Bold, flexible and astonishingly luxurious. Instantly recognisable as a Land Rover, it features a progressive, contemporary exterior. An attitude that gives Discovery 4 a refined, modern presence on-road. And off-road.
Discovery 4 features striking headlamp styling, incorporating the unique Land Rover ‘night-time’ signature*, a distinct two bar lattice grille and an aerodynamically-profiled front bumper.
With its distinctive profile it has always been original. With its key design features it is unquestionably sophisticated. There are body coloured painted door mirrors, as well as an Oberon finish for door handles (model dependant). And jewel-like rear lamps, plus stylish 19 inch lightweight gleaming alloy wheels. Nothing highlights the character of a vehicle quite as effectively. S and SE Discovery 4 derivatives come standard with 19 inch 7-Spoke Alloy Wheels, HSE derivatives come standard with 19 inch 7-Split Spoke Alloy Wheels.
The view’s amazing up here. And it’s as good for the passengers as it is for the driver. The interior of Discovery 4 offers both supreme luxury and class-leading flexibility by offering stadium seating and second and third rows of seats that can be folded independently of each other.
A focal point of Discovery 4’s interior is the centre console with its integrated, flowing design. There is a premium In-Car Entertainment system and a full-colour, Infotainment Touch-screen (SE and HSE models) as well as supremely comfortable, supportive seats both front and rear. Driver information is accessed intuitively and is presented in a clear, immediate format, with easy-to-use menus and graphics and comprehensive functionality.
Tough luxury. Discovery 4’s sumptuous, tactile interior provides superb levels of craftsmanship and comfort. Meticulous attention to design and detail, such as on the seats, is without compromise. Materials are truly premium, creating a superior ambience of quality. Fine touches, such as double stitching on the facia, are unambiguous expressions of the vehicle’s prestige.
The interior is exclusive and rewarding to touch with its innovative design maximising all available space. While the truly flexible seating layout offers multiple configurations and up to seven full-size adult seats.
Proper grown-up seating. As many as seven adults can travel in complete comfort and enjoy a full-sized, forward facing seat, generous legroom and wide-opening doors for easy access. The flexible, versatile seating layout offers multiple configurations to suit almost every conceivable use.
Make light work of difficult loads with Discovery 4’s two-piece, asymmetric tailgate design. Both upper and lower tailgates are made from resilient lightweight aluminium. In fact, the lower tailgate is so strong that, when the vehicle is parked, it can support the weight of two adults and be used as a viewing platform. Alternatively, the lower section can be used as a seat with the upper section providing a canopy. When fully open, the tailgate gives impressive access to the rear of the vehicle and comes into its own when loading large, bulky or heavy objects. The asymmetric portion of the lower tailgate offers a reduced reach-in distance when open and a lower load height when closed.
Making the passenger experience sublime. Thanks to Discovery 4’s bold, innovative design and upright side profile, head and shoulder room are amongst the best in class. Stadium seating ensures that all occupants share clear views of the surrounding landscape. A priority is given to refinement, including the reduction of noise intrusion and the inclusion of high-quality materials.
Discovery 4 features the legendary Land Rover command driving position, which gives better visibility over the traffic ahead for spotting hazards and helps parking and off-road driving. The command driving position brings a sense of control and reduces stress and fatigue as all key controls are close to hand and information is easy to read.
Making the driving experience effortless. The full-colour Infotainment Touch-screen, standard on SE and HSE derivatives, is located at the top of the centre console. This provides all audio and navigation controls and is easy to use and gives intuitive access. It reduces the number of conventional controls required on the console and frees up space for an eye-catching analogue clock, which adds to the premium ambience of the interior. In-Car Entertainment system includes harman/kardon®, premium LOGIC7® system incorporating premium ‘theatre-style’ audio quality (HSE models only).
The centrepiece of driver information is the instrument panel with its 5 inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) display, showing vehicle information. Importantly, the display can be personalised using a simple menu system controlled by the thumb controls on the steering wheel. Switches for other functions, including cruise control, remote audio and phone, are conveniently located below the thumb controls.
Dynamic performance on-road. Discovery 4 features advanced technology that helps keep the driver connected with the road and provides an enhanced, more engaged and entertaining drive. It makes getting behind the wheel and heading for the open road pure pleasure. Four-corner electronic air suspension maintains a smooth, constant ride regardless of the distribution of passengers and size of load.
The 180kW LR-SDV6 3.0 Advanced Sequential Turbo Diesel engine uses the latest materials and sequential turbochargers to optimise responsiveness by delivering increased torque at very low revs. This is one of the most technically advanced diesel engines in the world and uses unique, parallel sequential turbochargers for the first time in a V-engine.
The LR-SDV6 3.0 Advanced Sequential Turbo Diesel engine uses a sequential mode boosting system to increase the air density entering the engine’s cylinders, enabling a correspondingly greater amount of fuel to be injected for increased power output and economy. This is a two turbocharger, two-stage system, which makes the engine more responsive as well as delivering class-leading torque and power. The primary stage, variable nozzle turbine operates over the entire rev range. Unlike in most single boost systems, the primary stage provides maximum performance up to 2,500rpm. Above 2,500rpm the secondary stage, fixed geometry turbine switches into operation splitting the gas flow between the two turbochargers.
