THE ALL-NEW LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 3 IN SHORT

Land Rover Discovery 3

FUNCTIONAL DESIGN

  • Design derived from purpose, to offer maximum cabin space and versatility
  • Modern but true to Land Rover heritage – clean lines, simple and contemporary surfaces
  • Generous space and comfort for driver and all passengers in airy cabin
  • Excellent visibility thanks to Command driving position and stadium seating
  • Distinctive and asymmetric two-piece tailgate provides flexibility and ease of access

Land Rover Discovery 3

OUTSTANDING ON-ROAD & OFF-ROAD DYNAMICS

  • Land Rover’s innovative Integrated Body-frame provides the basis for outstanding dynamics on-road and off-road
  • Delivers the comfort, refinement and on-road attributes of a monocoque with the strength of a traditional body-frame for outstanding off-road capability
  • Terrain Response makes production debut – patented Land Rover technology that maximises traction and optimises driveability and comfort
  • Vehicle set-up optimised by simply selecting one of five Terrain Response settings
  • Fully independent suspension all-round for car-like handling and smooth on-road ride
  • Cross-linked, computer controlled air suspension on higher series models increases both

ON-ROAD REFINEMENT AND OFF-ROAD CAPABILITY

  • Full-time 4x4 system, plus advanced electronic controls including Traction Control, Dynamic Stability Control and Land Rover’s award-winning Hill Descent Control
  • Anti-lock brakes plus new Electronic Park Brake
  • Responsive, power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
  • Adaptive headlights available, which swivel with direction of travel

STRONG & SPACIOUS BODY

  • Rigid body design aids handling precision, driving refinement and ride
  • Much greater interior space than outgoing Discovery model, with only slightly larger exterior dimensions
  • Iconic stepped roof enhances space, airiness and visibility, with sunroof and large glazed alpine roof available
  • Weight-saving aluminium bonnet and two-piece tailgate
  • Wide doors and asymmetric tailgate design provide easy access

POWERFUL ENGINES & ADVANCED TRANSMISSIONS

  • Engine line-up headed by Jaguar-derived 4.4-litre petrol V8 – the most powerful engine ever fitted to a production Land Rover
  • Outstanding new TDV6 2.7-litre turbodiesel is expected to be the best-seller in Europe
  • Smooth and torquey 4.0-litre petrol V6 also available (selected markets only)
  • All engines developed to meet Land Rover’s exacting demands, especially for off-road performance and durability
  • Acclaimed ZF six-speed, intelligent shift automatic transmission for all engines, with six-speed manual also available for TDV6 diesel
  • Electronically lockable centre differential – electronically lockable rear differential available, too

TESTING & DEVELOPMENT

  • One of the toughest and most varied testing programmes ever, covering 4 million miles on five continents
  • Reflects the Discovery 3’s class-leading range of capabilities, with high-speed drives at the Nürburgring circuit, scaling sand dunes in Dubai and tackling rough tracks in the Australian outback
  • Developed to meet Land Rover’s unique off-road standards – arguably the toughest of any vehicle manufacturer – including wading depth, angles for climb and descent, and temperature extremes
  • Extensive road and high-speed development, plus real-world city driving from Tokyo to New York
  • Massive laboratory test programme, including Land Rover’s own advanced facilities in the UK

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