Last year, Land Rover introduced the Discovery Sport and turned its popular Discovery full-size SUV into a two-model lineup. Now, the British automaker is working on an all-new generation of the Discovery, as seen in these spy shots of a heavily camouflaged prototype.
The current Discovery has been around for too long and will soon be replaced with the fifth-generation model that has been previewed in the form of the Discovery Vision concept. The new generation model will be built using Land Rover’s aluminium platform that underpins the Range Rover and the Range Rover Sport. This lightweight new platform will allow for significant weight savings over the existing Discovery which, as we know, is one of the heaviest vehicles in the market.
Under the hood, the new Discovery will be powered by four or six-cylinder engine options, depending on the market. The SUV will also have a hybrid option as well as Land Rover’s new Ingenium engine range.
While the Discovery Sport currently competes with the likes of BMW X3 and the Audi Q5, this new generation of the full-size Discovery will take on the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE and Audi Q7.