2017 Land Rover Discovery Release Date
It’s no secret that Land Rover is currently developing the fifth generation of the popular Discovery to replace the decade-old model. But now we know what the 2017 Land Rover Discovery will look like thanks to the recently taken spy photos. This seven-seat SUV is expected to adopt a much more contemporary styling in order to compete with the likes of the new Volvo XC90 and Audi Q7. Official announcements concerning the release date are yet to come. However, some sources suggest that the 2017 Land Rover Discovery is very likely to hit the showrooms in late 2016 or possibly in early 2017.
2017 Land Rover Discovery Exterior and Interior
Despite the heavily camouflaged test mules, we have been able to discern the shape of the upcoming Disco. As it was expected previously, the 2017 Land Rover Discovery will share most of its exterior features with the Discovery Vision concept previewed at the 2014 New York Motor Show. It seems that the production model is due to adopt a new front fascia more in line with the current Discovery Sport including the recognizable clamshell hood design. However, its side profile appears boxier than the one seen on the Disco Sport and reminds us of the previous Discovery models. What’s different is a slightly raked rear window and a tailgate-mounted spoiler. The brand new Disco will reportedly come with its curb weight significantly reduced. Similarly to the new Range Rover, it is expected to lose around 400 kg.
As for the cabin design, it is expected to retain the rugged appearance as well as ample passenger space seen in the outgoing version. On the other hand, there will be much more of the latest technology applied in the new Range Rover and generally a higher quality trim. The 2017 Land Rover Discovery will definitely receive the latest infotainment system as well as the autonomous driving function.
2017 Land Rover 5 Engine Range
Motivating the spied prototype was a 3.0-liter gasoline unit, most likely the supercharged V6 used by Jaguar models. It is widely believed that this V6 is due to be offered as the flagship engine instead of the old V8 options. When it comes to the diesel range, expect to see six- and eight-cylinder engines. Moreover, the 2017 Land Rover Discovery could also come with Jaguar Land Rover’s new Ingenium four-cylinders under its hood.