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Discovery S

FROM £48,340

  • 19" 5 split-spoke 'Style 5021' alloy wheels
  • Touch Pro
  • Rear Camera
  • Front and Rear Park Aid
  • Powered inner tailgate

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S

Discovery SE

FROM £55,020

  • 19" 5 split-spoke 'Style 5021' alloy wheels
  • Navigation Pro
  • Enhanced Sound System
  • Grained Leather seats
  • Park Pack

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SE

Discovery HSE

FROM £63,220

  • 20" 5 split-spoke 'Style 5011' alloy wheels
  • MeridianTM Sound System
  • Front and rear Fixed Panoramic Roof
  • Windsor Leather seats
  • Drive Pack

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HSE

Discovery HSE Luxury

FROM £68,420

  • 21" 9 spoke 'Style 9002' alloy wheels
  • Sliding front sunroof and Fixed rear panoramic roof
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Meridian Surround Sound System
  • 8” Rear seat entertainment

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HSE Luxury

Discovery Commercial

FROM £49,790

  • N1 Commercial
  • Air suspension
  • Underfloor stowage
  • Grained Leather seats
  • Rear Camera

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Commercial

Discovery New Landmark Edition

FROM £57,710

  • 20" 5 split-spoke 'Style 5011' with Gloss Black Finish
  • Dynamic exterior pack
  • Privacy glass
  • Fixed front and rear panoramic roofs
  • Signature Hi-Line tail lights

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New Landmark Edition

From £48,340

or from £499 per month

The Land Rover Discovery SUV offers a best-in-class experience to all who drive one. That’s whether you are on the road, or adventuring forth and putting the all-terrain off-roading capabilities to the test. The Discovery takes whatever you can throw at it in its stride, which is why we think it is Land Rover’s most versatile SUV.

Practicality is emphasised throughout, thanks to a configurable seven-seat interior layout supported by a range of different storage options and compartments. This gives a sense of space inside the vehicle, with plenty of head and leg room to allow you (and your passengers) to travel in comfort. The new Discovery has also got an enviable towing capacity, up from before, and is able to tow up to 3,500kg2 – all the while feeling like it’s barely even putting in any effort!

Happy both on and off-road, the discovery is fully kitted out in all the areas that count. It’s optimised geometry ensures it’s capable on all terrains, whilst the Meridian Sound System ensures the interior infotainment is as great as you’d expect from a next generation Land Rover. You can also benefit from clever safety systems, a Tough Pro system and much more.

Personal Contract Purchase

Discovery 3.0 SD6 Landmark Automatic*
PCP Representative Example

On The Road Price £60,355.00
Finance Deposit Allowance (FDA) £7,250.00
Customer Deposit £11,066.00
Total Amount of Credit £42,039.00
Purchase Fee(Included in optional final payment) £10.00
48 Monthly Payments £499.00
Optional Final Payment £23,225.00
Total Amount Payable(Including FDA) £65,493.00
Duration of Agreement 49 Months
Representative APR 3.9% APR
Interest Rate (Fixed) 3.83%

*Important Information: Representative Example relates to a Discovery 3.0 SD6 Landmark Automatic. 3.9% APR Representative available on Discovery registered between 1st July to 30th September 2020 at participating Retailers only. With Land Rover Personal Contract Purchase you have the option at the end of the agreement to: (1) return the vehicle and not pay the Optional Final Payment. If the vehicle has exceeded the permitted maximum mileage a charge per excess mile will apply. In this example if the vehicle has exceeded the permitted maximum mileage of 40,833 miles, a charge of 16.8p (including VAT at 20%) will apply per excess mile. If the vehicle is in good condition (fair wear and tear accepted) and has not exceeded 40,833 miles you will have nothing further to pay. (2) pay the Optional Final Payment to own the vehicle or (3) part exchange the vehicle subject to settlement of your existing credit agreement; new credit agreements are subject to status. Representative Example is based upon an annual mileage of 10,000 miles. Credit is subject to status and only available to UK residents, aged 18 and over. This credit offer is only available through Black Horse Limited trading as Land Rover Financial Services, St William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff CF10 5BH. Model pictured is a Discovery 2.0L SD4 HSE Luxury with optional Namib Orange Premium Metallic Paint (£1,730), 22" Style 5011, 5 split-spoke, Gloss Sparkle Silver Wheels (£1,670) and Privacy Glass (£475) at an on the road price of £72,295.

