Model could be unveiled later this year.

The 2017 Land Rover Discovery  has been caught on video undergoing testing at the Nürburgring.

Previewed by the Discovery Vision concept, the redesigned model eschews the blocky styling of its predecessor for a softer and more rounded appearance that closely echoes the Discovery Sport.  While the prototype is heavily camouflaged, we can see a sportier front fascia with a revised grille that is flanked by slender headlights.  Moving further back, there's an upward sweeping beltline, a 'stepped' roof, and pronounced fender flares.  Other notable highlights include a tailgate-mounted spoiler and wraparound LED taillights.

Land Rover has been relatively tight-lipped about the upcoming model but it is expected to ride on an aluminum-intensive platform.  This should enable the model to weigh hundreds of pounds less than its predecessor.

Engine options remain a closely guarded secret but Discovery is slated to be offered with an assortment of petrol and diesel engines.  Nothing is official but there could be a supercharged 3.0-liter V6, an upgraded 3.0-liter SDV6 diesel, and a plug-in hybrid variant that uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine.

The 2017 Land Rover Discovery could be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show being going on sale late this year.

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