Land Rover teases 2017 Discovery


Land Rover has further revealed its all-new 2017 Discovery in a series of striking photographs and video clips.

While the car's front end was unveiled earlier this month, the full model has been kept under tight wraps ahead of its launch on September 28, shortly before the Paris Motor Show.

However, these latest photographs show the new Discovery undergoing rigorous testing in terrains that vary from Dubai's sand dunes to the sub-zero ice plains of Arjeplog, Sweden.

During the development process, a fleet of 294 development vehicles covered in excess of one million miles, with Land Rover's global engineering team carrying out more than 35,000 tests across all of the car's components and systems.

First introduced in 1989, the Discovery was updated in 1998, before a second gen model – titled Discovery 3 – was launched in 2004. Further updates saw the 2009 introduction of Discovery 4, which will be replaced by next year's Discovery 5.

Land Rover teases 2017 Discovery

Land Rover teases 2017 Discovery

The Discovery 5 will be based on Range Rover's aluminium platform, which promises to significantly reduce weight from its previous guise. Aerodynamics have also been improved on the model, while increased wheel articulation and water-wading abilities will further the luxury SUV's already impressive off-road capabilities.

Gerry McGovern, Land Rover's chief design officer, said: "The 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."