LA Auto Show: Land Rover Discovery lands in US specification image

Jaguar Land Rover has been blossoming on the US market as of late, in no small part due to the crossover brand Land Rover – which is now adding their latest and greatest Discovery to the mix.

The latest generation Discovery has just been presented during the Paris Motor Show last month and it’s now already setting foot on US soil as the model premieres during the Los Angeles Auto Show. At the Californian event the model comes prepared for sales, because the automaker has also revealed the list prices for the LR4 successor in America. The third generation of the Discovery will kick off at $49, 990, while the destination and handling charge costs an additional $995. This grants the entry SE model packing a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine capable of 340 horsepower (253 kilowatts) and 332 pound-feet (450 Newton-meters) of torque.

The diesel is an option here – the 3.0-liter boasting 254 hp (189 kW) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) will be available from the HSE trim from $58,950 and then you can go all out selecting the HSE Luxury from $65,950. The US-spec 2017 Discovery uses an eight-speed automatic transmission and is up to 1,000 pounds (453 kilograms) lighter than the old LR4 thanks to the brand’s well known use of aluminum. There’s also a limited-run First Edition starting at a pricey $73,950, offered only on the gasoline and packing a range of amenities: 21-inch wheels, LED headlights, All Terrain Progress Control (and Terrain Response 2), blacked-out front grille, InControl Touch Pro Navigation system, configurable ambient lighting, and surround camera system with park assist.