2018 Land Rover Discovery: The Best Family SUV

Thursday, June 15th 2017. | Land Rover

Land Rover say, the new 2018 Land Rover Discovery is the best family SUV in the world. That’s a massive claim, because going up against cars like The Volvo XC90 and the Audi Q7. The discovery has more competition than ever but Land Rover doesn’t do things by halves so for this new fifth-generation Discovery it’s gone to town aiming to keep its crown off-road and previous kings on it too.

 

2018 Land Rover Discovery Exterior and Engine

The 2018 Land Rover Discovery now uses a one-piece aluminium monocoque chassis rather than the twin chassis ladder frame design of its predecessor and it’s helped to save up to four hundred and eighty kilograms under the bonnet there’s a choice of three litre v6 petrol and turbo diesel engines while that weight saving also means Land Rover can now offer 237 bhp version of its 2-liter four-cylinder engine this time it’s got sequential turbos that makes it more efficient than ever but also the reduction in mass should bring massive benefits for ride and handling.

 

2018 Land Rover Discovery Interior

It’s even more practical than a Range Rover though as the Discovery is genuinely massive inside. The middle row seats slide to give more space for people in the very back if they need it and they can be lowered using buttons at the sides or even remotely with Land Rover smartphone app.

There’s plenty of other smart tech on offer with features such as a Wi-Fi hotspot. Control touch pro infotainment system with various apps and even a system that will reverse the car for you when you’re hooked up to a trailer. All you have to do is make a few inputs with a rotary dial on the center console it takes the stress out of towing but it feels similar to its Big Brother on the road.

 

2018 Land Rover Discovery Suspension

The suspensions two-stage off-road mode can raise the car by 75 millimetres 231 miles an hour for really long pier and while as a second 45 millimeter setting for faster rusted roads that works up to 50 miles an hour. There’s a host of systems that manage everything for you when you’re off the tarmac alongside Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 tech which changes the cars parameters depending what surface you’re on.

It’ll even wade through water 90 centimeters feet but all you need to know is that your run out of nerve before the discovery runs out of talent. It’s a proper Land Rover when it comes to its off-road ability and with crisis starting from four to three and a half thousand pounds for the entry-level four-cylinder diesel discovery or around 59 grams for the HSE v6 diesel it’s a cut-price Range Rover with even more practicality.