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Used Land Rover Discovery for Sale

Since the end of the 1980s when it was first launched there has always been a big demand for Used Land Rover Discovery for Sale not just here in South Africa, but in every country, it is sold in. This is because not only is Land Rover a highly respected brand in the offroad market, but they have also made a name for themselves in the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) market as well! Used Land Rover Discovery, particularly the latest models, are luxurious as well as good work vehicles and make for excellent family vehicles thanks to their versatility, robust build and size.

The Land Rover Discovery – Comfortable, Safe & Rugged!

5th Generation Land Rover Discovery
2017 – Today

Unveiled to the public at Packington Hall in the United Kingdom on the 28th of September 2016, the 5th Generation of Land Rover Discovery was a complete break from tradition for Land Rover when one looks at all previous iterations of the Discovery. This Next Generation of Discovery SUV is built on the same vehicle platform as the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, and it leaves its more practical heritage behind and offers a thoroughly modern new look that exudes sporty style while still retaining the aggressive stance of most Land Rover 4×4 vehicles both from the present and the past.

When compared to all previous Discovery models, this fifth-generation looks a lot different than its predecessors. Although mechanically it is just as capable as the other generations of Discovery SUV’s there are a lot of visual and manufacturing differences that one would notice. These are:

  • A more rounded body shape
  • Tail lights which have changed from a vertical orientation to a horizontal one
  • The third-row side glass no longer blends into the roof glass
  • The tailgate is no longer horizontally split, and it is now a conventional top-hinged tailgate

Inside the 3-row seat layout made famous by the Discovery is still there, but the interior finishing is more luxurious than previous versions of the Discovery and has taken design and functionality cues from the current range of Luxury SUV Land Rover models.

Did You Know? This version of the Land Rover Discovery is the one that has helped to relaunch the Discovery marque in the United States. It has replaced the LR moniker of the previous generation Discovery models which were sold in the U.S.

5th Generation Land Rover Discovery at a Glance

Power Train


  • 2.0L TSI Petrol
  • 2.0L TDI Diesel
  • 3.0L V6 TDI Diesel


  • 6-speed manual
  • 8-speed automatic


  • 3,095 mm


  • 5,254 mm


  • 1,944 mm


  • 1,834 mm

Please Note! Due to a change in the way Land Rover named its vehicles, as well as completely different design and build approach to any Land Rover Discovery Vehicles after the second generation, the Discovery Moved directly to a 5th generation vehicle. This means that although there were a Discovery 3 and Discovery 4, they fell under the 2nd Generation Land Rover Discovery Build.

2nd Generation Land Rover Discovery
2004 – 2016

Possibly one of the most recognisable Land Rovers sold in South Africa, the Second Generation Discovery has been a big seller throughout its 12 years of being on sale. Today it plays a massive part in the Used Discovery market, with almost all of the Used Land Rover Discovery vehicles sold in South Africa being one of the following model Variants:

Discovery 3 (2004–2009)
The Land Rover Discovery 2 was launched on the 2nd of April 2004, and took most of its design cues from the previous generation of Discovery. However, its build now included an Integrated Body Frame and more safety, convenience and comfort features were included.

Discovery 4 (2009–2016)
The Discovery 4 was an updated version of the previous Discovery 3 and included some major style improvements such as altered front and rear light units and a restyled front grille and bumper. Engines, gearbox, brake and suspension improvements were also made.

Did You Know? To celebrate 25 years of the Land Rover Discovery a Limited Edition version was released (it consisted only of 1800 build). It is rumoured that two are currently in South Africa, although neither has been seen in the Used Vehicle Market as yet. They were marketed as the Land Rover Discovery XXV and not only had XV-embossed Windsor leather seats, but also came standard with a special front grill and almost every optional extra and Land Rover Discovery expansion pack that was available at the time.

2nd Generation Land Rover Discovery at a Glance

Power Train


  • 4.0 L V6 Petrol
  • 4.4 L V8 Petrol
  • 2.7 L V6-T Diesel
  • 3.0 L V6-S Petrol
  • 5.0 L V8 Petrol
  • 2.7 L V6-T Diesel
  • 3.0 L V6-T Diesel


  • 6-speed manual
  • 6-speed automatic
  • 8-speed automatic


  • 2,885 mm – 2,890 mm


  • 4,838 mm – 4,850 mm


  • 1,920 mm – 2,022 mm


  • 1,880 mm – 1,970 mm

Please Note! The first generation of Land Rover Discovery Vehicles consisted of both the Series 1 Discovery and the Series 2 Discovery.

