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Exploration Series II (L318; 1998-- 2004)
The Series II Discovery debuted in the autumn of 1998 and in the United States in 1999. Land Rover promoted that the Discovery Series II had actually been modified with 720 distinctions.
The exterior and interior were re-worked to be less utilitarian. It was still just like the Series I. Every body panel was brand-new other than the back door outer skin. The back body was increased to enhance boot space. This was at the cost of added rear overhang, which adversely influenced off-road capability.
Discovery 3 (2004-- 2009)
On 2 April 2004, Land Rover presented the Discovery 3, marketed as the LR3 in North America. It retained the essential functions of the Discovery, such as the tipped roofline and steeply raked windshield.
The LR3 name was chosen for North American markets. This was due to adverse top quality organisations with the Discovery name. There was also a preference in the American market for alpha-numeric version designations. The 2nd generation Freelander was also re-designated for the North American market as the LR2.
Discovery 4 (2009-- 2016)
The Discovery 4 was called the LR4 in North America. It is an updated variation of the Discovery 3. Utilising the very same Integrated Body Frame structure, the new Discovery has changed front and rear light units. It featured a restyled front grille and bumper to take on the exact same smoother, rounder design. This was also adjusted for the 2010 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.
The Discovery 4 likewise retains the body-coloured wheel arches and bumpers as the late Discovery Twos. Early D3s had black plastic trim. Optional Daylight Running Lamps can be specified whilst LED lights to feature plainly in both front and rear light units.
3rd generation. All New Discovery L462 from 2017 to present. The third-generation Discovery was unveiled in the grounds of Packington Hall near Meriden, in the UK on 28 September 2016. This was the eve of the 2016 Paris Motor Show and went on sale in the UK in February 2017.
This shared the basic features of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. The current Discovery leaves much of the style practices of previous generations. It offers a much more contemporary, though much less overtly functional, design.
This model likewise marks the return of the Discovery marque in the United States market. This changed the LR moniker of the previous generation versions. There will be five seats, 7 seat and business van versions in Ireland and various other European markets.