Usually when a carmaker reveals a teaser image of an upcoming new model, it is usually too dark or a close up of a certain element and basically, you can’t distinguish a thing - which is why we love the ‘teaser’ image of the new Discovery from Land Rover because, well, er they forgot to tease us with it and have shown us the whole front end!
The all-new model’s face sure does remind us of the Evoque and the Discovery Sport. That means there’s a lot of Range Rover there too and it is also almost identical to the 2014 Discovery Vision concept. That’s a good thing because that was hot; if the Disco 5 has other similar features as that one, it’ll be one of the flashiest SUVs on the market. It looks crisper than the Disco 4 predecessor (it’s a change from the upright, squared-off style of the current model) and overall it appears more modern. Land Rover looks like it will be moving it more upmarket than ever before – but it will still be a capable off-roader.
The LED headlights are nice and squinty while it appears to have a very low and sporty stance – but this one should still be ideal for taming the rough stuff and we can expect a serious suspention set-up and all manner of off-road modes but remember, this one will also be supported by Land Rover’s aluminium platform which underpins the current Range Rover (and RR Sport) meaning it’ll be lighter and stronger than ever before too. Power will likely be supplied by the blown Ingenium motors (four- and six-cylinders) and it will still have its seven-seat capability in the redesigned cabin along with Jaguar Land Rover's 10.2in touchscreen display.
The other three sides will be revealed on 28 September just before the Paris motor show and if they’re as good as the front, LR will be on to a winner. Actually, with more than 1.2 million sales in the 27 years the model has been available, yeh, it’s already a winner.