Disco Isn't Dead
Not the Land Rover Discovery Series II, that is. The British subsidiary of
Ford Motor Co. took the wraps off the revised, 2003 Disco Tuesday night.
Scheduled for launch over the summer, it features a new, 217-hp, 4.6-liter
V-8. According to the automaker, there have been more than 350 engineering
changes made to the '03 model, with 700 new parts, many of them hidden
under the skin. The most visible update gives the Discovery a new front
end similar to the one on the all-new Range Rover. But customers may find
the most appealing feature is that the automaker will now cover all
routine maintenance for four years or 50,000 miles. That same program will
be extended to the '03 Range Rover, as well. Incidentally, the automaker
has announced that the Range Rover will hit U.S. shores carrying a base
price of $69,335, plus another $660 for delivery.