- land rover discovery's new metropolitan edition will sit above the existing top model, the r-dynamic hse, and will start at $76,600.
- among its features are standard 22-inch alloy wheels, head-up display, and a power-folding third row.
- there are some spec enchancements for lesser discoveries, too, but the base price rises $2700.
the land rover discovery has seemed a little lost since the launch of the more obviously rugged defender, a car that seems to better exemplify the british brand's go-anywhere credentials while also delivering an impressively refined driving experience. but land rover isn't giving up on its more traditional three-row offering, with the discovery gaining a new range-topping version, the metropolitan edition.
positioned above the existing discovery r-dynamic hse, the metropolitan edition gets various visual enhancements to indicate its status at the top of the tree, including bright detailing on its radiator grille and the name "discovery" on the leading edge of the hood, plus silver bumper inserts, 22-inch diamond-turned gloss gray alloy wheels, and black brake calipers.
metropolitan spec also includes standard fitment of a head-up display, a heated steering wheel, and power operated third-row seating. land rover has also improved the equipment of lesser discovery models, with all versions now getting standard wireless charging, heated front seats, adaptive cruise control, and a meridian audio system. range pricing will now start from $57,950, an increase of $2700 over the previous base price for the p300 entry-level model.
the metropolitan edition will only be offered with the more powerful 335-hp 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine option, which features 48-volt hybrid assistance and giving an 8200-pound towing capacity. the new model starts at $76,600, and the car is available to order now.