TFL’s Roman Mica had the chance recently to look at the new Discovery, and talked to two officials with Land Rover outside the Los Angeles Auto Show about what’s new inside and what people can expect.
The vehicle is about 1,000 pounds lighter, has better fuel economy and is faster thanks to Land Rover’s decision to use more aluminum.
Land Rover officials said the vehicle is modernized from the ground up. It’s also different from the Discovery Sport, which is classified as a compact SUV compared to the regular, larger Discovery.
The Discovery also comes with the ability to seat seven passengers, with three rows of stadium seating. Buyers have the option of a supercharged gas engine or a diesel. The gasoline engine has the ability to tow 8,200 pounds while the diesel can tow 7,700 pounds.
The gas engine produces 340 horsepower and 340 pound feet of torque, while the diesel version produces 258 horsepower and 440 pound feet of torque.
What’s the storage like in the new Discovery? Can Roman fit in the third row comfortably? And, when will the vehicle be available for sale? Find out by watching the complete TFL video above.