Nürburgring hosts the Land Rover Discovery 5 prototype
The highly anticipated all-new Discovery 5 prototype has been captured cruising full-tilt around Nürburgring, as the countdown continues for this long overdue replacement for the Discovery 4 to become a showroom floor reality.
The Discovery moniker will be used globally and it’s expected to have some of the more modern styling that was first shown in the Discovery Vision Concept a couple of years ago.
The new Discovery cabin will be endowed with a new dashboard, horizontal air vents instead of round ones, fresh styling and a rotary control for the automatic transmission.
Sitting on an aluminum platform shared with the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models the Discovery will shed 100kg, which will in turn impact fuel efficiency. JLR’s Ingenium engine lineup will be used, which will also include, aside from the regular petrol and diesel engines, a hybrid, an off-road oriented SVX and a high-performance SVR.