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Video: Land Rover Discovery 5 TD6 HSE test

Deon Schoeman

Now in its fifth generation, the Land Rover Discovery is bigger and bolder than ever. But it’s also lighter, more efficient and more light-footed than its predecessors. And the interior approaches Range Rover standards in comfort and luxury terms. All of which promises to make this the best-ever Discovery – albeit at a price!

SPECIFICATIONS
Make and model: Land Rover Discovery TD6 HSE
Engine: 2 993 cc V6, turbodiesel
Power : 190 kW @ 3 750 rpm
Torque: 600 Nm @ 1 750 – 2 250 rpm
Power-to-weight ratio: 85,20 kW/ton
Gearbox: Eight-speed automatic, AWD, low range
Wheels/tyres: 20-inch alloy, 255/50 R20 tyres

0-100 km/h: 8,1 sec
Top speed: 209 km/h
Fuel tank capacity: 85 litres
Fuel consumption (claimed): 7,8 litres/100km
Operating range (claimed): 1 090 km
CO2 emissions: 207 g/km

PROS
More advanced, more luxurious, more capable than ever.
CONS
Its abilities come at a price

Retail price/as tested: R1 249 618/R1 249 618

KEY RIVALS
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 3.0DT VX: R915 700

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