In-Car Entertainment & Information
The Discovery 3 offers a high level of in-car entertainment systems and one of the most advanced navigation systems available.
Higher-line models have a six-CD in-dash unit. Six speakers are fitted to entry models, while upper range models use harman/kardon systems with nine speakers, including a sub-woofer.
A premium 14-speaker harman/kardon ‘Logic 7’ seven-channel digital surround system is also available. The head unit can also play MP3 files and, with 11x compression the equivalent of a 66 CD library can be stored and played in the vehicle.
The optional state-of-the-art navigation system is DVD-based, and includes the latest generation of off-road navigation. There is an interface to Traffic Message Channel (TMC) systems (where available), which broadcast messages on a specific radio channel to warn of hold-ups. This information is also shown on-screen, and the navigation system can suggest an alternative route to ensure the driver has an uninterrupted journey.
The navigation system is controlled by a 180mm (7 inch) high resolution touch screen, while two buttons switch the screen between the main ‘Home’ menu and the navigation system. Voice recognition is available for navigation and audio controls. The screen also displays information from the Terrain Response™ system.
Safety - Up To Eight Airbags
The enormously strong Integrated Body-frame architecture of the Discovery 3, with its hydroformed frame, gives tremendous protection in case of impacts, and door-mounted anti-intrusion side-beams offer further protection. Computer-aided design has helped optimise the Discovery 3’s intrinsic ability to protect passengers in severe impacts.
Passenger safety is further improved by the use of up to eight airbags. The driver’s airbag is installed in the steering wheel boss and the front passenger airbag is in the facia. Two airbags in the front seats provide protection for the thorax.
There are two full-length curtain airbags fitted in the cant rails above the first and second rows of seats, offering side protection. Two additional side bags are fitted in the rearmost area, when seven seats are specified.Published 25 June 2004