The versatile family SUV Land Rover Discovery arrives in South Africa with enhanced features to both exterior and interior along with cutting
edge technologies. New LED headlights revised front bumpers, new Gloss Black panel with trademark Discovery script positioned between the taillights all add to the upgraded exterior design. The new R-Dynamic model brings a more assertive character with its own design elements including Gloss Black and shadow Atlas exterior accents on the outside and two-tone leather and contrast seat stitching on the inside. As an option the tailgate can open and close when the wave of a foot is detected beneath the bumper. Even with seven seats in use, the boot provides 258 litres of luggage space and all occupants have somewhere to charge electronic devices.
The rear and second row seats have been carefully designed for enhanced comfort and improved lateral support. The seats can be folded using the Intelligent Seat technology operated using the central touchscreen. Remote app technology also allows the driver to keep tabs on the fuel status and location of the vehicle and even lock and unlock the doors. A new redesigned centre console houses a 48% larger 11.4-inch, full touchscreen in HD which provides a fast and intuitive interface. A built-in back-up battery ensures the navigation system initialisation takes just seconds, while the logical menus allow the most common used functions to be accesses directly from the customisable home screen to reduce driver’s distraction. Connectivity is provided by the duel-sim technology with two LTE modems enabling the system to carry out multiple functions at the same time. Many more tech enhancements include 12.3 -inch interactive Driver Display, 3D Mapping, Smartphone integration, Wireless charging, Cabin Air Ionisation and 4G Wi-Fi hotspot capable of linking up to eight devices.
From a Driving comfort and safety point of view the new Discovery is fitted with a host of features such as:
a) Standard Air Suspension
b) Automatic speed lowering to improve aerodynamic efficiency
c) Adaptive Dynamics damper technology
d) Terrain Response
e) Wade Mode – optimising vehicle deep water fording.
f) Clear Sight Ground View technology, from various cameras fitted beneath the front of the vehicle and other combinations.
Two new 3.0 -litre straight-six Ingenium engines both petrol and diesel are introduced with the petrol version featuring 48V Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle technology. This powerful P360 powertrain offers outputs of 265kW and 500Nm and provides a 0-100km/h in 6.7 seconds. The new D300 replaces the previous SD4 and SDV6 diesels with outputs of 221kW and 650Nm accelerating to 100km/h in 6.8 seconds.
Discovery D300 S R1 452 700
Discovery D300 SE R-Dynamic R1 561 200
Discovery D300 HSE R-Dynamic R1 675 900
Discovery P360 S R1 487 600
Discovery P360 SE R-Dynamic R1 596 100
Discovery P360 HSE R-Dynamic R1 710 900