LAND Rover unveiled the new 2018 Land Rover Discovery at IAA Frankfurt. Here’s what you need to know about the newly updated SUV.
The shape of the Discovery manages to hide its weight quite well. In the photos, the Discovery could be confused with Discovery Sport, smaller and unrelated. (The Land Rover Discovery is much closer under the Range Rover.) In person, the impressive size of the SUV is apparent quickly. The company’s grid announces the arrival of the Discovery, but it is quickly returned to the wings by the headlights that were pulled back. The grille is relatively smaller than the large Disco chin, the wide bottom opening and the vertical ducts.
On the sides, we think the discovery is somewhat anonymous. Not much beyond a rising window line and stocky pillars help distinguish the discovery of some SUVs on the road. The tail can be the biggest departure for the faithful of the brand. The Disco drops the rear-mounted spare part, but retains the same kickdown found in the LR3 and LR4 models.
Inside, the cabin is more comfortable, though more upright than the outside suggests. The horizontal-themed dashboard features a large-screen touch screen for infotainment and a similar center console. The group of instruments does not have the panache; it keeps the same small LCD screen with a utilitarian aspect, but obsolete.
The engine will be a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 rated at 518 horsepower (525 horsepower, as Land Rover’s announcement) and 561 pound-feet of torque.
As far as prices are concerned, nothing has been confirmed yet. But a Range Rover Sport starts at around $ 65,000 and once SVO has breathed in, that figure rises to around $ 120,000. A $ 50,000 discovery list, and I did not expect the Discovery SVX to sound much less than $ 75,000.