Land Rover released the first official pictures of the new 2017 Discovery recently, and there’s definitely some big changes, even from the first view. With a more rounded and neater look, it’s more modern and stylish which is great for around the town. It mimics the Discovery Vision Car which was released at the 2014 New York Motor Show, with slimmer headlights and grille. The new design also seems to be built with aerodynamics in mind, with new lines leading to a lower drag co-efficient. This along with the 480kg weight loss (thanks to the increase in aluminium use and new monocoque chassis) leads to much more efficient engines and less emissions. This means the 2.0 litre diesel engine is now a perfectly viable option for urban life.
But the new Discovery is still the relentless SUV it’s renowned for. It’s still peerless when it comes to off-road ability, with even more ground clearance meaning wading depth has increased by 200mm to 900mm. You’ll find lots of technology to ensure you travel in comfort in all terrains, making every journey an enjoyable one.
Inside, you’ll get all the luxury you’d expect from a Land Rover Discovery. All 3 rows of seats will comfortably sit 6-foot plus adults, and even children are catered for with 5 ISOFIX fixtures found throughout the cabin. The central console can hold either 2 x 2 litre bottles of water, or 4 iPads. And to help you with all your external devices, 9 USB’s ports and 6 x 12-volt ports can be found throughout the cabin to charge Smartphones and Tablets. There’s going to be a major focus on device connectivity with the new Discovery with a 10” Touchscreen being the central focus, although initially the advanced INCONTROL system won’t be available in the Irish market but will be soon after launch.
Convenience is another key feature of the Discovery, with 2,500 litres+ of storage space giving you lots of room for luggage or equipment. There’s also a new Advanced Tow Assist, designed to make reversing while towing simple, ideal for novices. There’s also lots of smart designs to make everyday life simple, such as the Activity Key wristband which locks and unlocks the SUV when you hold it up to the “D” on the Discovery symbol on the tailgate.
The 171 Land Rover Discovery is expected to be on sale in Ireland from March and starts at around €60,000. For more information, or to view the current Discovery, you can drop into Stuarts Land Rover Dealer in Dublin and we’ll be happy to talk. You can also call us on 01-4624100 or use the handy Contact Us form if you have any questions and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.