The front section of the Discovery has been completely redesigned and it now comes with a new muscular bonnet, sharper LED headlamps, a slightly smaller grille in black chrome, and a beefy front bumper with bullbar-style plastic cladding along the sleek central air dam. There doesn’t seem to be any integral changes in dimensions, but the side profile of the SUV does looks slightly longer and more stylish than in the outgoing model. The SUV get nice flared wheel arches with plastic underbody cladding, sporty black alloy wheels, smart ORVMs with integrated turn signal lights, and long black roof rails on the top.
Like the front end, the rear profile has also been completely redesigned and the changes are drastic. The SUV comes with a big spoiler attached to the back of the roof with a wide rear windshield, redesigned tailgate and a brawny rear bumper, which also gets a similar bullbar-style plastic cladding with reflectors on each side. Inside, the Discovery Vision Concept’s dashboard features a massive tablet-like touch screen on the centre console which basically runs the infotainment system. The system can also be controlled via small touch pads located on the steering wheel. The SUV also features a fully configurable digital instrument cluster which provides information about the SUV and its surroundings, while key functions like the turn signals and the headlights are operated by means of hand gestures.
Under the hood, the new Land Rover Discovery will come with an updated 3.0-litre SDV6 diesel engine, with the introduction of a smaller 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel Ingenium engine as well for the global markets. Land Rover is also mulling over launching a hybrid version of the new Discovery for the US market which will come powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine paired to an electric motor. It is too soon to say whether we’ll get the hybrid version in India or not, but we will get to know next year when the JLR India launches the new Discovery in the country.