The all-new Land Rover Discovery is a feat of modern engineering. Striking the balance between luxury, practicality and strong capabilities, it’s a car for the everyday and everywhere.
Strong and athletic are the words that spring to mind when looking at the new Land Rover Discovery. It’s tall position, purposeful nose and sizeable front diffuser make it look formidably strong, while the curved edges, slim headlights and subtle grille give it sophisticated appeal. These elegant features set it apart from the model before and make it a sportier driveway addition.
Versatility is paramount in the new Discovery. It has space for up to seven and even when the seats are all in use there’s room for luggage, with 258 litres available to fill. Put the rearmost seats down and your boot expands to 926 litres, which is ideal for carrying those bulkier items like sports gear and furniture. Every seat in the back folds down individually you can create the interior configuration that suits you best – there’s even an app that allows you to put them down handsfree. Upmarket materials such as fine wood, brushed-metal detailing and premium leather are all available to make it feel even more luxurious. There’s a handy storage compartment for everything you need to take with you, and you can opt to add a chilled compartment in the boot.
With its Terrain Response 2 system, the new Discovery will automatically adapt to the terrain by selecting the most appropriate mode. It can wade through water up to 90cm deep and you can choose to add a sensor that tells you when you’re reaching the maximum. Take any sports equipment for your adventure thanks to the 3,500kg towing ability. Rest assured that the Discovery can tackle tough terrain thanks to its four-wheel drive system.
Engine choices range from a 2.0-litre diesel unit through to a 3.0-litre Si6 petrol powertrain. As the most powerful in the range, the Si6 boasts 350bhp and 450Nm of Torque at 3,500 – 5,000rpm. This mighty engine will propel the Discovery from 0-60mph in less than seven seconds.
InControl Touch puts an intuitive touchscreen in the centre of the dashboard of every Discovery. It plays host to navigation, your music, your phone and the information you need along the way, like the temperature inside and out. In the upgraded trim levels, the screen is 10 inches in size and it has 10GB of storage for holding films that your passengers can watch while you drive. If your adventures are taking you for a walk, bike ride or swim off, you can choose to add an Activity Key which is worn like a watch.
Safety features such as Hill Descent Control and Dynamic Stability Control help to keep your drive steady when travelling on difficult roads. Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keep Assist help prevent a collision on the motorway, while a surround camera assists you in parking in tricky spaces. A number of these safety features are standard on some trim levels or optional extras.