The popular SUV model is making its way into a new generation as the 2018 Land Rover Discovery to improve on overall performance. Along with the availability of 4 different trims – First Edition, HSE, HSE Luxury and SE, the new-gen Land Rover Discover will offer various optional packages including Technology Package, Cold Climate Package, Capability Package and 7 Seat Package.
2018 Land Rover Discovery – Design at its Best
The 2018 Land Rover Discovery will retain its signature styling ( it’s the one thing that’s brought success). What’s likely to be changed this time is the headlights as un-clustered LED strips with a blue hue (much like Volkswagen HEVs) will join along.
As in the previous case, the grille will have a compact shape with just 2 horizontal chrome louvers. The air dampers in the lower fascia get deep C-shaped recess. The front bumper comes with the clean finish and smooth skid plate.
The interior cabin will get a utilitarian approach while keeping sophistication at its best. However, the vertical center stack will interfere in the middle for housing AC vents and infotainment display. Speaking of which, the infotainment system is feature rotary controls which will be distributed in the steering wheel as well.
The new 2018 Land Rover Discovery will keep safety in high concern as well. Features like Tire Pressure Monitoring, Stability Control, Blind Spot Detection, Forward Collision Prevention and Dual-stage Airbags will come standard.
Two Different Powertrains!
The 2018 Land Rover Discovery is offering one powertrain for both gasoline and diesel genre. In the gasoline category, a 3.0L supercharged V6 engine will churn out outputs of more than 340 HP at 6,500 RPM and 332 lb-ft torque at 3,500 RPM.
This engine is pair up with an 8-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive. Improvements will be done the acceleration of this engine as well. For what it’s worth, 0 to 60 mph sprint will come in less than 6 seconds and top speed will check at 130 mph. Given the towing capacity of around 5,100 pounds, mileage ratings will stay around 23 mpg in the city, 27 mpg highway and 25 mpg on a combined basis.
A 3.0L TD6 mill will sit in the diesel genre. Net outputs of this engine are expected to reach 254 HP and 442 lb-ft torque. So far so good, 0 to 60 mph run will come in around 6.8 seconds. The top speed might also be limited to 134 mph. The EPA ratings are expected to stay close to 21 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway and 24 mpg combined. This engine is expected to do good on low-end torque dynamics for an enhanced traction.
Price, Competitors and Availability
The 2018 Land Rover Discovery is expected to come with a starting price of $51,000. The competition will come from the likes of BMW X5 and Audi Q5. Finally, this new-gen Land Rover Discovery is expected to come in the 4th quarters of 2017.
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