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2017 Land Rover Discovery revealed, accidentally

September 28, 2016

Images of the 2017 Land Rover Discovery have appeared on the Australian Land Rover website, revealing the new model’s exterior for the first time.


Land Rover will unveil the all-new Discovery in around 24 hours, at the Paris motor show. However, it appears the Aussie website developers were a little too hasty to adapt the local website. Images have since been taken down.

In the main image at the top of the website page (shown above) we get a good look at the exterior from a front view. It shows the roofline which rises up at the back, following tradition, with dual sunroofs and black pillars for a floating effect.

As we’ve all already predicted from the teaser images, the 2017 Discovery will sport a design theme that’s similar to the smaller Discovery Sport. The headlights and taillights, and the rounded bonnet are very similar.

Underneath it all will be a fresh platform that uses plenty of aluminium. This is expected to see a healthy drop in weight, in turn improving driving dynamics, efficiency, and performance compared with the hefty outgoing model.

Land Rover will also introduce a new Ingenium engine family with the new model, potentially including a 2.0-litre petrol and new twin-turbo diesel producing 500Nm. The company has developed a dual-clutch automatic which may find its way into the off-roader as well.

A full debut will take place in the next 24 hours. Stay tuned for all the news.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.