Land Rover Discovery to Get a Toyota Land Cruiser Rivaling Unit
|   Thursday, April 17, 2014
Land Rover, as we know, has already started working on their fourth member of the Discovery lineup. This variant is more rugged and off road based and should target Toyota Land Cruiser's customers. The Discovery family will soon get a seven seated on road variant along with a five seated comfort model, while a Freelander is also expected soon. This up-market replacement for the current generation Discovery 4 is heavily anticipated across global markets.


Toyota's Land Cruiser sports a price tag within £36,000 - £56,000, while Land Rover should announce a similar price tag too! This vehicle has been designed exclusively to rival the Land Cruiser in any way possible. It is expected to be designed around an all aluminum platform by Jaguar, while five and seven seated options are expected too. However, this vehicle is unlikely to appear at showrooms before 2017, experts believe.

This is a majestic project and if Land Rover manages to complete it without a hitch, it will hint at an all new range of vehicles within the next half decade. The Discovery 4 is a very practical vehicle today, known for its ability to stick to both on and off road. It is comfortable and off road worthy, although it is not as elegantly poised as Toyota's Land Cruiser.

Considering the current demand in SUV markets across the globe, Jaguar Land Rover considers this to be a valuable project for the moment. If they succeed in their mission this time, to rival the Land Cruiser, it could open up a whole lot of new avenues shortly. This vehicle has the perfect balance between off road ruggedness coupled with a comfortable drive.

European SUVs have lost out to their Asian counterparts for quite a while now, although Land Rover is all set to turn the tides in their favor. An all aluminum platform is now in place, which is expected to keep weight down to a bare minimum. The 25th Anniversary Edition of the Discovery 4 is their current range topping vehicle, while their replacement could set up new benchmarks too!

Land Rover is also planning on introducing a new technology, known as see through bonnet, which enables the driver to see exactly what is up front. This helps as the Land Rover sits upright. Vision from the driver's seat is clear, although it is difficult to see things right in front, especially while driving up an incline. Land Rover is also working on a smart wind shield, details of which will be disclosed at a formal event.

We have been updated with these minor details as of now, while official word describing details and benefits of this technology are to be disclosed shortly. A see through bonnet would be of massive use within city perimeters and we could see this technology in use, within 2015. The current generation Freelander could get a suitable upgrade within this time frame, although we are still not quite sure of what lies ahead. Stay tuned for more!
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