The UK model was spotted in the same state of minimal disguise as previous images, revealing much of the car's styling and shape as well as another alloy wheel design.
The Discovery seen before was spotted in Leamington Spa, close to Jaguar Land Rover's Gaydon headquarters, and was fitted with a 2.0-litre diesel engine thought to be one of the manufacturer's Ingenium powerplants from the Discovery Sport and Jaguar XE.
The new pictures confirm the Discovery will feature a lower, sleeker design, similar to 2014's Discovery Vision concept. The offset registration plate also suggests it will have an asymmetrical tailgate - a nod to previous generations of the model. It will also have a plusher, more upmarket cabin that will be no less practical or versatile than that of the current model.
The new model will also be significantly lighter than the current car and come packed with new technology when it goes on sale.
It will be the largest in a family of three or more upcoming Discovery models.
Land Rover has left the door open for another Discovery model below the smaller Discovery Sport as it looks to cash in on a growing global SUV market that will soon top 20 million sales worldwide.
The new Discovery will be underpinned by the same bonded and riveted aluminium monocoque structure used in the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models, alongside which the new Discovery will be built at Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull plant.
This should contribute to a significant saving over the 2622kg kerb weight of the current car, which is underpinned by the strong but heavy T5 ladder chassis.
The core engine for the fifth-generation Discovery in the UK and Europe is set to be an updated version of the current 3.0-litre SDV6 diesel.
Despite Jaguar Land Rover recently revealing hybrid and electric research projects, this technology is not destined for production until the next decade.
Engines from the Ingenium family look likely to find their way into the car, either in current four-cylinder form with mild hybrid systems, or in V6 guise, if JLR further develops the new modular engine technology, as is widely expected.