The new Land Rover Discovery is launching in South Africa this week with 35 First Edition models up for grabs! Take a look at what you can expect from the new Discovery.
The new fifth-generation Land Rover Discovery made its debut at last year’s Paris Motor Show and we can’t wait for the new model to arrive on local soil this week. Now offering an enhanced design with more space and practicality, the new Discovery looks promising.
Read more about the new Land Rover Discovery here!
For those looking for something more exclusive, Land Rover will also be offering 35 First Edition models, featuring additional standard equipment, to coincide with the launch of the new Discovery.
Model range and key features
The new Discovery will offer more space and practicality as well new technology features.
The new Discovery will be offered with two engine options including a 3.0-litre turbodiesel engine with 190 kW and 600 Nm of torque, as well as a 3.0-litrer supercharged V6 petrol engine developing 250 kW and 450 Nm of torque. Both engines will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Buyers can choose between 4 specification levels with the range comprising of S, SE, HSE and HSE Luxury. In terms of features, the Discovery in SE trim and up will feature air suspension, LED headlights and satellite navigation as standard while Land Rover’s 10.2-inch InControl Touch Pro infotainment system (standard for HSE and HSE Luxury), Meridian sound systems and an electric tailgate will be offered as options across the range.
Buyers will also be able to specify a nifty Seat Fold feature that will allow you to configure the seating arrangement using your smartphone, as well as the touchscreen and switches in the luggage bay. A waterproof Activity Key wristband, much like that offered on the Jaguar F-Pace, will now be available on the new Discovery, a useful solution for outdoor enthusiasts.
With a maximum towing capacity of 3 500 kg, the new Discovery will feature Tow Assist and Trailer Stability Assist as standard across the range, while Advanced Tow Assist will be offered as an option for SE, HSE and HSE Luxury derivatives. Land Rover says the new Discovery will be able to wade in water up to 900 mm deep and can accommodate up to 7 passengers with maximum cargo space totalling 2 500 litres with the seats folded flat.
As for the First Edition Discovery, features such as Intelligent Seat Fold, Activity Key, Terrain Response 2, InControl Touch Pro, surround cameras, electric panoramic sunroof and 825 W Meridian sound system will be fitted as standard. The First Edition will also be offered with three exclusive exterior colours including Namib Orange, Farallon Black and Silicon Silver. Windsor leather is standard too as is large 22-inch wheels.
We will keep you updated with more details from the local launch and be sure to look out for our launch review coming later this week. Stay tuned!
Land Rover Discovery - Price in South Africa
Discovery S TD6 R989 918
Discovery S Si6 R1 034 802
Discovery SE TD6 R1 119 168
Discovery SE Si6 R1 143 052
Discovery HSE TD6 R1 232 918
Discovery HSE Si6 R1 256 802
Discovery HSE Luxury TD6 R1 323 918
Discovery HSE Luxury Si6 R1 347 802
Discovery First Edition TD6 R1 449 918
Discovery First Edition Si6 R1 473 802
The Land Rover Discovery is sold with a 3-year/100 000 km and a 5-year/100 000 km maintenance plan.