Land Rover wants to completely reinvent Discovery for its next generation. With an offering polarized between the revamped Defender and the Range Rover luxury sub-brand, the Discovery 6 will try to once again become a central pillar of the company. As part of its transformation, the SUV will become fully electrified.
The current Discovery 5 is the least-selling model in the range, partly due to its overlap with the Defender, available in three lengths (90, 110, and 130). The former CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, Thierry Bolloré, gave at the time some keys to the next installment, which will maintain the main virtues of the long-running saga.
“It has always been a very family-oriented model and we want to improve on that. It should have many of the best features of our luxury models, but with an emphasis on practicality and affordability. We believe Discovery has a great role within Land Rover as a family of its own and we are working hard on that. “
Land Rover aspires to have six electric models in its range by 2026, one of them being precisely the Discovery. While the future electric Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque will make use of the EMA multi-energy platform, Discovery arguably uses the more sophisticated MLA seen on Range Rover Sport and Range Rover.
Land Rover will have six electric models by 2026
The MLA platform is prepared to house internal combustion engines, plug-in hybrid systems, and, of course, 100% electric sets. These three options will be available on both Range Rover Sport and Range Rover as well as the upcoming Discovery 6, which will reach new heights of refinement thanks to this modern aluminum architecture.
For the first time in the history of the model, it will not have diesel engines, a type of mechanic that the English brand will gradually remove from its range until its complete disappearance in 2026. Instead, it will mount a family of gasoline engines with different grades. hybridization (MHEV and PHEV).
The electric variant, which will not see the light of day until 2025, will have to face rivals such as the Audi Q8 e-tron, the BMW iX, the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV, the Tesla Model X, and the Volvo EX90, among others. Compared to them, the Land Rover Discovery 6 will offer significantly better off-road performance; In addition, like the last three, it will be available with seven seats.