Land Rover Discovery: the best among equals

Land Rover Discovery: the best among equals Land Rover has unveiled details of the new Discovery 3. This is the first model that fully developed with a new team after buying a Land Rover from BMW in July 2000.Discovery 3 is the new generation of Land Rover vehicles, the car, which gives an idea in which direction will continue to work for our company", says managing Director Matthew Taylor. "As expected buyers, this will be the perfect car to drive on any road. However, it will still wonderful and comfortable means of transportation on highways and in the city".New Discovery became more spacious, keeping the same dimensions, and will be available in versions for either five or seven people. A 7-seater version of the third row of seats is folded in half and allows you to put in the car a lot of baggage. The main focus was not on the appearance and style of the car - it looks very modestly, in a minimalist style, and the beauty that careful attention to detail, spacious and comfortable.The most expensive version will receive a 4.4-liter V8 engine with 295 HP, created on the base 4.2-liter unit Jaguar. The vehicle is now better protected from the weather, dust, water and dirt, company representatives assured that the Discovery 3 has almost become a Rover.The European version is expected to complete the 2.7 litre TDV6 turbodiesel power of 190 HP, which will not appear in North America. Very similar engine recently got a Jaguar S-Type. One of the advantages of this V6 - lightness and compactness, as well as longer service life, because the body is made of cast iron with compact graphite, instead of the usual cast iron, as before. In some markets, Discovery will also appear with a 4-liter, 215-horsepower V6.On the petrol versions will be installed 6-speed automatic transmission ZF, where there will be a special sport mode and the ability to switch to a manual mode. Diesel TDV6 will receive optional or the same transmission or 6-speed mechanics.Drive goes to all four wheels, the system Electronic Traction Control and Dynamic Stability Control to help the driver control the vehicle and braking in emergency situations, providing the perfect behavior of the car on any surface. On sale new SUV will appear later this year.25.06.2004.



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