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Next Land Rover Discovery arrives Sept 28 in Paris

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(I wish they would have added those LED lights with the MY17 Range Rover updates)

LAND ROVER TO DEBUT ALL NEW DISCOVERY SUV

– First image released of the Land Rover Discovery full-sized, seven-seat SUV
– Land Rover Discovery to feature leading versatility, capability and technology
– Land Rover Discovery family of SUVs expands to two 7-Seat models: Discovery and Discovery Sport
– On sale in U.S. in mid-2017, All New Discovery continues the Land Rover Above and Beyond journey
– New Discovery world premiere to take place on September 28, 2016, ahead of the Paris Motor Show

(LONDON, UK) – September 5, 2016 – The new Land Rover Discovery will have its world premiere on September 28, ahead of the Paris Motor Show. The Discovery full size 7-passenger SUV embodies the Land Rover Above and Beyond ethos, combining British desirability with an unstoppable spirit of adventure.

Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Chief Design Officer, said, “The new Discovery redefines the large SUV. Land Rover’s design and engineering teams have revolutionized the Discovery DNA to create a highly desirable, extremely versatile and hugely capable premium SUV.”

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Is the next Discovery being built in Slovakia in 2018? This JLR supplier thinks so…

The Slovakia plant was announced in December 2015, but I don’t believe we’ve read about what exactly will be built there. 

Are all new L462 Discovery’s being built in Slovakia from 2018 – 2024?  This supplier seems to think so.

INTERNAL NEWS RELEASE: IMMEDIATE

6th June, 2016 – GSM Automotive Witney secures Land Rover Discovery new business award

Confirmation received in the past few weeks that GSM has been awarded the bright front and rear tread-plate business for the new Land Rover Discovery; program name L462. These bright tread-plates, which will be manufactured at our site in Witney, will be supplied to Grupo Antolin’s recently acquired facility in Hartlip where they will be assembled into moulding before onward supply to JLR manufacturing operation in Solihull until 2019. At the end of 2018 JLR production of the Discovery will then switch to Nitra in Slovakia where this vehicle will be produced until December, 2024.

For the team this represented a hard fought win and one secured in the face of fierce competition from mainland Europe. It is hoped that additional program nomination of variants for this vehicle will be announced in the coming weeks.

About GSM Automotive:

GSM Automotive is a world leader in the supply of Badges, Functional Film, Labels, Illuminated Scuff-plates; Tread-plates; Tail-gate Garnish, Pedal Kits and sub-assemblies; as well as genuine service parts. The company’s customer base includes virtually every major vehicle manufacturer in the global automotive, light and heavy commercial vehicle markets.  With manufacturing across multiple sites the company is a market leader in its sector.

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Spy shots of next Land Rover Discovery show interior parts borrowed from Range Rover

Not sure how much of this is just pre-production sharing but the Land Rover badge on the Rotary shifter/Terrain Response module looks like it might be the real thing.  We’ll have to wait and see if the Range Rover steering wheel makes it over as well.

Image originally from: http://www.carscoops.com/2016/05/2017-land-rover-discovery-interior.html

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That looks to be identical in layout to the current Range Rover with some changes including that Land Rover badge where Range Rover usually goes.  And the new Terrain Response controls – It appears they’ve removed the rotary control for Terrain Response and replaced it with left and right buttons – similar to how it functions in the current models – Range Rover & Range Rover Sport get rotary control while the Evoque and Land Rovers get the right/left controls.

Another thing to note is the number of Terrain Response options shown there – is it only four or is there another one at the 9 o’clock position?  Is Rock Crawl missing from this car?

LinkedIn always comes through with interesting Jaguar Land Rover tips – L462, L663, X761, L560, L538C, 16MY, 17MY, 18MY

A September post on fullfatrr.com, outed the Holland & Holland Range Rover well in advance of yesterdays official reveal.  Within that post was some info from a JLR contractor’s LinkedIn page.  LinkedIn has been a great source of this type of info for a long time.  I’ve posted a few times in the past using info from those pages – specifically about the InControl system designers.

