Unstoppable Spirit of Adventure – The All New 2017 Land Rover Discovery Unveiled in Middle East
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The 5th generation New Discovery comes with the heritage of 27 years of evolution. Globally, Land Rover has sold over 1.2 million Discovery SUVs. The New Discovery has been completely revamped starting with a new aluminum chassis that has shed hundreds of pounds compared to the LR4, with full of best technology and finishing. The brand preserves the British desirability with an unstoppable spirit of adventure. It’s an authentic, 3-row, 7-seat SUV with unbeatable capability and versatility. We believe the New Discovery is a radical departure in design that will introduce the Discovery to a new, wider customer base.
The New Discovery is extremely versatile and practical. The interior features clever packaging, including world’s first Intelligent Seat Fold technology, allowing to reconfigure the second and third row seats with minimal effort using Touch Screen, Power Switches or App (to be introduced).
New Discovery comes with Dual-view, 10-inch high-resolution touchscreen with 14-speaker and dual-channel subwoofer Meridian digital surround sound audio system. InControl Remote Premium allows customers to lock and unlock their vehicle, and operate the climate control remotely.
Additionally, every space has been used for additional stowage – there is even a space behind the heater controls for hiding small items away and room for four iPads underneath the cup holders. The premium SUV provides more space than any of its direct rivals.
Further enhancing the versatility of the load area is the new single-piece tailgate design. When it’s open it provides a wide aperture. To ensure the new design provides practicality, Land Rover has developed the new Powered Inner Tailgate which is a new innovation that provides all the functional benefits of the previous two-piece design.
New Discovery comes with advanced suspension architecture and the latest generation, speed-dependent electric power-assisted steering. Key to achieving the perfect balance between composure and comfort is Land Rover’s choice of advanced suspension layout comprising wide-spaced double-wishbone front suspension and an integral link rear set-up. For the ultimate all-terrain capability, New Discovery can be specified with an advanced two-speed transfer box, providing selectable high and low range gears. Customers who don’t require low-rang transmission can opt for the full-time four-wheel-drive system with single-speed transfer box.
The SUV maintains the trade mark features like the stepped roof and highly visible C-pillar which are inspired by the past Discovery. The front of premium SUV features sculpted surfaces and jewel-like headlamps with state-of-the-art daytime running lamps that deliver a modern appearance with a distinctive new light signature. The LED rear lamps have a horizontal emphasis, giving New Discovery a more sports-orientated appearance. Elegant side fender vents incorporate a horizontal, blade-like treatment that is another strong design cue of the Discovery family.
Discovery’s central panel is highly refined and intersected by a strong vertical pillar. This is a prominent interior design of the Discovery family. The precise finishes and use of premium materials throughout give a relaxing experience and allows intuitive use of the advanced technology.
To celebrate the launch of New Discovery, an exclusive First Edition grade has been introduced which will showcase some of the key design and technology features. This prestigious vehicle is the very height of luxury and is available in limited numbers adding to the exclusivity. The limited SUV has three premium metallic exterior colors which are complemented by black grille, fender vents, bonnet and tailgate script.
Land Rover’s innovative aluminium full-sized SUV platform provides the perfect basis for New Discovery, delivering a lightweight but durable architecture that contributes to improved fuel economy, as well as enhancing its dynamic abilities. This lightweight monocoque body construction contributes to an overall total weight saving of 480kg.
It’s an extremely accomplished SUV. You can seat seven adults in it, do proper off-roading with ease – highly recommended to test drive, provide active lifestyle. It has hit all right notes in terms of performance and handling with premium interior and comfort for the daily drive. New Discovery does seem to be a Discovery in every other sense.
ENGINE & PERFORMACE
Engine & Layout : 3.0L, 24 valves, longitudinally mounted, V6 supercharged
Transmission : 8-Speed Automatic with Drive Select & Paddle Shift
Driveline : Four-Wheel Drive (4WD)
Output : 340 PS
Torque : 450 Nm
Top Speed : 215 Km/h
0-100 acceleration : 7.1 seconds
Fuel Consumption : 10.9 L / 100 kms