2018 Discovery Crawls Into Paris As Land Rover’s Most Important New Product In Years

To say that the Discovery is a vital product for Jaguar Land Rover would be like saying the Pope is kinda into religion.

The one model alone accounts for roughly one in eight vehicles the entire company sells under both brands. And this despite the current model having been around since 2009 – and even then, it was essentially an update (albeit a fairly comprehensive one) of the model launched way back in 2004. Land Rover, then, was in desperate need of a new Discovery. And here we finally have it.

Previewed by the Discovery Vision concept from 2014, the new Discovery slots in above the smaller Discovery Sport that’s been driving Land Rover’s sales since its recent launch. This one is bigger, though, with three full rows of seating and room for seven adults. But thanks in no small part to its aluminum construction – something that JLR has gotten very good at – the new Discovery weighs over 1,000 pounds less than the model it replaces.

The new form packs all the latest electronics for entertainment, information, safety, and off-roading. There’s a range of gasoline and diesel engines on offer as well, but you can read all about that in the reveal post we brought you yesterday.

All you need to do now is scope out the live images of one of the most important new vehicles to come out of the UK in over a decade, sitting on the show stand in Paris. Come the middle of next year, you’ll start seeing it in dealerships and traversing a wide range of the earth’s surface in the grandest of Land Rover style and the truest spirit of Discovery.

Photo Gallery

  • KidRed

    That is hot.

  • Jesse A. C. Majors

    Just as soon as my mind is settled on my next automobile, this beast is about to come out. I want mine in royal blue

  • Bob

    If this was American, like say a Ford Explorer, the reception would be a lot colder. I don’t think it’s much too special to look at.

  • Chatman

    Please bring a diesel version to the US.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    See? you can’t even see the roof kink!!!

  • jh

    copy-cat rear-end!!! should be called the stallone!

  • Gish

    It’s growing on me, but without a badge, it could be a RR Sport or a Jag F-Pace.

    Land Rover should have gone a different and more rugged design approach rather than the stretch-Evoque-in-all-directions mold that Range Rover’s do.

    Elegant and capable thing, though.

  • SteersUright

    Bland, generic, like all current Land Rovers. What have they done to this brands iconic design?

Watch The VW ID.R’s Tianmen Mountain Record Run From Inside The Cockpit

VW’s bespoke electric racer climbed up the tight and twisty road and its 99 corners in 7:39.585, and this was driver Romain Dumas’ view.

2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Is Coming For Merc’s CLA As Your Economy Sports Sedan

Meet BMW’s latest economy sedan, the 2-Series Gran Coupe, coming to America in March 2020.

2020 BMW 1-Series Review Concludes With A Very Bold Claim

The new 1-Series is now FWD, but that hardly matters to the average buyer. The real question is, is it still fun to drive?.

VW Golf Countdown: 1974-1983 Mk1 Set The Gold Standard For Compact Hatchbacks

As Volkswagen prepares to drop the Golf Mk8, we look back at the first and most iconic generation.

2020 MINI John Cooper Works GP Spotted Undisguised, Will Have 300+ HP

The upcoming hot hatch will lap the Nordschleife in less than eight minutes.

Polestar 2 Enters Final Stages Of Development Before Production Starts In Early 2020

The company’s first-ever electric model is a 402 HP performance sedan and has been tested around the globe, from the Arctic Circle to South Africa.

America Says Goodbye To The Cadillac XTS As Final Example Rolls Off Production Line

US production of the Cadillac XTS, which has been around since 2013, has ended, but the model still lives on in China.

Watch And Hear The New Corvette C8.R Take To Road Atlanta

The Chevrolet Corvette C8.R sings thanks to its 5.5-liter flat-plane crank V8 .

Subaru Appears To Be Working On One Last Facelift For The BRZ

The facelifted BRZ could arrive about a year from now as a 2021 model.

2020 Lexus LC Convertible Spotted Undisguised During Photoshoot On The Street

The striking Lexus LC Convertible will combine supercar looks with a howling V8 -or a hybrid V6.