Land Rover’s new Discovery will be in UK showrooms this week, with prices starting at £43,495 (OTR).
The fifth-generation model continues the Discovery legacy, and retains key family design cues. Land Rover’s latest lightweight aluminium architecture saves up to 480kg, helping to deliver enhanced efficiency and CO2 emissions from as low as 171g/km.
The Ingenium engine range has been expanded with addition of a 240PS, four-cylinder diesel engine with 500Nm of torque, which offers ‘best-in-class’ towing capacity of 3,500kg, while semi-autonomous Advanced Tow Assist is there to make difficult reversing manoeuvres a little less difficult, says Land Rover.
The premium interior combines leading design with durable, high-quality materials. UK specification will offer a market-first Intelligent Seat Fold Technology for full-size seven-seat configuration. With those seven seats as standard, luggage capacity for UK spec models is up to 2,406 litres.
More than 4,000 have already been sold in the UK. Jeremy Hicks, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover UK said, “It's a special moment when a new vehicle arrives in our retailers and after months of planning, that moment is finally upon us. As of this moment our customers can see the new Discovery at their local retailer in the metal. We are very proud of the new Discovery, it does everything its predecessor does and more. With increased efficiency, improved versatility and clever technology for the whole family we have seen over 4000 new and existing UK customers order the new model even before its arrival at the retailer.”