The eagerly awaited Land Rover Discovery 5 has broken cover at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. This practical seven-seat SUV boasts an all-new look and a host of modern technology to help it compete with the likes of the Mercedes GLE, Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90.
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Land Rover Discovery 5 styling
The new car’s styling has been heavily influenced by both the current Discovery Sport and the Discovery Vision Concept. The forward-leaning pillar and slim headlights have been carried over virtually unchanged from the concept while the raised rear roofline and offset rear number plate are features inspired by the current fourth-generation car.
The new model boasts a vastly more modern silhouette than its blocky older brother. The wheelarches have been more gracefully incorporated into its subtly curved sides and its rounded nose is noticeably less bluff than before. The new model also weighs a significant 480kg less than the outgoing model – this should help improve both handling, acceleration and fuel efficiency considerably.
Land Rover Discovery 5 interior and boot
The new Discovery features a similar seven-seat layout to the existing model, although the cabin has been revamped with an all-new design and a host of additional kit. Nine USB ports and secure storage for five small tablets come as standard while a WiFi hotspot is offered to keep as many as eight devices connected to the internet at once.
The boot is just as capacious than the old model. With five people on board you’ll have access to a vast 1,137-litre load bay – convince your friends to take the train, however, and you’ll be able to cram in a simply colossal 2,406 litres of assorted luggage.
Unfortunately, the new Discovery doesn’t come with the same split rear bootlid as the outgoing car – a fold-out seat is fitted to the boot floor, however, that doubles as a load restraint when not in use.
Land Rover Discovery 5 off-road capabilities
The Discovery has always been one of the most capable off-road vehicles built by the British brand. This new model should prove just as handy in the rough stuff as its predecessor thanks to both improved ground clearance and the ability to ford even deeper water.
A new terrain response system has been fitted to automatically alter numerous vehicle settings if the car detects a change in surface or road conditions. An additional All-Terrain Progress Control feature – essentially off-road cruise control – can take care of the pedals allowing you to concentrate on guiding the Discovery through tricky woodland trails with ease.
Land Rover Discovery 5 engines and driving
A range of petrol and diesel engines caters for buyers looking for both a capable off-roader and a practical family car. An efficient four-cylinder diesel unit produces 240hp yet can return 43.5mpg – impressive for a car this size – while a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol may be ideal for those less concerned with running costs. All units will be paired with a smooth eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard.
A six-cylinder diesel with 258hp and more than 440lb ft of torque, will be perfect for making full use of the Discovery’s impressive 3,500kg towing capacity. An advanced towing assist feature helps reverse bulky loads, too, by counter-steering when necessary to keep a large trailer from wandering.
Land Rover Discovery 5 equipment
The new 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system will give drivers the option to fold the rear two rows of seats with the touch of an icon. An accompanying app will allow you to do this from outside the car, too.
A First Edition model will be offered with bespoke aluminium door trim, a black-painted roof and 22-inch alloy wheels – only 600 such models will be made, however. Standard S model cars will come air suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels, the terrain response system and climate control as standard. SE models add leather upholstery, sat-nav, a panoramic glass roof, LED headlights and 20-inch alloy wheels.
Top-spec HSE Luxury versions come kitted out with the same standard equipment as lesser versions with upgraded leather trim, larger 21-inch alloy wheels, an electric sunroof and a rear-seat entertainment package as standard.
Land Rover Discovery 5 price and release date
When they go on sale in 2017, S models will cost £43,495, rising to £49,495 for SE spec cars. HSE and HSE Luxury models will set you back £56,995 and £62,695 respectively but you’ll have to set aside more than £68,000 for First Edition versions.
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Land Rover Discovery 5 price, specs and release date (updated September 2016)
Images of Land Rover’s eagerly awaited replacement for the Discovery have appeared on the brand’s Australian website ahead of its official launch. These pictures, although swiftly removed, were picked up by Car Advice and give us our first chance to see the new off-roader completely undisguised for the first time.
