Land Rover Discovery arrives in 2018 with subtle tweaks image

The British off-roader came late in 2016 on the US market as a needed replacement for the old LR4, and now Land Rover aims to keep things just as fresh with a few upgrades for the 2018 Discovery.

Unfortunately the changes also have a negative impact on pricing, though customers might be happy to hear the company is also introducing a new engine option for the 2018 model year. It’s the brand’s 3.0-liter diesel engine, now available as an option for the SE trim. Additionally, other novelties include the standard autobrake with pedestrian detection throughout the range, among other features. The base SE trim comes with the new Td6 diesel option along with the HSE and HSE Luxury versions, packing 245 horsepower (182 kilowatts) and 443 pound-feet (600 Newton-meters) of torque, linked to the regular eight-speed automatic.

The base SE trim is now kicking off at $52,090, which is a $2,100 jump from the 2017 model year. Go for the HSE and HSE Luxury levels and again shell out more money – an additional $1,540 no matter the engine option. All models in the family now have standard automatic braking and pedestrian detection, an option in the past, while the center touchscreen for the infotainment is surging to a 10-inch option for the SE, and a 12.3-inch version from the HSE. There is also an optionally available new heads-up display.