Land Rover Discovery 3 Consumption and Tests
Land Rover Discovery TdV6
winner at Total Economy Run
The 2007 event was held at the
beginning of June and saw the 30th running of the
Total Economy Run – a uniquely South African event
that drew almost 40 entries representing the cream
of motor manufacturers from near and far.
The TOTAL Economy Run remains to this day the only
credible test for the man in the street of the
comparable fuel efficiency of all makes and models
of cars competing against each other over the same
route, distance and under the same set of
Amazingly, three-fifths of the vehicles that entered
this prestigious event were diesel-powered, with
Class M (four-wheel drive SUV's / double cabs)
commanding the lion's share of entries – seven in
total. Among them was the Lazarus Motorsport duo of
Andrew Fuller and Peter van der Beek driving the
latest diesel-powered Land Rover Discovery 3 HSE
After 1,000 kilometres and two day's of tortuous
testing in the North-west Province - from Zeerust to
Rustenburg and everywhere in between - saw this
Pretoria-based crew scoop the honours against some
stiff competition including a Mitsubishi Pajero, a
pair of SsangYong Kyrons, Kia's Sorento, and a brace
of Mahindra Scorpios.
An ecstatic Andrew Fuller, Dealer Principle for Land
Rover Centurion remarked, "We are enormously
impressed with the Discovery 3. This is the first
time that we have entered this competition and we
are extremely happy with the result. With fuel
prices escalating at a rapid rate, buyers are
looking for fuel efficient vehicles. The Discovery
TdV6 has proven its competitiveness in this field."
With a result like this, Land Rover is justifiably
proud of its achievement at the Economy Run.
Details about the event at
Discovery 3 Reviews and Road Tests
LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 3 - The most tested Land Rover
It has been put through its paces
over four million miles across five continents, in
conditions as varied as the Nurburgring race circuit
in Germany and the sand dunes of Dubai.
The engineering team of Land Rover designed an
extensive testing programme involving the most
demanding and arduous procedures ensuring that the
new LR3 breaks all boundaries and redefines limits
in the luxury 4x4 sector.
'We wanted to test the car in Dubai in order to
check its performance in the harsh desert conditions
and the extreme summer heat' said Andy Gawthorpe,
Managing Director, Land Rover Middle East & Africa.
'A landscape covering sand, wadi and mountains
provided a perfect base for measuring and tuning the
vehicle's ability to climb sand dunes, and for
checking its general off-road ability. We also put
to test the efficacy of the new and advanced
air-conditioning system to ensure it keeps the
occupants cool and comfortable even in temperatures
as high as 50 degrees C.'
He added, 'The Middle East is a very important
market for Land Rover and we wanted to ensure that
the vehicle meets all performance parameters defined
to make the product extremely capable for all on and
off-road conditions and is relevant for our
consumers in this region.'
'Our testing programme also included some of the
world's toughest terrains covering sticky mud,
frozen wastes, rivers and rugged rocks from across
the globe and undoubtedly the new LR3 emerged from
the ordeal unscathed' he said.
There has never been a Land Rover more thoroughly
tested than the LR3. Land Rover's expertise along
with the most thorough testing programme in the
company's history has resulted in a product that has
set new benchmarks in design and functionality.
The new LR3 promises the broadest range of
capabilities in its sector and this combination of
on-road and off-road ability was the reason the
vehicle needed such a vigorous testing programme.
Engineers and designers have worked hand-in-hand to
create this vehicle that is as flawless in its fit
and finish as in the technology behind it. With its
smoother lines and distinctive detailing - the LR3
takes the brand confidently into the 21st century.
Bold, distinctive, contemporary and similar to the
Range Rover in design, the LR3 is the most
technologically advanced Land Rover vehicle ever
built that offers exceptional space, comfort and
flexibility in a luxurious seven-seat cabin,
providing the ultimate driving experience that makes
it a world class winner.
Enduring one of the most demanding testing
schedules, the new LR3 has emerged as a true winner
being able to wade in water 700mm deep, climb and
descend 45 degree gradients, remain stable when
driving across a 35 degrees slope, and operate in
temperatures as extreme as minus 40 degrees C and
plus 50 degrees C.
The LR3 is a vehicle of great significance and
conviction that points the way forward for the
company. The launch of this innovative product is in
line with Land Rover's 21st century strategy
ensuring that all Land Rover models are
sophisticated, premium, technologically advanced and
suitable for all driving expectations and
undoubtedly the all-new LR3 spearheads this
groundbreaking revolution, taking the brand a step
ahead of the rest.