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Unboxing of the All-New Discovery | A portrait of the sailing legend, Ben Ainslie | Look into the future of mobility and transportation | Copenhagen – probably the coolest city in the world?


N A V I G A T O R TRUE STRENGTH IS THE ABILITY TO ADAPT DISCOVERY SERIES I The 1990s saw the emergence of a new kind of Land Rover. The Discovery Series I had the capability of a Defender off-road, yet it combined this with a level of comfort and technology within the vehicle that had not previously been associated with a Land Rover. It set the blueprint for the future. DISCOVERY SERIES II Launched in 1998, the Discovery Series II may have looked very similar to the original Discovery, but was in fact, drastically different underneath. Innovative technologies included the Hill Descent Control (HDC ® ) System * and a longer, wider body made for greater load capacity and legroom. DISCOVERY 3/LR3 The arrival of the LR3, as known in the US, in 2004 represented the most radical change to the iconic vehicle. New from the ground up, the LR3 introduced a series of updates, including maximized occupant accommodation and pioneering Terrain Response ® technology system * . A new selection of premium finishes and intelligent nurturing of the iconic Discovery design language was combined with supreme off-road capability, resulting in an award-winning vehicle that many still regard as a modern classic. 03 INSIGHT 12 * These systems are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions, etc. Driver should not assume that these systems will correct errors of judgment in driving. Please consult the owner’s manual or your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for more details.”

When it was launched in 1989, the Land Rover Discovery was aptly named. By combining Land Rover legendary off-road capability with a greater focus on design, a vehicle was born with the versatility to create a whole new market for Land Rover products. And the success story continues – but the All-New Discovery is not merely the fifth generation of the vehicle, it is the leader of a new Discovery family of vehicles. As such, it can be seen as a new beginning. “There is a premium execution to the new Discovery,” says Land Rover Chief Design Officer Gerry McGovern. This focus on precision and ever greater refinement coupled with proven capability in all conditions points to the future of Discovery. DISCOVERY 4/LR4 Unveiled in 2009, the fourth generation Discovery brought substantial enhancements and refinement to the Discovery 3/LR3. In design terms, however, the real changes were yet to come… ALL-NEW DISCOVERY Featuring the riveted and bonded aluminium structure found on the latest Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, the fifth generation of Discovery is lighter, sleeker and more dynamic than its predecessors, with enhanced versatility, which has always been a defining feature of the Discovery. 13


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