Land Rover brings the Disco back!
The Land Rover LR4, or the Discovery 4, or the LR3, or Discovery 3–whatever you call it, depending where are from–is Land Rover’s current and aging midsize SUV. And it is old.
It is so old and outdated that Land Rover teased the next-generation model, earlier this morning.
The company is coy on specifics, but the expectations for the new Disco do not deviate much from what is already known.
In previous reports, Land Rover confirmed the new Discovery shares its backbone with the the same modular platform currently providing for the Jaguar XJ, the full-size Range Rover, and the Range Rover Sport.
As seen in the pictures, the Discovery’s styling resembles the current Discovery Sport, but in larger proportions.
Land Rover first debuted the designs of the new Discovery trucks at the 2014 New York Auto Show in the form of the Discovery Vision Concept. The company later revealed plans to subdivide its models into sub brands to better separate them throughout the lineup. For instance, the Range Rover line consists of the full-size model, the smaller Range Rover Sport, and the Range Rover Evoque. The Discovery follows suit with the entry-level Discovery Sport and the larger mid-size Discovery to succeed the original model.
A completely new Discovery also means the new car will use Jaguar-Land Rover’s latest line of efficient and advanced Ingenium engines.
The current and outgoing Discovery 4/LR4 is a heavily updated version of the Discovery 3/LR3 from 2004. Land Rover claims the changeover from the Discovery 3/LR3 to the Discovery 4/LR4 translates to a new generation.
However, both come from the same 12 year-old truck, dating back to Land Rover’s marriage with Ford Motor Company. Now, Land Rover maintains a partnership with Jaguar, and India-based auto conglomerate, Tata Motors serves as the parent company.
Stay tuned for more information.
The new 2017 Land Rover Discovery debuts at the Paris Motor Show later this month.
– By: Chris Chin
Source: Land Rover