Disco's back! Land Rover has revived the Discovery nameplate for its newest large luxury SUV.
The Discovery replaces the LR4 and features a new unibody construction that's a claimed 1,000 pounds lighter than the older model.
In addition to the new construction, the Disco also boasts a new look with more rounded edges. If I had a dollar for everyone who told me this looks like a Ford Explorer...
Our HSE Luxury model features an air suspension that raises for improved ground clearance at the touch of a button. The ride also automatically lowers at highway speed for stability and efficiency.
Under the hood is a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine making 340 horsepower. There's also a diesel option for those who love torque.
Four-wheel drive is standard, but the Discovery can also be outfitted with a two-speed transfer case good for rock crawling and an option Terrain Response 2 traction management system.
Convenience features include a hands-free power tailgate, optional Intelligent Fold third row seats and a unique waterproof Activity Key wristband that can lock or unlock the Disco while participating in wet or dirty outdoor activities.
The new Discovery places a larger emphasis on daily driving and on-road performance with improved efficiency and stability on tarmac, but the SUV excels when conditions are a bit dirty.