We’ll get our first official chance to see the fifth generation Discovery at the Paris Motor Show in early October 2016 but these images confirm it will look almost identical to our exclusive render, shown below. Read on for full details…
The new model looks almost indistinguishable from the Discovery Vision concept. Not only have the concept’s slim grille and headlights reached production, but its stocky proportions and signature rear door pillar appear to have been carried over completely unchanged, too. Park the new Discovery beside its concept predecessor and the only differences appear to be a new set of door handles and a pair of bigger door mirrors.
The new model looks suitably more modern than the ageing Discovery 4 it’ll replace but its styling does feature a few choice nods to the old car. A subtle bulge in the roofline – to offer passengers in the rearmost seats a little more headroom – and an offset rear number plate are all design cues that’ll be familiar to any current Discovery owner.
Sources have suggested Land Rover hopes the new car will appeal more to families than keen off-road enthusiasts, and as a result it will face stiff competition from the likes of the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90. If these images are anything to go by, however, the new Discovery will still be more than capable of tackling tricky terrain should the mood take you.
More images and further details will be announced when the car is revealed at a launch event before the end of September 2016. The finished car is expected to cost approximately the same as the outgoing model when it goes on sale in 2017 – entry-level versions could, therefore, set you back around £47,000.
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Land Rover Discovery 5 price, specs and release date (updated Spetember 2016)
An official pre-release video from Land Rover shows the upcoming Discovery 5 being put through its paces across a range of challenging terrain. Although the prototype still wears an eye-catching layer of striped vinyl, this short film is our first chance to see this eagerly awaited off-roader on the move.
The new car is expected to boast a similarly generous boot and practical seven-seat layout to the outgoing Discovery and, as we can see from this video, should be more than capable of tackling the odd off-road excursion, too.
Land Rovers often boast an uncanny ability to tackle tricky off-road trails that would leave the competition stranded. This footage shows the new car – in prototype form – being subjected to numerous arduous tests in a range of harsh environments. If you’re looking to buy a new Discovery, it should be equally at home dune-bashing in the desert as it is drifting on a frozen lake in the Arctic circle.
Another key selling point for many Land Rovers is their ability to wade through deep river crossings – even the stylish Range Rover Evoque can shrug off half a meter of water with relative ease. This video suggests the new Discovery will boast similarly impressive aquatic abilities, too.
The current model can happily tow a trailer weighing as much as 3,500kg – we expect the new car to boast a hefty towing capacity, too, with the added bonus of advanced autonomous features that should make reversing a large trailer easier than ever.
Land Rover has announced that the fifth generation of its famous off-roader will come with as many as nine USB ports and secure cubby holes to hide four iPads. A specialised app will allow you to fold seats down remotely using your smartphone, too.
The new Discovery 5 will be officially revealed just before the Paris Motor Show on 28 September 2016. We expect official prices and specifications to be announced at this time but sources suggest it’ll cost approximately the same as the £47,505 outgoing model.
Land Rover Discovery 5 latest news (updated September 2016)
Land Rover – a brand long associated with thrill-seeking adventurers – has teamed up with Bear Grylls to showcase the new Discovery’s Intelligent Seat Fold Technology. Read on for more details about the new model below.
Bear leapt out of a plane thousands of feet above ground to ‘test out’ the new system. Falling at 125mph, using the firm’s InControl Remote app, he remotely folded the two rear rows of seats. Available on Apple iOS or Android operating systems, the app can rearrange the interior layout in as little as fourteen seconds from anywhere in the world.
After touching-down back on Earth, Bear and his team of adrenaline-junkie skydivers clambered into the camouflaged Discovery with space to spare – demonstrating the new model’s impressive practicality.
The Discovery is often a trusty family workhorse and the new system further helps accommodate active families’ lifestyles. Bear clearly agrees – “I’m not sure many people will be using it in such a manner but the technology to operate the car remotely in this way will undoubtedly be a real winner for busy families who want to be prepared”.
This feature is exclusive to new the fifth-generation Discovery and can also be controlled via internal switchgear in the boot and on the C-pillar connecting the roof to the body. The seats can be moved or folded, while the rearmost seats are height adjustable. Upfront the seven-inch touchscreen can also facilitate these changes.
