BIG NEWS! Land Rover has told us there’s there’s going to be a new Discovery. And, um, that’s about it. It seems JLR have forgotten that a car is just that, a car. Hollywood style teasers have no place here. Though we’re sure someone on Autocar’s staff giddily squeaked when these pictures broke earlier.
Two pictures, that’s all we have. Though to be fair, it looks good. In a Discovery kind of way. At least is does from the front – the only angle we’ve seen thus far. Though Gerry McGovern, Land Rover’s Chief Design Officer seems very excited: “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.”
Yes, that’s an old one. The first generation in fact. Genesis for the Discovery range and the father of modern off-roading. The new car, while looking like Iron Man’s helmet, should contain as much substance as image. Land Rover has never compromised off-road ability in favour of tarmac-topping image.
As Onlymotors has proved in the past, Discoveries are brilliant off road. We just hope the newest incarnation embodies that philosophy. After all, there are a lot of rivals in this class that almost seem to shun the 4×4 element. We’re confident that won’t happen here.
That’s all we know for now because the new Discovery, including specification and pricing, will be officially released on the 28th September at the Paris Motor Show. We’ll just have to sit tight until then.