Next Generation Land Rover Discovery Spotted Testing

Next Generation Land Rover Discovery Spotted Testing
The 2017 Land Rover Discovery SUV was recently spotted testing ahead of its launch next year. The fifth generation Discovery has gone through some major design changes that are in lines with Land Rover’s latest design language. The test mule spotted, this time, was apparently featuring production-ready body parts covered in considerable camouflage. The SUV also comes with a number of cosmetic updates and new features to go with the latest trend.Land Rover first showcased the new-gen Discovery SUV as the Discovery Vision Concept at the New York Auto Show. When it comes to design, the new generation Discovery shares its cues with its fellow siblings like – the new Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport and to an extent, even the new Range Rover Evoque. The SUV has done away with its out-and-out boxy appearance and is now a bit more curvy around the edges with more stylish character lines. The SUV is built on the new PLA (Premium Lightweight Architecture) platform like the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.

Land Rover Discovery
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Land Rover Discovery
Land Rover Discovery Side Profile

Land Rover Discovery Side Profile

The front section of the Discovery has been completely redesigned and it now comes with a new muscular bonnet, sharper LED headlamps, a slightly smaller grille in black chrome, and a beefy front bumper with bullbar-style plastic cladding along the sleek central air dam. There doesn’t seem to be any integral changes in dimensions, but the side profile of the SUV does looks slightly longer and more stylish than in the outgoing model. The SUV get nice flared wheel arches with plastic underbody cladding, sporty black alloy wheels, smart ORVMs with integrated turn signal lights, and long black roof rails on the top.

Land Rover Discovery Rear

Land Rover Discovery Rear

Like the front end, the rear profile has also been completely redesigned and the changes are drastic. The SUV comes with a big spoiler attached to the back of the roof with a wide rear windshield, redesigned tailgate and a brawny rear bumper, which also gets a similar bullbar-style plastic cladding with reflectors on each side. Inside, the Discovery Vision Concept’s dashboard features a massive tablet-like touch screen on the centre console which basically runs the infotainment system. The system can also be controlled via small touch pads located on the steering wheel. The SUV also features a fully configurable digital instrument cluster which provides information about the SUV and its surroundings, while key functions like the turn signals and the headlights are operated by means of hand gestures.

Under the hood, the new Land Rover Discovery will come with an updated 3.0-litre SDV6 diesel engine, with the introduction of a smaller 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel Ingenium engine as well for the global markets. Land Rover is also mulling over launching a hybrid version of the new Discovery for the US market which will come powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine paired to an electric motor. It is too soon to say whether we’ll get the hybrid version in India or not, but we will get to know next year when the JLR India launches the new Discovery in the country.
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