The vehicle will ride on Land Rover’s aluminum platform currently found in the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport 越野车. Known as the Premium Lightweight Architecture (PLA), the platform will ensure that the new 发现 is much lighter than the LR4, making it more fuel-efficient and easier to handle.
With the smaller 发现 Sport going after the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, the new 发现 will target the larger X5 and M-Class from the German automakers. To stand out from the crowd, the 发现 is expected to come with seven seats as standard and the off-road prowess the current LR4 is renowned for.
根据 汽车, we can also expect advanced technologies on the 发现 such as 路虎的透明引擎盖系统，它使用摄像头和抬头显示系统向驾驶员显示鼻子正前方和下方的区域。我们还可以期待Land Rover的激光头灯系统在 发现 Vision concept, which can be used to scan the road surface as well as project guide paths to drive along, such as when parking in tight spaces. The 发现 Vision, incidentally, also previews the styling we can expect for the new 发现.
在发动机部门，寻找六缸发动机作为美国的基本选择， 可能是新的内联六 基于Jaguar Land Rover的Ingenium设计。 汽车 also reports that a 2.0-liter four-cylinder Ingenium engine will be fitted to the new 发现, but paired with an electric motor for added boost. An eight-speed automatic should be standard across the range.
Inside, look for a similar design to the cabin of the new 发现 Sport. One key difference is expected to be a large touchscreen similar to that featured in the latest Volvo XC90 and Tesla Model S.
With development of the smaller 发现 Sport complete, we should see the first prototypes for the new 发现 very soon, most likely this winter.