The All-New Land Rover Discovery 3 - All New Premium SUV

All-New Discovery 3

Land Rover Discovery

  • An all-new premium SUV, packed with user-friendly technology
  • Exceptional breadth of capability – dynamic on-road performance and class-leading off-road
  • Bold and distinctive design that delivers a spacious, versatile seven-seat cabin
  • Production debut for Land Rover's innovative Terrain Response™ and Integrated Body-frame™ architecture
  • New engines tailored for Land Rover, plus six-speed transmissions and air suspension

The Land Rover Discovery 3 is an all-new, premium SUV that offers class-leading breadth of capability, innovative user-friendly technology, distinctive design and a spacious interior that can comfortably accommodate up to seven adults.

"A true Land Rover, the Discovery 3 benefits from a clarity of purpose and conviction that is evident from its clean design, versatility and outstanding driving experience. Like all new Land Rovers, it's great to drive on-road, as well as being best-in-class off-road," said Matthew Taylor, managing director, Land Rover.

The Discovery 3 also introduces sophisticated new technologies, among them Land Rover’s patented Terrain Response™ system, previewed on the recent Range Stormer concept car. This optimises driveability and comfort, as well as maximising traction. The driver simply chooses one of five terrain settings via a rotary switch on the centre console: a general driving programme, plus one for slippery conditions (known as ‘grass/gravel/snow’) and three special off-road modes (mud/ruts, sand, rock crawl). Terrain Response then automatically selects the most appropriate settings for the vehicle’s advanced electronic controls and traction aids – including ride height, engine torque response, hill descent control, electronic traction control and transmission settings.

"With Terrain Response, it’s like having an expert alongside you, to help you get the best out of the vehicle whatever the conditions, on-road or off," added Matthew Taylor.

Another innovation is the Integrated Body-frame™ structure, which has allowed Land Rover to deliver all the comfort, refinement and on-road attributes of a monocoque, while continuing to set new standards in off-road performance. The Discovery 3 also features adaptive headlights that swivel with the direction of travel to illuminate the road ahead.

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Published 3 April 2004 Melanie Carter
 

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