It’s not a full reveal but Land Rover have released this official image of the fifth-generation Discovery, that will debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show and go on sale next year.
This teaser image shows off the front end of the new Discovery with its high ground clearance and imposing front end. Land Rover have departed from the more boxy style of previous generations in favour of something more in line with the Range Rover and Discovery Sport’s styling.
According to design boss Gerry McGovern, Land Rover will be positioning the new Discovery in a more upmarket bracket and it’s expected that the vehicle will display a lot more technological features. This might be good news for those with the buying power to absorb the upgrades that will see the vehicle cost move closer to the starting price of the Range Rover Sport.
The seven-seater will also be significantly lighter than its predecessor, as it will use the same aluminium monocoque structure as the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. This will help with efficiency and the company is likely to use the 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel engine, where the current Discovery is only sold exclusivly with a 3.0-litre V6 unit.
In a quote accompanying the teaser shot, McGovern said: “New Discovery redefines the large SUV. Land Rover’s design and engineering teams have revolutionised the Discovery DNA a to create a highly desirable, extremely versatile and hugely capable premium SUV.”