The fifth generation Discovery is on track for release in late 2016, Land Rover have confirmed.
The new seven seat vehicle will have a family of three in the range, this including the Discovery Sport. The radical design move from the old ladder chassis platform to the new bonded and riveted aluminium monocoque structure found beneath the new Range Rover and Discovery Sport will give a sleeker and lower profile to the new SUV. This will also improve kerb weight and assist fuel economy for the new Ingenium engine.
Internally the Discovery will be moving upmarket with a plusher cabin trim and an array of the new tech gadgets that Land Rover have produced recently, such as auto suspension settings, remote parking, transparent bonnet, blind spot assist etc.
Land Rover have confirmed there will be no loss of off road ability or agility due to the revamped more stylish looks, the class leading capability will remain, only in a posher package.
There are talks of a smaller Discovery to slot beneath the Discovery Sport, this is possible for a future developments and again no compromises will be made for comfort and agility simply due to size.
Land Rover Design Director Gerry McGovern believes that the Discovery name could have as much equity as the Range Rover one in future when there is a full range of models, something he also believes to be true of the next generation Defender range.
We wait ….