For those who hear the wild calling there is no better vehicle to get you out into the wilderness than in a Land Rover Discovery. Undoubtedly one of the best 4x4s by far, this big bush basher will easily get you out of the wilderness, too.
The air suspension can raise the ride height up to 125mm for extreme off-road use, and also lower the vehicle by 50mm for easier entry, exit and loading. Land Rover’s patented Terrain Response technology is a system that optimises the vehicle’s set-up for different terrain conditions offering formidable performance over mud, gravel, grass, snow and rock surfaces. The beauty of the Land Rover Discovery 4 is that it can ride the tarmac with complete aplomb and in surefooted safety, too. Terrain Response also incorporates Sand Launch Control (SLC) and Rock Crawl (RC). Sand Launch Control helps prevent wheel spin and the vehicle ‘digging in’ when moving off from a standstill, while Rock Crawl delivers more vehicle composure by applying light brake forces. Hill Descent Control is another stand out feature for descending the most difficult terrain. I’ve experienced the Discovery’s ability, and believe you me it is phenomenal.
A classy exterior is matched by an interior that just beckons to be sat in. The cabin is well muted, and the front and rear automatic climate control systems work beautifully featuring updated heater and air conditioning hardware to meet global temperature extremes with side to side temperature control. This is standard on all Discovery 4 models.
The HSE and V8 models offer breathtaking luxury. Leather all round, satellite navigation, electronically adjusted seats, a sunroof and premium sound – you name it and it is probably there.
V6 turbo-diesel technology, V8 turbo-diesel technology and V8 petrol power provide the best 4×4 performance.
Out and about offroad driving is a pleasure to those who enjoy the great outdoors and all the adventures it offers. And what better way to drive offroad than in the Land Rover Discovery?
Land Rover 4x4s are legendary for offroading superiority and brilliance. The new Land Rover Discovery sets the benchmark higher than ever, offering premium comfort, style, safety, and excellent on- and off-road ability.
The recent Land Rover Discovery has a new design and, with its ability to seat seven in comfort, the design maestros have created a very practical vehicle that looks good from all angles. The second and third row seats in the rear are spacious and are wonderfully comfortable to sit in. Three child restraints can be found in the rear, so Land Rover have angled this model for those who need to carry passengers of all ages. All rear seats in the Land Rover Discovery are quite simple to use, whether you are finding a suitable seating position for comfort, or whether you need the increased load space and have to fold the Land Rover Discovery’s seats away. There’s nothing worse than fighting with car seats to alter the car’s carrying capacity, so it’s good you wont’ have to do this in the Land Rover Discovery.
Dynamically, the Land Rover Discovery is nothing short of excellent on the road. The Land Rover Discovery has a nimbleness better than many smaller soft-roaders – and that says a lot about the engineers who have kept the hefty weight (around 2 ½ tonnes) in total control.
Take the Land Rover Discovery off the tarmac and this machine finds traction wherever possible. The Land Rover Discovery has a long-travel independent suspension and an improved ability to push each wheel down into undulations, keeping the vehicle nice and level while gaining optimum “go-forward.”
The Land Rover Discovery has some of the most advanced driving aids on offer. Features such as ABS, brake assist, dynamic stability control, active roll mitigation and electronic park brake ensure optimum control.
Electronic aids are abundant, and the Land Rover Discovery makes full use of the leading-edge Terrain Response System, which ties in many of the driving aids already mentioned to optimise them for five different terrain settings: normal, better known as tarmac roads; grass/gravel, like back country New Zealand roads, ruts and mud, or safari game trails in East Africa; rock crawl, for anywhere with boulders; and sand, like back tracks in the Middle East – the world’s your oyster. With electronic traction and stability control, along with hill descent control, the Land Rover Discovery is second to none. This is arguably the most offroad-capable vehicle.
The Land Rover Discovery has three engine variants. The base model Land Rover Discovery S has a V6 turbodiesel engine, while the Land Rover Discovery SE comes with either the petrol V6 or the turbodiesel V6. And the luxury-packed Land Rover Discovery HSE is equipped with either the turbodiesel V6 or the grunty V8 petrol motor. All engines have loads of power that provide colossal torque in a refined manner – just what you’d expect.
Well equipped? Yes, all models of Land Rover Discovery are. Even the Land Rover Discovery S has leather seats, automatic climate control, 17″ alloys, a six-speaker system and curtain airbags for each row of seats. But if you want a complete luxury trip, the Land Rover Discovery HSE packs in plenty of incredible features, not only the range mentioned for the S, but also an eight-way adjustable electric drivers’ seat with memory, a six-way adjustable passenger seat, park distance control, a rain sensor, an 8-speaker audio system which has a remote control, an electro-chromic interior mirror? and that’s just to name a few!
To drive a car that can evoke a sense of adventure is such a pleasure. And no matter where you want to go, the Land Rover Discovery can take you there.
The current model series includes the:
For anymore information on the Land Rover Discovery, or for that matter any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181. If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quotes requests out to our national network of Landrover dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours. Private Fleet – car buying made easy!
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