Alex Heslop, Land Rover’s Chief Engineer for Discovery, said “This unique feature sets the New Discovery apart from any other vehicle. The fact that owners can change the seating while doing things like queuing with their shopping is a true milestone in convenience delivered through technological innovation”.
The app’s diverse functionality allows it to perform a number of other tasks such as checking the fuel level, setting the air conditioning and monitoring the location.
The New, Land Rover Discovery 5 will join the Discovery Sport when it’s officially launched on 28 September 2016 preceding the Paris Motor Show. It’s thought the new model will cost roughly the same as the current model’s £50,000 entry price.
Land Rover Discovery 5 latest news (updated September 2016)
The eagerly awaited Land Rover Discovery 5 has made its first official appearance in images released ahead of a launch event on 28 September 2016. We’ve already seen a partially disguised prototype undergoing on-road testing but this front-on image is our first chance to see the all-new off-roader in all its glory.
Land Rover hasn’t announced any details of the new Discovery’s specification but it’s expected to boast a raft of new features and significantly more advanced technology than the outgoing model.
This new image confirms the new car has drawn inspiration from the Discovery Vision Concept car. Its slim grille, vertical intakes and downturned contrasting trim piece have all been carried over mostly unchanged. The angular headlights are expected to feature LED technology on all models, too.
The car’s basic silhouette and distinctive floating roof design are expected to match the concept closely. Our exclusive render, shown above, shows what this new SUV could look like when it goes on sale.
The new Discovery’s rear remains under wraps but it’s expected to boast a similar design to the concept, too. The outgoing car’s split bootlid is, however, likely to be lost in favour of a more conventional single-piece opening with an extendable floor.
The new Discovery will reportedly represent efforts from Land Rover to push their off-road focused products into more upmarket territory – not only will it feature more equipment that the current car, but build quality and materials will receive a healthy boost, too.
Land Rover will probably display the new Discovery at the Paris Motor Show in October after a private launch event on 28 September 2016. When it goes on sale in early 2017 entry-level models with a 2.0-lite diesel engine will cost approximately £45,000. More powerful V6 versions and future hybrid models will cost significantly more, however.
2017 Land Rover Discovery 5 price, specs and release date (updated August 2016)
The hotly anticipated replacement for the Land Rover Discovery is currently under development. It’s set to bring with it all-new styling, improved in-car tech and a significantly lighter chassis which, combined with more efficient engines, should ensure that the new model is both better to drive and cheaper to run than the outgoing model.
Only disguised prototypes have been spotted out on the road so far, but our exclusive renders show how we expect the new Discovery to look.
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2017 Land Rover Discovery styling
The look of the upcoming Discovery appears to borrow styling from the current Land Rover range. Details such as the offset rear number plate and stepped roofline – designed to improve headroom for passengers sitting in the sixth and seventh seats – are, however, clear references to the outgoing car.
2017 Land Rover Discovery engines
Land Rover’s British-built ‘Ingenium’ diesel engines will feature heavily among the Discovery’s lineup, the most potent of which will be the latest version of the 2.0-litre twin-turbocharged unit recently announced in the updated Range Rover Sport. This 237hp motor may also find its way into the Range Rover Evoque at a later date, as Land Rover aims to tempt buyers away from more potent diesel examples of the Audi Q5 and BMW X3.
Above the Ingenium units will sit a 3.0-litre V6 diesel. Though it’s the same size as the Discovery’s current engine, significant jumps in both power and torque should help to boost the already strong tow-car credentials.
Another possibility for the range will be an emissions-friendly hybrid model. The blend of a four-cylinder engine with an electric motor promises to make the Discovery more frugal than ever before.
2017 Land Rover Discovery price and release date
The new Discovery is set to make its public debut before the end of the year – most likely at the Paris Motor Show in October 2016. UK sales are set to begin in early 2017.
