The car spied here is the fifth-generation replacement for the full-size Discovery, as previewed by the Discovery Vision concept.
According to Land Rover’s design director and chief creative officer, Gerry McGovern, the Discovery line of vehicles will increase its ‘premium execution’, which will setup the new models closer to the luxury-oriented Range Rovers, but also serve to broaden the appeal.
The redesigned 2018 Land Rover Discovery is less boxy with softer edges and a more fluid exterior shape than its predecessor. The new Discovery, which replaces the fourth generation known as the LR4 in North America, appears to feature window with some curvature, along with front and rear bumpers that integrated with the body in a flowing fashion.
Also spied caravanning with the Land Rover Discovery is the F-PACE, Jaguar’s high performance crossover SUV due to launch this spring.
Styling of the 2017 Jaguar F-PACE is heavily inspired by the C-X17 line of concept cars, but with a conservative approach that blends in elements from the Jaguar line-up. For example, the headlights use a “J” blade design that is also common with the all-new 2017 Jaguar XE and redesigned 2016 XF sedans. The side profile is basic except for a pair of side gill that extend over the front doors, and an inverted crease in the bodywork that gives the SUV an agile stance.
As a 2017 model, the F-PACE is due to reach markets the second half of this year.