Unparalleled off-road ability in all-new Land Rover Discovery

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The All-New Land Rover Discovery features the most striking and modern design yet seen on a Discovery. Yet, despite its more-planted, dynamic appearance, the fifth-generation Discovery is also Land Rover’s most capable and versatile three-row, seven-seat SUV to date.

At the front, All-New Discovery’s sculpted surfaces, jewel-like headlamps and a faster windscreen angle break with tradition, while the state-of-the-art daytime running lamps deliver a modern appearance with a distinctive new light signature. At the back, the LED rear lamps have a horizontal emphasis, giving All-New Discovery a more-sporty appearance. Sophisticated surfaces and optimised proportions combine with beautiful detailing and enhanced precision to create a highly capable and versatile SUV with a more dynamic design than ever before.

In looks, it remains unmistakably a Discovery. And under the skin, the All-New Discovery retains its status as the most capable premium SUV in off-road situations, combining advanced technologies with outstanding off-road geometry.

“All-New Discovery provides unrivalled practicality and versatility alongside supreme breadth of capability,” said Nick Rogers, Executive Director of Product Engineering at Land Rover. “Our continued drive of pioneering technologies, industry-leading lightweight aluminium architectures and new advanced engines ensure the new-look Discovery family appeals to consumers on multiple levels.”

For the ultimate all-terrain capability, All-New Discovery is available with a two-speed transfer box, providing selectable high and low range gears for optimum on-road and off-road performance. The intelligent system provides a standard 50/50 torque split between front and rear wheels, but uses a range of sensors to distribute torque between the wheels depending on the conditions. Through Land Rover’s award-winning Terrain Response 2 technology, the low-range gears are automatically selected when drives engage off-road driving programmes for rock crawling or mud ruts.

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Exceptional ground clearance of 283mm, combined with an approach angle of up to 34 degrees, a breakover angle of 27.5 degrees and departure angle of 30 degrees ensure All-New Discovery is able to climb up, over and down the most extreme obstacles. Its maximum wading depth of 900mm puts All-New Discovery in a class of its own, providing unrivalled confidence when tackling both waterlogged tracks and flooded roads.

Along with Land Rover’s customary, best-in-class all-terrain capability, the All-New Discovery also has enhanced on-road dynamics, with heightened levels of refinement and comfort. This is realised through Land Rover’s proven lightweight and durable aluminium monocoque construction, which contributes to a 480kg weight-saving compared to steel ladder construction. The All-New Discovery also makes use of advanced integral link rear suspension to deliver superior handling characteristics without compromising the superb ride comfort – all while retaining a class-leading maximum towing capacity of 3,500kg.

The All-New Land Rover Discovery launches in July 2017. Prices start at R980 000. Customers can log on to www.landrover.co.za to build their own All-New Discovery using the Land Rover configurator.

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