2017 Land Rover Discovery 5 Australian Pricing
Land Rover’s all-new fifth generation 2017 Discovery 4WD is heading to Australia around the middle of next year.
Ahead of its arrival, the UK carmaker has revealed the new range will offer no less than 13 variants in Australia with prices starting from $65,960 plus on-roads.
All will be powered by diesel engines in either four- or six-cylinder guise, and all but one will be available with either five or seven seats.
The odd-one-out is the Discovery TD6 ‘First Edition’. As the name suggests, the variant kicks off the new range, available in limited numbers (100 only for Australia) as a single-spec seven-seater with the six-cylinder engine, priced from $132,160 plus on-roads.
For the remainder, four variants are offered: S, SE, HSE and HSE Luxury.
Prices escalate accordingly depending on engine choice for each variant, from the turbocharged four-cylinder diesel (entry-level) to the supercharged four-cylinder diesel (mid-spec) or the turbocharged six-cylinder diesel (range-topper).
The TD4 turbo four-pot is a 2.0 litre unit good for 132kW and 430Nm, with fuel use rated at a rather frugal 6.2 l/100km. The 0-100km/h time is 10.5 seconds.
Stepping up to the 2.0 litre supercharged four-cylinder sees a handy 2.4 seconds shaved off the 0-100km/h time at 8.3 seconds, but the official fuel figure rises to 7.2 l/100km. The SD4 makes 177kW of power and 500Nm of torque.
The TD6 engine produces 190kW and 600Nm from its 3.0 litre capacity, with fuel consumption matching the SD4 at 7.2 l/100km. Also close to the SD4 is the 0-100km/h time, at 8.1 seconds.
Standard in each Disco 5 is an eight-speed automatic, a 3500kg braked towing capacity and, naturally, four-wheel-drive. A two-speed transfer case (low range) is standard on all but the Discovery S SD4 and TD6 where it is available as a $920 option, and buyers opting for the entry-level S TD4 will have to make do without low range gearing.
Once examples of the First Edition are exhausted, the HSE Luxury TD6 will top the range at $117,750 plus on-roads for the seven-seater.
Standard features, depending on the model, include 19- or 20-inch wheels (21-inch for First Edition), air suspension ($2000 option on some models), an eight- or ten-inch infotainment screen, six- or ten- or 14-speaker audio system and satellite navigation.
The options list includes a digital radio, the third row of seats at anywhere from $3400 to $6400 and remotely-operable (via smartphone) heated seats ranging from $830 to $2500 (depending on how many seats you want heated).
Also optional is metallic paint – at $2010 for standard metallic and $4020 for premium. The only non-metallic choice is Fuji White.
Safety features include autonomous emergency braking, parking sensors, lane-departure warning, rear-view camera and a 360-degree camera for some models.
The 2017 Land Rover Discovery will arrive in local showrooms around the middle of next year. Not all variants will be available from the get-go, with the entry-level S to follow at a later stage next year.
2017 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 5 PRICING (plus on-road costs)
Model – five-seat price | seven-seat price
TD4 S – $65,960 | $71,560
SD4 S – $71,560 | $77,960
TD6 S – $78,560 | $84,960
TD4 SE – $77,050 | $81,590
SD4 SE – $83,450 | $87,990
TD6 SE – $90,450 | $94,990
TD4 HSE – $87,150 | $90,550
SD4 HSE – $93,550 | $96,950
TD6 HSE – $100,550 | $103,950
TD4 HSE Luxury – $100,950 | $104,350
SD4 HSE Luxury – $107,350 | $110,750
TD6 HSE Luxury – $114,350 | $117,750
TD6 First Edition – $132,160 ( five-seat not available)