2018 Land Rover Discovery Ready to Take 7-Passengers Off-Road
After teasing us a bit, Land Rover has officially unveiled the all-new fifth generation Discovery SUV. The new Discovery has three-rows and seven seats, while still promising the off-road capability that the brand is famous for.
It’s packed with technology to help it negotiate a variety of rugged terrains, and ground clearance is now an impressive 11.1 inches, with a wading depth of 35.4 inches, more than a Jeep Wrangler! The Discovery also has an impressive 8,201 towing capacity. In addition, it should be much more nimble than the old LR4, cutting 1000 pounds in curb weight thanks to a new aluminum architecture. Under the hood, you can choose from a 340 hp 3.0-L supercharged V6, or a 254 hp turbodiesel V6 that pushes out 443 lb-ft. of torque. Both are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission from ZF.
Its 7-seats offer a variety of configurations, and Land Rover claims that 95% of all adults can actually fit in the back row. There’s 45 cu.ft. of space behind the second row, and with both second and rear seats folded, it offers up to a whopping 82.7 cu.ft. of cargo space. It’s available with up to nine USB ports, so everyone on board can keep their gadgets charged up. You can also opt for a 3G hotspot that can connect up to eight devices, though I have no idea why they didn’t do a 4G hotspot in this day and age.
The all-new Discovery will go on sale in mid-2017. There are several models to choose from with the base being the SE starting at $49,990(USD), the HSE starts at $56,950, HSE diesel is $58,950, HSE Luxury is $63,950, HSE Luxury diesel is $65,950, and the First Edition is $73,950.