The 2017 Land Rover Discovery was a completely new model, designed from the ground up.
But, somehow, succeeded to keep the original cues of the Discovery Series I with its specific two-stage roof.
At the front, the 2017 model featured a smaller grille than on the models before. The idea behind the concept was to make the car more aerodynamic than its predecessors. That wasn’t too hard since the Discovery 3 and the LR4 were basically squared. The biggest challenge was to make the car more aerodynamic but to keep its superior SUV appearance with true off-road capabilities.
Unlike most of the cars on the market, the 2017 Discovery had a small grille and a very big bumper. In the lower part, it had a silver shield and on the sides, it had air-vents for brakes cooling. The roofline had a small ascending slope over the C-pillar to improve the headroom for the rear passengers. The dynamic look was enhanced by the standard 19” wheels. As an option, light-alloy wheels of up to 22” in size were available.
Inside, the Discovery took some amenities from its Jaguar siblings, most noticeable being the infotainment unit that featured a dual-screen view. Like the generations before it, the 2017 Discovery had an option of up to 7 seats. Due to vehicle size, the last row was suitable even for adult passengers, not only for toddlers.
The off-road capabilities were kept at the Land Rover standards, with a wading depth of up to 850 mm (33.5”). The ground clearance of up to 22 cm (8.6”) made the car very capable of untraced paths.