28 September 2016

New Land Rover Discovery revealed in Lego record

This is the Land Rover new generation Discovery, revealed tonight ahead of the press days for the Paris Motor Show tomorrow and Friday, writes Brian Byrne.

The reveal was made on a Guinness World Record-beating Lego model of London’s Tower Bridge made from 5,805,846 Lego bricks, beating the previous record by 470,646 pieces. It’s the tallest Lego structure ever built at 42.6’ high.

The car is longer, narrower and taller than the outgoing Disco, and is designed to hold seven people comfortably, according to its designer Gerry McGovern.

The company says it has more room than key rivals Volvo CV90 and Audi’s Q7. It is also lighter than the outgoing car by some 480kg as it shares the same aluminium platform as the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.

Powertrain offerings will include a version of the 2.0 Ingenium engines developed by Jaguar Land Rover and used in a number of the recent models from both brands.