Land Rover Discovery debuts in Malaysia at RM730K

By CARSIFU | 12 January 2018


PETALING JAYA: Jaguar Land Rover (Malaysia) has quietly rolled out the new Discovery to the Malaysian market today.

The fifth-generation model can accommodate seven people with three rows of seats.

Priced at RM729,800 (, the new Discovery comes with a five-year warranty and free service as well as 3 years of complimentary roadside assist. Price is inclusive of 6% GST but excludes road tax, registration and insurance.

The first five customers to buy the new Discovery will get a RM5,000 accessory voucher. Genuine Land Rover accessories are also covered by a 12-month warranty. Accessories fitted within one month or 1,600km (whichever comes first) of the handover of the new Discovery will be covered by the vehicle warranty.

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In conjunction with the official launch of the new Discovery, Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia will be organising a "Discovery Day" on Jan 13-14 at Sime Darby Auto Connexion Petaling Jaya and SISMA Auto Glenmarie and also at SISMA Auto Penang on Jan 20-21. The event is by invitation only. Interested customers can call the respective showrooms to register their interest.

This three-row, seven-seat SUV that measures 4,970mm long, 2,220mm wide (mirrors out) and 1,846mm tall, is touted as the ultimate family and active lifestyle companion.

At the front, the new Discovery’s sculpted surfaces, jewel-like headlamps and a faster windscreen angle break the Discovery tradition and the state-of-the-art daytime running lamps deliver a modern appearance with a fresh light signature.

At the back, the LED rear lamps have a horizontal emphasis, giving New Discovery a more sporty appearance, while the new one-piece tailgate delivers a more dynamic rear design.

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Land Rover’s aluminium full-sized SUV platform delivers a lightweight but durable architecture that contributes to lower CO2 emissions and improved fuel economy, as well as enhancing its dynamic abilities. This lightweight monocoque body construction is made up of 85% aluminium – 43% recycled – and is a significant 480kg lighter than before.

The Discovery’s trademark stadium seating is accommodated by its distinctive stepped roof that ensures all passengers enjoy excellent forward visibility and long-haul comfort.

The new Discovery also offers the driver, driving confidence due to the raised Command Driving Position, simple controls and enhanced chassis technology. The vehicle comes with steering wheel-mounted shift paddles. It is also equipped with InControl Touch Pro, which provides greater connectivity than ever before including access to a range of apps, satellite navigation as well as vehicle controls through the updated 10-inch high-resolution touchscreen display.

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The Powered Inner Tailgate incorporates an additional fold-down section that deploys when the tailgate is opened. A button inside the load area can then be used to lower the Powered Inner Tailgate section.

The deployed 285mm long tailgate serves as impromptu event seating and is able to support a maximum load of 300kg, making it the perfect place to enjoy a tailgate picnic or to change out of muddy boots – under the shelter of the tailgate.

Just like the the Jaguar F-PACE, an Activity Key is offered as an optional accessory. The key allows owners to lock and unlock the vehicle without the need to carry a conventional key fob. It is designed as a durable wristband to be worn during outdoor activities.



Powered by a 254hp/600Nm 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine, badged Td6, the single-turbo engine features low-pressure exhaust recirculation, a two-stage oil pump and revised fuel-injector nozzle for improved responses, refinement and efficiency. The engine delivers stronger performance than before and the benchmark 0-100kph sprint takes only 8.1 seconds – a reduction of 1.3 seconds.

The engine uses a ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox that has been engineered by the powertrain experts at Land Rover to combine smooth shifts with sharp responses and optimised fuel efficiency.

For offroading, the new Discovery is offered with a two-speed transfer box, providing selectable high and low range gears for optimum on-road and off-road performance. The intelligent system provides a standard 50/50 torque split between front and rear wheels, while the two-speed fully synchronised ‘shift on the move’ system allows the driver to swap between high and low ratios without having to stop the vehicle, at speeds of up to 60kph.

In addition, an available four-corner air suspension system in the new Discovery that improves ride quality when driving on-road also provides greater capability when off-roading.

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