Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia is previewing the fifth-generation Land Rover Discovery in Malaysia, ahead of its official launch in January next year. It has also announced the opening of the order books for the three-row, seven-seat SUV, though no indication of pricing has been intimated.

The display L462 is a 3.0L Td6 variant in HSE trim level, with a Kaikoura Stone exterior finish and ebony interior. The 3.0 litre AJD turbocharged V6 oil burner on this one is good for 258 PS and 600 Nm, and features a two-stage oil pump, low-pressure exhaust recirculation and a revised fuel-injector nozzle for improved response and efficiency.

The mill is paired with a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, and tech elements include the company’s multi-mode Terrain Response 2 system and a twin-speed transfer box, and the Disco on show rides on 21-inch, 10 split-spoke Style 1012 alloy wheels.

Standard equipment includes LED headlamps and signature hi-line tail lights, a four-zone climate control system, paddle shifters, a new dual-purpose powered inner tailgate, a surround camera system as well as five Isofix mounting points over the second and third-row seats.

InControl Touch Pro is also mentioned, offering access to the vehicle’s Intelligent Seat Fold technology, which allows reconfiguring the second- and third-row seats remotely via a smartphone app on top of controls at the rear of the Disco and via the central 10-inch touchscreen.

It seems that the turbodiesel will be the only choice for the SUV locally. Back in May, at a virtual preview of the SUV utilising a Virtual Reality (VR) kit, it was mentioned that the Si6, which is powered by the 340 PS and 450 Nm supercharged 3.0 litre AJ126 V6 engine, was also slated to go on sale here, but according to the JLR Malaysia folk, the plans to bring it in have been shelved.