The new fifth-generation Land Rover Discovery made its debut at last year’s Paris Motor Show and we can’t wait for the new model to arrive on local soil in July 2017. Now offering an enhanced design with more space and practicality, the new Discovery looks promising.
Customers in South Africa can build and order their new Discovery on Land Rover’s website configurator ahead of its launch later this year. For those looking for something more exclusive, Land Rover will also be offering 35 First Edition models, featuring additional standard equipment, to coincide with the launch of the new Discovery.
Model range and key features
The new Discovery will offer more space and practicality as well new technology features.
The new Discovery will be offered with two engine options including a 3.0-litre turbodiesel engine with 190 kW and 600 Nm of torque, as well as a 3.0-litrer supercharged V6 petrol engine developing 250 kW and 450 Nm of torque. Both engines will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Buyers can choose between 4 specification levels with the range comprising of S, SE, HSE and HSE Luxury. In terms of features, the Discovery in SE trim and up will feature air suspension, LED headlights and satellite navigation as standard while Land Rover’s 10.2-inch InControl Touch Pro infotainment system (standard for HSE and HSE Luxury), Meridian sound systems and an electric tailgate will be offered as options across the range.
Buyers will also be able to specify a nifty Seat Fold feature that will allow you to configure the seating arrangement using your smartphone, as well as the touchscreen and switches in the luggage bay. A waterproof Activity Key wristband, much like that offered on the Jaguar F-Pace, will now be available on the new Discovery, a useful solution for outdoor enthusiasts.
With a maximum towing capacity of 3 500 kg, the new Discovery will feature Tow Assist and Trailer Stability Assist as standard across the range, while Advanced Tow Assist will be offered as an option for SE, HSE and HSE Luxury derivatives. Land Rover says the new Discovery will be able to wade in water up to 900 mm deep and can accommodate up to 7 passengers with maximum cargo space totalling 2 500 litres with the seats folded flat.
As for the First Edition Discovery, features such as Intelligent Seat Fold, Activity Key, Terrain Response 2, InControl Touch Pro, surround cameras, electric panoramic sunroof and 825 W Meridian sound system will be fitted as standard. The First Edition will also be offered with three exclusive exterior colours including Namib Orange, Farallon Black and Silicon Silver. Windsor leather is standard too as is large 22-inch wheels.
Land Rover South Africa states that pricing will start at R980 000 for derivatives equipped with the 3.0-litre turbodiesel engine, while derivatives featuring the supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine will be priced from R1 018 500.
We will keep you updated as more details become available, so stay tuned!
Source : www.cars.co.za