10/28/16

2017 Land Rover Discovery Arrives...!


It will go anywhere…

It will do anything…

Not quite true, but the folks at Land Rover do make buggies that have serious off-road cred.  On road behavior has been much improved of late also. 
With that in mind, say hello to the 5th iteration of Land Rover’s popular Discovery.

As with all recent Land Rover models, the Discovery is a looker.  A bit over 5” longer than the previous model, known as the LR4, the new Disco has less of that top-heavy tip over vibe, and comes off a bit more sporting.  The extra length aids in third row and cargo room, improving livability of the 5th gen. 
Two engine choices will be available in the States initially.  A gasoline powered V6 rated at 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque will likely be the top seller.  A V6 diesel can also be had, with 254 ponies and 443 lb-ft.  Both motors pair with an 8-speed transmission, aiding in fuel consumption ratings.  Of course it won’t hurt that the new Discovery is almost 1,000 lbs. lighter than the previous LR4.  Road manners should improve significantly!

For you off-roaders, I can report a ground clearance improvement of 1.7”, and a fording depth increase of nearly 8”, up to a total of 35.4” of wading capability. 
Tally ho…!




The interior has all the familiar Land Rover design queues, along with the expected updates to available tech and safety.  Available 3-row seating, Meridian sound systems and the InTouch infotainment system with a 10” touch screen can be optioned.  All certain necessities for that run through the marshes to your local mall, no doubt…!
Meaningful improvements, sharp looks, and a starting price of $49,990 should prompt your run down to your nearest Land Rover dealer.  I think you may… discover... something you really like!

Cheers…!



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