The upcoming SUV continues to get a workout in Germany
The 2017 Land Rover Discovery is back at the Nürburgring for another round of testing, but the latest batch of spy photos now offers us a glimpse at the upcoming SUV’s cabin.
A piece of cloth partially hides the Discovery’s interior in these photos, but our eagle-eyes spies capture a few shots while the driver lifts one of the flaps. Compared to the trend of ever-growing infotainment screens, the Disco’s display looks rather small for the class in these photos. Even the 2017 Discovery Sport is now available with a widescreen, 10.2-inch unit. Perhaps this test vehicle is a lower trim model or the part is just a placeholder. The rest of the cabin has all of Land Rover’s latest styling motifs, including a rotary gearshift on the center console.
Land Rover continues to use quite effective camouflage to hide the Disco’s exterior styling. However, this test model now wears transparent mesh on the front bumper. The material makes it easier to look through the center intake, and we can spot the vertical openings at each corner of the fascia. The final design appears to stick close to the Discovery Vision concept.
The 2017 Discovery likely debuts in early October at the Paris Motor Show, and it could be on sale in some regions by the end of the year. Land Rover’s 3.0-liter supercharged V6 and 3.0-liter diesel should be among the more popular powertrains, but look for a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and plug-in hybrid eventually, too. Even a hardcore version by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations could be available down the line.