Accepting life in swayed by the Discovery’s compelling blend of character, refinement, practicality and – next to the latest breed of brash, super-sporting 4x4s – its quiet classlessness.

The next generation Land Rover Discovery has some rather large tyre tracks to follow in, and while it may not have the blocky character of its outgoing sibling, it is built on some pretty solid foundations.

It can tow and carry an impressive amount, deal with all kinds of road conditions and seat seven. SUVs don't get more useful