steep; owners might decide instead to get additional tech instead of stressing about the uncentered plate. Or perhaps even spend a few extra hundreds for a split spoke 22 inch wheels that cost 3,700 pounds.

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2018 Land Rover Discovery has a diesel SE trim, comes with many equipment updates

Slightly more than a year after launching the fifth generation of the Land Rover Discovery, the seven-seat passenger sports utility vehicle is getting a bevy of updates that should enhance its overall appeal. For the 2018 model year, the Land Rover Discovery will be available in six time levels and in more optional elements.

The powertrain update for the 2018 Land Rover Discovery saw the addition of the 3.0-liter Td6 diesel engine as one of the available mills for the Discovery SE trim. This means that the 2018 Discovery is now offering a diesel engine in all three available trims – SE, HSE and HSE Luxury. This 3.0-liter diesel engine is tuned to deliver up to 254 hp of output and up to 443 lb.-ft. of torque, with power sent to the wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The new diesel SE trim means that 2018 Land Rover Discovery is now available in six variants, compared to just five in the 2017 iteration. These trim variants include the gas SE, diesel SE, gas HSE, diesel HSE, gas HSE luxury and diesel HSE luxury. Gasoline-powered variants of the 2018 Land Rover Discovery will continue to be served by a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that could deliver up to 340 hp (253 kW) of output and up to 332 lb.-ft. (450 Nm) of torque.

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Jamie Oliver’s tricked-out Land Rover Discovery is a kitchen-on-wheels

Remember the Range Rover Holland & Holland that comes with a set of guns in the back just like what you see in movies? This time, Land Rover is here to surprise us again with something more functional -- a built-in kitchen. No other than famous chef Jamie Oliver owns this unit. The mobile kitchen was introduced earlier this month and has already been used for two promotional videos. It was JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division that made this possible, and it has now given the already practical car even more features. In fact, it is now the perfect family car.

Unlike any other Land Rover Discovery out there, this particular one has functions you would have never thought of - from the front grille that acts like a pasta cutter, the butter churning front wheels, to the ice cream maker in the rear wheels. Other features include a spice rack and herb garden at the rear pillars, and of course, a full-on kitchen in the back complete will utensils and ingredients to cook a steak, anytime, anywhere you want. In the video, Jamie Oliver demonstrates the functionality of his personalized Discovery.

All the kitchen equipment are not just limited on the outside, passengers can make themselves sandwiches while in the vehicle with the functional toaster in the center console, and a compartment for three types of jam. There are also USB ports where one could attach a portable vacuum if things get a little messy.

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Startech makes 2017 Land Rover Discovery 5 look sportier

The fifth generation of the Land Rover Discovery has been making waves since it was launched. Calling the Land Rover Discovery sporty in terms of design, however, might be farfetched. That is, unless customers could avail of a range of styling options from Startech for the Land Rover Discovery.

The Land Rover Discovery is designed not just to tackle the paved roads, but also to challenge the off-road terrain. This is the reason why the Land Rover Discovery is a sports utility vehicle that comes with a rugged and dominant look. But of course, it couldn’t be helped that most customers of the Land Rover Discovery spend most of their time on the road, and they may want to bestow their beloved SUV with a sporty look. This is something that Startech, a company that is part of the Brabus Group, could offer. In fact, Startech is bound to unveil its exclusive accessories range for the Land Rover Discovery at the upcoming 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show this month.

Startech will be offering an array of exclusive accessories that could make the Land Rover Discovery look sportier. These include sporty yet elegant styling kit for the body, bespoke 22-inch and a high-quality interior design that could be personalized according to customers’ preferences.

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Saving lives is a very serious matter and there are many obstacles in the way. One of the primary frustrations is not being able to properly locate people who need to be rescued – ahead of time or on the site. The main reason for this is the lack of a proper view of the situation. After all, this is search and rescue, in which saving lives hinges on whether those who need to be rescued are found.