Personal Contract Hire

Discovery 2.0 SD4 Landmark Automatic*
Personal Contract Hire, non-maintained 

Term 48 months
Mileage 10,000 mpa
Monthly rental £609
Initial rental £7,308
Excess mileage 19.92ppm

*Based on a Discovery 2.0 SD4 Landmark Automatic, 48 month term, 10,000 miles per annum, non-maintained. Contract Hire subject to status. Over 18's only. You will not own this vehicle. Must be returned in good condition to avoid further charges. Excess mileage charges at 19.92p per mile. The promotion cannot be used together with other manufacturer’s promotion and is subject to availability at participating Retailers only for new vehicles ordered by 30th September 2020. Land Rover Contract Hire is a trading style of Lex Autolease Limited, Heathside Park, Heathside Park Road, Stockport, SK3 0RB. **Maintenance includes routine servicing, tyres, replacement parts and repairs due to fair wear and tear. Repairs or replacements from accidental or malicious damage and damage caused by driver misuse or abuse are excluded. ***Permitted maximum mileage is 120,000 over the full contract duration for petrol vehicles and 150,000 for diesel vehicles. The contracted mileage will also be pro-rated in the event of any early termination of a contract (contract early termination fees also apply).

Business Contract Hire

Discovery 2.0 SD4 SE Automatic*
Business Contract Hire, non maintained

Term 48 months
Mileage 10,000 mpa
Monthly rental £539 + VAT
Initial rental £3,234 + VAT
Excess mileage 15.8ppm + VAT

*Important Information: *Important Information: Business users only. Based on a Discovery 2.0 SD4 SE Automatic standard specification, non maintained. Excess mileage charges (15.8p per mile +VAT). Must be returned in good condition to avoid further charges. Contract Hire subject to status. This promotion cannot be used together with other manufacturer’s promotions and is subject to availability at participating Retailers only for new vehicles registered by 30th September 2020. Contract Hire is provided by Land Rover Contract Hire, a trading style of Lex Autolease Limited, Heathside Park, Heathside Park Road, Stockport SK3 0RB. Business users only. Based on a Discovery Commercial 3.0 SDV6 SE Automatic standard specification, non maintained. Excess mileage charges (17.3p per mile +VAT). Must be returned in good condition to avoid further charges. Contract Hire subject to status. This promotion cannot be used together with other manufacturer’s promotions and is subject to availability at participating Retailers only for new vehicles registered by 30th June 2020. Contract Hire is provided by Land Rover Contract Hire, a trading style of Lex Autolease Limited, Heathside Park, Heathside Park Road, Stockport SK3 0RB. ***Permitted maximum mileage is 120,000 over the full contract duration for petrol vehicles and 150,000 for diesel vehicles. The contracted mileage will also be pro-rated in the event of any early termination of a contract (contract early termination fees also apply). The figures provided are as a result of official manufacturer's tests in accordance with EU legislation. For comparison purposes only. Real world figures may differ. CO2 and fuel economy figures may vary according to wheel fitment and optional extras fitted. The fuel consumption and CO2 figures under the old passenger car test, NEDC, will still be used by the Government until at least 2020 for tax treatment of passenger cars. NEDC Equivalent (NEDCeq) are figures calculated using a Government formula from WLTP figures equivalent to what they would have been under the old NEDC test. The correct tax treatment can then be applied. Model shown may include optional features and may not be representative of the offer displayed.

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There aren't too many vehicles that dominate their class in quite such an imperious manner as the Land Rover Discovery. Now the opposition has even more to fret about, courtesy of a fifth generation model that the brand has continually improved. Jonathan Crouch reports

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There aren't too many vehicles that dominate their class in quite such an imperious manner as the Land Rover Discovery. Now the opposition has even more to fret about, courtesy of a fifth generation model that the brand has continually improved. Jonathan Crouch reports

Ten Second Review

There's nothing quite like a Land Rover Discovery and this fifth generation version continues to offer the toughest, the most practical and the most capable choice in the large SUV sector. It's lighter, larger inside, cheaper to run and more media-savvy than its predecessor. Yet it remains a practical choice for up to seven adults and is an easy class-leader off the beaten track. In the large family SUV segment, there's nothing quite like it.

Background

Without the Discovery model line, it's doubtful whether the Land Rover brand would even exist today. Launched back in 1989, the original version merely bolted more spacious bodywork onto an aging Range Rover chassis, but the sales it generated were enough to save the company. They also financed a more sophisticated five cylinder air suspended model in 1998 at the same time as the company's engineers were busily beavering away at something much better, third generation Discovery3 of 2004 which was ultimately developed into the Discovery4 of 2009. That bit of history illustrates that it's been quite a long time since we've had a fundamentally new design in this model line-up, but we have that now in the form of this fifth generation version. It's a big stylistic departure from its predecessor and it uses a range of far more efficient Ingenium diesel engines. Potentially then, lots to look forward to.

