Renewed Discovery transports the team to the remotest venue
MUMS on the school run in well-heeled areas are in a tizz because the sleek new Land Rover Discovery looks smaller than the box-shaped sevenseater it replaces. How are they going to ferry a squad of kids to weekend sports?
The crisis hasn’t prompted an emergency meeting of the P and C yet but some are already looking at alternatives.
The outgoing “Disco” has been around for 13 years, so there is a lot riding on this new model.
That’s why this drive starts in the back seat.
“Surely Land Rover couldn’t be so stupid as to make the back seat smaller,” says mother of four Julie, the furious owner of an old model wanting to update.
“All the mums are talking about it.”
Julie, there is good news. The third row seats are big enough for two 180cm-plus adults. There’s enough head and kneeroom to spare (about 10cm each way) and feet fit easily under the second row seat.
There may not be quite as much room as before in the corners of the roof but overall there’s more than enough for a family seven-seater.
To make clambering into the third row easier, the second row slides well forward, though the rear is still better suited to nimble kids than tired adults.
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