Land Rover prices 2014 LR4

Land Rover\'s revised LR4 has a price tag.

Land Rover has announced pricing for its updated 2014 LR4 luxury SUV. Land Rover took the wraps off its updated LR4 -- which is sold as the Discovery in other global markets -- at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Although not a ground-up redesign, the 2014 LR4 arrives with a new front grille, a revised front bumper and new-look headlights complete with LED accents. In markets outside of the U.S., the new model will also feature a 'Discovery' badge on the hood for the first time, replacing the traditional 'Land Rover' nameplate.

Inside not much has changed, but the LR4 now features the rotary gear selector found on Land Rover's other products.

As with the rest of the Land Rover lineup, a new supercharged 3.0L V6 will replace the LR4's 5.0L V8. Rated at 340 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque, the V6 is down slightly on power compared to the outgoing V8, but a new eight-speed automatic should mask that power loss. Land Rover says the LR4 can accelerate from 0-60 in 7.7 seconds, compared to 7.5 seconds for the 2013 LR4. The SUV's top speed remains unchanged at 121mph.

Official fuel economy ratings are not available at this time, but the LR4 should improve upon the outgoing model's 12/17 mpg city/highway ratings.

For buyers less interested in off-road ability, Land Rover will offer the LR4 with a new single-speed transfer case. The single-speed unit is nearly 40 pounds lighter than the two-speed transfer case - which remains as an optional extra - and provides a 42/58 percent front-rear torque split.

New driver aids set to launch in the 2014 LR4 include Wade Sensing, Blind Spot Monitoring, Closing Vehicle Sensing, Reverse Traffic Detection and T-junction Cameras.

The 2014 LR4 will carry a base price of $50,595, with the mid-level HSE commanding $55,495. The range-topping HSE LUX will list from $60,795. All prices include a mandatory $895 destination charge.

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