Latest articles

Infiniti Q30 AWD review

The Infiniti Q30 AWD is comfortable and quiet, and it has a unique style. Plus the security of all-wheel drive is much appreciated in slippery weather.

Drink-driving remains a problem that needs stamping out

There has been no significant improvement in drink-driving behaviour for the last 30 years, according to latest government figures.

Mitsubishi ASX gets a fresh new look

Mitsubishi has overhauled its venerable ASX crossover with a new look, a new engine and an upgraded infotainment system.

Parents committing car insurance fraud to save money

One in ten parents of young drivers risk a criminal record for pretending to be the main driver on the car insurance policy, new research has uncovered.

Prices and specifications announced for new DS 3 Crossback

The new DS 3 Crossback, the second and smaller SUV from DS Automobiles, has been revealed in full ahead of its arrival in UK showrooms this May.

Land Rover teases Discovery ahead of Paris debut

New SUV expected to be more upmarket and tech heavy.

Land Rover has revealed the first teaser picture of its new Discovery.

The fifth-generation version of the seven-seat SUV will be unveiled on 28th September before making its public debut at the Paris Motor Show on the following day.

No details of the new Discovery have yet been released, apart from a quote by Land Rover chief design officer Gerry McGovern who says it; “redefines the large SUV – Land Rover’s design and engineering teams have revolutionised the Discovery DNA to create a highly desirable, extremely versatile and hugely capable premium SUV.”

The picture shows only the front end – suggesting that the car has evolved directly from the Discovery Vision Concept that was unveiled at the New York Auto Show in April 2014.

Judging by the front the new model looks much closer to the curvy profile of its upmarket sibling the Range Rover than previous generation Discos that have been more square and box like. This would fit in with reported plans by Land Rover to position the Discovery more upmarket.

While no technical details have been released yet, industry observers expect the new car to be much lighter than its predecessor due to extensive use of aluminium in the shell, the Discovery expected to make use of the same platform as the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models.

Powertrains should include the new Ingenium 2-litre diesel manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover’s plant near Wolverhampton in the West Midlands. The V6 diesel that is the staple of the current Discovery is predicted to continue in the new model, while there will also be petrol variants.

Land Rover has stated that the new model will include ‘technology like no other’, leading to speculation that this could include a production version of the ‘transparent hood’ debuted on the Vision concept. This projects an image of the ground directly in front of the car and below the driver’s field of vision to a head-up display in the cockpit.

It is known that Land Rover intends the new Discovery to be part of a three-model range. As well as the already on-sale Discovery Sport, there could be a third, possibly smaller, model.

The new Discovery is expected in showrooms in 2017.

Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Executivecondominium. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

Be the first to know

Would you like to stay up to date with The Executivecondominium?

Trending now

Car finance: Voluntary termination of a PCP or HP

Voluntary termination is your legal right to cancel your PCP or HP car finance agreement in certain circumstances. The Executivecondominium explains how it works.

Rejecting a car – your consumer rights

Have you bought a new or used car that is faulty or not fit for purpose? Read The Executivecondominium's comprehensive guide to your consumer rights when rejecting a car.

Car finance: the PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) explained

The PCP (personal contract purchase) is the most popular type of car finance. This guide tells you everything you need to know about PCP car finance.

Car finance: How do I settle a PCP early?

Today we answer one of the most common questions about PCP car finance: What if I want to end my agreement and settle a PCP early?

The ten golden rules for buying a car

After much requesting, here are The Executivecondominium’s Ten Golden Rules on buying a new or used car. Follow these pearls of wisdom and you are will end up with the right car at the right price.

I’ve been caught speeding by a speed camera – what happens now?

Have you recently been caught out by a speed camera? Guest blogger James Sheehan has written an easy-to-understand guide on what to expect, what to do and when to do it.

Used car warranty – the law and your rights

If you are buying a second-hand car, there can be considerable confusion as to what to expect in terms of a used car warranty and what your rights are when something goes wrong.

I bought a car and now I’ve changed my mind

Buyer’s Remorse is common in the car industry. You've bought a car, and now you've changed your mind or run into problems. What can you do?