2017 Land Rover Discovery verdict and specs

We head off road in a prototype version of the all-new Land Rover Discovery, but has it gone soft?...

2017 Land Rover Discovery verdict and specs

Should I buy one?

We will have to wait for the official launch next February before we give a definitive verdict, but what we can confirm is that the new Land Rover Discovery has lost none of its off-roading prowess. The plethora of new driver aids makes off-road driving less challenging for inexperienced drivers, and the well-appointed and versatile interior takes the stress out of long stints behind the wheel.

Factor in a clever seating configuration, a huge boot and a new infotainment system, and the new Discovery looks like it could become one of the best luxury SUVs available.

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2017 Land Rover Discovery 3.0 TD6 HSE Luxury

Engine size 3.0-litre diesel

Price from £64,195

Power 258bhp

Torque 443lb ft

0-62mph 7.7sec

Top speed 130mph

Fuel economy 39.2mpg

CO2 emissions 189g/km