This newest and unique version of the Land Rover Discovery should help counter that frustration. Dubbed as the Land Rover Discovery Project Hero, this bespoke vehicle features a drone fitted with a camera, thereby allowing rescuers to view the surroundings their naked eyes couldn’t reach. Especially created by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) for the Austrian Red Cross, the Land Rover Discovery Project Hero is now being showcased at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

As it is, the Land Rover Discovery is already a capable SUV that is powerful and versatile enough to move people and equipment both on the streets and off the road. It should prove to be a great mobile unit for Red Cross emergency response teams who may need to go off the road to conduct search and rescue operations during landslides, floods, earthquakes and avalanches. But as a Project Hero -- based on the 3.0-liter TD6 version of the new Land Rover Discovery – it does more.

Read the entire article Drone-equipped Land Rover Discovery Project Hero is Austrian Red Cross’ search and rescue champion

We all want to know how safe our vehicles are on the road. Of course, carmakers do brag about the safety levels of their offerings, but it’s really up to unbiased assessment agencies to tell us the real deal. In Europe, the safety levels of new cars are tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP). In fact, Euro NCAP just completed its latest round of safety tests, and the results were quite mixed.

For the latest round of testing, six vehicles underwent Euro NCAP’s stringent process: Audi Q5, Citroen C3, Fiat 500, Ford Ka+, Land Rover Discovery and Toyota C-HR. The results of the tests should make the people at Audi, Land Rover and Toyota leap for joy while leave those at Fiat and Ford scratching their heads. Euro NCAP’s overall safety rating is based on assessment in four important areas: Adult protection; Child protection; Pedestrian protection; and Safety Assist technologies. Vehicles are rated overall from one to five stars. The more stars a vehicle has, the safer it is.

According to Euro-NCAP, both the new Audi Q5 luxury SUV and Toyota C-HR subcompact crossover were able to earn five-star ratings from the assessment program, thanks to their good all-round performance. A five-star rating means these vehicles offer overall good performance in crash protection and are well-equipped with robust crash avoidance technology. In particular, the Toyota C-HR scored 95 percent for Adult protection; 77 percent for Child protection; 76 percent for Pedestrian protection; and 78 percent for Safety Assist technologies. The new Audi Q5, meanwhile, earned 93 percent for Adult protection; 86 percent for Child protection; 73 percent for Pedestrian protection; and 58 percent for Safety Assist technologies.

Read the entire article 2017 Euro NCAP crash tests: Toyota C-HR, Audi Q5 and Land Rover Discovery SUVs earn five stars

The Yuletide season has come and Land Rover seems very eager to show off the capabilities of its new Discovery Sport. Land Rover has been fond of pulling some publicity stunts to attract public attention to its products and their capabilities – a great work of marketing, nonetheless.

This time around, Land Rover created a small portable wilderness cabin – with a Christmas theme – that could be assembled and disassembled according to the whims of the customer. Once disassembled, this wilderness cabin could be accommodated perfectly into the cargo room of the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

This portable wilderness cabin, when properly installed, has a total area of 38 square feet (3.5 square meters) – which could be considered as small, but is still bigger than a large bed. This space should be enough to allow its users to relax and enjoy the view of the surroundings through its large windows. Of course, this portable cabin features Christmas decorations and a solar roof panel for charging phones. To power up the lights, users just need to plug them into the Discovery Sport’s 12-volt charger. Just like the ride height of the Discovery Sport, the cabin stands 212 mm off the ground.

Read the entire article This Christmas-themed portable cabin could fit inside a Land Rover Discovery Sport

Following its unveiling at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, the new 2017 Land Rover Discovery SUV has made its debut in United States with an interactive public pop-up display in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. It is on display from Nov. 11 to 14 at 1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, California, 90291 before heading off to the LA Convention Center for the 2016 LA Auto Show (Nov. 18 to 27).

Designed and developed to replace the Land Rover LR4 SUV, the 2017 Land Rover Discovery is a fusion of premium exterior and exterior design with innovative technology and all-terrain capability. It is also designed to comfortably accommodate up to seven passengers and its seating could be configured remotely through a smartphone app thanks to the Intelligent Seat Fold technology.

