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Motor Envy: The Land Rover Discovery is the go-anywhere car for adventurers

The Discovery is big, bold and brilliant.

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What’s this then?

This is the Land Rover Discovery and it is one of the most comfortable and capable SUVs on the market. This particular 2018 Discovery will set you back €91,663.

What’s so special about it?

The Land Rover Discovery is a big, spacious seven-seat SUV packed to the rafters with driver aids, safety features, off-road technology, connectivity and luxurious touches. It handles superbly on the road, especially on the motorway. But it is off-road, out in the wild where its brilliance really shines.

Any standout design features?

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The standout design features of the Discovery are is off-road capabilities and technologies. This is one of the most capable off-roaders out there. Its maximum wading depth is 850mm, its off-road height is 1,963mm (this thing can clear almost anything in its path), it can tow 3,500kg, it can carry 880kg on its roof and it has an approach angle of 29 degrees.

To help you get off and back on the road safely, it also has a Electronic Traction Control (ETC), Gradient Acceleration Control (GAC) and Hill Descent Control with Off-Road ABS.

And what powers this Land Rover Discovery?

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This particular model is powered by a 258hp 3.0-litre diesel engine mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive. It can accelerate from zero to 100km/h in 8.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 209km/h.

It has a claimed combined fuel economy figure of 7.2 litres/100km (39.2mpg) and CO2 emissions of 189g/km.

Does the Land Rover Discovery have any luxurious touches?

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The Land Rover Discovery is a supremely luxurious motor. It features the most comfortable Nimbus Grained Leather seats with Nimbus/Espresso interior and Nimbus headlining. A fancy Meridian Sound System, a touchscreen with sat-nav and all the latest connectivity options, Bluetooth, voice control and beautifully soft ambient lighting. It really is a very well appointed cabin.

But who would drive this car?

Bear Grylls and his ilk. Those with a rugged, outdoor lifestyle will really appreciate the   go-anywhere nature of the car. This car is also perfect for those with a large family who like to drive around in supreme comfort and luxury.

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Melanie May  / https://www.melaniemay.com

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