Air sus­pen­sion soaks up ev­ery­thing, rid­ing with a large-chested and hefty lope


own against its ri­vals but the Disco isn’t re­ally made for the hus­tle. You have to cane the en­gine to get it to move the prodi­gious 2.2 tonnes with any ur­gency and when you give it ev­ery­thing the en­gine gets sur­pris­ingly vo­cal. Also there just isn’t the low-down ef­fort­less­ness that you get with V6 diesels, an ef­fort­less­ness that is so ob­vi­ously the main trait of the Dis­cov­ery. And, oh, the mo­tor has a healthy ap­petite for petrol, re­ally healthy if you re­lease all 335 of those horses.

So you take a deep breath, re­lax, and soak in the am­bi­ence of a very nice cabin. The switch to a mono­coque and also the longer wheel­base has re­ally done won­ders in lib­er­at­ing cabin space and this is a bright airy and won­der­fully spa­cious cabin, so much so that you can stick nor­mal sized adults in the third row and they won’t hatch plans to mur­der you over din­ner.

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