Land Rover has unveiled the fifth generation Discovery at the Paris Motor show. Though looking drastically different from the outgoing version it still maintains the signature features – seven seats, top-notch off-road capabilities, and comfort. The new look is something that aligns with the company’s current line up. The New Discovery is lighter on the scale, a good 1000 pounds to be precise thanks to aluminum construction. The insignia four-wheel-drive system has been refined and included is a new driver assistance system that can be customized for different terrains. Under the hood is a 3-liter supercharged petrol V6 that delivers 340 bhp and 332 lb-ft of torque, should you wish to have some more pulling power than there is the 254 bhp turbocharged diesel V6 with 443 lb-ft of torque.
Along with the driving dynamics, it’s the onboard technologies that have got a serious overhaul as well. A smartphone app lets you control and monitor most of the car features including folding the rear two seats remotely. For the outdoor lovers, there is the ‘Activity key’ wristband which doubles as a key, letting you lock the car while the disabled keyfob is inside the car. All three rows of seats can be heated and cooled, there are 9 USB ports a Wi-Fi hotspot and an updated touchscreen infotainment system.
The new Land Rover Discovery will go on sale mid next year with prices starting at $49,900.