The latest spy shots of the 2017 Land Rover Discovery reveal that the car maker might debut the new SUV later this year. The spy shots of the cabin, which has been spied in China, indicates the next-generation Discover will feature a dual-tone theme. The console looks quite simple, but attractive as it is offered with a new infotainment system with touch-screen interface. The multimedia unit gets a complete touch screen with no buttons, unlike other models. However, the automatic climate control has a separate unit with a touch pad.
The prototype model also gets cup-holders with contrasting red switches but the production version might not get these features. Other switches include emergency buttons in case of fire or accident. The dashboard has been camouflaged, but we expect that Land Rover has redesigned the dash as well, which will feature a chrome finish on the air vents for a more premium look. Besides this, the gear buttons will come with an integrated Terrain Select system to choose between different driving modes.
The fifth-generation Land Rover Discovery is based on the PLA platform (Premium Lightweight Architecture) and will get its power from a 2.0 L and 3.0 L petrol and diesel engine. Land Rover might also launch an electric or a hybrid version of the new Discovery, but is likely to be made available at a later stage.
The production-ready Land Rover Discovery will share the same design language as that of the Land Rover Discovery Sport. It will be manufactured at the company's Solihull plant in the UK, which also produces Land Rover Range Rover and Land Rover Range Rover Sport.