The 2017 Land Rover Discovery 5 is all set to hit the showrooms soon. This is the 5th model from the stable of British Car manufacturer, Jaguar Land Rover, which specializes itself in four-wheel-drive cars. Known for their mighty off-road and on-road luxury SUV’s, Land Rover has attempted to make the foray into the family car segment with the announcement of Discovery 5. The earlier variations Discovery 3 & 4 have had a pretty decent sales record.
2017 Land Rover Discovery 5 – Exterior and Interior Design
The new 2017 Land Rover Discovery 5 derives its design from the Range Rover series. The new design makes it look all the more powerful than before. The logo is placed at the front as usual with a jet black color for its grille. It has a satisfactorily high ground clearance with good quality bumpers to protect the car’s front from exterior damage. The headlight cluster comes with LED fitting which illuminates an area up to 900 feet. The Discovery 5 will be available in 2 options, one being the three-row seat and the second being the two-row seat option. Discovery can accommodate 7 passengers comfortably. The car will have a new cabin design giving it a tidy and sophisticated look. Most of the displays like speedometer, rev counter, and other information will be in LCD which is a far cry from the earlier analog display.
The central console of 2017 Land Rover Discovery 5 is designed to fit in a huge touch screen display unit that gives access to an incredible number of features and settings. It will have a dual zone air conditioning system and a very improved parking assist system. The discovery 5 has maintained its lineage of being a robust and sturdy vehicle yet making itself appealing to the family segment that it is targeting. The Land Rover Discovery 5 will be fitted with all the standard safety and security features. The discovery 5 is rumored to have laser scanning technique which will help it read the terrain ahead and adjust its suspensions and transmissions accordingly. Discovery 5 will have the steeped roof look with a more fluid and smooth design. It is hailed as an SUV that can be used for urban travel as well as off the road terrain.
2017 Land Rover Discovery 5 – Engine and Performance
The new 2017 Land Rover Discovery 5 provides consumers with a variety of engine options. It comes with 3.0 lbs. V6, 5.0 lbs. V8 , 2.7 pts. V6 or 3.0 it’s V6. The standard 2 lots of engine boasts of a whopping 240 plus horsepower at 5800 rpm and 251 lb-ft of torque at 1750 rpm. The discovery 5 model will be available in 2 gas and 2 diesel variants. The huge size notwithstanding can still clock 0-100 in a mere 7.5 seconds. The Discovery 5 will be equipped with a 6 speed or an 8-speed automatic transmission with the option of switching over to Manual.
The land rover Discovery 5 standard model gives a top speed of 124 mph and the fuel economy in the range of 20-26 which is extremely good for an SUV. The different model variants will definitely boost the speed and fuel economy, giving a smooth joyful ride to the owner.
2017 Land Rover Discovery 5 – Release Date and Price
Land Rover has still not announced the release date for 2017 Land Rover Discovery 5, however, it is believed that it will roll out at the end of this year or next year. The Discovery 5 is touted to be priced at USD 38000 – USD 42000 depending upon the variant model chosen.