2017 Land Rover Discovery latest news (updated July 2016)
The replacement Land Rover Discovery is expected to make its debut at the end of 2016 and arrive in showrooms in 2017. The new model will be based on an all-new platform, feature new and improved engines, and plenty of tech including autonomous driving systems designed for use off road.
Flick through the gallery below to see our exclusive renders demonstrating the Discovery’s natural versatility in a variety of environments.
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Our design takes much of its inspiration from the Discovery Vision concept shown below, thought to be a very close approximation of the new car’s final appearance. The same boxy, upright proportions as previous models remain but are softened by bodywork with more rounded edges and more defined styling lines running the length of the car.
The front end has been slimmed considerably compared to the outgoing model to more closely resemble the newer Discovery Sport while its headlights mirror those on the facelifted Range Rover Evoque. The side also mimics the Discovery Sport by featuring a forward-raked C-pillar – the part behind the rear door connecting the roof to the body.
The rear is expected to feature LED brakelights with rectangular elements to reflect those fitted to the headlights but there’s no word on whether Land Rover will keep the handy split bootlid of the outgoing model.
While it looks like a simple evolution of the outgoing model, the new Discovery’s platform is new from the ground up. Like the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, the replacement Discovery could lose many hundreds of kilos thanks to more extensive use of aluminium and composite components. As a result, the new model will have better performance, fuel economy, handling and could even require tyre and brake replacements less frequently.
2017 Land Rover Discovery price and release date
The new model isn’t expected to differ much from the current model in terms of price. This means basic models could cost just less than £50,000 with top spec ones getting closer to £60,000. It’ll be shown towards the end of 2016 and go on sale in the first half of 2017.
2017 Land Rover Discovery latest news (updated July 2016)
Land Rover has announced it’s developing autonomous driving features – designed specifically for off-road use – that could be installed on the new fifth-generation Discovery. Read on for full details of this eagerly anticipated 4×4 that’s due to hit UK showrooms in 2017.
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The new Discovery could be the first Land Rover to feature off-road autonomous driving features. This technology has been developed to allow the car to carefully guide itself over challenging terrain using a range of built-in sensors. Land Rover claims its array of cameras, ultrasonic sensors and radar receptors are able to produce a more accurate picture of the car’s surroundings than the human eye – enabling the system to plan the best possible route ahead.
Turn off a paved road and this system is also able to tell whether the road surface has been replaced by grass, snow, gravel or sand, and alter the car’s terrain response control accordingly. An additional feature can detect obstacles overhead and can warn the driver of potentially dangerous overhanging branches or structures.
Land Rover is experimenting with a system it calls Off-Road Connected Convoy. This would allow vehicles to share information about off-road routes with cars following behind. This feature could, in the future, make travelling off-road significantly safer by warning drivers of dangerous areas or un-even surfaces well in advance.
It’s likely this technology will help develop advanced autonomous driving systems for use in future vehicles. Land Rover hasn’t confirmed whether the new Discovery 5 will definitely feature this technology, however.
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Land Rover Discovery 5 price, specs and release date (updated June 2016)
We’ve already seen the new Land Rover Discovery being tested, albeit with heavily disguised bodywork, but these images from Land Rover Owner International give us a clearer idea how this new 4×4 off-roader will look.
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In the place of bulky stick-on panels of previous prototypes, this new version sports simple vinyl wraps designed to obscure its curves and edges. It’s possible, however to see that this new car shares numerous features with the Discovery Vision Concept (below) from 2014.
It appears to feature a sportier silhouette than the current car – its windscreen is more steeply angled and the front bumper is distinctly more curvaceous. A key feature, shared with the current Discovery Sport, is the raked pillar behind the rear door that falls slightly short of touching the roof.
The overall proportions appear mostly unchanged from the Discovery Vision, but we do expect the concept’s oversized wheels and ultra slim door mirrors to be lost in favour of more practical alternatives.
Land Rover has reportedly ditched the current car’s steel chassis in favour of a significantly lighter aluminium alternative – similar to the one underpinning the latest Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models. Depending on which engine and gearbox is fitted, this new monocoque design should help reduces the car’s total weight by up to 500kg.
