Land Rover Discovery 3
THE last word in off-road gadgetry, all but the basic Discovery 3 models come with air suspension and Terrain Response, which adapts the vehicles settings according to conditions. Also a practical seven-seater, the Disco 3 has much improved quality inside, with better materials and a luxury-car finish. We hope customers’ cars stand up to repeated off-roading better than the press launch vehicles, though.
CITROEN seems to have injected some eccentricity into the C5’s styling and also offers some cutting edge technology. Gadgets include a lane-departure warning system that vibrates through the driver’s seat, aimed at tackling tiredness behind the wheel. If drivers feel a sudden throbbing in their pants, they’ve probably crossed a road marking without indicating and could be on the verge of nodding off.