The latest Land Rover Discovery summed up in less than five minutes

It’s been around for decades, and it’s been to every pocket of the globe during that time. The Land Rover Discovery has entered its fifth generation, and this latest one brings the Disco to a new place. Yes, it’s still very much a more approachable Land Rover product than its larger (and more expensive) Range Rover sibling but it doesn’t sacrifice in the off-road equipment department.
It’s also not cheap. This one here costs around $80k. Yes, it’s nice inside and most of the options have been checked, but that doesn’t make the price feel less than it is.
Forgetting that price tag for a moment, the Discovery drives wonderfully both on road and off of it. That’s due in part here to the Td6 diesel engine fitted under the hood. There’s tremendous torque to be had, and it’s available down low and right on up through a major swath of the rev range.
Will those who part with all of this dough be ready to dirty up their own Discos? I hope so, because that’s where the Discovery shines brightest. Not in a Whole Foods parking lot, but in the jungle/outback/desert/snow/mud, or anywhere other vehicles fear to tread. 
[Disclaimer: Land Rover tossed us the keys to the Discovery and included a tank of diesel fuel.] 

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2 responses to “The latest Land Rover Discovery summed up in less than five minutes”

  1. Rover 1 Avatar
    Rover 1

    I always liked the design of the previous Discovery more, despite the dishonesty of the fake tall rear side windows, If you’re going to continue the heavy glass up like that, why not make it a light admitting actual window ?×440.jpg
    And the asymmetry of the rear worked better when there was a functional reason for it, not just a half-hearted attempt at ‘continuity’.

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      I agree with all you’ve said here…

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