Like all new-age Land Rovers and Range Rovers, even the legendary rugged cavalier Discovery now looks like it has come straight out of a salon appreciating the manicure.
The all-new Discovery had its first day out in the public yesterday in Mumbai after Land Rover announced its prices last month.
Although the Discovery has decided to adopt the styling of a fashionista, it still retains all its muscle. Just look at that imposing tall front fascia and the muscular stance!
The headlamps are all-LED and are swept back. You can see the raked windshield that will certainly make the Discovery a lot more aerodynamic than before.
Moving on to the profile, the top hat is an extension of the Discovery Sport, but the large wheels and distinct arches make the Disco stand out.
The tail-gate is surprisingly rounded, unlike the square one of the previous Discovery, but it retains the signature crease that swoops down midway.
The Land Rover Discovery manages to tread that fine line that balances style, muscle and brawn pretty well but we certainly would have loved a bit more brawn on the outside.
On the inside, the Discovery has held the Land Rover roots close to its chest. The design and layout is utilitarian and simple in the typical jeep way with no clutter at all.
But if you thought luxury was ignored, you are wrong. The interior are dressed in leather and the seats are soft and comfortable with good lateral support for the front seats as well.
The rear seats have a good amount of space and can recline electrically. You can tumble the 40-20-40 split seats to enter the car if the third row is up.
It gets three-zone climate control and a large touchscreen display for the centre console. The audio system is Meridien and sounds incredibly well with its surround-sound function.
The steering mounted controls are intuitive and the layout is unique. The instrument cluster gets two classic revs and speedo dials while the MID in between relays all the vital information.
You also have two sunroofs in the Discovery extending from the front of the roof right till the end, split only by the cross member needed for the structural safety and integrity of the roof.
The boot is huge and all the flaps, tables and the tail gate are electrically operated. With the third row of seats folded, the cargo bay is large enough to move a house (not literally).