The lat­est Land Rover Dis­cov­ery will give you ma­jor car envy

Style Magazine - - Editor's Note | Contents - BY JOSHUA DOWL­ING

Rep­u­ta­tions pre­cede...in the case of the all-new Land Rover Dis­cov­ery that’s a very good thing.

Toowoomba Jaguar Land Rover has of­fi­cially wel­comed the sleek 2017 Dis­cov­ery.

The square lines of old have been ban­ished, re­placed by a dis­tinc­tive mod­ern Land Rover ap­pear­ance.

De­spite the for­mer shape form­ing a long queue of fol­low­ers, this all-new vari­ant al­ready pos­sesses a grow­ing fan base.

Sev­eral of the all-new Dis­cov­ery mod­els were pre-sold even be­fore cus­tomers have been be­hind the wheel.

“The rep­u­ta­tion of Dis­cov­ery is so strong and the other in­ter­est­ing thing with the all-new model is that a lot of these buy­ers are new en­trants into our brand, pre­pared to buy on the back of the rep­u­ta­tion,” Toowoomba Land Rover dealer prin­ci­pal David Rus­sell said.

“The Dis­cov­ery shape has Range Rover in­flu­ence — they have stepped up quite a few notches in lux­ury fit and feel.

“It’s mov­ing in a whole new direction — you still have that phe­nom­e­nal off-road abil­ity but also that feel of lux­ury that is so much more up­mar­ket.”

The new model is set to take a big step up from the pre­vi­ous model in the same way the Dis­cov­ery 3 did from the Dis­cov­ery 2 in 2005.

There are three diesel op­tions, a 2.0-litre turbo four in two states of tune and a 3.0-litre V6, matched to an eight-speed au­to­matic and all-wheel drive.

Each comes in four equip­ment grades - S, SE, HSE and HSE Lux­ury.

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