2017 Land Rover Discovery revealed

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2017 Land Rover Discovery revealed in Paris Land Rover’s all-brand-new Discovery SUV is usually lighter, plusher as well as will have a four-cylinder diesel engine option


The all-brand-new 2017 Land Rover Discovery is usually faster, lighter, more economical as well as cleaner-running than the design in which replaces, even though in which is usually bigger inside as well as out.

The fifth-generation design, which has been revealed near Land Rover’s Coventry headquarters in Warwickshire as well as will be shown at the Paris motor show, adopts many styling cues coming from the influential Discovery Vision concept presented by design boss Gerry McGovern at the 2014 brand-new York motor show.

Its sleek as well as curvaceous lines deliberately ditch the square-jawed toughness of the outgoing Discovery 4 to make way for the first of the brand-new Defender family, promised for 2018-2019.

“The brand-new Discovery represents a massive shift in design terms coming from the current one,” McGovern said. “although I think we’ve managed in which without losing the essence of its practicality, capability as well as versatility.”

Much of the Mk5 Discovery’s brand-new-found efficiency flows coming from the adoption of JLR’s cleaner, own-design 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine, which produces a healthy 369lb ft although emits a modest 171g/km of CO2. The various other economy driver is usually a 480kg reduction in kerb weight compared with the outgoing design. in which also helps in which the Discovery’s frontal area is usually reduced as well as the aerodynamic drag coefficient is usually just 0.33, which is usually impressively low for a full-size SUV.


The brand-new Discovery’s 20% weight saving is usually the result of Land Rover’s decision to ditch the tough although heavy steel ladder chassis of previous products in favour of a riveted as well as bonded aluminium monocoque shell, widely adopted across the rest of the Jaguar as well as Land Rover ranges.

The change means the Discovery can today be made alongside the Range Rover as well as Range Rover Sport, beginning life in JLR’s vast aluminium bodyshop in Solihull.


Land Rover says in which has designed the brand-new Discovery coming from the inside out to provide adult-size seating for seven as well as adhere to the established Discovery tradition of ‘stadium’ seating, whereby the second as well as third rows of seats are positioned higher than the one in front. The seats are power-operated as well as can be remotely configured in a variety of positions, either via the fascia’s 10.0in touchscreen, by controls inside the tailgate aperture, or, uniquely, that has a smartphone app.

The emphasis on Indoor space has encouraged the designers to stick with the Discovery’s traditional stepped roofline, which provides enough head room for all although the tallest 5% of adults from the third row of seats.

Luggage space is usually more generous than ever, as well as the Discovery returns to a one-piece tailgate, albeit a top-hinged design rather than the side-opening design of the first as well as second Discovery products. There’s today a powered loading platform in which slides out to provide the comfortable table-cum-seat the previous design’s lower-half tailgate offered. When the tailgate is usually closed, the same panel can stand vertically as a load divider.

The push for increased cabin space drives the brand-new Discovery’s 140mm increase in overall length (to 4970mm) as well as the 40mm increase in wheelbase (to 2923mm), although the move away coming from a twin-rail chassis allows a lower floor as well as therefore a 40mm reduction in roof height, even though the ground clearance actually increases by 43mm as well as the wading height improves by 200mm to a class-best 900mm.

To improve things further, the all-independent self-levelling air suspension can be lowered by as much as 40mm at rest to an “access height” in which facilitates entry or loading.

Engines as well as gearboxes

All powertrains are paired with an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox. The entry-level engine is usually a brand-new 237bhp twin-turbo type of the 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel. in which delivers a claimed combined fuel economy figure of 43.5mpg that has a CO2 output of 171g/km although will still propel the newly lightened Discovery to 60mph coming from rest in a brisk 8.0sec.

The middle engine, the 3.0 V6 diesel, makes 255bhp as well as returns 32.9mpg combined, along with 189g/km of CO2. in which can sprint coming from 0-60mph in 7.7sec. The range-topping supercharged 3.0-litre petrol V6 produces 355bhp, returns 26.0mpg combined along with 256g/km of CO2, as well as includes a 0-60mph time of 6.9sec. Land Rover predicts the Ingenium four will become the most common engine.

Land Rover says the Discovery is usually its most capable off-roader yet, with its ability enhanced by the lighter weight, better ground clearance as well as increased wading ability.

in which still uses a transfer box to provide a separate low range of ratios for extreme off-road use as well as includes a standard 50/50 torque split. However, torque can be varied electronically either via the latest Terrain Response 2 system (which provides a variety of off-road configurations on a console-mounted dial control), or the system will configure itself automatically using information coming from sensors in which monitor road as well as driving conditions.

A recent Land Rover refinement is usually All Terrain Progress Control (ATPC), which lets the driver select an appropriate crawling speed for very tough or low-grip conditions, to concentrate entirely on the steering.

Pricing as well as trim levels

There are four equipment levels – S, SE, HSE as well as HSE Luxury – as well as prices range coming from £43,495 to £65,695 before the addition of optional equipment, of which Land Rover offers a bewildering array. Wheel sizes start at 18in on the S design as well as proceed through 19in as well as 20in to 21s on the HSE Luxury. as well as then there are 22in wheels on the options list.

Standard equipment in every Discovery includes seven adult-size seats, an automatic gearbox, four-wheel drive with high as well as low ranges, a 10.0in infotainment touchscreen on the fascia, a powered tailgate as well as autonomous emergency braking.

The plushest products come with up to nine USB ports, four 12V charging points as well as an in-car 3G wi-fi hotspot. The infotainment system – which extends to a top-line 17-speaker Meridian Audio system – is usually controlled coming from the 10.0in central touchscreen.

Reacting to concerns about the recent hacking of cars with remote keys, Land Rover has invented what in which calls an Activity Key, which is usually carried on a wristband worn by the owner as well as, when in use, locks out all various other keys.

On-sale date

The brand-new Discovery will hit the market in next spring, with the first 0 vehicles specially badged as high-spec launch editions. There will also be an early ‘stealth’ edition, officially dubbed the Dynamic Design Pack, which comes with leather trim, sports wheels as well as pedals, privacy glass as well as special colours that has a contrasting roof.     

Land Rover is usually already confident about the Discovery’s prospects, having sold 1.2 million examples of its predecessors since the original design was launched in 1989.

“Demand has always been strong in our home market,” said JLR’s UK managing director, Jeremy Hicks. “We expect the brand-new design to build on in which, offering customers the most complete all-round SUV package available anywhere.”

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