Saturday 19 August 2017

New Discovery due here next month to cost from €57,800

'Family SUV': Land Rover Discovery
'Family SUV': Land Rover Discovery
Extra cabin room: the Land Rover Discovery interior
Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

Land Rover's new Discovery will cost from €57,815 when it goes on sale in Ireland next month.

That's for the 2.0 TD4 'S' spec 5-seater (€570 road tax).

Probably more representative for buyers will be the SE version from €64,665. HSE trim costs from €71,885 with HSE Lux kicking off from €80,890. The SD4 versions start at €63,215.

If you want a 7-seater, the first one on the price list is the 2.0 SD4 S which begins at €71,700.

And the 3-litre range begins with the 3.0 TDV6 SE 7 -seater (€750 tax) at €78,595.

It's a much lighter vehicle now and there's more cabin space. Standard spec includes 8spd auto transmission, 8in touchscreen, Land Rover sound system (6 speakers), iPod connectivity, AM/FM, AUX input, colour TFT message centre, Hill Descent Control/off-road ABS, Hill Launch Assist, acoustic windscreen, rear fogs, manual tailgate, cruise control, Trailer Stability Assist etc.

With the emphasis on this being a 'family SUV' both third-row seats in the 7-seater have ISOFIX mounting points (five in total).

They claim there are 2,500 litres of luggage plus storage spaces through the cabin.

The extra cabin room stems from an increase in wheelbase - the car itself is 4.97m long. And in place of the old split rear-tailgate you get a big 'door' and 'inner' tailgate.

Ground clearance is up 43mm (283mm) while the multi-mode Terrain Response 2 system works across a range of settings.

* First Drive Report: Next week

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