Since the third generation of Land Rover Discovery was unveiled in the grounds of Packington Hall on 28 September 2016, many are asking whether the Discovery’s American counterpart will also be released soon and whether the new vehicle will be called LR4 upgrade or possibly an LR5. The Discovery 5 is still in pre-production period and so far, it only appears in some auto shows without signifying actual presence on the market. The British mid-size luxury SUV, especially its diesel variant, is one of the most highly anticipated cars to be released by the end of this year.
2017 Land Rover LR4 Diesel Redesign
So far, Land Rover Discovery or LR4 has always been plagued by its outdated boxy look and body-on-frame structure. We can expect the new vehicle to sport sleeker unibody structure. Unibody structure not only simplifies the overall look of the vehicle, thereby beautifying it, but also reduces its weight significantly, thereby improving its performance. Land Rover’s new design language has been effectively implemented in its new Evoque and Sport models. Its implementation in Discovery’s design is always expectable. Some notable changes that appear on spy shots include horizontal taillights instead of vertical and less aggressive steps of the vehicle’s roof.
2017 Land Rover LR4 Diesel Interior Design
The new Land Rover LR4 (or LR5) appears to feature more spacious cabin. The roof is raised slightly not only to reduce the aggressiveness of its steps, but also to provide more head room to both passengers and driver.
2017 Land Rover LR4 Diesel Engine Specs
While still offering full off-road capability, the new LR4 model is designed primarily to offer better fuel economy. Therefore, diesel engine becomes an obvious choice for it. Besides the gasoline-powered 3.0-L V6 engine and 2.0-L turbo engine, the LR4 variants will also feature 2 and 3-liter diesel engines.
2017 Land Rover LR4 Diesel Release Date and Price
The end of the year is getting near yet Land Rover has yet to announce the official release of its mid-size luxury SUV. We can expect the vehicle to be available for purchase early in 2017 with price estimated at around $50,000.