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Land Rover has updated the Discovery with new mild hybrid powertrains, an advanced infotainment and superior comfort and practicality.

11 Nov 2020 | International News : U.K.

The new Discovery combines a design evolution with a versatile and intelligently packaged interior which embodies the spirit of family adventure that has characterised Land Rover's premium family SUV for more than 30 years.

Featuring the latest generation of powerful and efficient six-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel engines, advanced Pivi Pro infotainment and superior comfort and practicality, New Discovery remains one of the most capable, connected and versatile full seven-seat premium SUVs in the world.

With the Terrain Response 2 technology, the new Discovery is always automatically primed to suit all driving conditions, no mater how rough it gets
With Land Rover's new Electrical Vehicle Architecture underpinning a suite of advanced technologies, the new Discovery delivers new levels of sophistication, desirability and efficiency while retaining its customary breadth of on and off-road capability.

New signature LED head lights with a daytime running light signature set lower into the units create a more purposeful look, while animated sweeping front and rear indicators provide heightened visual sophistication and the body-colour front fender vent accentuates the premium SUV's familiar broken waistline.

At the rear, the new Discovery features new LED taillights, which are joined across the back of vehicle by a new gloss black panel. Following Land Rover's reductive design philosophy, this panel incorporates the trademark Discovery script, providing a cleaner rear graphic.

Inside, the Discovery benefits from enhancements designed to highlight its full-size seven-seat layout, with a spacious cabin incorporating Land Rover's cutting edge Pivi Pro infotainment. A completely redesigned centre console houses a larger 11.4-inch, full HD touchscreen, which provides a fast and intuitive interface.

Land Rover's latest Pivi Pro infotainment is now available on the new Discovery, delivering a larger screen and a fast and intuitive interface
The new Discovery provides high-definition 3D mapping within the instrumentation, with the high-resolution screen being able to be configured to show a pair of conventional dials, full-screen 3D navigation guidance or a combination of the two, allowing drivers to customise the view to suit their preference.

In addition, customers have the option of a full-colour Head-Up Display, putting high-resolution driving information directly into the driver's eyeline. Smartphone integration is also simple, thanks to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Wireless charging with signal boosting technology is also available.

Up front, the new-look four-spoke steering wheel features hidden-until-lit switches and metal gearshift paddles while a tactile new gear selector provides instinctive control of the powertrain.

First-rate family versatility is a hallmark of the Discovery and the spacious new Discovery is no exception. Then hands-free Gesture Tailgate can detect the wave of a foot beneath the rear bumper to open the boot while the Powered Inner Tailgate restrains loose items in the huge 2,391-litre loadspace and doubles as a handy bench.

With all the rear seats folded down, the new Land Rover Discovery has 2,391 litres of carrying capacity
Even with seven seats in use, the boot provides 258 litres of luggage space and all occupants have somewhere to charge electronic devices.

Inside, Intelligent Seat Fold technology allows customers to effortlessly configure the seating layout using the central touchscreen, while Remote app technology lets customers keep tabs on the fuel status and location of their vehicle and even unlock and lock the doors.

In the back, the second-row seats have been carefully redesigned for enhanced comfort. Improved lateral support, longer thicker cushions and careful seat profiling all contribute to greater under-thigh support and improved posture for occupants. 

New Discovery introduces a trio of new six-cylinder Ingenium engines, both petrol and diesel, featuring 48V Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology for enhanced efficiency, performance and smoothness. The new engines are available alongside Land Rover's four-cylinder P300 Ingenium petrol powertrain and with a new Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system.

The Land Rover Activity Key allows users to lock and unlock the car with a smart wristband without the need of the vehicle's keys
The straight-six engine family was designed and developed in-house and the advanced diesel is available with 249bhp and 295bhp outputs, while the powerful petrol delivers 355bhp. 

In addition, standard air suspension provides cosseting ride comfort in all environments and features automatic speed lowering to improve aerodynamic efficiency and enhance economy when cruising on motorways.

Adaptive Dynamics damper technology monitors vehicle movements up to 500 times a second, reacting to driver or road inputs almost instantaneously for greater body control, ensuring a composed, flat ride.

With the Terrain Response 2 technology, the new Discovery is always automatically primed to suit the driving conditions while the new Wade Mode optimises the vehicle for deep water fording - even applying the brakes automatically when the driver disengages Wade Mode, to restore full performance from the first application of the brakes.

The availability of Configurable Terrain Response allows drivers to fine-tune the Discovery's throttle mapping, gearbox shift points, steering and suspension settings to suit their preferences and requirements, so customers can personalise the driving experience for a specific journey. 

The new Discovery also benefits from ClearSight Ground View technology, providing drivers with a view of the obscured ground directly beneath the front of the vehicle using the central touchscreen and a combination of forward-facing cameras. The feature is the realisation of Land Rover's futuristic transparent bonnet concept and supports the driver when negotiating steep off-road inclines or hidden urban obstacles.

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