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All-new Land Rover Discovery shows its face

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Whitley, England - Land Rover's Discovery is taking a radical design shift and this is our first look at the fully redesigned second-generation model. Land Rover revealed the first official picture of its new mid-sized SUV ahead of its planned reveal at the Paris Motor Show on September 28.

Whereas its predecessors all have relatively boxy, squared off design, the new Discovery has a sleek and sporty look more reminiscent of the smaller Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque. Although we can only see the front end for now, you can expect the new 'big' Discovery to also resemble its siblings from the side and back.

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No technical details have been released as yet, but it is widely believed that the new Disco will be built around the Range Rover's lightweight aluminium monocoque structure, which should push the price up somewhat.

As for engines, the range is likely to kick off with the most powerful version of Jaguar Land Rover's new 'Ingenium' 2-litre twin-turbo-diesel, recently introduced in the Rangie Sport with 177kW and 500Nm on tap. The company's 250kW supercharged V6 petrol is also a sure bet for the range.

It goes without saying that the new Disco will use the latest version of Land Rover's Terrain Response system for tackling rough and slippery surfaces and it's also likely that some Range Rover technologies, such as Low Traction Launch and Advanced Tow Assist (with autonomous steering for reversing).

Watch this space when all is revealed on September 28.

Motoring.co.za

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