The brand new 2017 Land Rover Discovery is on its way. It has been caught during its testing in Germany and it will represent the fifth generation model.
Changes and exterior redesign
2017 Land Rover Discovery will hit the market with great exterior, roomy and modern interior and more power under the hood. According to the latest news, new Discovery will ride on the same platform as Range Rover Sport and Range Rover. This architecture is called Premium Lightweight Architecture which is made of aluminum. This means that the new Rover will be much lighter now. This will improve its handling, performance and fuel economy. It will be faster and more agile. When it comes to exterior design, it will get new modern styling. It will keep its well known boxy appearance but it will be refreshed all over the body. Changes will be visible on the front and rear fascias. We will notice revised grille, new headlamps, bumper etc. This new design will make it compete against Audi Q7 and BMW X5.
Design of interior and features
Inside, 2017 Land Rover Discovery will be refreshed and improved as well. It will provide comfortable and quiet ride. The cabin is spacious and able to welcome seven passengers. The seats are very comfortable and supportive and upholstered in quality leather. A new modern touch screen display with infotainment system will be placed on the center of the dashboard. As for the equipment, it will come standard with dual-zone climate control, power locks, mirrors, audio system with ten speakers, satellite radio, USB, Bluetooth etc.
2017 Land Rover Discovery powertrain
Under the hood of 2017 Land Rover Discovery will be placed several types of engines. It will get diesel, gas and hybrid powertrains. The base engine will be a 2.0-liter four cylinder turbocharged with direct injection. It will be able to produce 240 horsepower. The second option will be 3.0-liter V6 supercharged engine. This one will be able to make 340 horsepower. As for the transmission, we can expect an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Release date and price
It is still uncertain when 2017 Land Rover Discovery will go on sale. However, we assume that it should be sometime during 2016 or perhaps in early 2017. As for the price, we believe that it will be higher than $38,000 which is the price of the current model.
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