- New Land Rover Discovery achieves maximum five-star Euro NCAP safety rating
- Premium SUV scored maximum six points out of six for Pedestrian Autonomous Emergency Braking technology
- Seven-seater family model provides five ISOFIX mounting points as standard
Adventurous families looking for safety, all-terrain capability and versatility can have it all with the Land Rover Discovery. The seven-seater SUV has secured a starring role in the latest round of Euro NCAP tests after being awarded a maximum five-star rating by the globally recognised safety-testing organisation.
Land Rover’s premium SUV has a comprehensive range of cutting-edge safety features including Pedestrian Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), which can automatically apply full emergency braking when it detects a collision risk with a pedestrian in the road ahead. The advanced technology was awarded a maximum six marks by Euro NCAP’s testers.
With seven full-sized adult seats, the versatile Discovery also breaks the mould by providing up to five ISOFIX mounting points. New Discovery features ISOFIX capability for the front passenger seat, outer second-row seats and both third-row seats.
Nick Rogers, Executive Director, Product Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “Discovery has always been a much loved member of the family and a pioneer of cutting-edge technology. Safety and capability have been at the core of the Discovery DNA – they are fundamental priorities and key motivators for our engineering.
“We have a history of introducing new safety technologies, such as Anti-Lock Brakes fitted to an SUV for the first time in 1989, so it’s only right New Discovery continues to lead the way with new safety-focused technologies that meet and exceed global safety standards, such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection. Our priority is to protect both the occupants of our cars and other road users, providing peace of mind for our customers.”
Alongside its outstanding crash protection, Land Rover’s premium SUV has the latest active safety systems. A forward-facing stereo camera next to the rear-view mirror underpins Land Rover’s acclaimed AEB technology. The system, which operates at speeds ranging from 5km/h to 80km/h, calculates the distance of objects ahead and applies full emergency braking to avoid or mitigate an impact if it detects a collision risk.
Models fitted with Adaptive Cruise Control also feature Advanced Emergency Brake Assist, which uses the forward-facing radar to detect vehicles moving in the same direction. If a car ahead brakes suddenly the driver is alerted and the system will automatically apply the brakes if the driver fails to react.
New Discovery is available with a stellar cast list of advanced driver assistance systems including:
- Adaptive LED Headlamps with five modes to suit different driving conditions and Automatic High Beam technology, which dips headlamps to prevent dazzling other road users
- Driver Condition Monitor senses driver fatigue by monitoring steering, brake and accelerator inputs to provide alerts when tiredness is detected
- Intelligent Speed Limiter adjusts the vehicle speed when entering new speed limit zones
- 360-degree HD Surround Camera System assists the driver when exiting blind junctions and during low-speed manoeuvres
- Lane Keep Assist detects unintentional lane drift and applies corrective counter-steering to maintain lane position
- Park Assist uses cameras and sensors to steer the vehicle into parallel and perpendicular parking spaces. Parking Exit also helps to guide Discovery out of its space
- Traffic Sign Recognition informs the driver of the current speed limit using the driver’s message centre instrumentation screen
Test results can be found on the Euro NCAP website here: www.euroncap.com