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New Land Rover Discovery Launched


New Land Rover Discovery to offer seven seats as standard and will be priced from $81,590 when it arrives in Australia from July 2017.

Land Rover has released details the all-new Land Rover Discovery, the most luxurious and technologically advanced Land Rover Discovery to date.

Land Rover is pitching the new Discovery at families who lead active lifestyles, with all new models fitted with seven seats as standard, and the Discovery will also include innovative features such as second and third row seats that can be lowered via controls, a touchscreen or Land Rover’s iPhone app, InControl Touch Pro.

The idea behind the trick seating is so that the owner can reconfigure the seating arrangement from inside a shop or other location, whilst completing a purchase of items such as a piece of furniture, so that the car is ready to be loaded when the owner returns.

Another additional feature is Land Rover’s Active Key wristband. Designed for new Discovery owners who enjoy sporty pursuits, the wristband can be worn whilst competing in various activities, including swimming without the owner having to worry about the traditional key which can be safely locked inside the Discovery. The car can be unlocked with the wristband by simply holding it up to the “D” in the Discovery badge on the tailgate.

Passengers will be entertained by Jaguar Land Rover’s InControl Touch Pro infotainment system which centres around a 10-inch touchscreen, doing away with an array of traditional buttons. The system features WiFi and iOS and Android compatibility and can connect to a variety of devices.

The new Discovery tackles rough territory with Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2, which allows drivers to adjust the new Discovery’s gearing, engine responsiveness and ride height to suit the terrain by simply turning a dial.

Ground clearance is rated at 283mm (up 43mm) while a maximum wading depth of 900mm (an increase of 200mm).

Three engines will be available from launch: a new 132kW 2.0-litre Ingenium four-cylinder Td4 diesel which consumes 6.3l/100km, a more powerful twin-turbo Sd4 Ingenium four-cylinder diesel which develops 177kW and 500Nm of torque with fuel economy of 6.5l/100km, and the flagship 190kW Td6, which delivers 600Nm of torque.

All engines are paired to an eight-speed ZF automatic.

Prices start at $81,590 when the new Discovery goes on sale in Australia in July of 2017.

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