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The Discovery was into the United Kingdom in The company code-named the vehicle Jay, and came close to it either Highlander or Prairie until the decision was made to the overall branding strategy, leading to the Land Rover becoming detached from any model (at the launch of the Defender The new model was based on the chassis and of the more upmarket Range but with a lower price at a larger market segment and to compete with Japanese

The Discovery was initially available in a door version, partly to eating into the market of the expensive Range Rover. The door became available the year. Both were with five seats, and an was made available to have two seats fitted in the boot at the back of the car. In a move unique at the time, Land employed an external consultancy, Design Group in London . to the interior.

The brief was to ignore current car design and position the vehicle as a accessory’, a new concept in the late which was enormously influential in design in the years to follow. Mk 1 interior incorporated a number of features, though as with all projects, many ideas on the original interior mock-ups inside a Range Rover at Conran’s workshops were on the shelf, such as a custom holder built into the of the steering wheel (these pre-airbag days). Despite the design was unveiled to critical and won a British Design Award in

A two-seater, three-door Discovery version, lacking rear was later offered by Land Special Vehicles. Pre-1994, the was available with either the 2.5 200 Turbo Direct Injection or the 3.5L Rover V8 engine . V8 used a twin SU carburettor moving over to Lucas injection in 1990. In the UK, V8 models are rare, the majority of Discovery preferring the more economical engines. Consequently, resale of V8-engined vehicles are lower the more popular diesel

In the North American market, the engine available was the V8. A two litre engine from the Rover was briefly available in a model as the 2.0 Mpi Straight-4 . This was intended to fleet managers, since UK also Italian) tax laws vehicles under two litres. A of changes in taxation and the engine underpowered for such a heavy led to the demise of this engine, the kudos of being the engine to several Discoveries supplied to the Royal family . most driven by Prince Philip, of Edinburgh around Windsor Park . in his position as Park of the park.

Pre-1995 Discovery Series I

In many changes were to the Discovery I and reached some as Discovery 2; the 200Tdi and 3.5L V8 were replaced with the 300TDi 4-cylinder and 3.9L V8 engines, the 300Tdi introducing a electronic emissions control for models and markets. At around time a stronger R380 was fitted to all manual models with the flexible cardan GAJ-1 from SGF for more The newer models featured headlamps and a second set of rear in the bumper. The new rear lights had the changed several times to real or expected European legislation.

Some vehicles are with an arrangement where the bumper contains the only direction-indicator lights; other have these lights in the traditional rear pillar

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The designers of the original model had forced to economise and use the parts-bin of the parent-company, Rover. The 200 series the basic bodyshell structure the Range Rover, door from the Morris Marina . lights from the Austin van, and interior switchgear and from the Austin Rover parts bin. The favour was when the facelifted Discovery was also fitted as part of the facelift to the first-generation Range though with minor reflecting the vehicle’s higher such as an analogue rather digital clock.

1994 year) marked the first that the Discovery was sold in the States. Airbags were into the design of the 1995 to meet the requirements of US motor regulations, though they not fitted as standard in all markets. models sold in the US utilised the V8 from the Range Rover SE later models saw a displacement to 4.0L. [1]

As with all Land Rover designed since the Land (Series/Defender) models which had Two-wheel drive and Four-wheel . the transmission is a permanent Four drive system, with a differential centre Differential at the Transfer case . In common much of the rest of the Land range, the handbrake acts on the at the back of the transfer box.

In . a Badge engineering version of the I was offered, called the Honda . (The Rover (car) had cross-holding relationship with U.K. since early The relationship ended after was taken over by BMW in 1994.) revived the nameplate ‘Crossroad’ in small sport utility in 2007.) As of recent times the Rover Discovery has became the of choice when owners to enhance the car to improve its offroad or when offroaders are looking for a vehicle. Many owners build up their Discovery offroad modifications like lifts, bullbars, larger and traction differentials.

There are various companies are making addons for the Discovery and the is a sought after 4×4.

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