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First pictures emerge of new Land Rover Discovery

Tuesday 06 September 2016, By AutoVolo

First pictures emerge of new Land Rover Discovery

First pictures emerge of new Land Rover Discovery

The first images of Land Rover’s new fifth-generation Discovery have been revealed ahead of the off-roader’s worldwide debut at the Paris Motor Show at the end of the month.

Only the front of the car is on show in these pictures, but they give away a design language inspired by the existing Range Rover Sport and the smaller Discovery Sport.

There’s a new, thinner grille, which sits high up on the more rounded front end, flanked by narrowed headlights and supported by a bulkier front bumper. The wheel arches appear more strikingly flared than before, while an array of air intakes include vertical inlets ahead of the wheels and a gaping central grille, which is protected by a huge skid plate.

Further back, the car is thought to continue the theme of borrowing from its stablemates, although the Discovery’s trademark ‘stepped’ roofline and asymmetrical split tailgate are expected to feature, too.

Land Rover is planning to reveal more details in Paris on September 29, but has so far remained tight-lipped. A short statement from the British brand said the vehicle would be “created with absolute versatility, capability and technology like no other”.

Inside, it seems likely that Jaguar Land Rover’s new InControl touchscreen infotainment system will be fitted, providing a host of apps to make driving off-road easier.

The existing 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine is expected to continue to power the majority of the Discovery range, but a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel is thought to be the entry-level option.

Land Rover’s chief design officer, Gerry McGovern, said: “New Discovery redefines the large SUV. Land Rover’s design and engineering teams have revolutionised the Discovery DNA to create a highly desirable, extremely versatile and hugely capable premium SUV.”