Land Rover's legendary Discovery 4WD has come in for a 2013 update, following the unveiling last month of the new Range Rover flagship.
For the new model year, the 'Disco' picks up new diesel engines, matched to ZF's eight-speed automatic transmission. A number of new features and options have also been added to the range.
Kicking off the 2013 range is the 155kW/520Nm 3.0 litre TDV6 diesel, replacing the outgoing 2.7-litre V6. Mated to the eight-speed auto, fuel consumption is listed at 8.5 l/100km.
A mid-spec 183kW/600Nm version of the same engine will also be offered, with fuel consumption rated at 8.8 l/100km.
In both models, maximum torque comes online at 2000rpm, and you'll find peak power at 4000rpm.
Topping the range is the naturally-aspirated 5.0 litre petrol V8, mated to ZF's stronger six-speed auto.
Power for the big V8 is rated at 276kW at 6500rpm, and 510Nm at 3500rpm. Fuel use here is listed at 14.1 l/100km.
In the cabin, the updated Discovery gets a revised infotainment system, adding DAB+ digital radio and a new digital TV tuner.
The entry-level audio package includes eight speakers and the option of Bluetooth and USB/iPod connectivity (still not standard fare), while the mid-sped Harman Kardon package gets 11 speakers. There's also a top-shelf Harman Kardon Logic 7 kit with 17 speakers.
New interior trim options include Arabica seats with Nutmeg stitching, and Ivory seats with Ivory stitching. Both are available in top-class Windsor leather.
Outside, you'll find new 19-inch seven-spoke alloy wheels on the HSE luxury model, while the full range picks up new Havana, Barolo Black, Barossa, Mariana Black and Causeway Grey colours.
Deliveries of the updated Discovery will begin in January, with pricing to be confirmed closer to launch.
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