Land Rover Updates Discovery for 2018 Model Year
2018 Land Rover Discovery gets new infotainment and safety tech as well as increased diesel availability.
That didn’t take long. We drove the all-new 2017 Discovery in March and Land Rover is already updating it for the 2018 model year.
Most of the changes are on the inside. Just like last year, the Discovery is available in SE, HSE, and HSE Luxury trim lines. For 2018, all models come with the Land Rover InControl Touch Pro infotainment system running through a 10-inch touchscreen. The Discovery also gets 4G Wi-Fi; passengers can get online with up to eight mobile devices.
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HSE and HSE Luxury models come standard with a 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display TFT instrument cluster; a second-generation, full-color Head-Up Display (HUD) that shows information such as speed, speed limits, Adaptive Cruise Control status, and gear selection on a display that’s 2.5 times larger than the outgoing HUD is optional. Last year, the HSE and HSE Luxury versions of the Discovery were the only models which could be equipped with the Td6 diesel. Now you can order a Discovery SE with the 254-horsepower/443-lb-ft turbocharged 3.0-liter V6. The supercharged 3.0-liter gas V6 with 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque remains available across the range.
Land Rover has upgraded the Discovery’s safety tech, too. All 2018 Discos come standard with the Emergency Braking system with pedestrian detection. It can sense people and other vehicles, and reduce braking distances at speeds up to 37 mph. If a collision is unavoidable, the Discovery will apply emergency braking between 3.1 and 49.7 mph.
The 2018 Discovery even gets a few exterior tweaks, such as a new color (Bryon Blue) and the no-cost option of a body-colored roof for models with the Dynamic and Black Packs.
These improvements raise the price of entry to the 2018 Discovery lineup by $2,100. Prices start at $52,090 for the 2018 Discovery SE and go all the way to $67,490 for the HSE Luxury Td6.