1st Generation Land Rover Discovery
1989 – 2004

Introduced in October 1989, the Discovery was the first Land Rover to be designed and built as a more luxurious family orientated vehicle. Its lower pricing was also meant to allow more people to afford a Land Rover, and it worked as today the Land Rover Discovery is one of the best selling Land Rover Models of all time, with more than 1,200,000 Discovery models sold as of the beginning of 2017. The first generation of Discovery received a 1994 facelift, and also included two different versions, namely the Series 1 and the Series 2 Discovery.

Discovery Series I (1989–1998)
The Series 1 Discovery was at first only available as a three-door vehicle, however, the more recognisable five-door body style became available in 1990.

Discovery Series II (1998–2004)
Late in 1998 the Land Rover Discovery Series 2 made its debut with more than 720 differences being noted from the Series 1 Discovery. These included interior and exterior redesigns as well as new body panels everywhere except on the rear door outer skin.

Did You Know? In 1998 a Limited Edition version of the first generation Discovery Series 1 was released to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Land Rover. It included a number of unique finishings such as fiftieth anniversary badging and was made available with either Atlantis Blue or White Gold as colour options. The inside of the cabin was lined with Lightstone leather, and on the outside, the wheels used a new “Boost” style design with alloy rims. Engine options included a V8 automatic or Tdi. The Tdi Diesel engine options came with a choice of either an automatic or manual gearbox.

1st Generation Land Rover Discovery at a Glance

Power Train


  • 2.0 L T-Series Petrol
  • 2.5 L 200 TDi Diesel
  • 2.5 L 300 TDi Diesel
  • 3.5 L Rover V8 Petrol
  • 3.9 L Rover V8 Petrol
  • 4.0 L Rover V8 Petrol
  • 4.6 L Rover V8 Petrol
  • 2.5 L Td5 Diesel


  • 4-speed automatic
  • 5-speed manual


  • 2,540 mm


  • 4,540 mm – 4,700 mm


  • 1,790 mm – 1,890 mm


  • 1,940 mm – 1,970 mm

Used Land Rover Discovery Prices

If you’re looking for some of the Best Land Rover Discovery Prices in the country, then you’ve come to the right place! All of the Used Land Rover Discovery for Sale on this page, all of which are available at our showrooms in the Western Cape, Gauteng and the Eastern Cape, are quality used vehicles that have thoroughly checked by our teams of highly trained automotive technicians. These Used Discovery Prices are all based on the following criteria:

  • The age and generation of the vehicle
  • Any additional features, options or modifications which have been added to the vehicle
  • The engine type and size
  • The mileage of the vehicle
  • The model variant
  • The physical and mechanical condition of the vehicle

Please Note that these criteria are only the Main determination factors of the Used Land Rover Discovery Prices. There are others, all of which our sales team would be happy to discuss with you.

Used Land Rover Discovery in the Western Cape

If you’re looking for a vehicle which is equally at home on the congested roads of Cape Town as it is in the backroads of the Boland or the Mountains of the Overberg, then you will want to take a look at our range of Quality Used Land Rover Discovery SUV’s for Sale in the Western Cape! Please contact us at any one of the following Group 1 Showrooms to find out more about the Used Land Rover Discovery for Sale on this page:

Group 1 Pre-owned in Kuils River
021 900 5200

Group 1 Pre-owned in Stellenbosch
021 887 6900

Group 1 Pre-owned in Knysna
044 302 2600

Used Land Rover Discovery in Gauteng

When the bushveld beckons on the weekends but you still need a great family vehicle during the week to travel the vast distances across Johannesburg, then look no further than any one of the Used Land Rover Discovery for Sale in Gauteng on this page or at any one of the following Johannesburg based Group 1 Showrooms:

Group 1 at The Glen
010 593 4393

Group 1 in Midrand
011 312 2678

Used Land Rover Discovery in the Eastern Cape

No matter if you’re in Bhisho, Port Elizabeth, East London, or anywhere else in between, if you’re looking for a rugged vehicle that is as good in the cities and towns of the Eastern Cape as it is tackling the rough backroads of some of the most scenic 4×4 routes in South Africa; then look no further than Group 1! We stock a wide range of Used Land Rover Discovery for Sale and have the ability to transport any one of the Used Discovery SUV’s on this page directly to your door no matter where in the Eastern Cape you are.

Group 1 in Port Elizabeth
041 994 1800

Group 1 in Uitenhage
041 994 1800

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