THE 2017 Discovery has been awarded a five-star safety rating from independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP.

The fifth-generation Disco received the full five stars thanks to sufficient scores on each of the four main safety disciplines: adult occupant protection (90%), child occupant protection (80%), pedestrian protection (75%) and safety assist (73%).

“Crash test dummy readings indicated good levels of protection of all critical body regions in the side impact test as well as the more severe side pole test. Protection of the knees and femurs for both the driver and passenger in the frontal offset test was also good,” said ANCAP’s chief executive officer, Mr James Goodwin.

“The Discovery is fitted as standard with all three grades of autonomous emergency braking – City, Interurban and Vulnerable Road User – and all performed well during testing.”