A great place to travel
Key to the original Discovery’s appeal was its ability to carry seven people, a feature that led to its iconic stepped roof line. And the driving force behind the new model was the demand for forward-facing third-row seats.
The seats’ operation was a work of art. While they still stowed upright in alcoves in the body side, a novel twist-grip arrangement allowed them to be deployed into position, where they were latched in place. Head restraints folded down from the roof. The three rows of seats were arranged stadiumstyle, with each row being slightly higher than the one in front to enhance the ambience of the cabin.
The facia layout from the 1994 model year facelift was kept, but now provided controls for an improved heating/aircon system.
There was a huge amount of storage, including a ‘curry hook’ from which to suspend your Friday night Balti takeaway.
The flagship Discovery 2 featured leather seat facings, Harman Kardon surround-sound audio, and veneer dash and console inserts. It made truly luxurious family transport.
The facia was upgraded with a new stereo system and controls for the automatic heating and air-conditioning. The chunky steering wheel was also a new design.