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Vehicle - Vehicle - Automobile - Land Rover - Discovery
Name Automobile, Land Rover, Discovery
Region Europe
Category Vehicle
Type Automobile
SubType Land Rover
Variety Discovery
Manufacturer Rover (Details)
Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Source of Text Wikipedia
Text Credit URL Link
Year(s) of Production 1989 - Present



History: Land Rover Discovery, also frequently just called "Disco" in slang or popular language, is a series of medium to large premium SUVs, produced under the Land Rover marque, from the British manufacturer Land Rover (becoming Jaguar Land Rover in 2013). The series is currently in its fifth iteration (or generation, according to the manufacturer), the first of which was introduced in 1989, making the Discovery the first new model series since the launch of the 1970 Range Rover – on which it was based – and only the third new product line since the conception of the Land Rover (vehicle and brand) by Rover in 1948. The model is sometimes called influential, as one of the first to market a true off-road capable family car.

The initial Discovery was essentially created as a more affordable design fork of the standard wheelbase Range Rover of the time. Although positioned below the latter in the company's line-up, the vehicle was both longer and higher, offered more room in the back, and optionally also more seats. Space utilization became more sophisticated in later iterations, but the series keeps offering seats for seven occupants.

The second Discovery (1998) was called the Series II, and though featuring an extended rear body, was otherwise an updated face-lift, which carried on the 100 inch wheelbase (2.54 m) frame and rigid, live front and rear axles of the original Range Rover into 2004.

The third iteration – succeeding the series I and II in 2004 - was either titled the Discovery 3 or simply LR3 (in North America and The Middle East). This was the first all-original design for the Discovery. Although it followed the 2002 third generation Range Rover, also switching to fully independent suspension, it still received a separate, but integrated body and frame (IBF) structure. The fourth iteration, as of 2009 – like the series II, was again mainly an update of the new generation – marketed as the Discovery 4, or Land Rover LR4 for North American and Middle Eastern markets.

The fifth iteration of the Discovery, introduced in 2017, no longer sports a numeric suffix. Unlike the previous two generations, it now benefits from a unitized body structure, making it lighter than its predecessor.From Wikipedia
Railroad/Company:
The Rover Company Limited was a British car manufacturing company that operated from its base in Solihull in Warwickshire. Its lasting reputation for quality and performance was such that its first postwar model reviewed by Road & Track in 1952 was pronounced finer than any but a Rolls-Royce. Rover also manufactured the Land-Rover from 1948 onwards, which went on to become its most successful and profitable product — with Land Rover eventually becoming a separate brand in its own right.

Rover was sold to Leyland Motors in 1967, who had already acquired Standard-Triumph seven years earlier. Initially, Rover maintained a level of autonomy within the Leyland conglomerate, but by 1978, Leyland - by then British Leyland (BL) - had run into severe financial difficulties and had been nationalized by the British Government. Most of the assets of the former Rover Company were moved into a new subsidiary named Land Rover Ltd whilst the Rover marque itself continued to be used on other BL products which relied largely on Honda engineering. Rover ultimately became the most prolific brand within BL and gave its name to the entire conglomerate in the form of the Rover Group in 1986, of which Land Rover remained a part until the Rover Group was broken up by BMW in 2000.

Today, the Rover marque is dormant, and is currently owned by the Rover Company's de facto successor - Jaguar Land Rover, which still operates out of Rover's Solihull plant.

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Item created by: CNW400 on 2020-02-14 09:54:04. Last edited by CNW400 on 2020-02-14 09:55:53

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