The Discovery is going to be rebooted for the 2018 Land Rover Discovery version. The car was discontinued in 2005 and nobody thought that the car was going to make it back on the stage but Land Rover decided to get one of their more familiar brands back. The car will be paired with a Discovery Sport under a Land Rover imprint.
Basically we are getting a brand-within-a-brand concept as the Discovery is technologically much more closer to the Range Rover or rather the Range Rover Sport, opposed to the significantly smaller Discovery Sport version. But they are still bringing back something the fans have been longing for but the question is now will its off-road ability be enough.
The 2018 Land Rover Discovery offers three rows of seating and is also available for seven people. Although the competition is high and should be the biggest of the worries that the Discovery has, the car is placing a lot of priority on this car. Here is the review which will prepare you for the release well in advance.
When is the 2018 Land Rover Discovery Release Date?
The news about the 2018 Land Rover Discovery actually hit us hard and it came shortly after the pictures were released. As we were seeing only spy photos we were only recently offered a near finished model. Although the car is offered as a 2018 model, judging by its appearance and the information that we are receiving the car is going to be offered earlier and we might getting it in the latter part of 2017.
What is the Pricing of the 2018 Land Rover Discovery Going to be?
Another indication of an early release for the 2018 Land Rover Discovery is the availability of the price for the car. The base models starts at a MSRP price of 49,990 USD. The HSE is offered at 58,950 USD, HSE Luxury is offered at 63,950 USD, while the specifically offered First Edition model comes at 73,950 USD.
2018 Land Rover Discovery Exterior Redesign
The newest 2018 Land Rover Discovery is going to resemble its Sport companion. But it will still have a major difference as it is being developed on a completely different architecture. This will make the Discovery longer and wider than the Sport, and as a result of this also more imposing. It is a radical difference compared to the old Discovery models as it substituted the T-square-sharpened angles with softer silhouette which looks more like a crossover car.
The familiar cues still remain intact so the front end sports a mesh grille with LED headlights. There is a slight bump to the roofline in the back and it actually gives a little bit more headroom for the inside that way. You can also paint the roof in a contrast color and that way get a really fun and interesting look for the Land Rover Discovery now.
2018 Land Rover Discovery Interior Changes
The inside of the 2018 Land Rover Discovery is actually going to offer us the same kind of a look which we are used to getting from current Land Rover vehicles. The interior is a bit plain and has some horizontal and vertical dash parts wit plenty of gloss and black trims added. There is a rotary control which is going to direct the transmission and also sports a very wide and high-resolution touchscreen. It even adds oak, aluminum and leather pieces which are unfortunately all optional, but still give us a warm and great feeling when riding this car.
Performance and Engine Specs
There is some good news regarding the engine choices for the 2018 Land Rover Discovery. The car is going to provide an offer of both gasoline and diesel variants. The already familiar 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 is going to be used and it provides 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque and also comes paired with a 8-speed automatic and standard 4-wheel drive. We are also getting a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 unit which makes 254 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, and this one is paired with a 8-speed and 4-wheel drive.
2018 Land Rover Discovery 0-60 mph and Acceleration
Based on the currently provided information, the 2018 Land Rover Discovery is going to be able to acceleration to 0-60 mph in 7 seconds flat. This is also boasted with a top speed of 125 mph as it is estimated.
2018 Land Rover Discovery Fuel Economy and Mileage
Thanks to the lighter construction of the 2018 Land Rover Discovery, the fuel consumption specs are also going to improve. The car is going to be a lot fuel effective but for now the official fuel consumption rates are not offered. But we do know that the car is going to make less CO2 emissions and will get a 26 mpg rating for combined consumption.
Compared to the what we were getting the 2018 Land Rover Discovery is going to get a bigger platform. This also means that the dimensions are going to be changed a bit and the car is going to be shifted up a bit. The thing we are sure of is that the car is getting a ground clearance of 11.1 inches which is going to bring a lot of good for the car.
But what the most important part is that the car is going to have more room on the inside. The passengers are going to fit in well and will be very conveniently placed there. Also the cargo area is going to take a lot of enhancements as well. There is a total of 82.7 cubic feet of space behind teh front seats and 45 cubic feet behind the second-row seat.
2018 Land Rover Discovery Safety
This car is a good family vehicle as the 2018 Land Rover Discovery brings a lot of safety to its passengers. The semi-autonomous safety technology provides you with a piece of mind with high-quality materials and a durable and strong make. The active safety systems that come alongside the car are very useful and they add Autonomous Emergency Braking , a forward-facing camera, Adaptive Cruise Control, Advanced Emergency Brake Assist and Intelligent Emergency Braking . For the advanced safety systems the Discovery will add Park Assist, Blind Spot Monitor functions, Adaptive Cruise Control, Driver Condition Monitor, Traffic Sign Recognition and a HD Surround Camera System with 360-degree Surround View.
Getting back to contention for the 2018 Land Rover Discovery is not going to be easy, especially as there are already a bunch of established vehicles which are already know in the segment. The most popular ones currently are the Audi Q7 and the Volvo XC90 which can provide the most. But other cars include the BMW X5, Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Lexus GX which can also be included in the running.