And now we get some new confirmed model numbers and info that (Jaguar) Land Rover nerds will love – nothing secret just interesting and one search leads to another…  And this info is all out there, so it’s obviously not news in the urgent sense but this post lets me put it all in one place.

L462 is the next Discovery / L663 is the next Defender

From that post:

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BAK Automotive Development Limited

May 2014 – Present (7 months)Jaguar Land Rover – Gaydon

Working specifically within the Engineered to Order Department (ETO), which has recently been renamed SVO department, or Special Vehicle Operations.
I will be working on the design, development and project management of special vehicle models, concentrating on, exterior and interior trim parts, across all special variants of the Jaguar and Land Rover models, which will include parts such as unique front and rear bumpers and valances, sculptured rocker panels, sports trims, side rails, mud flaps and boot lid spoilers.
I am currently working on the following vehicle line ups:-
L494 – Range Rover Sport SVR 15.5MY
Wheel Arch Extensions – SPATS
Bumper / Fender Bracket
L405 – Range Rover Holland and Holland 16MY
Bespoke Front Grille
L462 – Discovery 17MY
Door Rubbing Strips
L663 – Defender 17MY
RMDV2 Input
Project 7 – 16MY
Water Management – Drain Bag
"B" Pillar Seals
Modified Door Window Regulators
I also work closely with the supply chain to deliver the above items efficiently and to build schedule.

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Then another search leads to a document that should sit behind a secure webpage but lucky for us it doesn’t.

The Jaguar and Land Rover STA Guideline: Programme What to Where submission requirements, that lists all of the upcoming models for suppliers submissions to JLR.  The document is from May 2014.  While it is publicly accessible I’m not going to link to it directly nor post all of the contents of the document, but here’s the interesting bits:

L405 Current Car  
L494 Current Car  
L405 14MY  
L405 Hybrid  
L405 LWB  
L405 15MY & 15.5MY First mentions of 15.5MY
L405 / L494 (D7u) 16MY These are platform related? D7u
L462 L494 & L405 (D7u) 17MY Same as above but adding in the Discovery Sport
T5 Current Car & 15 & 16MY Only T5 left is the LR4/Discovery 4
Defender Current Car  
Defender 2015 / 2016 MY  
XK / XF / XK Current Car  
X152 AWD /16MY Here’s the F-Type AWD model that was just announced
X152 Convertible  
X152 Coupe  
X250 14 MY  
X250 RS  
X260 This is the next XF
X351 14 MY  
X760 Jagaur XE
X761 This is the Jaguar SUV, teased as the C-X17 concept
L359 Dead man walking for most of the world
L538  
L550 Discovery Sport
AJ200 Petrol Ingenium Engine
AJ200 Diesel Ingenium Engine

 

I’ll close this out with a few more interesting random LinkedIn Experience posts, my italics are for emphasis:

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PMST Leader Discovery 3 & Range Rover Sport
Land Rover

January 2000 – December 2002 (3 years)gaydon, england

Bonnet and fender PMST leader for the T5 platform that included a Defender replacement which didn’t continue and the Discovery 3 and the original Range Rover Sport.

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On the item below it’s the “C” at the end of the L538 that makes it interesting.  The L538 is the Range Rover Evoque and the C indicates the convertible model.  They first showed it back in 2012 but from the various L538C posts, it appears the engineers are still working on it.

Lead DM Engineer
Jaguar Land Rover

April 2013 – Present (1 year 8 months)

D8 Platform:
L550
L538C

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This one was dated July 2013 – Present and adds even more model numbers and model years.  The X761 is the Jaguar SUV.  The L560 may be the all new Range Rover model that Gerry McGovern dropped hints about a few weeks ago.  And except for the X760, the other Jaguar models are all future products.

Programmes involved:
X760 16MY/17MY
X260 16MY/17MY
X261 17MY
X761 17MY
L560 18MY
X360 18MY

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