Land Rover is about to take the wraps off an all-new Discovery. The curtain will come off the redesigned full-size seven-seater later this month just ahead of the Paris Motor Show. For now, we’ll have to settle for one teaser pic.
From the photo, the SUV doesn’t look as boxy as the current version. Instead, it unsurprisingly has a bit of the Range Rover Sport and Evoque styling. It also has one huge front bumper. The new Discovery should share a new aluminum platform with its sibling the Discovery Sport, which will help it shed some weight. It’s also expected to be more upscale than the current generation.
Here’s what Land Rover’s chief design officer has to say.
“The new Discovery redefines the large SUV. Land Rover’s design and engineering teams have revolutionized the Discovery DNA to create a highly desirable, extremely versatile and hugely capable premium SUV.” – Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Chief Design Officer.
There’s more, too. The Discovery will also reportedly become the first Land Rover to get the SVX treatment from Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations. According to Motor Trend, it will be more focused on go-anywhere, off-road capabilities instead of the track-tuned Range Rover Sport SVR. The Discovery SVX is probably at least a year away.
As for the all-new Discovery, it will go on sale here in the U.S. in mid-2017.