2017 Land Rover Discovery

2017 Land Rover Discovery
2017 Land Rover Discovery

 The Mk5 Discovery is 4,970mm long – or around 14 centimetres longer than the fourth generation car – but sits slightly lower, with a roofline of 1,846mm, compared with the outgoing model’s 1,912mm.

2017 Land Rover Discovery
2017 Land Rover Discovery

 The Discovery’s switch to Land Rover’s aluminium construction slashes around 480kg from the car’s weight.

2017 Land Rover Discovery
2017 Land Rover Discovery

 This, in turn, has allowed Land Rover to plumb in additional safety kit, plusher materials and greater soundproofing – as well as introducing Jaguar Land Rover’s Ingenium 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel to the line-up.

2017 Land Rover Discovery
2017 Land Rover Discovery

 The four-pot Discovery will be the cleanest model in the line-up at launch – although it seems inconceivable that the car won’t benefit from some of JLR’s extensive work on plug-in hybrid technology during its lifetime.

2017 Land Rover Discovery
2017 Land Rover Discovery