The Land Rover Discovery will replace the LR4 late this year or early in 2017, and new spy photos show its design will be more modern and less quirky, still with seating for seven.
Land Rover is revamping its SUVs to make them more mainstream to ride the surge in U.S. light-truck demand.
The Discovery will be larger than the midsize Discovery Sport that went on sale last year and will move from a body-on-frame platform to Land Rover's new aluminum unibody architecture. The change will translate into a lighter and better handling vehicle still able to flaunt its off-road capabilities.
The newest Discovery will be the largest of what's expected to be a three-vehicle family of Land Rover models.