Land Rover Malaysia has added two models to its stable – the new Discovery 4 and the TDV8 Vogue version of the flagship Range Rover. The Disco 4 is now powered by a 3.0L TDV6, which is improved on all fronts compared to the previous 2.7L diesel.

The Disco 4’s new TDV6 features parallel sequential turbochargers, used for the first time in a V-configuration engine. The first turbo aids responsiveness and eliminates lag by working at very low revs (84% of max torque in only 500 milliseconds from idle), whilst the second turbo minimises steep power fade at higher revs.

It has 244 hp and a mighty 600 Nm of torque, which is a mega jump from the 190 hp/440 Nm output of the old 2.7. I’ve tried that engine in the Disco 3 before, and while it’s refined enough, it badly needed more grunt for overtaking and acceleration. Problem solved. The gearbox is a 6-speed ZF auto.

New additions to a very long list of standard kit are 19-inch alloy rims and a reverse camera. The Discovery 4 TDV6 is priced at RM423,888.

The Range Rover TDV8 Vogue (higher spec than HSE) was previously available only upon special order, but AutoConneXion Land Rover showrooms now carry ready stocks of the RM688,888 luxury 4X4. That’s a RM30k premium over the HSE, and the Vogue justifies it by having Oxford leather seats, reclining rear seats and the wireless VentureCam (a mobile video camera that feeds images to the in dash screen). The TDV8 Vogue is equipped with a 3.6-litre V8 turbodiesel with 271 hp and 640 Nm of torque.