High tech fea­tures on new Disco

Motor Equipment News - - OEM -

So here’s the sce­nario. You’re shop­ping for a new wash­ing ma­chine, and the store has only one left, but they can’t de­liver un­til Mon­day – and the wife wants it now.

No prob­lem, you’re in your new Land Rover Dis­cov­ery. Plenty of room with the rear seats down. Only thing is, it’s rain­ing, and you don’t want to stand out­side while the wife fid­dles to flip the seats for­ward, so you take out your Smart­phone, open the Dis­cover app, and you can flip down the seats from in­side the store, so the ve­hi­cle is all ready for you to quickly load with­out get­ting (too) wet.

That’s just one of the su­per-smart fea­tures in the lat­est Dis­cov­ery, just re­vealed. By the way, you can also re­con­fig­ure the seats us­ing con­trols at the back of the ve­hi­cle, or from the driver’s seat us­ing the touch­screen on the dash­board.

But wait, there’s more, for the new Disco is packed full of clever fea­tures. For in­stance, all the seats are heated, so the kids don’t com­plain on a cold day. And it’s ca­pa­ble of car­ry­ing seven adults, yet re­tains its over­all length of less than 5m – or you can carry up to 2,500 litres of lug­gage, camp­ing equip­ment, etc, if you fold the rear seat rows down.

Plus, it re­tains the stepped rear roofline so adults can sit in the rear­most seats. And there’s even a hook in the front seat well so you can keep your bag of curry up­right so it doesn’t spill!

At the same time Land Rover has en­sured the lat­est Disco is as ca­pa­ble on and off-road as its pre­de­ces­sors, yet it’s shed 480kg. Ground clear­ance is rated at 283mm (up 43mm) with max­i­mum wad­ing depth of 900mm (an in­crease of 200mm).

A com­pre­hen­sive suite of off-road driv­ing tech­nolo­gies en­sures New Dis­cov­ery’s supreme all-ter­rain ca­pa­bil­ity is easy to ac­cess for even in­ex­pe­ri­enced driv­ers.

Other high tech fea­tures in­clude up to nine USB ports, six 12V charg­ing points, and an in-car 3G wifi hotspot for up to eight de­vices.

An­other thought­ful in­no­va­tion, Auto Ac­cess Height tech­nol­ogy, re­duces the ride height by up to 40mm as pas­sen­gers pre­pare to en­ter or exit the ve­hi­cle.

And it’s also got Jaguar Land Rover’s InCon­trol Touch Pro in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem which fea­tures a large 10-inch touch­screen po­si­tioned high on the cen­tre con­sole, re­duc­ing the num­ber of switches on the cen­tre con­sole by a third.

A use­ful fea­ture for ac­tive fam­i­lies is Land Rover’s state-of-the-art Ac­tiv­ity Key wrist­band, which al­lows cus­tomers to en­joy sports and ac­tive hob­bies with­out car­ry­ing the stan­dard key fob. Hold­ing the wa­ter­proof Ac­tiv­ity Key up to the “D” in the Dis­cov­ery badge on the tail­gate si­mul­ta­ne­ously locks the ve­hi­cle and dis­ables the or­di­nary key, which can be left safely in­side.

Power comes from ei­ther the new 134kW two-litre In­ge­nium four­cylin­der Td4 diesel with com­bined fuel econ­omy of 6L/100km and CO2 emis­sions from 159g/km – a re­duc­tion of 22 per­cent; the twin­turbo Sd4 179kW/500Nm In­ge­nium four-cylin­der diesel with fuel econ­omy of 6.3L/100km/165g/km; the 192kW/600Nm V6 Td6; or a 254kW 450Nm su­per­charged three-litre V6 petrol, the Si6.

Ex­pect it next year!

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