OmniAuto has created some renderings of what the 2017 Land Rover Discovery could look like. Set to be introduced sometime later this year, the rendering show a stylish crossover that eschews the boxy styling of the current model and adopts a softer design that follows in the footsteps of the Discovery Sport. The change might not sit well with fans of the outgoing model but the renderings show the Discovery will still have a rugged appearance thanks to plastic body cladding and a prominent front skid plate.

OmniAuto has created some renderings of what the 2017 Land Rover Discovery could look like.

Set to be introduced sometime later this year, the renderings show a stylish crossover that eschews the boxy styling of the current model and adopts a softer design that follows in the footsteps of the Discovery Sport.  This change might not sit well with fans of the outgoing model but the renderings show the Discovery will still have a rugged appearance thanks to plastic body cladding and a prominent front skid plate.

Moving further back, we can see front fender vents and an upward sweeping character line.  The model also boasts a "stepped roof" and a tailgate-mounted spoiler.

Land Rover has been tight-lipped about the model but the next-generation Discovery will ride on an aluminum chassis that will enable it to be significantly lighter than its predecessor.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but the Discovery is expected to be offered with an assortment of Ingenium petrol engines.  Previous reports have also suggested the company is working on an upgraded 3.0-liter SDV6 diesel engine and a hybrid variant with a four-cylinder engine.

Source: OmniAuto

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