Non-Morgan: a good mate has just bought a new Land Rover Discover and was invited to take part in “The Land Rover Experience” and I was delighted to be his guest. Tackling bush tracks to the north of Sydney after two weeks’ rain, I was very impressed by the vehicle’s incredible off road ability. With standard road tyres and out-of-the-showroom set up, the Disco 4 was unbelievable. The clever technology, phenomenal suspension and amazing torque made for effortless climbing, descending, wading and driving through deep deep mud. Some of the angles we tackled were incredible. And it was bloody comfortable whilst doing so.The terrain we covered in the out of the box Disco was the type of thing I have only seen on YouTube clips with nutters in heavily modified 4x4s with huge suspension and hard core mud tyres. This is one very capable and clever vehicle.
When I arrived I joked that I would like to try a Series 2A, and I still would, but sentiment for old legends aside, Land Rover is by no means relying on its pedigree to sell its new luxury off road cars. This Discover applies amazingly sophisticated systems, chassis rigidity, engine torque and passenger comfort to create a new kind of legend. Certainly it is over engineered for the school run, but if you need a real go anywhere vehicle, I can’t imagine anything more capable.