Land Rover gave its news Discovery a minor facelift along with relatively low-key updates. Already on its fourth generation, Land Rover's highly versatile luxury SUV gets an additionally powerful and highly efficient engine that goes well with a new exterior identity and a stately interior. Is not that it is replacing boasts of over 100 international accolades under its belt, so much is anticipated from the Discovery 4. However, Land Rover confidently told me that it is considerably the challenge. Let's find out exactly.
Land Rover came up with two engine variants for its new Discovery line in. First up is the LR-TDV6 3.0 litre twin-turbo diesel in a position generating 180kW of power and 600Nm of torque. It gobbles 8.9 percent less fuel free of charge now rated at 9.21/ 100km during the combined cycle. It is also more eco-friendly a good 8.3 percent cut in CO2 wastes. The LR-TDV6 just spews 243g/km. Revving increase the power, the ideas.0 litre naturally-aspirated V8 punches out 276kW of power and 510Nm of torque, with fuel economy with a rating of 13.9/100km and CO2 emissions pegged at 326g/km. The revised engines are paired to a new six-speed adaptive shift automatic gearbox.
The interior may be completely redesigned and she has a more premium look and feel than its forerunners. It features a modified dash, leather trimmed centre console, new electric leather seats, and a host of new amenities that include metallic air vents, gear knob and speaker trims; a HD radio; a new five-camera 'surround' system for easier parking; an audio-video DVD navigation system; and even a premium audio package composed of 14 speaker stereo, a CD player, input for iPod, an aux input socket for MP3/USB, and a subwoofer. Push button start and keyless entry are standard across the stove.
Land Rover also gave the new Discovery an extensive upgrade to the chassis and suspension systems. The steering has been revised, larger 360mm brakes have been installed and refinements have been made to the Terrain Response model. The British automaker also made notable improvements on its renowned Hill Descent Control (HDC) system by integrating a Gradient Release Control present. This means that the system will get started automatically when HDC is activated and controls acceleration and brake pressure on steep declines. Additionally, Land Rover fitted its new Discovery with the innovative Trailer Stability Aid to reduce engine torque and automatically initiate light braking while towing to minimize towing-related mishaps.
Safety-wise, standard through the new Discovery range are dual driver and front passenger, driver and front passenger side and head, and rear passenger head airbags; Electronic differential control, Emergency Brake Assist, Hydraulic rear brake boost, Hill Descent Control, improved Understeer Control and Roll Stability Control. More features include All-terrain Anti-Lock Braking System, Electronic Parking Brake, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Dynamic Stability Control and Electronic Traction check.
Overall, the new Land Rover Discover is the perfect car and a superb SUV that can put other fancy SUVs to pity. It has the perfect mix of features and enough power that can make every trip feel less like a cruise on the moon's surface and more of a smooth and cozy ride.