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2016-09-29 09:27

REVEALED: The fifth generation Land Rover Discovert 5 is a big departure from its predecessor - in all areas. Image: MotorPress

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The Land Rover Discovery Sport shows its towing capability as it pulls a 100-tonne train along a track in the Rhine region of Northern Switzerland.

Pretoria - Following weeks of teaser images Land Rover has finally revealed details and images of its next-gen Discovery 5. 

The Disco 5 continues with its predecessor’s three-row, seven-seat layout, with off-road capability and versatility. 

Limited run

The fifth-generation model benefits from Land Rover’s strong, safe and light full-size SUV architecture, for "better comfort and adaptability than previous models", says Land Rover. 

The automaker's new 4x4 will go on sale in South Africa from mid-2017.

READ: Oh my 4x4! New Land Rover Discovery breaks cover

A limited-run of 2400 ‘First Edition’ models will be available globally, with only 34 units sold in South Africa, making it instantly exclusive for those who buy one.

Family matters

The new Discovery accommodates seven adults in an SUV body measuring less than 5m. Both third-row seats incorporate ISOFIX mounting points (five in total).

All three rows are fitted with heated seats, while massage seats are available for the driver and front passenger. 

The new SUV is fitted with iOS and Android connectivity combined with a 14-speaker Meridian digital surround system, with an additional subwoofer, and 3G WiFi provide the audio experience.

READ: What a 4x4! Land Rover teases more Discovery 5 pics

The SUV is equipped with up to nine USB ports, six 12-volt charging points and an in-car 3G WiFi hotspot for up to eight devices.

Land Rover’s Activity Key wristband allows customers to enjoy sports and active hobbies without carrying the standard key fob.

Drivetrains

The Discovery is equipped with the company’s six cylinder petrol and diesel engines, all paired with a ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox.

They include:

  • 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine (190kW/600Nm)
  • 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine (250kW/450Nm)

Gallery: 2017 Land Rover Discovery 5

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