Land Rover SA has introduced a Discovery 4 with coil suspension designed specifically for adventurers and intended to broaden the appeal of this stylish 4×4.

Carrying the XS designation, Land Rover has stripped away much of the Discovery’s traditionally luxurious specification, such as a sunroof. Features include 18-inch alloy wheels, climate control, cruise control, and a cooled centre cubby. Cloth seats are standard and the 4×4 is only available in a five-seat configuration. Leather seats and tinted rear windows are the only available options.

The Disco 4 XS is fitted with the carmaker’s 155kW 3.0 TDV6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission with Drive Select, hill descent control and a high/low range gear selector.

Peter Biven, marketing and communications director for Land Rover South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa, says: ‘In response to customer demand we are pleased to introduce the Discovery 4 XS. The XS is essentially an expedition vehicle designed for robust, overland work.

‘We are excited about the introduction of the new Discovery XS. It is a more affordable option in the Discovery line-up and caters to a market with very demanding requirements,’ Biven concludes.

The Discovery 4 XS costs R598 600 and is sold with a five-year or 100 000km maintenance plan.


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