This model is slated to be the fifth-generation of the Discovery, and the shots reveal that the ‘stepped roof’ has been softened with a more fluid metal surfacing. In profile, the windows look smaller, seem less boxy, and the bonnet has a more nose-down stance unlike the current upright stance. The next Discovery will continue to sport seven seats and a large flat loading bay.
The Discovery is claimed to have a substantial fan-following, which requires the car maker to retain the Discovery’s rugged and voluminous nature. This car is based on the same bonded and riveted aluminium monocoque that’s seen on the new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. Powering the new Discovery will be the new 2.0-litre hybrid Ingenium engine that’s linked to an electric motor and an eight-speed automatic gearbox. With off road capabilities in mind, the electric motor could be ideal for spinning out torque precisely to control wheel slippage.
Though it’s not clear when the new Discovery should make it to the international market, we’ll share more on this in the months to come.