The 5 Things You Need to Know about the 2018 Land Rover Discovery
What about grunt?
The range consists of three engine derivatives: JLR’s two new two-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel producing 132kW and 430Nm for the TD4 and 177kW and 500Nm for the SD4, the long-serving Lion 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel producing 190kW and 600Nm and a 3.0-litre V6 petrol producing 250kW and 450Nm of torque. The ZF eight-speed automatic is common across the range with a two-speed transfer box giving a set of low-ratio crawler gears on all but the Td4 variant.
The new Discovery continues to offer adjustable air suspension and, with its two-stage off-road mode the system is able to vary between two ride heights of +40mm and +75mm. At speeds below 50km/h the +75mm setting is available and for faster speeds on rutted dirt roads, between 50-80km/h the vehicle will operate at +40mm. There’s also a speed lowering setting that cuts drag and improves fuel consumption at speeds above 105km/h.