Yesterday I went to the Nürburgring and over there we saw this test car driving. The car you see is the mule of the 2018 Land Rover Discovery.

The new Discovery is designed around Land Rover’s aluminum platform currently found in the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport SUVs. Known as the Premium Lightweight Architecture (PLA), the platform will ensure the vehicle is much lighter than the LR4, making it more fuel efficient and easier to handle.

In the engine department, look for a 6-cylinder unit to be the base option, possibly a new inline-6 based on Jaguar Land Rover’s Ingenium design. In other markets, it’s likely a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine will serve as the base option and there should be a hybrid offered too. An 8-speed automatic transmission is expected to be standard across the range.