The Land Rover Discovery is a mid-size luxury SUV, from the British manufacturer Land Rover. There have been five generations of the vehicle, the fourth of which was introduced in 2009, called the Discovery 4 and Land Rover LR4 for North American markets.
The Discovery 4 is an updated version of the Discovery 3, with altered front and rear light units and a restyled front grille and bumper to adopt the same smoother, rounder style as also adopted for the 2010 Range Rover. The Discovery 4 also retains the body-coloured wheel arches and bumpers as the late Discovery 3. The majority of the changes are mechanical, with reliability issues addressed, improvements to engines and gearboxes, brake and suspension refinements, but also included major interior upgrades with a more luxurious and contemporary interior with greater luxury and technology levels available.
A major milestone in Land Rover Discovery's history came when the one millionth example built rolled off the Solihull production line in March 2012. This vehicle, along with two similar examples, was driven from Solihull to Beijing, China in a replication of a 1950s expedition. The expedition concluded with the actual Millionth Discovery appearing at the Beijing Motor Show. This vehicle subsequently returned to go on permanent exhibition at the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust centre at Gaydon, Warwickshire, England.