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New for 2017: Land Rover

New for 2017: Land Rover

By Christian Wardlaw, April 03, 2017

Land Rover launches a new Discovery for 2017, which replaces the LR4 and restores the iconic nameplate to the U.S.-spec version of the company’s large SUV. Remaining models get new InControl infotainment systems, driver assistance features, and collision avoidance technologies, as well as new paint colors choices and design packages. The Range Rover is offered in a new standard-wheelbase SVAutobiography performance model for 2017, while the Evoque lineup gains a convertible body style this year.

2017 Land Rover Discovery photoDetailed changes for each Land Rover SUV are shown on the pages that follow, the vehicles listed in alphabetical order.

2017 Land Rover Discovery

  • Discovery is the replacement for the LR4
  • Up to three rows of seats for up to seven passengers
  • Aluminum construction to shave 1,000 pounds of weight
  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel 6-cylinder engine
  • Supercharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine
  • 8-speed automatic, 4-wheel drive, hill descent control
  • Available 2-speed transfer case with high and low range, packaged with air suspension and Terrain Response 2 technology
  • Auto Access Height suspension drops 40mm to make entry and exit easier
  • Ground clearance measures 8.6 inches at front axle; 33.4 inches of wading depth
  • Approach, breakover, and departure angles: 23.6 degrees, 20.1 degrees, and 25 degrees
  • 45 cu.-ft. of cargo space behind second-row seat; 82.7 cu.-ft. of maximum cargo space
  • Next-generation comfort, convenience, infotainment, driver assistance, and collision avoidance technologies
  • iGuide app for referencing owner’s manual and vehicle features from a smartphone
  • Waterproof Activity Key wristband allows owner to leave key fob in the vehicle while participating in athletics or hobbies


2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport

  • InControl Touch Pro infotainment system is available, with 10.2-inch display screen, smartphone-style appearance and operation
  • InControl Apps adds Bluetooth-enabled Tile tag tracking app to ensure owners do not leave important items behind, and can help to locate missing or lost items
  • Lane keeping assist, drowsy driver monitoring, and an intelligent speed limiter system are new additions for 2017
  • New Black Limited Edition model with blacked out trim and a unique grille
  • New Graphite Pack adds dark gray grille and side vents, a gray contrast-color roof, and black side mirror caps
  • New paint colors: Silicon Silver, Farallon Black, Carpathian Gray, Aruba


2017 Land Rover Range Rover

  • New SVAutobiography Dynamic model debuts, based on standard wheelbase model, equipped with unique exterior and interior detailing, and equipped with performance by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations team
  • SVAutobiography Dynamic provides a supercharged V8 making 550 horsepower, a reworked suspension, performance brakes, up to 22-inch wheels, and acceleration to 60 mph in just over five seconds
  • InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with 10-inch display screen, new navigation system with Commute Mode route-learning technology, InControl Apps, and expanded subscription service packages
  • Blind spot assist, lane keeping assist, drowsy driver monitoring, intelligent speed limter, advanced towing assistance, low-traction launch, and All-Terrain Info Center technologies debut
  • New paint colors: 19 of them


2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

  • New convertible version arrives
  • New InControl Touch Pro infotainment system is available, featuring a 10.2-inch display screen, new Spotify music app


2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

  • New 3.0-liter turbo-diesel 6-cylinder engine debuts
  • Automatic emergency braking system is now standard
  • New InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with larger 10-inch display screen, new navigation system with Commute Mode route-learning technology, InControl Apps, and subscription service packages
  • Blind spot assist, lane keeping assist, drowsy driver monitoring, intelligent speed limiter, advanced towing assist, low traction launch, low-speed off-road driving assist, and All-Terrain Info Center systems are now available
  • Dynamic models receive a blacked-out exterior appearance, red “Sport” badge, red brake calipers
  • New Bright Pack for Autobiography Dynamic trim, with silver grille and exterior details
  • New paint colors:  a total of 19 new hues debut

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