Land Rover Discovery Hatchback First Look Review

Land Rover Discovery Test Drive in Bangalore

 

Land Rover Discovery Overview

The Land Rover Discovery has been around since 1989, and is one of the world’s most sought after and coveted SUV nameplates. Over the years, it has developed an image and reputation for being a true workhorse, a very capable off-roader, and still has a very premium appeal about it. The new Discovery 5 is now ready to rumble, and tries to take all of that legacy forward, but in a new direction. For the past few years we have seen Land Rover consciously move all its existing brands up the price scale, in order to a) create room for each brand family to grow, and b) to create new families of vehicles.

We know that Range Rover will always be at the pinnacle of that pyramid, and now has a 4 member-strong family. Discovery follows, and then there will be the new Defenders. The Discovery Sport is the lower priced, smaller car, and the new Discovery 5 is the fullsized premium SUV offering. Now, to some, this will be the new 5th generation Discovery though given that two generations of the car just had massive updates, it could be called the 3rd too. But since Land Rover calls it the Discovery 5 that’s what I am going to stick to!

Land Rover Discovery Exteriors

The new Land Rover Discovery exterior, as mentioned before has a new futuristic look to it and as soon as you look at closely you get know that it’s a proper upgrade to the outgoing Discovery. The new LED headlamps look really futuristic and Range Rover like although it carries that sleek look with a blockydesigned back with new LED tail lamps. The glass roof adds to the attitude in its looks with new 19- and 20-inch alloy wheels. The size of the wheels depends on which variant one goes for.

Land Rover Discovery Interiors

The Land Rover Discovery’s interiors are are offered with high quality materials. In addition to the materials, the SUV is also offered with a 17 speaker Meridian audio system which is paired to the infotainment system. This infotainment system supports Bluetooth connectivity and also has phone as well as audio controls mounted on the steering. In addition to the steering mounted controls, the Land Rover Discovery is also offered with cruise control, automatic climate control and flexible seating. The third row can also be folded down to increase cargo space when needed.

Land Rover Discovery Performance

The Land Rover Discovery price in India starts from Rs. 68.05 (Ex-showroom, New Delhi) and goes up to more than Rs. 1 Crore if you go for the top-end variant. The new Discovery comes with 2 engine options: 3.0 L turbocharged diesel and 3.0 L supercharged petrol both mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox and being 6- cylinder engines. The Land Rover Discovery specifications for the engine are, 190 bhp of power and 600 nm of torque for the diesel engine, while the petrol engine is sportier, producing 250 bhp of power and 450 Nm of torque. You also get the terrain response with lower gear ratios.

The new Land Rover Discovery mileage has gone up due to the loss of weight. The earlier Discovery used to give around 11 kmpl of mileage, while the new one gives around 13 kmpl, which is not bad at as this kind of efficiency and does justice to the Land Rover Discovery price.Check for Land Rover Discovery price in Chennai at Autozhop.

Land Rover Discovery Driving

The car’s ride is supple, though at higher speeds on smooth tarmac you will sense a touch of roll and so the car comes across as a bit floaty. You also get a sense of the car’s massive bulk when you’re driving it faster, unlike some of the modern SUVs we are now used to. But it makes up for that with a very precise and tight steering. The Discovery 5 gets Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 with the ‘auto mode’ that monitors throttle, braking, steering response, suspension, and traction control, depending on the surface you’re on. Of course, you can manually switch to sand or grass/gravel/snow or mud/ruts or rock crawl on the terrain response dial. All Terrain Progress Control is also standard – and couples with the hill descent feature.

The car has a generous 283 mm ground clearance, a huge 500 mm wheel articulation and a generous 900 mm wading depth – that’s up 200 mm over the last Discovery. Land Rover says it’s the most capable off-road car it’s ever built – and yes I am including the Defender in this claim. Now have I got your attention? The air suspension has a 2-stage off-road mode that will see it stay higher by 75 mm at speeds of up to 50 kmph, 40 mm higher between 50 and 80 kmph, and dropping by 13 mm above 105 kmph. That gives you a total 210 mm raising/lowering range. When you come to a stop and remove the seatbelts, the car drops 15 mm. Open the door and it drops another 25 mm – to make getting out easier.To know more information on Land Rover Discovery visit Iftr2015hyd

Land Rover Discovery Safety

The Land Rover Discovery features really good brakes with one of the best braking systems that allows safe and sound sudden halts, also housing a lot of safety features, like Electronic air suspension Stop/Start technology, Hill Descent Control (HDC) Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS), Electronic Traction Control (ETC), Hill Start Assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Roll Stability Control (RSC), Electric Parking Brake (EPB), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA ), Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), Gradient Acceleration Control (GAC), front side impact airbags, side curtain airbags and a trip computer. All these features are not available in the basic variants. These safety features are enough to keep you and your family safe and sound.

Land Rover Discovery Cost in Chennai

Land Rover Discovery On Road Price is 91,18,418/- and Ex-showroom Price is 75,83,700/- in Chennai. Land Rover Discovery comes in 10 colours, namely Fuji White,Baltic Blue,Firenze Red,Indus Silver,Nara Bronze,Bali Blue,Siberian Silver,Ipanema Sand,Marmaris Teal,Santorini Black. Land Rover Discovery comes with AWD with 2995 CC Displacement and 6 Cylinders with Maximum Power 335 bhp@6500 rpm and Peak Torque 450 Nm@3500-5000 rpm DRIVE TRAIN AWD and reaches 100 KMPH at 7.1 seconds . Land Rover Discovery comes with Automatic Transmission with AWD .

Land Rover Discovery Conclusion

The Land Rover Discovery is a very practical car being the most capable amongst its competitors which are the Audi Q7, Volvo XC90, Mercedes GLS and the BMW X5. It might not be the best in terms of performance among the competition but really gives you more value than the money spent on buying it. The features provided are also unique. Al though it looks smaller than the old Discovery, it is actually is quite similar in terms of size. The engines could have been more powered, but these 3.0 L petrol and diesel engines are really impressive. The Land Rover Discovery images can be seen on the Autoportal website, looking all glorious and ready to conquer terrains.

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