Also known as Land Rover Discovery, the 2017 Land Rover LR4 gained attention of SUV enthusiasts at 2016 Paris International Auto Show. This model continues to be characteristically the same as its predecessors, although it comes with a new appearance, reworked interior and a lot of technological advancements.
Being initially launched back in 1989, this model is amongst the most popular models from the British car manufacturer. Although the automaker ha rolled out four generations, the latest fifth generation still makes use of certain design elements of the original 25 years old model.
Exterior and Interior Design of 2017 Land Rover LR4
A single glance at this model is enough to notice the new additions made to this SUV. The square look of the previous model is no longer available. This new car now offers a more rounded and aerodynamic design. Having said that, this vehicle still has some cues from original 1989 design, including offset rear license plate and stepped roof.
The front fascia of 2017 Land Rover LR4 is more modern with a new grille, integrated fog lights, and sporty air intakes. There is a typical Land Rover mesh on the small upper grille with small green and silver badge. LED daytime running lights are present this time.
Coming to the sides, doors have a large surface area and C-pillar has an unusual design. The B-pillar may be absent in this SUV, and both doors may open opposing each other. Rear end sports narrow taillights with LED fittings. Expect both bumpers to be body-coloured.
Just like the exterior, interior of 2017 Land Rover LR4 is also inspired by the Range Rover lineup, with a similar overall layout and design. A horizontal dash is present, with large center console splitting it. The gauge cluster is borrowed from previous Range Rovers as well. Overall, the cabin of 2017 LR4 has a more luxurious feel to it.
This vehicle features a three-row seating arrangement with the capacity to accommodate seven adult passengers. More headroom is provided with a stepped roof. Folding seats offer more flexibility and cargo capacity. With two rear seats folded flat, this vehicle can provide as much as 82.7 cubic feet of cargo space.
As far as technological offerings are concerned, it comes with InControl infotainment system and a 10-inch touchscreen. 9 USB ports, six 12-volt power outlets, and 3G Wi-Fi hotspot is offered on the connectivity front.
2017 Land Rover LR4 – Powertrain
The standard engine of 2017 Land Rover LR4 is a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel unit, which generates 254 hp along with 443 lb-ft of torque. A 3 liter supercharged V6 gas engine will be available as an option. This will produce an output power of 340 hp and around 332 lb-ft of torque. Both the engines are paired with ZF 8-speed automatic transmission unit.
2017 Land Rover LR4 – Price and Availability
In conclusion, the SUV is expected to be available in the middle of 2017. This Land Rover LR4 2017 will be marketed at a starting price of $49,990. This figure may increase with higher trims and optional features. Finally, the Volvo XC90 and Audi Q7 are its primary competitors.