Discovery 2017

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  • Dohnut
    Member Since: 31 Jan 2020
    Location: Kent
    Posts: 42
    United Kingdom 

    Facelift due when?

    Was told by my local dealer today that the facelift isn’t due for at least a year as both FFRR and RRS are undergoing a change at present.

    This struck me as slightly odd as I thought both had been updated recently with the new dual screen interior architecture and hybrid drivetrains.

    Anyone else heard this/different?
  • Sw1gs
    Member Since: 28 Aug 2017
    Location: Argyll
    Posts: 36
    Scotland 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Kaikoura Stone

    My understanding is that there is a mid life refresh due for MY 21, due imminently. The FFRR is due a full new model this year for delivery next year and then the RRS is due in 21 for sale in 22. The Discovery is urgent for them, they need to reduce emissions across their fleet with a hybrid (even Mild hybrid) variant required In each of their model ranges by the end of this year under EU rules. Additionally, the D5 has been a poor seller overall (annual sales are still les than the last year of the D4 apparently), so they need to act fast.

    What would your wish list be for the facelift?

    Mine would be 3 litre P400 MHEV, upgraded infotainment to Pivi Pro and potentially (dare I say) a centralised rear number plate?
  • IndusD4
    Member Since: 28 Jan 2018
    Location: Sydney
    Posts: 593
    Australia 
    2018 Discovery Td6 SE Silicon Silver

    On my wish list would be a redesigned tail gate. I've banged my head a few times now on those nasty corners.

    Steering and steering wheel - the D4 it felt like you were holding a steering wheel where in the D5 it is too thin. Steering is too light for my liking. I recently drove a new Disco Sport which felt more like my D4 did, thicker steering wheel and steering has more feel. The Disco Sport also has electric power assisted steering, so the hydraulic to electric power steering excuse doesn't wash with me.

    Ron

    2018 D5 TD6 SE Silicon Silver e-Diff
    IIDTool BT
  • Dohnut
    Member Since: 31 Jan 2020
    Location: Kent
    Posts: 42
    United Kingdom 

    Wonder if my dealer is trying to steer me toward an early purchase then. Probably!

    If MY21 then we should get official news fairly soon.

    Personally I don’t mind the asymmetrical number plate and I don’t think they will move away from it either. It’s a signature design element for the model.

    Top of my wish list would be updated infotainment and 22” wheels as a no cost option. In fact, no like for like price increase in general!

    Re thin steering wheel... it’s the first thing I noticed when I had a test drive. Quite liked it though!
  • mordred1973
    Member Since: 08 Jan 2019
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Posts: 544
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Fuji White

    what would I change....smaller steering wheel with slightly heavier steering, more body control (stiffer damping, but the adaptive dynamics may provide that anyway)

    new software for the infotainment, that wasn't glitchy, but retail the nice screen and the proper buttons below (the Disco Sport, Velar and Evoke 2nd screen and buttons are really horrible)

    I have a Td6 and love it but would love Sd6 for a bit more umph, would I trust a new 6 cylinder diesel? not a chance having seen JLR's success with the Ingenium engines! Would I run a petrol hybrid? no the 4 cylinder in the RRS is horrible and as with most when not on electric the fuel economy is terrible.

    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.
  • Labbix
    Member Since: 05 Mar 2018
    Location: Albania
    Posts: 931
     
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Silicon Silver

    I believe they know by now how to make a decent Ingenium (diesel), as comments on the new Defenders Ingenium are way better than with the earlier engines. but as this comes with higher power and torque for the D300, P400, I’m a little bit worried about the driveshaft not be fully capable of handling this. JLR had similar problems before with that in the D4,RR sport and FFRR if I remember well.
    If the new mirror comes to the D5, it might not be necessary, but I would like to be able to take the head rests out of the second row, which is not possible currently and isofix in the middle seat 2 row. Pivi pro or a decent working infotainment is a must. And some plastic bits are just not strong enough (broke the plastic glider protectors under front seats, ventilation plastic things in the roof and side when kids ‘touched’ it). An engine without ad blue would be a bonus as well. And the click and go system like in the new Defender to hold and charge iPads, as the current, no touch screen RSE, is really not good and outdated. Steering wheel indeed a bit too light, but that’s personal preference I suppose and the side of the tailgate bows a bit too much where indeed you have a rather big chance to meet in an unfriendly matter. if they keep the current engine, then the SD6 in all markets, where at the moment is mostly TD6. As well as availability of the adaptive suspension for all markets (although I would understand they can’t really calibrate it for African style dirt roads). And full connectivity for all markets as well, but problems with some countries legislation prevents this apparently. The seating position of second row isn’t actually brilliant either, seats a bit too short and knees a bit to upward. A bit more space for tools would be nice as well, as with the D4 there was still some space under the seats, which now is closed. A sunroof that could slide open a little bit more so you could actually get out from it. And I preferred the tailgate of the D4 to be able to reach the roof easily.