The new Discovery is likely to come equipped with a revised version of the current car’s 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine – future models, however, could feature a 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit assisted by a new mild hybrid system. This should help to boost fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions.
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Land Rover Discovery 5 latest news (updated January 2016)
The replacement for the ageing Land Rover Discovery will arrive in 2017. The new Discovery will have the firm’s latest styling language but keep the strengths that made it so popular – seven seats, great off-road ability, massive storage and a tough-yet-upmarket interior.
Before the production version surfaces, we’ve put together this preview with everything we know about the new model so far. Check back for new updates – we’ll upload them as we get them. If you can’t wait for the new model, check out the outgoing Land Rover Discovery – there might be some great savings to be had.
Land Rover Discovery winter testing
Photos courtesy of autoevolution show the upcoming Discovery in disguise undergoing winter testing. Its breadth of ability off-road is what made the original Discovery such a success – few cars were as posh inside and as unstoppable in the harsh outdoors, so the new model has to get it right.
To keep the new model ahead of its rivals, the firm will include innovative off-roading technology including laser scanning. This system automatically adjusts the suspension and transmission to their optimum settings for the road ahead.
Another system gives the impression of a transparent bonnet by projecting an image of the road surface beneath the car onto the surface of the bonnet. This would help drivers avoid scraping the vehicle’s underside during off-roading. In addition, the latest version of the company’s Terrain Response system will feature allowing either user defined or automatic tailoring of the car’s various settings based on the conditions.
Land Rover Discovery 5 latest info (updated November 2015)
Photos have surfaced appearing to show technicians from Land Rover testing the replacement for the Discovery SUV that’s predicted to be revealed in 2016. This full-sized seven-seat SUV battles rivals including the Volvo XC90, Audi Q7 and BMW X5 and is the second of a group of three new models from Land Rover, which was spearheaded by the new Discovery Sport.
Compared to the similarly sized Range Rover Sport, the new Discovery eschews the last degree of luxury in favour of a more practical interior. A host of improvements across all areas of the vehicle should ensure this latest generation is able to compete in its fiercely competitive sector.
New Land Rover Discovery 5 styling
The images from PracticalMotoring appear to show the new Discovery featuring a more rounded bumper and grille assembly than the outgoing model. Land Rover has departed from the boxy, angular theme of previous generations in favour of wrap-around headlights and more curvaceous intakes and lower-body styling.
Although the rear of the new car is disguised by heavy camouflage, the more steeply raked rear window, roof spoiler and re-worked window pillars are more visually dynamic than older model’s.
We can expect to see many design cues from the ‘Discovery Vision’ concept of 2014 (above) when the finished car is revealed. The ‘floating’ roofline and slanted C-pillars have already made appearances on the smaller Discovery Sport so it seems likely they’ll feature on the new Discovery, too.
New Land Rover Discovery 5 interior
The extended rear bodywork, larger overhang and taller windows suggests there could be significantly more space for third-row passengers in the new Discovery compared to the Discovery Sport. If Land Rover can engineer space for seven adults in the new car it could prove a hot selling point compared to rivals.
The interior should feature a range of high-tech features including a larger-than-ever central infotainment system and could possibly also use a laser based head-up-display system.
New Land Rover Discovery 5 engines
This fifth-generation Discovery will be offered with a range of engines including 2.0- and 3.0-litre diesels that are likely to be the bestsellers.
An efficient 2.0-litre hybrid and a 340hp 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol for top-of-the-range models. The hybrid version should be available with an eight-speed automatic and an all-electric range of up to 10 miles. The electric motor will have uses beyond silent city driving however, it should be capable of providing high levels of torque – useful for more aggressive off-road manoeuvres and towing.
New Land Rover Discovery 5 price and release date
We expect the new Discovery to be revealed at the London Motor Show in May 2016 and go on sale later that year or early 2017 at the latest.
We don’t expect the price to change dramatically meaning an entry-level model could cost approximately £40,000, while you’ll have to shell out close to £60,000 for a range-topping version.
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