A barely disguised prototype of the 2014 Land Rover Discovery facelift has been spied ahead of next month's official debut.

Land Rover will install slim LED strips on the facelifted Discovery as seen on the new Range Rover and Evoque. In addition, the shape of the front grille will also be slightly modified as it will have elliptical cut-outs for the headlights. Land Rover has tweaked the fog lights and moved the turn signals into the exterior mirrors, while at the back the only change will be in the taillight configuration.

The supercharged V6 3.0-liter from the Jaguar F-Type S will find its way under the hood of the facelifted Discovery where it should produce the same 380 HP (279 kW). This engine will be a replacement for the bigger and thirstier V8 5.0 naturally-aspirated mill and will work at first combined with a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission but later on it will be replaced by a nine-speed auto 'box.

The mildly facelifted Discovery will be presented in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Gallery: 2014 Land Rover Discovery facelift returns in spy photo session

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