The land rover will once again delight its enthusiasts with a new modern spots utility vehicle, the 2016 land Rover Discovery. Currently, there are a lot of speculations about this upcoming model. This mid-size luxury SUV was first launched in 1989 and to date, it has been through four generational changes. The Land Rover unveiled the upcoming Discovery during the Paris Motor Show, where they introduced it as the first model of a new product line. This upcoming model will acquire various changes both visual as well as technical. It will also acquire a new interior with various high-tech features. There will also be new attractive exterior lines unlike the traditional Land Rover styling, and it will have great off-road abilities. This new model is expected to come in versions of three row seats.
2016 Land Rover Discovery: Redesign Exterior and Interior
According to spy shots, this new 2016 Land Rover Discovery resembles the Range Rover Sport, but the difference comes in with the power-train segment. The platform expected to be used in assembling this new model is based on Ford’s old EUCD design but has been updated thoroughly. This model’s new dimensions are 4590 mm in length, 2740 mm in wheelbase and a height of 1724 mm. The automaker says that this new Discovery will weigh about 1817 kg, the same weight as the outgoing model but the 2016 model is larger in every respect. The 2016 land Rover Discovery will be smaller but faster compares to the Range Rover Sport and it will be based on the Discovery Vision Concept. The automaker also wants to experiment some new technologies with this redesigned model. They include installation of more interactive features such as hand gestures in opening the door, changing the tint of its window as well as transferring vehicle information to and from connected devices. Another rumored technological feature in the 2016 Land Rover Discovery is a transparent hood which enables the driver to see the terrain you are driving on as well as the tire’s position. Whether all this is true, people can only wait and see the end product of the new Discovery.
More changes and upgrades are also expected in this new 2016 Land Rover Discovery. It is expected to come in a sportier appearance and a slightly increased wheelbase which will pave way for the expected third row seats, and to increase its cabin space. Its seats will be covered using high quality materials. As for the expected third row seats, they will have an option of folding in order to create more luggage space. The second row seats can also be moved thanks to the built in sliding rails. Other interior parts comprise of top-notch material made in a stylish design. Inside, there are also many new and modern features such as the dual zone air conditioning, parking assist system, system for recognizing traffic lights and an 8 inch touch screen and many more.
2016 Land Rover Discovery: Engine Specs
At its launch, this new 2016 Land Rover Discovery will be offered with a choice of two power-trains. The first one is a 2.0 liter Si4 turbocharged engine characterized with 240 hp and 340 Nm of torque. The second engine is a 2.2 liter four cylinder turbocharged, which is highly accepted on the European roads. This second engine is characterized with 150 horses and 190 lb-ft of torque. The available engine will be equipped with the start-stop system combined with the nine speed gearbox.
2016 Land Rover Discovery: Release Date, Price, Competitors
Price of 2016 Land Rover Discovery will vary depending on the market. For the European markets, it is expected to cost about $ 40 500 while the U.S market will be about $ 38 000. The release date for the European model is expected in spring of 2015 while that of the U.S market is not yet known. Some of its greatest rivals include Jaguar C-X17, Audi Q5 and BMW X3.