Thanks to its advanced lightweight aluminum construction, the 2017 Land Rover Discovery is around a thousand pounds (453 kilograms) lighter than the Land Rover LR4. It also consumes up to 14 percent less fuel than the LR4 (City fuel economy rating) when powered by the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 gasoline engine.

Read the entire article 2017 Land Rover Discovery arrives at LA Auto Show with $49,990 price tag

Land Rover is pleased to unveil its latest offering with the new Discovery. This groundbreaking family SUV is a combination of a versatile interior that seats seven with an exterior that sports a sweeping new design and made its debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.

While the Discovery has been known to have the qualities of capability, desirability, and sophistication, this new model is expected to bring all of these to new heights. Commenting on the occasion, Land Rover Chief Design Officer Gerry McGovern shared that when the company decided to have a new design for its Discovery family, it was the Discovery Vision Concept that set the tone.

With this new offering, he added, the company has managed to make a concept vehicle into a production reality considering that while it is indeed a versatile SUV, it comes with beautiful proportions and thus delivers a strong statement especially to its customers. The reason for this statement is that the new Discovery makes use of the important elements in the design that was founded by the Discovery Vision Concept when it was first previewed.

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For as long as we can remember, Land Rover has always specialized in producing some of the top tier four-wheel-drive vehicles. Power is a given among its fleet of 4x4’s such as the Defender, the Freelander, the different generations of Range Rovers, and the Discovery. More than just producing luxury SUVs, Land Rover creates generations of 4x4 vehicles that are of top quality and that are true to its four-wheel-drive roots.

Now, to sell a particular product, one must perfect the art of marketing and public relations (or PR). To be able to build a rapport with your customers, one must be able to show off the different qualities of their product. As such, most car manufacturers show off by doing publicity stunts. Such has been the case for cars such as the Pagani Huayra BC that was tested in the freezing temperatures of the Arctic Circle and for burly diesel cars towing heavy objects. It does not just wow the audience but it really does test the capacity of these vehicles.

Land Rover being the proud 4x4 producer that it is, has also been very eager to show off its Discovery Sport. What looks like a harmless soccer mom vehicle is actually capable of towing along a hundred ton train. Don’t believe us? Well, you’ll have to see it yourself.

Read the entire article Stock Land Rover Discovery Sport tows train 60 times its weight [w/video]

2015 is a special year for Land Rover as the British manufacturer is celebrating 25 years of Discovery. Earlier this year, Land Rover introduced the XXV Special Edition anniversary model of the Discovery in order the mark the 25th anniversary.

Now, for the 2015MY, the Land Rover Discovery gives its customers the possibility to add that touch of luxury to their vehicle with the option of the distinct Ebony/Cirrus dual-tone Windsor Leather seats and the Grand Black Lacquer wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel.

There is also a new Straight Grained Walnut wood and leather steering wheel. THe exterior can be enhanced thanks to the addition of the XXV 20-inch 5-split spoke forged alloy wheels with light silver polished finish. In addition, Land Rover offers new body colours: Aruba, Kaikoura Stone and Montalcino Red, as well as a new metallic white called Yulong that will be available at a later date.

Read the entire article 2015 Land Rover Discovery arrives with new body colours, InControl Apps [w/video]

Land Rover has officially introduced the all-new Discovery Vision Concept, that previews company’s new family of leisure vehicles. As you can see from the photos, the new Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept follows the same design philosophy showed by the Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover and the Range Rover Sport.

As a result, it comes with a redesigned front grille fitted with the green ‘Land Rover’ badge and with the ‘Discovery’ lettering on the hood. Moreover, we see stylish laser headlights as well as LED fog lights hidden in the impressive front bumper. From the side we see a modern version of the popular Discovery and honestly to tell you we can’t wait to see the production version of this concept.

At the rear, there are LED taillights as well as a modern interpretation of the classic SUV design. The interior of the Discovery Vision Concept is a mix of forms, colors and materials that were carefully crafted in order to deliver an impressive level of spaciousness and air feel for all the occupants. Land Rover used Nimbus and Navy premium leather, open pore grey wood veneer and polished and brushed aluminum finishes.

