The new Land Rover Discovery is not a good-looking vehicle. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, remember that the current Toyota Land Cruiser, Nissan Patrol and even Range Rover were received with equal hate from the general public, only for them to become “dream” cars for those same people in less than a year, and they both currently dominate the sales charts. In all likelihood, the Discovery will pull off the same feat, once everyone gets used to it. We were just about starting to warm up to it when we had one for a few days.
Range Rovers have grown sleeker with every year since the Evoque was launched. In Land Rover’s quest to fill every market niche, there is a new model between the sub-compact Evoque and the midsize Sport that will be called the Range Rover Velar.
It’s a bit early for gags, but this is a classic case of thinking outside the box. Say hello to Land Rover’s fifth-generation Discovery, which does away with the boxy (but characterful) shape of its predecessors in favour of softer, more tapered lines that its makers hope will attract a broader customer base to the model.
The Takata airbag problem plagued most manufacturers and forced them to recall millions of vehicles during 2016. With the airbag-related problem still creating waves, 2017 started off with some more vehicles making a walk back to the dealer.
A prototype vehicle was spotted on the road of India, looking like a poorly-maintained Land Rover Discovery Sport, but in reality it’s said to be a future Tata vehicle in disguise.
Land Rover revealed their latest iteration of their all-terrain SUV, the 2017 Discovery, at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
The month of August has registered a bunch of recalls in the U.S. that might affect the cars in our market as well. The Takata Airbag related problems continue to surface, with Jaguar Land Rover initiating a recall for the same in the past month.
Downsizing of engines is getting popular especially in the recent years as emission norms have grown more constricting than ever before. The introduction of forced induction has aided this process in big ways. And now Land Rover has jumped on the bandwagon as the 2017 Range Rover Sport has received a new downsized diesel engine for 2017 as well as new features.
Here it is, a sneak preview of the full size, seven-seater Land Rover Discovery. The 2017 Land Rover Discovery will be placed above the Discovery Sport when it is fully revealed at the Paris Motor Show. Land Rover has started to create two separate lines of products with a clear difference between them. The first one being the luxurious Range Rover range which features the Evoque, Sport and the proper Range Rover. The other one will be the Discovery range, which will have this new model slated above the current Sport to replace the LR4.
This is it. This is the last of the boxy Land Rovers. The next-gen model will look like a bloated Discovery Sport (although maybe its styling will look better once the prototype’s camo comes off). The LR4 has reached the end of the line, and this is our final hurrah with it.
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