All-New 2017 Land Rover Discovery teased
The all-new Land Rover Discovery has been teased ahead of its global reveal on September 28.
THE ALL-NEW 2017 Land Rover Discovery will be revealed to the world on 28th September on the eve of the Paris Motor Show. Land Rover released just one front-on image of the new Discovery with a quote from Land Rover design boss, Gerry McGovern, it said: “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.”
Land Rover is remaining tight-lipped about what else we can expect from its new seven-seat four-wheel drive. But, thanks to regular spy sightings of the new Discovery, we know it’ll run Jaguar Land Rover engines, including both the 2.0-litre Ingenium engine that’s just been added to the Discovery Sport as well as the tweaked 3.0-litre turbo-diesel that does service in the Jaguar F-Pace. The platform will also, like its Range Rover siblings, be much lighter thanks to the judicious use of aluminium.
Beyond that, the new Discovery clearly borrows from the current Land Rover design language with those rounded edges, but from spy images we know that, in profile, it will retain its rear bump to accomodate its stadium style seating and continue to offer a full-size third-row for two adults.
The new Discovery is expected to feature Land Rover’s latest InControl Touch Pro infotainment system, and its new Low Traction Launch system, which is as a manually selectable mode that allows the driver to select the driving surface (snow, wet grass or loose gravel, for example) with the electronics then working to ensure the correct amount of torque is applied for a wheelspin-free take-off.
In terms of safety, it’s likely the new Discovery will feature Lane Keep Assist which is designed, using the car’s forward-facing camera to find the lane markings and keep the car between them. If the system detects the vehicle drifting too far left or right in the lane, it gently counter-steers the car back towards the centre.
Stay tuned for more information as it comes to hand.