So soon after a minor facelift is Land Rover's Discovery 3 spied with highly visible exterior changes, making the vehicle sportier and bringing it much closer to Range Rover than before.

Land Rover released a very minor facelift of the Discovery 3 (LR3 in some markets) in August this year. What is this we are spying then? It looks much more pronounced where clear changes have been made to the front and rear bumpers. New square fog lights and two rectangular exhaust pipes give fresh detailing as well, so too do the rear lights cluster that take on a clearer, almost Asian kind of look. The entire look is much more Range Rover than Disco3, especially at the front end.

New engines will feature, both petrol and diesel. Land Rover is still in the process of relocating from the house of Ford, and therefore has no immediate plans of hybrid, although Land Rover executives do state a continuing parts-sharing arrangement with the former parent.


Gallery: Land Rover Discovery (LR3) Facelift First Photos

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