Land Rover Frisco is here to give you a glimpse at the latest spy shots of the all new Discovery prototype! The Discovery will soon be replacing the popular LR4 and is expected to go on sale sometime in 2017, as a 2018 model. It will be the second model in Land Rover’s new “Discovery” family of vehicles, with the first being the smaller Discovery Sport launched last year.
The prototype is designed around Land Rover’s aluminum platform currently found in the Range Rover as well as the Range Rover Sport. Known as the Premium Lightweight Architecture (PLA), the platform will ensure that the vehicle is much lighter than the LR4, making it more fuel efficient and much easier to handle.
We can also expect advanced technologies such as Land Rover’s transparent hood system, which uses cameras and a head-up display system to show the driver the area just in front of and underneath the nose. It’s also possible that Land Rover’s laser headlight system will be fitted to the new Discovery. This is used to scan the road surface as well as project guide paths to drive along, such as when parking in tight spaces.
Under the hood, look for a six-cylinder unit to be the base option, possibly a new in-line six based on JLR’s Ingenium design. An eight-speed automatic transmission is expected to be standard and the Discovery is expected to come with seven seats as standard, plus the off-road prowess the current LR4 is renowned for.
Stay tuned to Land Rover Frisco for updates on the upcoming 2018 Discovery, and in the meantime we invite you to visit us online to view our extensive and always impressive lineup of new and pre-owned Land Rovers.