What's New for 2017: Land Rover

December 22, 2016

What's old is new again for 2017 for the venerable Land Rover nameplate.

The British icon has brought back its Discovery nameplate for an all-new model. Globally, it's actually the fifth-generation Discovery, but the third- and fourth-generation models sold in the United States were badged as LR3 and LR4, respectively. The new Discovery shares nothing with its predecessors; even their blocky, tall-roof look is mostly gone. This latest Discovery will serve as the flagship for one of the brand's two directions—growing its Range Rover and Discovery nameplates into something approximating sub-brands.

Otherwise, the Land Rover lineup is fairly quiet for 2017.

Surfers sample the Land Rover Discovery

Surfers sample the Land Rover Discovery

Here's a more comprehensive look at what you'll find in a Land Rover showroom this year:

Land Rover Discovery

  • It's back! But was it ever really gone?
  • Larger than the Discovery Sport.
  • Three-row SUV designed to square off against the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, and Lexus GX 460, among others.
  • Choice of 3.0-liter V-6s, including a turbodiesel.

Land Rover Discovery Sport

  • New Dynamic Design Package adds special exterior and interior touches.
  • Available 10.2-inch infotainment system.

Land Rover Range Rover

  • SV Autobiography Dynamic replaces SV Autobiography, but uses short (rather than long) wheelbase variant as its basis.
  • Upsized and improved infotainment system.

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

  • Convertible (really) added to lineup.
  • All Terrain Progress Control now standard.
  • InControl Apps now standard. 

Land Rover Range Rover Sport

  • New towing assistance system helps drivers back up to a trailer.
  • 10.2-inch infotainment replaces last year's 8.2-inch system.
  • HST model dropped.

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