Since it was revealed at the Paris Motor Show, the new Land Rover Discovery 5 has been on its way to hit the showrooms as a 2018 model. Although this model has been known for its off-road capability, which will be retained and improved for the upcoming model as well, it will also undergo some significant changes and improvements in terms of design and definitely become more stylish and classier family SUV.
When we talk about the exterior of the 2018 Land Rover Discovery 5, we can say that this model will definitely improve its appearance and general design, following the latest trends of the next-generation SUVs. It will also save its weight in many ways, which will have numerous benefits. For instance, we have been informed that the Land Rover will abandon the well-known body-on-frame architecture and it will also use the lightweight materials such as aluminum in its body construction. Such chassis will reduce its weight and improve the acceleration and the total performance of the new Discovery 5. The manufacturers will also enhance the aerodynamics of this model. Also, the 2018 Discovery 5 will get the steel sub-frames and an air suspension that can be adjustable for the off-road performance. You will as well notice the active grille shutters. Many would compare this model to the smaller Discovery Sport and the Range Rover in terms of styling. However, when it comes to general design, you will see that the new Discovery will give up on its traditional boxy look and get sleeker and smoother lines that make this model more elegant and sophisticated.
Inside the 2018 Land Rover Discovery 5, you will find a luxurious and spacious cabin that offers seven seats in three rows. All the seats will be individually heated, power-folding and covered in finest leather. You will be able to control the power-folding remotely, using your smartphone, for instance. Also, even the third row of seats will be able to accommodate two adult passengers. The Land Rover has managed to upgrade the technology features inside the new Discovery 5, so you can expect a 10-inch touch-screen display with the latest infotainment system and options such as Wi-Fi hot spot to which you can connect up to eight devices and six USB ports. The necessary safety systems and driver assist features will also be included.
When it comes to engine of the 2018 Land Rover Discovery 5, this model will offer two options under its hood. The first one, found in all trims, will use a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine that delivers 340 horsepower. The other will come with a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel engine that produces 254 horsepower.
2018 Land Rover Discovery 5 Release Date and Price
The 2018 Land Rover Discovery 5 is expected to hit the market by the end of this year. The estimated price of this model starts at $50,985.