and Rover's redesigned Discovery will move upscale when it goes on sale in the U.S. in mid-2017.
It also will have the bold new face of its smaller Discovery Sport sibling, as shown in the teaser photo Land Rover released last week.
The seven-seat, midsize SUV is to debut Sept. 28 on the eve of the Paris auto show. It replaces the LR4, which is called the Discovery in most other markets. With the redesign, the Discovery name will be used in the U.S. as well.
It is the second and largest vehicle in a family of Discovery models positioned below the Range Rover lineup. The five-seat Discovery Sport went on sale in 2015. A third Discovery-badged model is expected in two to three years.
The Discovery is expected to be priced about the same as the LR4, which starts at $51,395, including shipping.
It will use Land Rover's new aluminum Premium Lightweight Architecture, which should lower its weight. An eight-speed automatic transmission is likely.
Land Rover did not say which engines will be offered in the U.S., but a V-6 is likely, according to reports. Similar to the Discovery Sport, many new features are expected, including autonomous emergency braking and a new touch-screen infotainment system. c