Prices and Australian model information released in advance.
The fifth-generation Discovery adds a list of clever features designed to bolster its practicality credentials.
Available in both five and seven seat configurations, the new Discovery range starts at $65,960 for the base Td4 S, stretching all the way north of $130,000 for the limited-run Td6 First Edition.
Td4 models feature the less powerful 2.0-litre unit with a single turbocharger, able to manage 132kW and 430Nm.
Stepping up to the Sd4 gets you the more powerful twin-turbocharged 2.0-litre option with 177kW and 500Nm on tap.
The flagship engine is the Td6, with the V6 putting out 190kW and 600Nm.
Regardless of engine choice, all Discovery variants send power to an all-wheel drive system through a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.
Those who opt for the Sd4 and Td6 powerplants will be awarded with a dual-range transfer case, as well as the option of a locking rear differential.
The 2017 Discovery has four trim levels – S, SE, HSE, and HSE Luxury – all available with each of the three engine choices.
All seven seat SE models feature a comprehensive list of features, including:
- 19-inch alloy wheels
- Air suspension
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
- Satellite navigation
- Electric leather seats
- Front and rear parking sensors with reversing camera
- Towing armature and electrics
- LED headlights
Above this, the HSE trim level receives:
- 20-inch alloy wheels
- Electric steering column adjustment
- Three-zone climate control
- Keyless entry
- Powered tailgate
- Meridian 380W sound system
- 10” touchscreen with satellite navigation
The range topping HSE Luxury variants receive even more indulgent features, such as:
- Electric leather seats with winged headrests
- Climate front seats
- Extended leather interior
- Five colour interior mood lighting
- Panoramic sunroof as standard
- Front centre cooler compartment
- Surround camera system
- Meridian surround sound system
- Digital TV
A Dynamic Design Pack can also be optioned to HSE and HSE Luxury variants, which allows for greater customisation with options such as larger 21- or 22-inch wheels, contrasting exterior trim colours, and different front and rear bumpers, as well as different interior upholstery.
On launch, a special First Edition model will also be available, with 2,400 examples worldwide.
These models will feature a number of unique details, including etched map detailing on the aluminium door trim and special badging.
Practicality is a strong point with the Discovery, with plenty of family-oriented features.
The most notable tech comes in the form of Land Rover’s new Intelligent Seat Fold technology, which allows the second and third row seats to be folded down remotely via a smartphone app.
The Discovery is also equipped with an in-car WiFi hotspot for up to eight devices, along with up to nine USB ports and six 12-volt charging points.
Boot space measures in at a maximum of 2,406 litres, while towing is rated at 3500kg.
The new Discovery is set to launch in Australia on August 1 this year.
Discovery Five Seat
Td4 S – $65,960
Sd4 S – $71,560
Td6 S – $78,721.40
Td4 SE – $77,050
Sd4 SE – $83,450
Td6 SE – $90,161.40
Td4 HSE – $87,150
Sd4 HSE – $93,550
Td6 HSE – $100,261.40
Td4 HSE Luxury – $100,950
Sd4 HSE Luxury – $107,350
Td6 HSE Luxury – $114,061.40
Discovery Seven Seat
Td4 S – $71,560
Sd4 S – $77,960
Td6 S – $84,671.40
Td4 SE – $81,590
Sd4 SE – $87,990
Td6 SE – $94,701.40
Td4 HSE – $90,550
Sd4 HSE – $96,950
Td6 HSE – $103,661.40
Td4 HSE Luxury – $104,350
Sd4 HSE Luxury – $110,750
Td6 HSE Luxury – $117,461.40
Td6 First Edition – $131,871.40
By Patrick Jackson, 04 Jul 2017 Car News