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Budget Disco for serious adventurers


LAND ROVER has introduced a stripped-out budget version of the popular Discovery 4, aimed specifically at the adventure market.

The Discovery 4 XS is available with a coil-spring suspension and is fitted with the 155kW 3.0 TDV6 powerplant. Land Rover hopes this move will broaden the appeal of the Discovery, thanks to its competitive pricing.

In order to lower the price, Land Rover has had to strip the interior of a few luxuries. The sunroof and features such as electronic seat adjustment have been removed from the standard features list.

The Discovery 4 XS features 18” alloy wheels, automatic climate control, cruise control and a cooled centre cubby among its still extensive list of features. Ready for adventure, the XS is fitted with a tow bar and features Trailer Stability Assist. It is only available in five-seat configuration.

Cloth seats are standard fitment, but can be upgraded to leather as an option. The only other option available is the addition of privacy glass.

Driver controls include steering-wheel paddles as standard, enabling the driver to take control of gear shifting manually. The rotary switch selects park, reverse, neutral, drive or sport modes, the latter optimising the gearbox response times for maximum acceleration, improved response and sharper upshifts.

The Discovery 4 XS retails for R598 600 and comes as standard with a 5-yr/100 000km maintenance plan.

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