Rivervale Review The Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury
The Rivervale Review on the Land Rover Discovery Luxury
It was a rainy autumn day, so what better conditions to be in a true off roader! We took the Land Rover Discovery Luxury on a 2 hour test drive, which wasn't quite enough time to uncover the full list of features on offer, but enough time to know that if you are looking for a 7 seater, off-roader, or luxurious comfortable people carrier this is a great option.
The Panoramic Roof make a huge difference to both driver and passengers, with a vehicle of this size the perception of space changes greatly with the volume of light coming in from outside. On the subject of lights, it is the LED headlights that are one of the most important new features on the outside of the vehicle. They have been developed to wrap-around the side of the vehicle which according to Land Rover enables the indicators to be more visible and improves safety. And just in case you didnt have your weelington boots on, the deployable side steps make your entry and exit safer so you can avoid those splashes into the mud!
As standard the Four-Zone Climate control is easy to use and very effective, the amount of space makes it necessary to have this feature.
If you have children or passengers who talk to much you can shut them up with the Rear seat entertainment which features two 8” screens in the headrests. You can play movies and TV channels including digital and create a real home away from home feeleing in the back of the car. The heated seat feature extends to the second row of seating.
Land Rover Pro services and WiFi hotspot with connected navigation features include real-time traffic information, live parking availability and prices (where available). The
Land Rover iGuide is the app you will need to explain all the need to know features and controls of the Discovery, it’s also used as a mobile owner’s manual.
All vehicles come with Electronic Air Suspension as standard, allowing the vehicle to automatically lower when cruising to reduce drag.
Another great feature is Autonomous emergency parking – the display will show a warning if it spots a potential collision with a vehicle between 3 and 50 MPH.
Cruise control with speed limiter come as standard as does Keyless entry.
This model is an 8 speed automatic transmission that gets through the gears with ease and efficiency. The power is there when you need it and more impressively can adapt based on the selected vehicle stance required for the terrain surface you are driving on. That's when this engine comes into its own.
The 0-62mph is 7.5 seconds, not fast, not slow but definitely comfortable!
Watch as everyone's favourite radio trio Tom, Nicola and Jack from Heart FM test drive the Land Rover Discovery.
Land Rover Discovery
The new, fifth-generation Land Rover Discovery is the perfect car for those looking for a car that’s luxurious and comfortable. It offers plenty of practicality, has sportier looks from the outside, feels more luxurious inside and is a great off-roader. The body style is of the popular SUV type and there are 3 models to choose from; the entry level SE, mid-range HSE or the top of the range HSE luxury.
- 7 seat option is an optional extra on all models
- Fuel efficiency: diesel only up to 23.5mpg (combined) depending on model
- Boot capacity: 258-litres
- NCAP safety ratings: 5*
Standard features: ISOFIX on 2nd row outer seats, electrically reclining rear seats, USB charging points and under floor storage, digital TV, 8” rear seat entertainment system
If you have any questions, or would like to make an enquiry, give us a call on 01273 433 480 to talk to one of our experts. Alternatively, request a callback.
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