The New Discovery has secured a starring role in the latest round of Euro NCAP tests after being awarded a maximum five-star rating

Adventurous families looking for safety, all terrain versatility and outstanding capabilities have turned to the Land Rover Discovery in confidence for many years. Now, the seven-seater SUV has produced a staring role in the latest round of Euro NCAP tests, after being awarded a maximum five-star rating by the glabally recognised safety-testing organisation.

The premium SUV has a comprehensive range of cutting-edge safety features including an innovative Pedestrian Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), which can automatically apply full braking when it detects a collision risk with a pedestrian in the road ahead. The advanced technology was awarded a maximum 6 marks by Euro NCAP's testers.

Nick Rogers, Executive Director, Product Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover has said " Discovery has always been a much loved member of the family and a pioneer of cutting-edge technology. Safety and capability have been at the core of the Discovery DNA – they are fundamental priorities and key motivators for our engineering.

We have a history of introducing new safety technologies, such as Anti-Lock Brakes fitted to an SUV for the first time in 1989, so it’s only right New Discovery continues to lead the way with new safety-focused technologies that meet and exceed global safety standards, such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection. Our priority is to protect both the occupants of our cars and other road users, providing peace of mind for our customers."

With seven full-sized adult seats, the versatility of the Discovery also breaks the mould by providing five ISOFIX mounting points as well as extra ISOFIX compatibility points on the front passenger seat

Alongside outstanding crash protection, Land Rover's premium SUV has the latest in active safety systems. A forward-facing stereo camera next to the rear-view mirror controls the acclaimed AEB technology, calculating distances to objects ahead and allows the vehicle to autonomously apply the brakes to avoid or mitigate an impact.

Models fitted with Adaptive Cruise Control also feature Advanced Emergency Brake Assist, which uses the forwards-facing radar to detect vehicles moving in the same direction. If a car ahead brakes sharply, the driver is alerted and the brakes will be applied if there is no reaction.

Models fitted with Adaptive Cruise Control also feature Advanced Emergency Brake Assist, which uses the forward-facing radar to detect vehicles moving in the same direction. If a car ahead brakes suddenly the driver is alerted and the system will automatically apply the brakes if the driver fails to react.

Other advanced driver assistance systems include:

  • Adaptive LED Headlamps -with five modes to suit different driving conditions and Automatic High Beam technology, which dips headlamps to prevent dazzling other road users
  • Driver Condition Monitor - senses driver fatigue by monitoring steering, brake and accelerator inputs to provide alerts when tiredness is detected
  • Intelligent Speed Limiter - adjusts the vehicle speed when entering new speed limit zones
  • 360-degree HD Surround Camera System - assists the driver when exiting blind junctions and during low-speed manoeuvres
  • Lane Keep Assist -detects unintentional lane drift and applies corrective counter-steering to maintain lane position
  • Park Assist - uses cameras and sensors to steer the vehicle into parallel and perpendicular parking spaces. Parking Exit also helps to guide Discovery out of its space
  • Traffic Sign Recognition - informs the driver of the current speed limit using the driver’s message centre instrumentation screen

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