Top tech will keep family happy
THE perfect all-round family car may once have been a mid-size hatchback from a volume manufacturer, but times have changed.
There’s a new principal on the podium and it’s cool, connected and – with all the high-class extras added on – quite costly.
Enter the new fifth generation Land Rover Discovery, arguably the best vehicle yet to emerge from the Solihull stable and as adept cruising the lanes and motorways of Britain as it is squelching through mud and clambering over rocks.
But while the latest Disco has enough hardware to interest NASA, the traditional stuff may not now necessarily be the model’s greatest selling point.
That’s because the Discovery has gone digital in a major way, now coming chock-a-block with a dizzying amount of digital tech for the modern family on the move.
That means room for four iPads in the centre console, mounts for two more on the back of the front seats, 12-volt power sockets for everyone on board, nine USB ports and enough Wi-Fi to connect eight handheld devices.
And if that’s still not enough then there’s the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with 10-inch touchscreen in the dash, another pair of screens for middle row passengers and a smartphone docking station.
Smart stuff from a car that continues to prove a game-changer.
The latest Land Rover Discovery