The 2017 Land Rover Discovery, which was introduced recently as a replacement to the LR4 comes with a more sophisticated and smooth-flowing design. Gone are the boxy looks and the Discovery has softer, tapered lines that actually is a radical departure from the LR4, and takes getting used to. Though it has nice details in design like the raked grille, slender headlamps and tail lamps, somehow the Discovery still cannot be called a handsome or well-proportioned SUV.
Thankfully the interior has a much more neutral design, and is instantly likeable. The modern SUV design cues, along with the nice choice of materials create a well-appointed interior. And like with all Land Rovers, the build quality leaves little to complain too. The ergonomics too are mostly well-sorted – except for certain odd items like the power window switch placement.
The Discovery is available with a choice of two engines – a 3.0L V6 diesel that is good for 254HP and a substantial torque of 600Nm, and a 3.0L supercharged V6 petrol with 335HP and 450Nm of torque – both these come mated to an 8-speed AT which provides precise and smooth shifts. Being a large SUV with good off-road capabilities, the Discovery gets a nice and cushy ride quality, however that results in quite a bit of body-roll when taking high-speed corners and the Discovery does not feel very enthusiastic to change direction at highway speeds.
The Discovery is offered in S, SE, HSE, HSE Luxury and First Edition variants. And one can choose between 5-seater or 7-seater option too. All variants come standard with safety features such as ABS with EBD, dual front airbags with side and curtain airbags, TCS, ESP, roll-over stability control, adaptive cruise control and ISOFIX child seat anchors – making the Discovery a very safe and highly capable SUV.
|Engine||V6 3.0L AWD|
|No. Of Gears||8|
|Front Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Rear Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
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