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Old April 7th, 2016, 04:28 PM
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Pic shot around London. Looks like the LR4 is the last of the boxy Rovers, unfortunately. Will look nice beside the convertible Echoke.



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Old April 7th, 2016, 04:33 PM
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I suspect the Defender replacement will be boxy, relatively speaking.
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Old April 7th, 2016, 04:39 PM
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Looks like I may hold on to my 2015 LR4 for a while longer. I still love the box look.
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Old April 7th, 2016, 04:40 PM
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I guess the rear end is somewhat still Discovery like, just not a fan of the front ends of the newer Rover line up.
Looks to be a bigger Discovery Sport.
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Old February 25th, 2017, 09:46 PM
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Old February 25th, 2017, 10:17 PM
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2018 disco in zion park

Last weekend in
Zions park Utah there was a media tour for the new 2018 discovery i stopped and took a few photos. the disco has a new 10 inch touch screen display.

looks a lot like the ford explorer

https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...3lyTWRid24yX2c
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Old February 25th, 2017, 10:41 PM
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Nice to see an actual receiver built in. It looks a little more disco boxy-ish in real pics versus official LR pics. Interior looks pretty good.
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Old February 26th, 2017, 06:43 AM
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Now you can buy a LR like your shirts!

SM, MED, LRG, XL, XXL

Just pick the colour and styles - sad days
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Old February 26th, 2017, 05:57 PM
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Funny phrase, "Echoke." My 78 y.o. mother has a name for the Evoque... she calls them the "Croak."
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Old April 2nd, 2017, 03:16 PM
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Couple of nuevo discos in Barcelona.
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Nice looking Ford Explorer!
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Still waiting to see what it looks like in person. Not bad looking. I thought the evoque was bigger from all the pictures I saw before it was released. Wow is it small. My wife liked the older version but it was still too small. Old tech made me not want to buy it either.

We test drove an SUV that had the emergency brake feature and that was amazing.
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Old September 5th, 2017, 06:49 PM
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So after all my complaints about this new disco, I figured I at least aught to give it a spin while I had the opportunity at my local dealer. I was in to have routine service done on the LR3 so I had some time to kill.
First off I cannot get used to the body style even now. The salesmen said their was much grief from legacy customers saying the same. Obviously their target market is not us. I have to give credit on the fit and finish, it was tight, quiet and seemed durable. The interior seats reminded me of Jetta comfort, hard and firm. It drove like I expected, like a new car and had good torque with the TD6. The dash was chincy in my opinion with the touchscreen. Folding rear seats were cool. Overall it was just another nothing SUV to me that I've driven from any number of rental agencies while traveling. I wanted to like it, but it shows zero heritage to the brand.
On the other hand they are promoting the hell out of it. Locally they had a Rover event at the new world equestrian center near our house and boy did the kids rack up some goodies. Kinda nice to see a brand give out a few things besides a pen. Kids loved the electric mini Series and driving course. They were pushing that new disco though, I guess sales are soft.



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I spent an entire day driving a new Disco at the Land Rover Experience in Vermont. First, the front does look like a Ford Explorer. Land Rover should have done some restyling to separate it from the Explorer. Second, it is big. I don't need the third row with child entertainment, so it is wasted space. If I had a brood of kids perhaps it would be good. As far as off road, it was a great drive. We covered ground few would try in their own new car - logging roads to mud pits. Very comfortable, on and off road, and very nice interior. I only drove the gas version, so no input on the TD6.

So last month, when it came time to buy, I bought a Range Rover Sport rather than the Disco. I just did not need the mini-van sized SUV.
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So what's the velar? I figured it was the 5 seater disco.
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So what's the velar? I figured it was the 5 seater disco.
It's a re-bodied Jaguar F-Pace, so smaller than a Disco, closer to a more stylish Disco Sport..
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I'm praying that the new Defender is close to the LR4. Its our only hope. But I am afraid its doomed to the jelly mold design school.
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It's a re-bodied Jaguar F-Pace, so smaller than a Disco, closer to a more stylish Disco Sport..
That's just silly.
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I saw a Velar at the dealer a few days ago, it's a pretty nice looking truck. It's between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport in size, no low range, but a longitudinal engine. A friend of mine is thinking about getting the diesel version because he needs something to tow his 16' sailboat. I drove an Evoque for a few days while the dealer was fixing an AC leak on the Discovery and the Velar should be a lot nicer.
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They took such an awesome iconic look and turned it into.....blah.
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