Driving Experience

There's still something very special about a place behind the wheel of a Discovery. In contrast to more car-like rivals, it's not a cockpit-like experience with all the controls angled towards you as they would be in, say a Range Rover Sport. No, this is different - a place of command: a place to do business with the elements, be they the snake-infested swamps of the rainy season in the Serengeti or the snarled-up traffic of a wet windy morning on the school run. This fifth generation version is powered by Jaguar Land Rover's efficient range of four and six cylinder petrol and diesel engines, all paired with a smooth and responsive ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox. Most buyers will want the entry-level twin-turbo Sd4 Ingenium four-cylinder diesel, a unit that produces 240hp with an impressive 500Nm of torque. There's also a 300hp four cylinder Ingenium petrol engine. Six-cylinder diesel power comes from the 306hp Sd6, which delivers 600Nm of torque for strong performance, pulling power and efficiency. All variants get impressive towing capability, the diesel variants offering a class-leading 3,500kg braking towing total. Plus Land Rover has developed clever technology to make this towing ability more accessible. Advanced Tow Assist is an ingenious development which allows drivers to complete potentially difficult reversing manoeuvres when towing trailers, caravans and horseboxes with ease. As before, there's class-leading off road ability thanks to permanent 4WD and the standard 'Terrain Response' system.

Design and Build

Think it looks like a larger version of the existing Discovery Sport? We do too. Land Rover insists though that historic Discovery design cues remain in this MK5 model, things like the stepped profile that optimises headroom for passengers travelling in the third row of seats. It also accommodates Discovery's customary stadium seating configuration, which sees each row of seats positioned higher than the one in front, ensuring every seat is the best seat in the house. Unlike some of this car's 7-seat SUV rivals, the third row chairs are designed for adults as well as kids. Auto Access Height technology reduces the ride-height by up to 40mm as passengers prepare to enter or exit the vehicle. Up front, there's the usual Jaguar Land Rover 'InControl Touch Pro' infotainment system, here in 10-inch form on the centre console, enabling Land Rover's designers to reduce the number of switches on the centre console by a third, delivering a clean and uncluttered appearance. Another technology feature for active families is Land Rover's state-of-the-art Activity Key wristband, which allows customers to enjoy sports and active hobbies without carrying the standard key fob. As for luggage space, well there's lots of it - up to 1,137-litres with the first two seating rows in place - or up to 2,406-litres with just the front seats in use.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £48,000; that's for the base 240hp Sd4 diesel variant. Obviously, you'll pay more if you want either the 306hp Sd6 diesel (which starts from around £57,000). Trim levels run from 'S', 'SE' and 'HSE' to 'HSE Luxury' and on to top 'Landmark' trim. A key standard equipment feature across the range is the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with its slick 10-inch centre console touchscreen. Crisp graphics and easy-to-navigate menus incorporate the latest navigation and entertainment technologies including door-to-door navigation, which can share directions to a paired smartphone to help customers complete journeys on foot. Seamless iOS and Android connectivity combine with a 14-speaker Meridian digital surround system, with an additional subwoofer, and 3G WiFi to provide a superb listening experience, whether streaming songs online or playing music directly from a connected device. Up to four 12V charging points ensure this Discovery is well equipped to cope with the demands of the most connected families, while as many as nine USB sockets allow passengers in each row to power their smartphones or tablets simultaneously.

Cost of Ownership

There are a number of German-brand large SUV rivals that are more efficient than this Discovery. But then none of these cars are as large and practical and none is anything like as good off road. Find yourself a large SUV that can get close to matching this Discovery in these respects - say a long wheelbase Mitsubishi Shogun or Toyota Land Cruiser - and you'll find that it's slower, less well built and costlier to run. In other words, though in comparison to some rivals, there's still a premium to pay for this car's ultimate versatility and capability, it's a smaller one these days. And with the recent efficiency improvements made, it's now pretty justifiable. Helping in that regard is the fact that this MK5 model is lighter than its predecessor. Land Rover's proven lightweight and durable aluminium monocoque architecture contributes to a 480kg weight saving compared to steel ladder construction. As a result, the twin-turbo 240hp Sd4 Ingenium four-cylinder diesel engine, for example, manages combined cycle fuel economy of up to 33.6mpg and CO2 emissions of 197g/km. For the Si4 petrol variant, the figures are 25.8mpg and 222g/km, while for the Sd6 diesel, it's 31.5mpg and 202g/km. Helping in all cases is a stop start system that cuts the engine when you don't need it, say stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights.

Summary

The world takes on a different appearance from behind the wheel of a Land Rover Discovery. At the helm, you know you're in a car that can take on just about anything, be that a seven-up trip to the Alps or a relaxing ride home on a wet and slippery winter's night. But it's only when you put it through its paces in properly extreme terrain that the genius in its design becomes fully apparent. How can a car capable of such extremes on the rough stuff be so utterly easy to use on the school run? Only Land Rover knows. The more sophisticated design and clever in-car connectivity improvements of this fifth generation version are welcome but ultimately, the recipe is as before. There's a clever, classless feel about this car that nothing else can quite replicate. Other rival SUVs claim to be tough but at the wheel, you're always a little hesitant to see them prove that. A Discovery's different, a uniquely capable SUV and a British success story that we should be proud of.

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