The 2018 Land Rover Discovery is quite a marvel to look at as it is different from the current generation models of the car. Its design marries the concepts from the Discovery Vision with the smaller but not mechanically related Discovery sport. This will give the vehicle an appearance of a sleeker roofline coupled a sporting softer edge.
2018 Land Rover Discovery – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design
The chassis of the 2018 Land Rover Discovery is made of 85% of the new aluminium platform that reduces its weight by 1,000 pounds as compared with the previous models. To be eco-friendly, 43% of this is recycled. This material helps in retaining the Discovery’s off-road capabilities by allowing about 11.1 inches of ground clearance or helping in navigating through 35.4 inches of water. The lighter weight means higher efficiency and a lower emission of carbon dioxide.
Another feature is that it has a low-speed cruise control that is the Land Rover’s pervasive and an All-Terrain Progress Control. Adjustable air suspension is also available on the road for a smooth feel of the road. As the Land Rover can be used to tow, it is fitted with an Advanced Tow Assistant feature. That takes over the steering while the car backs up a trailer.
In support of this, the car rests on 20-inch alloys. The 2018 Land Rover Discovery is fitted with LED headlights at the rear. The front which has signature lights for night navigation. The optional Dynamic Design Park has a contrast roof, an athletic front, and rear bumper design.
The interior has powered folding seats can be activated from the back of the trunk or by use of a smartphone. When the last two rows are folded, 88.3 cubic feet is made available for luggage. The seats are heated individually and 5 of them are child seats ISOFIX points. The 2018 Discovery has a Wi-Fi hotspot system that serves up to 8 devices and 6 USB ports.
The seating arrangement is in rows each higher than the front one so as to comfortably accommodate 7 full sized adults in an SUV measuring less than 5 meters in length. An automatic climate control is present and it’s coupled with a Meridian-branded auto system, a fixed panoramic roof, connected sat-nav, and a Windsor leather interior.
To complete its versatility and life enabling features, the Discovery has a host of driver- assist systems. This includes a blind post assist, lane keep assistance, a surround-view camera system. Also, an adaptive cruise control and a driver condition monitor.
2018 Land Rover Discovery – Engine and Performance
The 2018 Land Rover Discovery has a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine that has 340 hp. To ensure efficient transmission of the engine’s power, a ZF 8- speed automatic transmission is used with a choice between the single or the two-speed Torsen- based torque biasing centre gearing. This generates about 443 lb-ft for the four-wheel vehicle. With this kind of gear, the car can go from 0-62 mph in 8.3 seconds. This enhances the car’s fuel consumption efficiency by less than 32 miles per gallon.
2018 Land Rover Discovery – Price and Release Date
The Land Rover Discovery 2018 broke cover Wednesday during the Motor Show held in Paris by the Gerry McGovern who is the car chief designer. In conclusion, the 2018 Land Rover Discovery will be available by mid of 2017. It will have its price ranging from $49,990 to $74,000 for the high-end 1st edition model.