After the recent vehicles Land Rover have produced the new Disco has got a lot to live up to. Over the past 30 years and 4 generations worth of the Disco have hit an incredible 1.2 million sales. it’s clear to see that the All-New-Discovery has a very upmarket look, much like its little brother the Discovery Sport, losing the boxy predecessor look. Aboard the Disco there is a noticeable increase in space. Using the same aluminium architecture as the Range Rover this has enabled the engineers to lose a massive 480-kg kerbweight. Stretching the wheelbase by 38mm has also free’d extra room internally especially in the third row of seats. The third row of seats offer enough space to seat passengers over 6ft tall!
The Intelligent seat folding standard on the HSE Luxury and above models allows you to fold and raise the seats using a panel of buttons in the boot of the car. Alternatively it can be done with the 10 inch infotainment system or a smartphone. With the third row of seats raised the boot space has a 258 litre load bay where as folded down it has a whopping 2,406 litres. Instead of having the split tailgate the predecessor Disco had we now get a normal boot door but with a ledge that folds out giving you a perfect ledge to sit on supporting up to 300kg.
Much like to boot area the rest of the cabin includes a plentiful amount of useful features like the many storage facilities, a button pressed on the dashboard releases a panel housing the ventilation and heating controls and folds down revealing a hidden storage area big enough to fit a phone and keys. Pretty much everywhere you look there are nifty storage compartments.
With the high seating position it’s possible to be fooled into thinking you’re driving a Range Rover as it has the same steering wheel and an all round premium feel given by using top class materials. Though this all changes when that engine button is pressed and the 3.0 litre 255-bhp engine fires up, when the throttle is pushed the unit produces not much more than a muted growl. As per previous models the All-New-Discovery comes with the Land Rover Terrain Response II traction control which enables 5 different drive modes which consist of: Normal, Rock Crawl, Sand, Mud & Ruts, Gravel and Snow and Grass. There is also an “Auto” setting which constantly monitors the grip levels. Even in some of the harshest terrains like potholes and rocks the All-New-Discovery manages to maintain comfort.