THE LEGEND LAND ROVER DISCOVERY VISION PASSES THE CONCEPT UNVEILED BATON
DISCOVERY: A NEW BEGINNING In the 25 years since its launch, the Land Rover Discovery has carved an enviable reputation for itself – from deserts, jungles and barren peaks, where its unrivalled capability sees it through the harshest terrain. It has traversed cities and country tracks worldwide, where its distinctive blend of spacious design and innovative versatility have made it a global success, winning numerous awards and clocking up impressive sales figures. Land Rover officially revealed its design vision for a new family of premium leisure SUVs at the 2014 New York International Auto Show on April 18, 2014. The Discovery shaped the 4x4 leisure segment and, over the course of a generation, became synonymous with it. Always a trend-setting pioneer, the Discovery is now on a journey of transformation and is set to change the face of the next generation too. From 2015 onwards, the Discovery nameplate will be borne by not just a single model but a distinct range of vehicles that symbolize the essence of the premium, lifestyle-orientated SUV: modern, versatile, practical and desirable, with the unmistakable DNA of Land Rover at its core. The Discovery Concept is a vision into the future of Land Rover’s new family of leisure vehicles. It is a vision of a
premium and thoroughly modern lifestyle vehicle – a highly desirable interpretation of the well-established Discovery nameplate, with a strong focus on relevant versatility and compelling design. This will truly resonate with customers while respecting the established values of Discovery’s unique heritage. With its optimised volume and proportions, dramatic silhouette and overall modernity inside and out, this concept is a radical departure from Discovery as we know it – and yet, its unique DNA is evident, with the stepped roof, alpine lights, command driving position
and stadium seating all working in harmony to create a vehicle that acknowledges its roots, whilst firmly looking forward.
evolved on the Discovery concept to a highly flexible new tailgate design incorporating a social seat system in the vehicle’s load space area.
Though a full-size SUV, the Discovery Vision Concept looks remarkably compact. This has been achieved through a combination of well-considered design elements such as wrap-around headlamps and tail lamps and the short front and rear overhangs serving to reduce the visual length. The headlamps utilise advanced laser technology to generate incredibly bright, farreaching beams of light, paired with LED daytime running lights. Slim fog lamps on either side of the prominent undershield are capable of emitting both infrared and coloured lasers, which assist in the Laser Terrain Scanning and Laser Referencing functions.
The gesture-controlled, electrically powered, singlepiece tailgate is paired with an event platform, which electrically deploys from within the rear bumper, just above the rear undershield. The Vision Concept has sleek horizontal tail lamps and vertical fog lamps, and as at the front, the rear window also features hidden wipers, neatly concealed under the rear spoiler. The concept car, which is painted in a Tribeca Grey finish, is fitted with bespoke 23-inch split-five-spoke Aero Viper alloy wheels with a bright silver turned finish.
In profile, the Discovery Vision Concept’s raised beltline alludes to the incredible levels of space available inside. The doors are operated by gesture control, and with no need for handles, the resulting clean, beautifully crafted surfaces and the flush, tight gaps between their interfaces further impart a sense of modernity. The slim, aerodynamic wing mirrors have embedded cameras, which augment the view of the driver through the windows, providing an extended field of vision while
parking and reversing. Just below the doors, sill steps on either side automatically deploy to facilitate occupants’ entry and exit, with LED lighting to illuminate the ground being stepped onto. The body coloured C-pillar, the stepped roof flowing into the alpine lights and the distinctive asymmetrical graphic element on the rear number plate also references its Discovery heritage. The Discovery Concept takes a thoroughly modern view but also acknowledges the need to evolve specific Discovery elements such as the split tailgate, which has
The interior of the Discovery Vision Concept is a dynamic blend of form, colour and material, striking in its clean, modern visual simplicity. It has been carefully crafted to deliver enormous levels of spaciousness and an open, airy feel for all seven occupants, while still cocooning them in an environment that feels cosy and secure. The Discovery Vision Concept maintains the command driving position, within an airy cockpit that gives excellent visibility. The Discovery, beloved of rutted roads and green lanes across the world, has a proud history of successfully tackling gruelling overland expeditions – most recently, the Journey of Discovery in 2012, where the onemillionth Discovery to be built was driven 8,000 miles from Birmingham to Beijing, China. The Discovery Vision Concept carries forward this tradition: from its design and build to the capability of its technical systems, it is not just every inch a Land Rover, but has the most advanced capability of any Land Rover, ever. Follow the excitement as the story continues to unfold over the next two weeks on Land Rover’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages and join the conversation using #ReadyToDiscover.
CR-V Starting Price Monthly Payment: $55,171 20% Duty $69,933 Full Duty
A3 Sportback Starting Price Monthly Payment: $53,605 20% Duty $83,290 Full Duty
Accord Starting Price Monthly Payment: $64,492 20% Duty $77,879 Full Duty
Q5 Starting Price Monthly Payment: $89,390 20% Duty $138,798 Full Duty
Fit Starting Price Monthly Payment: $35,743 20% Duty $44, 976 Full Duty
Q3 Starting Price Monthly Payment: $74,480 20% Duty $95,915 Full Duty
Civic Starting Price Monthly Payment: $46,242 20% Duty $56,433 Full Duty
XF Starting Price Monthly Payment: $109,639 20% Duty $121,106 Full Duty
Tiguan Starting Price Monthly Payment: $54,500 20% Duty $65,100 Full Duty
A7 Starting Price Monthly Payment: $160,057 20% Duty $201,452 Full Duty
Amarok Starting Price Monthly Payment: $46,960 20% Duty $55,990 Full Duty
Evoque Starting Price Monthly Payment: $90,810 20% Duty $106,791 Full Duty
On-site financing now available
Discovery 4 Starting Price Monthly Payment: $146,751 20% Duty $184,574 Full Duty
F-TYPE Starting Price Monthly Payment: $247,271 20% Duty $280,172 Full Duty
Range Rover Sport Starting Price Monthly Payment: $252,648 20% Duty $289,412 Full Duty
Polo Starting Price Monthly Payment: $36,990 20% Duty $45,400 Full Duty
Jetta Starting Price Monthly Payment: $49,400 20% Duty $60,600 Full Duty
Freelander 2 Starting Price Monthly Payment: $88,947 20% Duty $105,958 Full Duty
Monthly payments are based on lowest bank rates
Discovery 4. KING OF THE HILL More Distinctive than Ever After 25 years of dominance, the question about the Discovery 4 is not about what it can do, but rather what it canâ€™t do. That it has come of age and now bears its own name above the front grille is a true testament to Land Roverâ€™s confidence that it has manufactured a legend. This fourth generation model has received an anniversary facelift, which includes a new look front grille, mirrors and bumper with signature headlights. The best 4x4xfar comes with a 3.0L SDV6 engine, 256hp, 600Nm of torque, 0-60kmh in 8.8 seconds, 8 speed Drive Select Transmission with turn knob gear shift, 7 leather seats, rear AC, 11 air bags, updated Terrain Response System, Gradient Acceleration Control, Air Suspension (ride height adjustment), 700mm Wading Depth, Blindspot Monitoring system, Command Driving Position and Stadium Seating for seven. Schedule a test drive today.