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The 5 Things You Need to Know about the 2018 Land Rover Discovery

The 2018 Land Rover Discovery launches here on 1 August and we’ve driven it… Here are the 5 things you need to know about the new Land Rover Discovery.

LOCALLY, THE Land Rover Discovery is the brand’s best-selling product with, since 1991, 65,000 Land Rover Discoverys sold here (140,000 Land Rover vehicles in total). Indeed, Land Rover Australia’s marketing boss, Tim Krieger, speaking at the local launch said, “Disco is the centre of gravity for Land Rover Australia”.

New Discovery is priced from $65,960+ORC for a five-seat 132kW Td4 variant; $87,990+ORC for the 177kW Sd4 SE variant (the listed price includes the cost of adding seven seats, a $3400 cost option) and $103,760+ORC for the 190kW SdV6 HSE variant (seven seats). While the third-row of seats are optional, Land Rover at the recent local launch at Uluru said it is basically an automatic spec for the vehicles and an owner not wanting the third-row would have to specifically order it without the extra seats.

The Discovery Td4 variant will be a five-seater with the extra cost-option of adding a third-row; that vehicle will also not get airbag suspension and will only have a single-speed transfer case, so, no low-range. And you won’t be able to add it, either. Similarly, Terrain Response 2 isn’t available with the Td4 engine.

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.