Read the entire article 2014 New York Auto Show: Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept previews a new family of vehicles

As you may know already, Land Rover will debut the Discovery Vision Concept at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. Today, Land Rover revealed the fact that the new concept will also mark the debut of the see-through bonnet, which uses augmented reality technology in order to give the driver a proper view of the road.

This means that the front of the car is virtually invisible. How does this work? Using cameras that are located in the vehicle’s front grille that captures data in order to feed a Head-Up Display. In this way, the system creates a ‘see-through’ view of the terrain through the bonnet and engine bay.

Dubbed Transparent Bonnet, the new technology promises to take Land Rover’s capability to the next level and enables the driver to climb a steep incline and see not only the terrain in the front of the car but also the angle and position of the front wheels.

Read the entire article Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept reveals Transparent Bonnet virtual imaging concept

Land Rover is preparing something new for as at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, a bold new concept car that previews the new family of Discovery vehicles. Dubbed Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept, the new vehicle promises to showcase the essence of a future family of SUVs built on company’s key principles of emotive design, unrivalled capability and ultimate versatility.

According to the official press release, these principles were taken to new levels using new customer-focused advanced technology. Back in March at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Land Rover officially confirmed that its Discovery model will grow into a new family of vehicles from 2015.

We currently know that the smaller model will actually replace the current Freelander and will be based on a stretched version of Range Rover Evoque’s platform. The bigger Discovery 5 will use the same platform as the Range Rover and the Range Rover Sport. As expected, the Discovery 5 will be offered in a seven-seat configuration.

Read the entire article Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept announced for 2014 New York Auto Show

Land Rover may rebadge its Freelander medium sports utility vehicle as a Discovery when it starts selling its replacement in 2015. Doing so would lead to the creation of a Discovery sub-brand for Land Rover, while the new vehicle will be positioned below the current Discovery. The Freelander's replacement will be larger than the current model and will have a seven-seat variant, a person privy with Land Rover’s plan told Automotive News Europe.

Land Rover has already set a similar naming strategy for the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. Land Rover is selling the Freelander as the LR2 in the U.S. and the as the LR4. According to Max Warburton, an analyst at Bernstein Research, renaming the Freelander would be simpler for potential buyers.

Both the Freelander and Discovery are currently grouped under 'leisure' in Land Rover's "three pillars" design strategy. Range Rover-badged units are under the 'luxury' pillar while the Defender is 'dual purpose.' The Freelander’s replacement will be underpinned by a version of the current steel platform with output set at Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood site in Liverpool.

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Land Rover makes sure that the 2014 Discovery will be more appealing by giving it several upgrades, which include a new appearance and badging, a new V6 petrol engine, new fuel stretching technology, new single-speed drivetrain, better audio systems and a new range of driver assistance, comfort and safety features.

The core attributes of this vehicle, which has received numerous awards, will continue to be seen in the 2014 models. Land Rover has started to take orders for this vehicle. Deliveries will begin sometime in the middle of November. The Discovery’s identity is already established but Land Rover gave the 2014 model a refreshed exterior design and also incorporates a change of identity for the vehicle in numerous markets.

The new model marks the first time for the name 'Discovery' to replace 'Land Rover' on the bonnet. The number 4 will be removed from the tailgate to leave only the word 'Discovery.' The engine badging is transferred from the tailgate to an ingot installed on each of the front doors.

Read the entire article 2014 Land Rover Discovery Facelift makes official debut in Frankfurt [Live Photos]

Land Rover raises the standard for the Discovery 4 by offering new optional features for the 2013 model such as the Extended Leather Pack based on the HSE Luxury Limited Edition, and unique Black Design Packs, which have 19" or 20" all-black painted wheels and a series of black trim finishers and design details like gloss black grille and fender vents.

