Introducing the New Land Rover Discovery
Ever since its introduction at the tail end of the 1980s, the Land Rover Discovery has made a name for itself as a hard working off-roader that does not compromise on excellent road manners.
Throughout its evolution, the Discovery has simply become a more attractive all-round package, which has reflected in its continued popularity. The latest version of the large seven-seat SUV has been enhanced with a sophisticated design, a contemporary interior, and the latest generation of powerful and efficient engines.
Not only this, but Discovery has taken a radical approach to car design, with clean modern lines complementing the sharp exterior details. Keep on reading to see what makes Discovery one of the best in its class.
There is nothing new about a large luxury SUV that offers seven seats. However, Land Rover have designed the New Discovery to seat seven adults in complete comfort, which is a revelation.
Spaciousness has improved with the latest iteration of the Discovery model, there is plenty of legroom no matter where you sit. Comfort and support has been enhanced thanks to the seats featuring thicker, recontoured cushioning.
Electronic Air Suspension comes as standard across the range, which can lower the vehicle to make it easier for passengers to get in and out, while simultaneously lowering the boot's loading lip.
Speaking of which, each car comes with a power tailgate, and opens to reveal over 1,100 litres with the rear seats folded flat into the floor: providing a flat loading space.
Isofix anchor points feature on the second and third row of seats, as well as the front passenger seat.
New Land Rover Discovery is brimming with the latest driver assistance technologies and safety features.
Every car comes with Land Rover's faster, smarter, and better-connected New Pivi Pro infotainment system. The vibrant 11.4-inch HD touchscreen offers intuitive navigation and allows the driver to effortlessly adjust the multimedia settings, DAB radio, and vehicle set up. The standard sound system is very good but gets upgraded further up the range courtesy of British audio specialists, Meridian™.
Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ make smartphone integration simple and are standard across the Discovery range. Connectivity is enhanced even further thanks to Amazon Alexa voice-control.
Other driver assistance technologies include 3D Surround Camera, Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter, Cruise Control and Speed Limiter, Emergency Braking and Lane Keep Assist.
Some people say, "good things come in threes", the New Discovery's range of engines certainly do. Three new straight-six Ingenium engine, both petrol and diesel, are present in the New Discovery range. Each of the new engines is accompanied by 48V mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV) technology for improved efficiency, performance, and smoothness.
245bhp or 296bhp are the power outputs for the diesel engine, whilst the punchy and powerful petrol engine delivers 355bhp
The intelligent MHEV system redeploys energy, which has been harvested and stored during slowing down and braking, to support the engine when accelerating. Unlike plug-in hybrid powertrains, the new Discovery MHEV does not need plugging in to charge.
Fear not, if MHEV technology is not for you, there is a four-cylinder P300 Ingenium petrol engine delivering a power output of 296bhp.
The off-roading capabilities and excellent on-road manners have always been enough to cement the Discovery as one of the best in its class.
However, Land Rover have taken this large luxury SUV to an entirely new level with the inclusion of superior technologies, more efficient engines, and enhanced practicality. In short, wherever you want to go, New Land Rover Discovery will get you there effortlessly.
For more information or to book a test drive, contact us here at Johnson & Perrott, Bishopstown. The home of Land Rover in Cork.