Land Rover fans and petrol heads, if you’re planning to spend the weekend soaking up a little sun, do it in style with the all-new Land Rover Discovery.
Arriving on local shores today, the fifth-generation Discovery is on display at Marina at Keppel Bay all weekend, where members of the public will not only be able to take a look at the seven-seater, but also sign up to get behind the wheel of the car with the Land Rover Experience Tour. What this means it drivers can personally take the car through an obstacle course – which comprises a wading tank, bumpy course, cross structure and side slope – to try out the Discovery’s latest features in a thrilling way.
The latest edition of the Discovery continues to promise excellence with its all-terrain capability that lets it take on all surfaces, terrains and weathers, thanks to its off-road geometry and advanced technology. Ground clearance has been increased by43mm to 283mm, while its maximum wading depth has gone up by 200mm to 900mm, allowing the car to confidently tackle waterlogged tracks and flooded roads. Not to mention that this Land Rover has been constructed with a lightweight yet durable aluminium monocoque architecture that has reduced its overall weight by 480kg. Top it off with the Brit automaker’s advanced integral link rear suspension and the SUV promises superior handling and ride comfort.
And that’s not all.
The new Discovery, as the media was told at the launch earlier today, has been designed to fit passengers comfortably in every row, including the last. According to Robin Colgan, managing director of Jaguar Land Rover Asia Pacific Importers, even the rearmost row of seats has been constructed to fit adult passengers in the 80th percentile. What this means is if you look at where the world’s tallest are located – which is in Holland, Colgan reveals – 80 percent of the men in the country will be able to fit in the third row. Additionally, the Land Rover Discovery has also been crafted to offer up to 2,500 litres of storage.
Powered by a six-cylinder diesel engine, with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, the Discover promises a maximum output of 258bhp and 600Nm of torque. But don’t just take our word for it, especially since you can try it out yourself.
We’ll be seeing you at Keppel Bay then.