SExplorer and broadcaster Halls was there to spec his new Discovery after attending the car’s global debut near Coventry last month.

SThe ex-Royal Marines Officer said: “Land Rovers have been a part of my life for some 30 years, from my time in the Marines to the expeditions and TV projects they have supported me on.

S“Key for me is getting my boat and trailer into and out of the water, so the towing capacity and wading credentials combined make the Discovery the perfect vehicle for me and my family. It was love at first sight, and I’ve been really excited to spec my car since the moment I saw it a few weeks ago.”

SThe fifth-generation Land Rover Discovery made its public debut at the Paris Motor Show last month. The off-roader has undergone an extensive overhaul while retaining the practicality and capability it’s famous for.

SThe exterior design features Land Rover’s new ‘family’ look, with the headlights and grille now narrower than on the outgoing model. The car’s aluminium structure is the Discovery’s biggest leap forward, as it makes the 4×4 480kg lighter than before.

SJeremy Hicks, UK managing director of Jaguar Land Rover, said: “New Discovery is our best go-anywhere, do-anything Land Rover ever. It has adventure in its DNA but is built for the digital age; it tows more, it wades deeper and offers a fully flexible seating package for Monty’s film crew or his family.”

SThe new showroom cost £12m and is part of the manufacturer’s broader investment in overhauling its dealership network.

SThe new Discovery will be in showrooms from spring 2017, with prices starting at £42,495 OTR.

Jack Evans


After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.

October 14, 2016

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