Land Rover Discovery (2018) Off-Road Test [YOUCAR]. New 2018 Land Rover Discovery is powered by Jaguar Land Rover’s efficient range of four and six cylinder petrol and diesel engines, all paired with a smooth and responsive ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox. They include:
– The award-winning new 180HP 2.0-litre Ingenium four-cylinder Td4 diesel engine.
– The more powerful twin-turbo Sd4 Ingenium four-cylinder diesel produces 240HP and an impressive 500Nm of torque.
– Six-cylinder diesel power comes from the 258HP Td6, which delivers 600Nm of torque for strong performance, pulling power and efficiency.
– For petrol customers, Land Rover’s advanced 340HP supercharged petrol 3.0-litre V6, the Si6, provides 450Nm of torque to deliver relaxed performance and capability.
A comprehensive suite of off-road driving technologies ensures New Discovery’s supreme all-terrain capability is easy to access for even inexperienced drivers. Land Rover’s multi-mode Terrain Response 2 system optimises a range of settings, from throttle sensitivity to gearchange characteristics, to suit the driving conditions at the turn of a rotary controller – and can even select the optimum setting automatically if drivers are unsure of the best choice.
When tackling particularly challenging terrain, All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) can be programmed to autonomously maintain a suitable crawl speed chosen by the driver. The clever technology allows the driver to concentrate solely on steering the vehicle as they negotiate obstacles, without the distraction of operating the throttle or brake pedals, and can also be used from a standstill to help when pulling away on slippery surfaces.
The new Discovery going on sale in the UK with prices from £43,495.
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