Land Rover Takes the Wraps Off Its 2017 Discovery

As the automotive world bids adieu to the famous Land Rover LR4, it welcomes back a timeless brand from years past–the Discovery. A more reasonably priced alternative to the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, it is well-loved by Land Rover aficionados and SUV enthusiasts. Though it bears a resemblance to the Discovery Sport, the Discovery is more than 14 inches longer and has seven more inches between the front and rear wheels.


That suggests more legroom for occupants seated in the third row than those seated in the same spot in the Discovery. Carrying over from the LR4 is a supercharged 340hp V6. A 3.0-liter turbo-diesel that cranks out 254 horsepower comes optional, but more importantly, 443 pound-feet of torque. Though a bit bigger than the LR4, the Discovery weighs around 1,000 pounds less thanks to an all-aluminum body structure.

One of the coolest options in the 2017 Discovery that is truly perfect for people on the go is the Activity Key. This rugged waterproof wristband takes the place of a conventional fob and comes in handy during fun activities such as boating, swimming, golfing, etc.