IM­PROVED TER­RAIN RE­SPONSE FOR LAND ROVER’S NEW DISCO

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Land Rover reck­ons the new Dis­cov­ery 5 is go­ing to be one of the best SUVs in the world. With a bet­ter ground clear­ance, wad­ing depth, and ap­proach and de­par­ture an­gles than its fore­run­ner, it’s a for­mi­da­ble ve­hi­cle, but th­ese spec­i­fi­ca­tions are fur­ther im­proved by Land Rover’s Ter­rain Re­sponse 2 and All-Ter­rain Progress Con­trol (ATPC). Ter­rain Re­sponse au­to­mat­i­cally mon­i­tors the road con­di­tions and en­sures the ve­hi­cle is ready to con­quer dif­fer­ent types of sur­faces. Just like in cer­tain other Land Rovers (for ex­am­ple the Dis­cov­ery Sport), the driver can also se­lect the right set­ting for the ter­rain with a ro­tary knob in the cabin and ad­just the driv­ing mode, steer­ing and ac­cel­er­a­tion sen­si­tiv­ity, sus­pen­sion ad­just­ments, and trac­tion con­trol. With the ATPC mode the driver can let the on-board com­puter take over in ex­treme cir­cum­stances, let­ting it do al­most all the work. The ve­hi­cle will crawl for­ward at be­tween 2 km/h and 30 km/h and will con­trol all the sys­tems ex­cept the steer­ing. Yes, also the brake pedal. That means the driver can fo­cus on ev­ery rock or hole in the road and drive care­fully around – or over – it. >

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