When the 2018 Land Rover Discovery was announced at the Paris Motor Show in September 2016, it certainly turned more than a few heads. While it’s sleeker and lighter than previous Land Rovers (they’ve cut more than 1000 lbs from the outgoing LR4), this superb SUV hasn’t sacrificed any of its odd-road performance for superior style. The 2018 Land Rover Discovery is without a doubt earning rave reviews all over the world, and with its 27-year history of producing solid, reliable 4×4 vehicles, this British company is living by its motto of ‘Above and Beyond’.
2018 Land Rover Discovery – Slightly Longer and Wider
While previous Land Rovers might have looked more than a little boxy, the 2018 Land Rover Discovery has a smooth bodyshell and is slightly longer and wider than its predecessor the LR4. Inside the 2018 Land Rover Discovery (or Disco as it’s often known), you’ll meet a superior interior and capabilities that are difficult to beat. Premium materials have been used in the split-level design of the interior, creating that feeling of luxury up top, with hard-wearing durability beneath.
There’s up to three rows of power-folding seats, with a choice of 5 or 7 seat options. And if you can do without the rear seats, there’s a spacious total of 88.3 cubic feet of loading space – more than enough room to meet the needs of those with a busy lifestyle or big families.
For those who just can’t run out of juice, this SUV is impressively equipped with up to nine USB ports, six 12-volt charging points and an in-car 3G Wifi that can connect up to eight devices at one time. There’s also a stylish 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system to keep you in control at all times.
The performance is not a problem for the new model. There is an impressive 3.0-litre V-6 diesel engine that will deliver 254 hp. There’s also whispers that the fuel consumption is much better than its predecessor. From inside, the diesel doesn’t even sound like it’s a diesel – which is just another reason for you to love the next-gen model.
The gearbox on this SUV won’t let you down either. It has a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission with the choice of single or 2-speed Torsen-based center gearing.
This is one SUV that really pulls its weight. The 2018 Land Rover Discovery’s towing capacity of over 8000 lbs will meet the requirements of boats, horseboxes and trailers.
What should you expect to pay for this impressive 4 x 4? The MSRP on the most basic Land Rover Discovery is around $51,000. If you’re looking for 2018 Land Rover Discovery with a turbo-diesel engine, you’ll pay around $75,000 fully loaded. Want to get your hands on one of these beasts with beautiful bodywork? You’re going to wait until mid to late 2017.