Land Rover's next-gen Discovery arrives in SA

<i>Image: Wheels24</i>
<i>Image: Wheels24</i>

Johannesburg - Land Rover has launched its all-new Discovery in South Africa this week, with prices starting at a fraction less than R1-million.

The new Discovery is available with two 3-litre V6 engines; a supercharged petrol (250kW/450Nm Si6) and a turbo diesel (190kW/600Nm Td6). Both versions are mated to an eight-speed auto.

Limited 'First Editions'

The new SUV is available in four specifications - S, SE, HSE, HSE Luxury. Only 34 'First Edition' units, sporting unique kit, are available locally. 

The new model features Land Rover's permanent 4WD system to deliver all-weather and all-surface capability. 

Though all-wheel-drive is standard buyers can opt for the Capability Plus Pack, which adds an active rear-diff as well as automaker's Terrain Response 2 system that includes a two-speed transfer box (with low-range) and terrain settings.

The Discovery has a ground clearance of 283mm and approach and departure angles of 34 degrees and 30 degrees respectively, with a breakover angle of 27.5 degrees. Maximum wading depth is 900mm.


3.0 Litre Td6 Diesel (190kW) – From R980 000
Power: 250kW/450Nm
Maximum Speed: 215km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h in 7.1 sec
Fuel consumption - 7.8 litres/100km
CO2 combined emissions (g/km) - 207g/km  

Image: Wheels24

3.0L Si6 Petrol (250KW) – From R1 018 500

Power: 250kW/450Nm
Maximum Speed: 215km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h in 7.1 sec
Fuel consumption - 11.5l/100km
CO2 combined emissions (g/km) - 263g/km  

Image: Wheels24 

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The new SUV is fitted with iOS and Android connectivity combined with a 14-speaker Meridian digital surround system, an additional subwoofer, and 3G WiFi.

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