The LR-V8 Petrol engine provides outstanding power, torque and refinement and harnesses the latest technology to deliver outstanding drivability and performance. With a torque activated dual independent, variable camshaft phasing system, it offers an immediate driver-focused reaction to throttle inputs and driving circumstances.
The LR-V8 Petrol engine’s camshaft torque activated, dual independent Variable Camshaft Timing system continuously controls camshaft timing to deliver an optimum balance of power, efficiency and emissions. The chain driven camshaft timing units are mounted on the end of each camshaft to advance or retard camshaft timing and alter the camshaft to camshaft phasing. Camshaft Profile Switching features two completely different intake camshaft profiles machined into the same camshaft. The engine management system chooses the camshaft profile depending on running conditions and torque demands: one profile for low-speed/low-load driving, the other, with longer valve lift, for higher-speed/higher-loads.
Engine upgrades benefit from the latest investment in e_TERRAIN TECHNOLOGIES, specifically to reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel consumption. An Intelligent Power Management System includes Smart Regenerative Charging so the battery is charged when it is most economical to do so. Idle speeds are reduced and a ‘metering mode’ added to the diesel fuel injection system, delivering fuel at the exact rate needed - no more; no less.
THE FUEL INJECTION SYSTEMS ON BOTH PETROL AND DIESEL ENGINES achieve high standards of durability, combustion performance and refinement. The ultra-precise machining of high-pressure injectors ensures a fine-quality spray of fuel into the combustion chambers and optimises combustion conditions both at cruising speed and during acceleration. Both engines use a high-pressure, steel fuel rail. Fuel in the rail is detected by a high-pressure sensor which controls flow into the rail by adjusting an electromagnetic valve in the high-pressure fuel pumps’ outlet. Fuel injection system shown here is on the Petrol engine. Shared technology is also available on the Diesel engine.
PETROL AND DIESEL ENGINES OFFER OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE and refinement combined with significant reductions in Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH). All engines have been developed to cope with the specific requirements of a Land Rover product: strength and durability when operating in dusty environments, on steep inclines and wading through rivers.
Discovery 4 also features Roll Stability Control, an advanced safety system which intervenes to help maintain stability. For the keener driver variable ratio steering is fitted for both manoeuvrability at lowspeed and driver confidence at higher-speeds. The result is outstanding, car-like handling. Importantly, there is no compromise in extreme axle articulation and, consequently, the off-road ability of the vehicle.
The Terrain Response® control is easy to reach in its prominent position at the base of the centre console. There are also those small, practical details that make life with Discovery 4 so convenient: stowage space around the centre console is extra generous; useful door pockets are ready-to-hand with HSE models benefiting from their own dedicated lighting.
Short front and rear overhangs. Exceptional ground clearance. The power and torque from the LR-SDV6 3.0 Advanced Sequential Turbo Diesel engine. They all make major contributions to Discovery 4’s superior off-road capability. And help enable maximum manoeuvrability over some of the most difficult terrains. Long-travel, all-independent suspension allows extreme wheel articulation. Ruts and rocks, for example, are conquered with ease.
Four-corner cross-linked air suspension provides class-leading car-like ride and handling, as well as a constant, level ride height, irrespective of the number of passengers or load distribution. Ride height can also be raised by up to 125mm to clear tricky obstacles, or lowered by 50mm for easy access and loading.
Whatever the surface, Discovery 4 takes it on with confidence. The Terrain Response® dial, standard on derivatives with air suspension, gives access to over 60 years of Land Rover 4x4 expertise and state-of-the-art dynamic technology. Enhanced with Land Rover’s latest e_TERRAIN TECHNOLOGIES, specifically to reduce CO2 emissions, Discovery 4’s Intelligent Power Management System, shared with the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, complements all-terrain performance with energy saving technology.
Cruising on tarmac, driving over grass, gravel or snow, taking on mud and ruts, crossing sand and crawling over rocks: Terrain Response® is your own off-road driving expert and allows you to take on almost any surface with confidence. Simply turn the conveniently positioned dial and Discovery 4’s engine, transmission, suspension, throttle and traction settings reconfigure for optimum driveability in all conditions. Land Rover’s helpful technology takes yet another step forward with Gradient Acceleration Control which enhances the standard Hill Descent Control. Gradient Acceleration Control helps reduce, and smooth out the effects of, the sudden initial acceleration that can occur when the vehicle enters a steep gradient.
Key to Discovery 4’s strength, safety and outstanding on-road and off-road dynamics is the Integrated Body-frameTM. A Land Rover patented technology, it delivers more than the comfort, refinement and on-road attributes of a monocoque design. It sets new standards for off-road performance too. Other features include Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) which supplies extra brake pressure in an emergency, and Electronic Traction Control (ETC) which helps maintain optimum grip.
There is also the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), designed to warn you of low tyre pressure (HSE models only). Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Roll Stability Control (RSC) work with the braking system and are designed to correct cornering over or understeer and to help maintain stability at all times. Up to eight airbags are fitted: the front seats have both front and side airbags with each seat row having its own curtain airbags. For a better view ahead on bends and a more effortless night-time drive, Discovery 4’s Adaptive Front Lighting (HSE models) varies the headlamp light cast, ensuring the beams follow the curve of the road. Automatic High Beam Assist detects oncoming or followed vehicles to switch between high and dipped beam (SE and HSE models only).