Land Rover is one of those brands just pretty much any one and their mother lust for. Big, in-your-face SUV’s that just tower over every peasant on the road. Most often, you’ll find a Land Rover Range Rover in nearly every driveway on that nice side of town.
I’ve always wondered why Land Rover decided to call one of their models the Range Rover…I know a TON of people who get confused. A lot of people think that the company is called Range Rover and the car is a Land Rover. Even MORE people think that Land Rover only makes the Range Rover.
You can’t really blame them, though. The Range Rover has gotten endless attention in popular culture. Rappers love them, sports stars love them, and seemingly every reality TV show star has one.
However, Land Rover wants customers to know they make other vehicles, too.
Enter the 2018 Land Rover Discovery. This new SUV is able to seat seven passengers in the up-most luxury. Land Rover calls it “The Best Family SUV in the World”.
That claim is a big one to make, but you can’t help but think that if anyone is going to give that claim substance, it’ll be Land Rover.
The Exterior-2018 Land Rover Discovery:
I’ll say this off the bat, the 2018 Land Rover Discovery looks pretty chubby from the front.
But that is honestly the only gripe I have with the design. Other than the obesity in the front bumper, the 2018 Land Rover Discovery looks pretty much like a Range Rover with a longer butt.
I do enjoy the vertical air intakes on the sides of the front end, it makes the 2018 Land Rover Discovery look a little less obese than it would with horizontal intakes.
The headlights are incredibly upscale looking. The sharp LED strip and jewel-y eyes make it look like a cheerleaders dream.
The side profile of the 2018 Land Rover discovery is striking as well. It looks more like a concept vehicle, which is something to be enjoyed. It is decently boxy, but in a flowing, elegant way.
From the side, you can see how long the hood and nose of the 2018 Land Rover Discovery are. This is a good thing, because it adds an almost athletic element to the side profile.
Compared to pretty much every luxury SUV, the rear end of the 2018 Land Rover Discovery is plain. Having a plain looking butt isn’t a bad thing at all though, since the general design of the SUV is plain.
The 2018 Land Rover Discovery is very sharp, and anti-pantomime (I’m going to use that word a lot from now on).
Boxiness and being very straight forward is what Land Rover does, and it translated well for the 2018 Land Rover Discovery.
The Interior-2018 Land Rover Discovery:
The inside of the 2018 Land Rover Discovery mirrors the simplicity we see on the outside. Obviously since this is a Land Rover, and (presumably) their top model, only the finest materials will dawn the interior.
Tasteful, plush leather and perfectly accented wood surrounds the occupants of the 2018 Land Rover Discovery.
Between Jaguar and Land Rover, Tata Motors (company that owns both luxury makes) likes to keep things similar.
You’ll notice connected styling through both manufactures, but the designers work very well in each model.
In the 2018 Land Rover Discovery, everything is super sleek. The controls are perfectly laid out for the driver and passenger to reach with ease.
There are plenty of options for the interior, and whichever way you spin it, the 2018 Land Rover Discovery looks incredible.
The 2018 Land Rover Discovery is based off of the Velar that Land Rover made, which featured an all-touch-sensitive climate control system. The air con system was lovely to look at, but didn’t make it into production. Most likely because things that are complex like that, are cool in concept but not in practice.
The 2018 Land Rover Discovery is the first Land Rover to feature a seven passenger cabin, with plenty of luxuries. Rear seat entertainment and air conditioning are just a couple of examples.
While Land Rover makes some incredibly lovely looking machines, they’re second best talent is making those same vehicles incredibly good at going off-road.
Land Rover is the best in the business at making this kind of rare vehicle. Land Rover’s SUV’s look like they’re meant for strictly city traveling, but their performance says other wise.
The 2018 Land Rover Discovery has plans to feature a new four cylinder engine. A 2.0 L four cylinder with a turbo will be the way to go.
Other variants for the 2018 Land Rover Discovery like the Sport model feature a larger engine, most likely a supercharged V6. This V6 application should produce upwards of 300-335 HP.
We may not see an SVR eddition like on the Range Rover, but the Discovery will fair just fine.
All wheel drive will be standard on all 2018 Land Rover Discovery’s as well.
Many reports point to the 2018 Land Rover Discovery being very good in gravel and mud as well, so we can check that off right away.
|Power Plant:||2.0 L 4-cyl turbo / 3.5 L SC V6|
|Gearbox:||7 speed automatic|
|Power:||250 – 335 HP|
|MPG:||Not Yet Available|
|Torque:||Not Yet Available|
|Length:||Not Yet Available|
|Width:||Not Yet Available|
|Height:||Not Yet Available|
|Wheelbase:||Not Yet Available|
|Top Speed:||Not Yet Available|
|Seating:||Up to 7 Adults|
|0-60 MPH (0-120 KPH):||Not Yet Available|
|Base Price:||$70,000 (est.)|
Sum It Up:
While the new 2018 Land rover Discovery will most likely be seen in parking lots in the expensive part of town, it dreams of driving through mud and rocks.
Land Rover’s are developed and used with some sort of split personality. The factory wants you to utilize its off-road capabilities, but no one really does. It is kind of sad, really.
But the new Discovery is a great looking addition to the great line up from Land Rover. Expect a release date for later this year.