Discovery 4 is already world-famous as the ultimate all-purpose vehicle. In addition, customers can now choose from among five additional body colors as well as two new interior colours and trim improvements, giving customers more chances to customize their vehicle. Upgrades were given to the infotainment system to offer the latest generation DAB radio and a new digital TV tuner.

Meanwhile, the navigation system is now offered with premium features like Off-Road guidance and 4x4i. The Discovery 4 is still powered by the exceptional 256PS 3.0-litre LR-SDV6 and entry level 211PS 3.0-litre LR-TDV6 diesels with the ZF 8HP70 8-speed automatic transmission. These offer CO2 emissions of only 230g/km and 224g/km, respectively in EU5 markets.

Read the entire article Land Rover Discovery 4 gets the unique Black Design Packs

The 2013 Land Rover LR4 will get slight revisions. This seven-seater, three-row model has a starting price of $49,950 (which includes $850 destination and delivery). Meanwhile, the HSE is priced from $54,175. A new Black Design Package is offered as an option, offering LR4 owners the choice of putting 19- or 20-inch wheels with black paint finish.

Furthermore, gloss black paint is applied on the grille, fender vents, door handles, mirror caps, and badging. The 2013 model year is also available with five new body color choices as well as a new Extended Leather Package. Powering the 2013 LR4 is a 5.0-liter V8 engine with 375-hp and 375 lb-ft of torque, partnered with a six-speed adaptive automatic transmission.

LR4 has a 7,716-lb towing capacity and comes with an integrated factory trailer hitch receiver. The Extended Leather Package provides buyers with an interior option that’s more luxurious. It features premium soft Windsor leather with twin-stitch detailing to the top of the dashboard and doors, armrest, and grab handles, aside from surrounding the instrument cluster. The 2013 model is available with two new interior colors and two new trim finishes.

Read the entire article 2013 Land Rover LR4 U.S. pricing announced

The 50-day, 10,000-mile cross-continent expedition -- dubbed the Journey of Discovery -- undertaken by Land Rover will be concluded at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Land Rover arranged the event to mark the 1,000,000th Land Rover Discovery built at its Solihull plant earlier this year. The journey started at Birmingham, UK, and will end at Beijing, China.

It seeks to raise £1,000,000 for Land Rover's Global Humanitarian Partner, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The outstanding achievements of the Discovery and its lasting success will be represented by the newest Discovery 4 on display and in off-road action.

Meanwhile, Land Rover's new stand will rebuild the Solihull production line where the car is made. Discovery has been given over 200 awards around the world. In 2011, it broke records with nearly 45,000 units sold throughout 170 worldwide markets. It is serves as a terrific example of UK design, engineering and manufacturing, with 83% of production being exported from its West Midlands manufacturing base.

Read the entire article Land Rover celebrating the end of Journey of Discovery at Goodwood FoS

Land Rover introduced the new Discovery 4 (LR4) HSE Luxury Limited Edition at the New York Auto Show. As its name says it, the new edition was built in order to turn heads and features a distinctive exterior look showing silver finishing picks which complement the Noble (satin chrome) plated door mirror caps, silver bonnet script and tailgate badge.

The front grille was also updated and now the grille surround and fender vents are finished in Indus Silver while the grille vanes are finished in body colour. The rear end now features a bright finisher along the sides and tailgate, completed by a stainless steel bumper tread strip but also by the unique metal badge showcasing 'HSE LUXURY'. Furthermore, the door handles are now in body colour, while the design is completed by new 20-inch, 10-spoke alloy wheels. Three new body colours are available: Santorini Black, Orkney Grey and Havana, offered for the first time on the Discovery 4.

Inside, the Discovery 4 HSE Luxury Limited Edition features Premium Windsor Leather, but also a new colour inspired by the Range Rover, the Arabica. The Premium Windsor Leather will also be found on the fascia top, instrument panel binnacle, door top rolls, armrests and pull, while the perforated leather heated steering wheel is finished in Arabica or Ebony.

Read the entire article 2012 New York Auto Show: 2013 Land Rover Discovery 4 (LR4) Luxury Limited