Land Rover Discovery 4 Review

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Land Rover Discovery Review

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Levels of refinement on the new Land Rover Discovery 4 TDV6 are excellent and include Land Rover's patented device for the diesel fuel filler neck, to reduce the risk of inadvertently fuelling with petrol.

Safety and Security

The land Rover Discovery 4 is equipped with the following safety and security equipment as standard: Eight airbags, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Active Roll Mitigation (ARM), Adaptive Bi-Xenon headlights, alarm, immobiliser, ABS (anti-lock brakes with EBA (electronic brake assist), ETC (electronic traction control) and deadlocks.

Comfort and Refinement

Levels of refinement on the new Land Rover Discovery 4 TDV6 are excellent and include Land Rover's patented device for the diesel fuel filler neck, to reduce the risk of inadvertently fuelling with petrol.

The strikingly styled front lamps with LED light technology, (LED Lighting only included with the optional Bi-Xenon and Bi-Xenon Adaptive Front Headlamps) provide better driver forward vision, while the new rear lamp assembly creates a 'jewel-like' effect.

The new front headlights incorporate high beam assist technology. This can automatically switch on high beam headlights when external light levels are below the system's threshold. Importantly, the system is also designed to detect preceding and approaching traffic, and in a split second will automatically switch back to low beam to avoid dazzling others.

The new remote entry key emits the signal required for passive entry into the vehicle, by the holder of the key simply touching the door handle, without using the 'unlock' button on the key fob. The new key also generates the signal required for the Push Button start of the vehicle. Sophisticated sensors recognise the presence of the key in the vehicle, confirm security credentials and then accept the 'start' command via the new fascia mounted start/stop push button.

The interior is luxurious and well appointed, the leather electric front seats are not only heated but they can be cooled as well. Even the multi-function steering wheel is heated from which you can control the cruise control settings, audio and telephone controls.

The front windscreen and rear screen are heated and as you would expect there is dual climate control. You can set the climate control to automatically come on at set times to cool or heat the car perfect to heat the car on the cold mornings before you venture out and should you forget to program the timer you can use the remote control from the comfort of your home.

No less than five digital cameras make up the new surround camera system, relaying to the touch-screen a near 360-degree view. The cameras function immediately the vehicle is started, and can be used at speeds up to 11mph, with options for selecting and zooming in to assist with close quarter parking and with towing.

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Land Rover Discovery Road Test Data
Model ReviewedLand Rover Discovery 4 HSE
  
Body Type4x4
ColourStornoway Grey
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph9.6 Seconds
Top Speed 112 mph
  
TransmissionAutomatic
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban25.2 mpg
Extra Urban34.0 mpg
Combined30.4 mpg
  
Insurance GroupTBA
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3 years / Unlimited miles
Price (when tested on the 29/10/09)£47,695

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