When the Land Rover Discovery was first unveiled to the world back in 1989, its conventional boxy off-road SUV styling appealed to many adventure seekers. However, even with the Discovery 4 that was introduced back in 2009, it remained the conventional boxy aesthetics the Discovery is well known for.
Not necessary a bad thing, however it appears as if it is a classic car when sat next to its main rivals like the Audi Q7 and BMW X5. However, Land Rover is set to change this with the fifth-generation Discovery.
Land Rover has teased a picture of the Discovery 5 ahead of the Paris Motorshow. At first glance, the front is the resemblance of its smaller sibling, the Discovery Sport. The front grille seems to be a carryover from the Discovery Sport but the Discovery will feature a different LED headlamp design and a sharper edged bumper. As for the rest, we will have to wait for the global debut on 28 September 2016.
What we do know about the Discovery is that it will be a full-size seven-seater upmarket SUV that sits at the top of Land Rover’s offerings. Expect the Discovery to come with a range of luxury options and state of the art technology that is deployed on its siblings. The company’s new 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel powertrain might also be offered with the Discovery.
Closer to home, the Land Rover line-up includes the Discovery 4, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover and Range Rover Evoque.