    Wishlist is getting long Wink maybe I should consider a D4 again, although JLR tech told me D4 was/is a lot more expensive in maintenance on the long run and the D5 is still the better car...
  • Dohnut
    Member Since: 31 Jan 2020
    Location: Kent
    Posts: 42
    United Kingdom 

    I second the clearsight rear view mirror - that looks a good bit of (useful) tech.

    Kind of agree to 3rd isofix on the middle seat 2nd row but I'm not so sure there is enough width on the bench to fit 3 isofix boosters. I tried my 3 kids on 2nd row bench on non-isofix booster cushions this past weekend and was slighlty surpised how tight it was. Was only a brief expirement though and I had the largest seat in the middle as kids were mucking around.

    Whilst I'm at it... make the interactive driver display standard fitment too.
  • Labbix
    Member Since: 05 Mar 2018
    Location: Albania
    Posts: 931
     
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Silicon Silver

    Correct, it’s very tight, but just doable, must admit I use a Volvo booster with back for the middle seat as it’s slimmer than other car seats. And still thinking to use an extender for the seatbelt locks, but apparently not legal everywhere...

    Strange as even a Ford Galaxy and Q7, XC90 manage better and these cars can’t be much wider. Probably another seat setup...
  • Blackfly
    Member Since: 15 Jun 2017
    Location: Up North
    Posts: 417
    Canada 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Indus Silver

    I would like to see a solution to the front and rear recovery points access. And maybe an 18 inch wheel option?

    F50, Fourtack, LR3 and now..............D5 HSE
  • Trevorb1
    Member Since: 08 Jan 2018
    Location: Nuneaton
    Posts: 116
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Td6 SE Corris Grey

    With regard to the clearsight mirror, I have driven a few cars and can't get on with it so have to revert to standard mirror, issue is that due to wearing varifocal lenses, I would normally look in the rear view mirror through the top part of the lense which is for distance, so because clearsight is actually a TV screen it's out of focus for me, whereas if you look in a mirror you focus on the image in the mirror rather than the mirror itself. It's ok for majority of drivers, it's just old doggies like me who need both distance and reading lenses.

    18My V6D SE Corris Grey, Privacy Glass & Electrically Deployable Towbar
  • DangerMouseUK
    Member Since: 17 Dec 2018
    Location: London
    Posts: 12
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Carpathian Grey

    If the spy shots are anything to go by there's no big bodywork redesign just the lights and a few tweaks here and there.

    Presumably the new diesel engines will make a debut along with hybrid stuff.

    Also looks like the project might be running late now due to the current pandemic.

    Not sure on infotainment, would they go with the new Pivi Pro from the defender? Not sure !
  • Labbix
    Member Since: 05 Mar 2018
    Location: Albania
    Posts: 931
     
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Silicon Silver

    The back will indeed not be changed... confirmed today, for the other info I’m still waiting.
  • Equilibrium
    Member Since: 26 Feb 2019
    Location: Bristol
    Posts: 315
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Carpathian Grey

    Useful info, thanks Labbix. Glad to hear it as my new one is due mid-July and it will be nice that it doesn't immediately date dramatically.

    Drives MY2020 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Carpathian Grey/Glacier
  • Labbix
    Member Since: 05 Mar 2018
    Location: Albania
    Posts: 931
     
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Silicon Silver
  • Labbix
    Member Since: 05 Mar 2018
    Location: Albania
    Posts: 931
     
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Silicon Silver
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