2018 Land Rover Discovery HSE Td6

For the premium price, buyers gain a high quality, luxury SUV with stellar off-road performance and over 60 years of world famous British pedigree heritage.

By Veeno Dewan

The new 2018 Discovery is placed just above the Discovery Sport in the Land Rover lineup, starting at a base $61,500 in Canada. For the premium price, buyers gain a high quality, luxury SUV with stellar off-road performance and over 60 years of world famous British pedigree heritage.

We tested the diesel powered 2018 HSE TD6 which starts at $70,500. And $77,000 for the Luxury version, respectively.  The interior of the Discovery is as expected – a premium pleasure center of sumptuous leather, metal details and high quality materials. Models feature a very nice soft open-pore wood accents throughout the cabin, and a piano black lacquer finish on the center stack. Land Rovers new InControl Touch Pro system makes itself known via a 10.2” touchscreen, featuring a bevy of touch controls. Equipment and luxury is very high, while the HSE Luxury ($77,000) adds standard features such as: the two-speed transfer box, 20” wheels, Windsor leather seats (power 16-way front seats), three-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, air suspension, a powered third row seat, and the fantastic sounding 825W Meridian audiophile quality stereo.

The Td6 engine is a 3.0L V6 with 254 horsepower at 3,750RPM and 443 lb-ft. of torque at 1,750RPM.  The drivetrain is of course exceptional with Land Rovers 8-speed transmission, All Wheel-Drive and all the associated hardware such as air suspension. There is the Terrain Response 2 system with a two-speed transfer case, and adjustable parameters for the four-wheel-drive system, throttle, and transmission mapping.

To sum up, the Discovery offers awesome good looks that will make everyone stop and stare, but also backs it up with phenomenal off-road performance, and a great fuel torque happy efficient diesel engine.   With a versatile seven-seater format, high luxury quotient and a reputation that’s hard to beat, the Land Rover Discovery is well worth considering if you want something with pedigree and character.

 2018 Land Rover Discovery HSE Td6 priced from $61,500- $77,000