The Land Rover Discovery’s rear is definitely not a calming sight for people with obsessive compulsive disorder. Why you ask? Because of the offset number plate design that is positioned more on the left, as opposed to being centered. If you have this car and been bothered by its design, Startech has found the perfect solution for you.
Startech offers a new tailgate insert, also known as item number LR5-410-00, that will bring the plate back to where it should really be, and that is the center of the rear. It’s quite awesome for Startech to think of this. Now, the only issue you will have is seeing other people’s Land Rovers. But at least you got yours covered.
If you have already decided on getting Startech’s add-on referred to as the “Discovery of Symmetry”, you must be willing to shell out 809 euros (approximately $954). Do you think it is worth paying that much just to change the positioning of the number plate by a few inches? The price is a bit steep; owners might decide instead to get additional tech instead of stressing about the uncentered plate. Or perhaps even spend a few extra hundreds for a split spoke 22 inch wheels that cost 3,700 pounds.
On the other hand, for those who have been hesitating to get a Land Rover Discovery only because of its asymmetrical rear, you don’t have a reason not to get one anymore, because your problem could be fixed. We wonder who came up with the original design in the first place and what its purpose is aside from unnecessarily riling up onlookers.
Apart from the LR Discovery’s off-centered number plate, it pretty much is a highly functional car, being a four-door, seven-passenger SUV. It is perfect for those who are looking for just the right off roading vehicle that can be used in the city as well. It has a ground clearance of 11.1 inches, and a width of 35.4 inches. Furthermore, it has a tow rating of 8201 pounds and Advanced Tow Assist. This automatically steers the SUV when backing up with a trailer.
As for the engine options, customers could go for one with a supercharged V6 that carries out 340 horsepower, and another one with a turbodiesel V6 that can produce 354 horsepower. Whatever engine you choose, it will be paired with an eight-speed automatic and an all-wheel drive system.