The most revealing teaser image yet of the new Land Rover Discovery has dropped ahead of the car’s reveal in Paris later this month.
The head-on image reveals the fifth-generation, seven-seat Discovery adopts the chunky, squared-off styling of the Discovery Vision Concept revealed back in 2014, and which Land Rover said would shape the design language of its future product.
International reports suggest the new Discovery’s lighter frame – it’s built using the same platform as the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport – will mean a new engine variant could be offered, with a 2.0-litre diesel tipped to join the existing 3.0-litre petrol V6 and 3.0-litre diesel V6. Already offered in the smaller Discovery Sport, the Ingenium diesel engine generates 178kW and 500Nm, while sipping a claimed/official 6.2L/100km.
The biggest Dicso was previously spied cold-weather testing on snow, as well as lapping the infamous Nurburgring.
Earlier spy shots also captured the new Discovery’s interior, showing a redesigned multimedia set-up that borrows current technology from the rest of the Land Rover range, as well as elements from the Jaguar family, like its rotary shift dial.
While specifics remain thin, there is considerable hope for the new Discovery’s dynamics both on- and off-road, with the biggest Dicso previously spied cold-weather testing on snow, as well as lapping the infamous Nurburgring.
“New Discovery redefines the large SUV. Land Rover’s design and engineering teams have revolutionised the Discovery DNA to create a highly desirable, extremely versatile and hugely capable premium SUV,” says Gerry McGovern, Land Rover’s Chief Design Officer.
The Land Rover Discovery is expected to arrive in Australia in the second half of 2017, with pricing yet to be confirmed. CarsGuide.com.au will be attending the Discovery’s September 28 official unveiling, on the eve of the Paris motor show.
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