Giant Premium SUV of the Yr 2019: Land Rover Discovery | New Automobile Awards 2019: the winners
That is the third consecutive win for the Land Rover Discovery in our New Automobile Awards. Regardless of rivals such because the BMW X5 and X7 arriving over the past 12 months, in addition to ultra-luxurious fashions just like the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, the Disco beat off competitors with its higher steadiness of luxurious and refinement, house, equipment and value.
The model moved this fifth-generation mannequin much more upmarket, combining the category of a Vary Rover with the practicality of a seven-seat SUV, and whereas the styling may cut up opinion, there’s no denying the Discovery’s potential. The four-cylinder diesel engine lowers the automotive’s worth level and affords slightly extra effectivity, however we’d nonetheless follow the Sd6. The additional torque – 700Nm in whole – signifies that the Disco’s bulk is definitely shifted, plus the sleek V6 hums beneath the bonnet so refinement is best, too. Air suspension provides to this relaxed really feel.
Inside, the driving place is nice, there’s loads of expertise out there (options reminiscent of massaging seats ramp up the posh aspect and enhance consolation) and distant elevating or reducing of the rear-most seats from switches within the cabin enhance flexibility.
Every of the 5 rear seats folds individually, whereas there’s loads of house within the second and third rows. Three adults will simply match within the center row; it’s slightly tighter within the rear, however there’s nonetheless sufficient room for shorter journeys. In case you solely often want the third row, fold the seats down and there’s 1,137 litres of load house on provide. This can be a automotive that’s been designed for household life, with considerate touches reminiscent of hidden storage behind the local weather management panel, a sliding cup-holder tray above an enormous central storage bin, and twin gloveboxes complementing the remainder of the versatile bundle.
From the experience to the unobtrusive powertrain, the cabin and materials high quality to the practicality that the massive seven-seat physique brings, the Discovery is each bit a big premium SUV and, at the moment, the most effective within the enterprise.
Land Rover Discovery Sd6 SE (£57,060)
The Sd6 engine fits the Discovery’s refined nature, whereas SE trim brings all the things you want at a barely extra reasonably priced worth. You get heated leather-based seats, parking sensors and a rear digital camera, a 10-inch touchscreen with sat-nav, a load of security tech, LED headlights and Land Rover’s Terrain Response system – all of which signifies that it’s a flexible, luxurious SUV with loads of efficiency.
The X5 is a brand new addition to this class over the past 12 months. It’s primarily based on a brand new platform, options extra tech, is extra luxurious and the engine line-up is nice; the straight-six diesels provide a lot of grunt, nice refinement and robust effectivity. Seven seats are additionally out there, so there’s no denying that the X5 has moved BMW’s providing ahead.
There are not any diesel engines within the Mk3 Porsche Cayenne line-up, however the possibility of clean petrol powertrains and a plug-in hybrid variant imply that Porsche’s massive luxurious SUV is extra interesting than ever. It’s simply essentially the most dynamic automotive in its class, but consolation isn’t actually sacrificed and the infotainment system is bang updated.
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