Discovery 2017

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  • jimbg
    Member Since: 23 Jun 2016
    Location: Devon
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    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Silicon Silver

    JLR Future Direction?

  • jimbg
    Member Since: 23 Jun 2016
    Location: Devon
    Posts: 1082
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    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Silicon Silver

    No one spotted what is attached to each quarter and on the roof? Laughing
  • Equilibrium
    Member Since: 26 Feb 2019
    Location: Bristol
    Posts: 165
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    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Carpathian Grey

    Cameras Smile I guess this is the fully autonomous test vehicle (or one of them). I was reading about them running around Milton Keynes in driverless mode.

    Drives MY2020 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Carpathian Grey/Glacier
  • jimbg
    Member Since: 23 Jun 2016
    Location: Devon
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    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Silicon Silver

    Exactly! Thumbs Up
  • Big Al
    Member Since: 24 Aug 2017
    Location: Swindon
    Posts: 63
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    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Corris Grey

    It can’t park though!
  • DieselRanger
    Member Since: 12 Oct 2017
    Location: God's Country, Colorado
    Posts: 481
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    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Silicon Silver

    Equilibrium wrote:
    Cameras Smile I guess this is the fully autonomous test vehicle (or one of them). I was reading about them running around Milton Keynes in driverless mode.


    Ladar, technically. The thing on the top spins rapidly and a laser maps its surroundings. The things on the corners look like probably a combination camera / ladar to hit the blind spots the roof-mounted one can't see.

    JLR has been doing a lot of research on self-driving vehicles - they sold a bunch of I-Pace's to Waymo (Google self-driving/rideshare project) to host autonomous driving sensors and apps. What's cool is through their sponsorship of Invictus games LR is doing this to support mobility, using wounded warriors to help them. While most of us fully-abled people might say "why bother?" to the idea of self-driving off-road vehicles, to someone with missing or damaged limbs or other impairments that might be just the thing needed.
  • milesg
    Member Since: 28 Apr 2019
    Location: Gloucestershire
    Posts: 36
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    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Indus Silver

    They can't even get Apple Car Play to stay stable, I am not going to trust a JLR Autonomous car for years and years!! Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter

    HSE Lux in Silver / Black
  • Equilibrium
    Member Since: 26 Feb 2019
    Location: Bristol
    Posts: 165
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    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Carpathian Grey

    What do we all think about the potential buyout or partnership by/with PSA?

    To me, the brand portfolio actually makes perfect sense. There is very little overlap between model ranges and surely some great economies of scale to be had in the middle (e.g. DS5/5008/DS7/F-pace/Velar/Disco Sport/Evoque).

    Powertrain/electrification/autonomies scale up well in a bigger group too.

    Drives MY2020 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Carpathian Grey/Glacier
  • harrythespider
    Member Since: 19 Jul 2018
    Location: cumbria
    Posts: 187
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    2017 Discovery TDV6 HSE Aintree Green

    I think I would never buy a Landrover again if PSA were involved. Simple!!!!

    3.0 HSE. Luxury climate HUD active diff. elec towbar. FBH and timed climate.Capability plus pack.split TV. surround sound. Intelligent seating. adaptive lights, wade sensing. 360 cameras.pro pack.cooler.advanced tow, activity key+ more!!!!
  • milesg
    Member Since: 28 Apr 2019
    Location: Gloucestershire
    Posts: 36
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    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Indus Silver

    Ditto!!!

    HSE Lux in Silver / Black
  • DieselRanger
    Member Since: 12 Oct 2017
    Location: God's Country, Colorado
    Posts: 481
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    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Silicon Silver

    Since you have the Td6 engine in your Discovery, I'm sorry to say Pugeot is already involved in your vehicle. Whistle

    The Lion Td6 engine is a joint venture between Pugeot and Ford. It's good enough that Ford decided to use it for the F150 pickup, which is the single best selling vehicle in the US for the past 35 years and something of an institution here.
  • Equilibrium
    Member Since: 26 Feb 2019
    Location: Bristol
    Posts: 165
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Carpathian Grey

    Harry and Miles, that’s interesting that the PSA influence would drive you away from JLR. Is that a fear of the engineering/capabilities being watered down?

    Drives MY2020 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Carpathian Grey/Glacier
  • mordred1973
    Member Since: 08 Jan 2019
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Posts: 286
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    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Fuji White

    well on the basis JLR denied it a few weeks ago, I guess its definitely true lol

    2017 HSE Td6 with Capability plus pack, wade sensing, parking heater, armest fridge, head up display and surround cameras, 4 zone climate, black pack, privacy glass, adaptive headlamps, intelligent seat fold, deployable tow bar, side steps.
  • milesg
    Member Since: 28 Apr 2019
    Location: Gloucestershire
    Posts: 36
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    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Indus Silver

    Equilibrium wrote:
    Harry and Miles, that’s interesting that the PSA influence would drive you away from JLR. Is that a fear of the engineering/capabilities being watered down?


    'personally' this is last chance for me with JLR products, I have had 2 x L322 RR's, 1 L454 AB Dynamic, 3 Freelanders, 2 x P38's. 2 x Disco 4's and 1 x Disco 3 (2 XF's, 1 XK8 & 1 F Pace, almost all of them have had big problems I have not had with German makes. I had some massive problems with my last DIsco 4 and my L454 RRS ABDyn.... total brake failure twice on a 1 year old car.

    I am giving JLR one last chance as JLR. I beleive that if an new partnership / ownership comes in we will see some teething issues, some cost cutting and a deviation from what feels like a current move in the right direction.

    History, with RR's, in particular, show us that when new owners (BMW P38, Ford L322, Tata L405) come in, it takes some time to get things settled. The current product range is taking shape nicely and hopefully they will move from towards the bottom of the reliability stakes, I can only worry if PSA or any other mass manufacturers get involved it could cause issues or early run quality issues.

    All my own personal thoughts and addressing my comment about 'last JLR product if merger / purchase happened'

    HSE Lux in Silver / Black
  • Equilibrium
    Member Since: 26 Feb 2019
    Location: Bristol
    Posts: 165
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Carpathian Grey

    Thanks Miles. I’ve always followed the car industry, but not LR closely enough to see the impact on individual models that ownership changes had. Interesting angle and I can certainly see where you are coming from.

    Rich

    Drives MY2020 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Carpathian Grey/Glacier
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