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New LR Discovery duo for Nigeria debut

New LR Discovery duo for Nigeria debut

Both vehicles retain the bloodline and heritage of Land Rover since inception and represents perfect vehicles for people who enjoy living an active lifestyle to the full. However, these variants are not substitute for each other as some customers and prospects think.

Although the Discovery Sports doesn’t look like the current model, it is the first model from a new generation of leisure Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) in Land Rover’s Discovery family, a new family of vehicles with true Land Rover versatility and capability at their heart.

While the new model share some unmistakeable Land Rover design cues with the current Discovery, it can be said that the design language has evolved. However, the new Discovery Sport does share the spirit of adventure which is fundamental to the Discovery DNA, and when you drive it, that strong Discovery character is easily recognisable.

What are the key differentials of these vehicles? Discovery 4. This is recently renamed Discovery. It is bigger though always in its element, whether it is crossing town or taking everyone beyond the city limits for a weekend trip.

Its on-road capability is as smooth and convenient as its off-road capabilities. Though it is more appreciated as an adventurer, customers have testified to its smooth and luxury on-road prowess. It can drive like any other premium on-road vehicle while it remains the most versatile off-road.

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In the area of comfort and convenience, the Discovery’s stadium seating gives everybody untainted views and can comfortably seat seven adults. With rear seats folded, Discovery has plenty of room and luggage space of 2,558 litres.

Car freaks will also be availed of a range of up-to-date infotainment and technologies that can keep everyone entertained, relaxed and comfortable. Bolder and more distinguished than ever, more iconic in its profile and purposeful in its stance, Discovery’s striking styling gives the vehicle a more contemporary and unique look.

For those who wants to stand out, the Discovery offers you a unique stance among competitions and feels luxurious too. The Discovery’s interior would have looked perfectly at home in the classy Range Rover. There’s lots of space, seven seats and a huge boot with a split tailgate that doubles as a seat.

With the capability to transport the driver, six passengers and their luggage, and a towing capacity of 3,500kg Discovery is every vehicle you will need especially for the family’s excursions, weddings and other social get-togethers.

With a ground clearance of 310mm off road height with Electric suspension and manual lift function, there is room to manoeuvre even on the toughest terrains as water, sand, mud.

Unlike rivals such as the BMW X5 and Mercedes M-Class, underneath the Discovery’s plush exterior beats the heart of an extremely tough off-roader. The high ride height and advanced suspension means the Discovery can tackle the kind of steep hills and deep water that would leave its rivals floundering.

Typically, the Discovery with a wading depth of 700mm and a front axle clearance of 209mm; it boasts of an approach angle of 27.3 degrees/22.8 degrees and departure angle of 29.6 degrees /26.7 degrees – off-road and standard respectively.

Other features of the Discovery include a wheelbase of 2,885mm, rear wheel track 1,612.5mm, length 4,829mm, Width 2,200mm (mirrors out), front wheel track 1,605mm, rear axle clearance 216mm and Height 1, 887mm. It enjoys a turning circle – kerb-to-kerb 11.45m and turns lock-to-lock 3.32.

Buyers can choose from SE, HSE and HSE Luxury models. All come with air suspension, an eight-speed automatic gearbox, alloy wheels, a heated front windscreen, Bluetooth phone connectivity, cruise control, and a host of off-road gadgets that give the Discovery its legendary all-terrain ability.

MIKE OCHONMA