2016 Land Rover Discovery LR4, mpg, price

New model year is not expected to bring severe changes for 2016 Land Rover Discovery. Recently Land Rover released Discovery Sport, which showed the new design of the previous LR2 model, which was replaced with this new model. Keeping that in mind, as well as long lasting period of the current generation which lasts from 2009, British automaker will need to spice things up in order to compete with tough rivals. However, Land Rover Company is not in hurry to make a generation switch. In fact, according to latest new, both Discovery and Defender models will be not fully redesigned until 2018.

2016 Land Rover Discovery Front

2016 Land Rover Discovery changes and news

New, 2016, model year brought Discovery Sport model, and few changes on the Discovery model. Big changes are expected to come within few years, or in 2018, to be precise. Changes in body style will be minimal with few modern touches that will accentuate its recognizable front fascia and overall body lines. However, when we speak about news related to 2016 Land Rover Discovery, we should mention that its Concept variant, which will announce the new generation coming few years later, is expected to be exposed at some International Auto Show next year, 2016. The production version will not be much different.

On the inside, Land Rover will change some features, add a new one or two, and enhance quality of its materials. Other than that, we expect it to carry over unchanged.

2016 Land Rover Discovery Interior

2016 Land Rover Discovery engine and mpg

Under the hood of the 2016 Land Rover Discovery or LR4 as we all know it, will be placed a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine. Its output power is rated at 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. It comes paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.  Estimated acceleration (from zero to 60) time is around 7.5 seconds.

Fuel economy has never been the strong side of the Land Rover. But its performance and cool appearance make it worth wile. Its mileage is estimated at 15/19/16 mpg city/hwy/combined.

2016 Land Rover Discovery Rear

2016 Land Rover Discovery rivals

It is slightly specific model when it comes to its rivals, since one of its biggest competitors comes from the same “home”. It is a Range Rover Sport. Besides this, it also stands side-to-side with Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, Lexus GX 460, Acura MDX and Infiniti QX60.

2016 Land Rover Discovery price and release

The model’s release is expected by the end of this year, while its pricing specs are yet to be published. However, considering low level of changes, new price tag should stay quite the same, at around $51,000. In case we receive some notification about the upcoming Discovery, we will inform you immediately, so keep up.

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