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The Top Gear car review:Land Rover Discovery
For:Enormously capable, enormous vehicle, enormously enviable image
Against:Better in the country than around town where its size becomes an issue
What is it?
The estate manager’s vehicle compared to the estate owner’s Range Rover. Prior to the launch of the current Range Rover, the big Land Rover was close as it’s ever been to its gentrified relative. Enormously capable, it’ll cross any terrain you ask it to.
It was upgraded in 2014, with a fresh nose and other detail changes. It also, finally, got engine stop-start, just the thing for reducing local pollution outside the school while dropping all the kids off. The core remains the same, so it’s getting on a bit and due for imminent replacement, but it remains a hugely desirable machine.