Launched in 1989 the Land Rover Discovery was originally designed to bridge the gap between the utilitarian Defender and premium Range Rover models, offering a true off-road vehicle that could carry five people in comfort.
The Discovery or 'Disco' as some owners affectionately call them has been a phenomenal success in the 142 markets around the world in which it is sold and is just as common in the city as the farmyard. With over 50 years experience as the world's only dedicated 4x4 manufacturer Land Rover has achieved enviable brand loyalty with many owners choosing to purchase another Discovery or Land Rover model.
The latest Discovery is packed with advanced technology with hardly a major component remaining from previous models (this latest model boasts more than 700 changes) [ click here for more information ] and benefits from a re-styled nose derived from the current Range Rover.
We tested the Discovery TD5 ES 7 seat automatic to discover (excuse the pun) whether the world renowned off-roader is as adept in the urban jungle.
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