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The new Land Rover Discovery is a state-of-the-art SUV that's also impressively quick

The fifth-gen Land Rover Discovery is an impressive machine.

IF I HAD the money I’d buy…

One of the most comfortable and capable cars on the market. A car that has sophisticated technologies and loads of luxury features to get you off-road, and back on again, in a safe, civilized and glamorous manner. I’d buy the all-new Land Rover Discovery.

Why a Land Rover Discovery?

The Land Rover Discovery is basically a sofa on wheels with added weather protection and tonnes of cool gadgets and safety features. It is supremely comfortable and spacious and those seats are like your favourite armchair.

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It is bursting at the seams with high-tech features to make sure that it can go anywhere at anytime, in a safe and controlled manner. It has a Traction Control System, Gradient Acceleration Control (GAC), Hill Descent Control with Off-Road ABS, Hill Launch Assist, Roll Stability Control (RSC), Electronic Traction Control (ETC) and Cornering Brake Control (CBC), to name but a few. This is one seriously capable machine.

What’s special about this particular one?

This particular model is powered by a 240hp 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel engine mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox with four-wheel drive. It has 500Nm of torque and can go from zero to 100km/h in just 8.3 seconds and onto a top speed of 207km/h.

It is finished in Carpathian Grey and sits on top of 20-inch five split-spoke alloys. It has LED headlights and rear privacy glass and being the five-seat model it has a massive 2,406-litre boot capacity.

The interior is stunning finished in Nimbus/Espresso grained leather with Natural Shadow Oak veneer finishers. It has a premium leather multi-function steering wheel with remote audio control and it has the Navigation Pro sat-nav system as well as a Meridian audio system. It also comes with parking sensors and a rear view camera.

What does it look like in action?

Check out the all-new land Rover Discovery tackle all terrains in this promo film.

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Who else drives one?

Land Rover Discoveries are loved by the royals. But rock royalty love Discos too with both Janet ‘Miss Jackson if you’re nasty’ and Sting driving them. Perhaps the celebrity best known as a Discovery owner is Bear Grylls, whose rugged outdoors lifestyle fits perfectly with the go-anywhere nature of the car.

It costs €84,995. What else could you get for the money?

Looking for another performance-oriented, luxury SUV that is great to drive? Then for the same money, you could have this 2016 BMW X5 M Sport.

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… or this 2017 Audi Q7 in S line trim.

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