The 2017 Land Rover Discovery is large, in charge and ready to mingle. Well, something like that. One thing’s for sure, the all-new seven-seater SUV promises to make waves in the luxury segment.
Although it hasn’t officially been released yet, the 2017 Discovery has been spotted and the most recent snapshots give us an exciting sneak peek at the highly-anticipated new vehicle.
Here’s What We Know So Far
The 2017 Discovery is expected to be lighter than its predecessor, however, it will still be the largest of the three (possibly four) new models slated for release. According to Land Rover’s design boss Gerry McGovern, the 2017 model’s interior will be just as important as its exterior. The middle and rear rows will be configurable, to give owners the maximum amount of functionality. McGovern also promised ample room for cargo, likely due to the Range Rover’s classic monocoque structure.
As for technology, JLR’s been working overtime on some exciting new stuff. And, it looks like the Discovery might just be the place to house it. This includes a system that uses lasers to automatically adjust the suspension and transmission based on the road ahead. It also gives drivers the ability to remotely control your car so you can fit into the smallest parking spots.
As for performance, Land Rover’s let little slip as to what will rest underneath the hood. Previous test cars have been equipped with everything from a 2.0-litre petrol engine to a 3.0-litre diesel option. There are some educated guesses, though.
AutoExpress predicts the new Discovery will use Jaguar Land Rover’s new four-cylinder 2.0-litre diesel and petrol Ingenium. It’s an impressive beast that’s been dubbed the future of Jaguar engines. It’s likely the automakers will supply electric motors for hybrid options too. And for those looking for something a little bit bigger, don’t despair; several test vehicles have been spotted with Jaguar’s 3.0-litre supercharged V6.
The new Discovery won’t be released until later this year and you won’t be able to buy it until 2017. But as anticipation around the model builds, customers are hungry for info. This means we might not have to speculate for too much longer.
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Source: Auto Express