Discovery 3 receives its UK debut on
23 July, 2008.
MT, PR, 19 April 2008.
Gaydon, Warwickshire, UK: The new
2009 Land Rover Discovery 3 goes on sale in the UK in
August, priced from £29,950.
Exterior revisions for 2009 add new
front and rear body colour bumpers, body coloured
wheel arches and revised exterior detailing.
The clean exterior design has been
refined with a re-profiled front bumper, (body
coloured on all models), and revised rear bumper and
wheel arches, which are body coloured (standard on all
passenger carrying derivatives).
The asymmetric two-piece tailgate
now comes with body coloured tailgate lift handle, in
addition to revised 'tungsten' coloured side vent,
'tungsten' door handles, and clear-lens side repeaters
across the range.
A new 19-inch 7-spoke wheel style and three new
exterior metallic paint colours – Santorini Black,
Galway Green and Bournville [black with a hint of
brown] – complete the exterior changes for 2009.
Interior upgrades include a new ‘almond’
trim colour and an updated Bluetooth system.
John Edwards, Land Rover UK managing director,
comments; "With almost 100 international awards
to date, the Land Rover Discovery 3 has earned itself
a reputation as the ultimate all purpose vehicle. The
latest revisions add to an already class-leading
package, building on the Discovery 3's unique position
as one of the most versatile vehicles on the
The new 2009 Discovery 3 receives
its UK debut at the British International Motor Show
which opens on 23 July, 2008.
Known since 1948 as a manufacturer
of authentic 4x4s, Land Rover's model range includes
the Defender, Freelander 2, Discovery 3, Range Rover
Sport and Range Rover, with 78% of the model range
exported to over 140 countries. The company employs
8,500 people and supports a further 40,000 jobs
supported in the supply chain. Ford has recently
agreed the sale of Land Rover and Jaguar to Tata
Motors for US $2.3 billion. Ford will then contribute
up to approximately US $600 million to the Jaguar Land
Rover pension plans.
Together with Jaguar, Land Rover is
investing £700m on technology specifically aimed at
reducing carbon dioxide emissions.