The Discovery has been exploring the globe since its debut 26 years ago. Today in Paris, Land Rover debuts the fifth-generation, all-new 2017 Discovery – a full-sized, three-row, seven-seat sport utility that continues the spirit of adventure the storied off-roader is known for.
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Some of the main features include seating for up to seven full-sized adults; advanced driver assistance technologies; as expected, premium interior with high-quality materials; a lightweight aluminum body that sheds approximately 480kg from the weight of the outgoing LR4, delivering enhanced on- and off-road performance; 3500kg towing capacity and Advanced Tow Assist; more cargo including 2500 litres of luggage space and storage; plus, new technologies including up to nine USB ports, six 12-volt charging points and an in-car 3G WiFi hotspot for up to eight devices.
Power: 340-hp or 254-hp V6 versions
Available in either gas or diesel, the new Discovery is powered by either the 340-hp supercharged 3.0L V6 inherited by the LR4, producing 332 lb.ft of torque; or the 254-hp turbocharged diesel V6 with 443 lb.ft of torque engine shared with the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. Both powertrains are paired to a ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The all-new Discovery was previewed by the Discovery Vision Concept, which showcased the future direction of the entire Discovery family when it debuted at the New York Auto Show in 2014; it represented a radical departure for the most versatile SUV from Land Rover. The revolutionary design gives Discovery a dynamic appearance with sophisticated surfaces and precisely engineered details designed to resonate with customers on an emotional level.
Pricing and models
Starting at $61,500 CAD MSRP, the new 2017 Land Rover Discovery hits dealers from mid-2017. The Discovery model lineup includes:
- Discovery SE
- Discovery HSE
- Discovery HSE Td6 (diesel) Discovery HSE Luxury
- Discovery HSE Luxury Td6 (diesel) Discovery First Edition