The Land Rover Discovery, which was substantially revised late last year with a new look and a number of technical upgrades, is further enhanced for the 2004 model year.
The 2004 Discovery’s off-road ability is improved with a centre-locking differential as standard equipment on the XS and ES specification models. This feature distributes the engine power equally between the driving axles, reducing the risk of wheel slip and enhancing the Discovery’s already impressive off-road credentials.
For 2004, the Discovery receives additional revisions to enhance its appeal with families. All models now receive the ISOFIX child seat fixing system. This simple, yet universally agreed standard enables any ISOFIX child seat which has been approved for use in a Discovery, to be fitted easily and securely to the vehicle.
E and S specification models now gain heated electric door mirrors, a valuable safety addition for winter driving; whilst the GS models also gain a heated front screen, powerfold mirrors, a single slot CD player and twin electric sunroofs.
XS models gain twin electric sunroofs, adding to the ambience of the Discovery’s interior, a centre-locking differential and an enhanced exterior look with the addition of thicker roof bars. The already comprehensively equipped ES model also receives the centre-locking differential, revised restyled thicker roof bars and interior enhancements in the form of new wood trim for the centre console.
Additionally all Discovery models will be fitted with Automatic Drive-Away Locking. This fully automatic system locks all of the doors as the vehicle moves away. The system will detect when the driver or passengers wish to exit the vehicle and will unlock all of the doors and doors are also unlocked when the engine is switched off.
New colours for 2004 Discovery include Maya Gold and Helsinki Blue. Also available will be Adriatic Blue and Giverny Green, previously only available on the Range Rover. Completing the changes for 2004 are revised badging in Range Rover style with raised lettering in a Brunel finish.
On the road prices for the new 2004 Discovery commence at £22,195 for the five-seat Discovery Td5 in ‘E’ specification, rising to £34,590 for the seven-seat V8 ‘ES’ model with automatic transmission. Also available is a range of Discovery commercial vehicles, which can be adapted for a variety of uses, with prices commencing at £22,995.Published 20 August 2003