Land Rover released the two first pictures of the new generation of the Discovery that will make its official debut at the Paris exhibition in the end of the month. The car, as the photos reveal, has a new design at the front with LED daytime running lights, a thin grille, large air intakes and aluminum at the bottom part.
The model borrows design elements from the Discovery Vision Concept, that was presented at the New York auto show in April of 2014, with the British Company saying that the new Discovery has a modern, more luxurious and sporty image, but without losing the flexibility of the current generation.
It has a luxurious interior with a large touch screen of 10.2 inches that shows all the information of the infotainment InControl touch Pro system. The new Discovery will be offered with several new technologies such as a remote parking system for narrow parking spaces and a system that uses laser scanners, to scan the road and automatically adjust the suspension, based on the road conditions.
The production of the car will be done in the Jaguar Land Rover plant in Solihull, where currently the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport are manufactured. The seven-seater Discovery will be based on the same aluminum platform as the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, which has the effect of significantly reduced weight, compared to the Discovery 4.
The 3-liter SDV6 diesel engine of the car will be upgraded and it will be the base engine in Europe, with a hybrid four-cylinder engine to be presented later. The car will be available with four-cylinder and six-cylinder Ingenium gasoline and diesel engines.