Sporting a luxurious appearance similar to recent Land Rover concepts, the 2018 Discovery broke cover Wednesday on the eve of the Paris Engine Show. In 27 years, the Discovery has been the all-terrain champion of the British SUV maker, but this vehicle appears as though it shall be more at home on Fifth Avenue than the Rubicon Trail. Design chief Gerry McGovern is unapologetic.
2018 Land Rover Discovery Redesign
Ground clearance is 11 now.1-ins – up 1.7 inches from the LR4 – while maximum wading depth is 35.4-in ., almost eight inches more. Landscape Response 2 can be personally arranged for different conditions or left to automatically select the best, and there’s All-Terrain Improvement Control (ATPC) which – even as found on the new Jaguar F-PACE – is effectively cruise control for off-roading.
Inside, there are three rows of seating and the industry-first new seating folding system which allows visitors to configure the second and third row of car seats using controls guiding the SUV over a touch screen or remotely via an app. All three rows can also be had with available heated seats, while the first two rows can be cooled also.
2018 Land Rover Discovery Engine
Two engines will be on offer, each paired with the familiar ZF eight-speed programmed transmission the ongoing company has used before.
The 340 HP supercharged 3.0L petrol V6 is taken across from the old LR4, filled with 332 lb-ft. of torque. On the other hand, there’s also the 254 HP turbocharged diesel V6 we’ve already observed in the number Rover and Range Rover Sport, using its 443 lb-ft. of torque from 1,750 rpm.
2018 Land Rover Discovery Release Date and Price
Sales in North America shall kick off in mid-2017, with the fifth-generation 2018 Finding costed from $49,990 plus $995 vacation spot.