So it looks good on the outside, but what’s the new Land Rover Discovery like on the inside? Shortly before its reveal we got the chance to clamber inside ahead of the Paris motor show and give it the once over.
The first thing that strikes you is how everything has been turned up several notches from the current car: it’s smarter, better finished and - thanks in no small part to the infotainment upgrades - considerably more modern looking.
That command driving position that sets Land Rover apart is present and correct and there’s an undeniable Land Rover look and feel to the cabin, despite the numerous updates. That seating position and the front end dimensions also mean that the view out of the window is great, and it’s no problem knowing where the front corners are.
Noticeable, too, are the small, clever touches that separate the cleverest cars from the also-rans - the secret storage area behind the ventilation controls, for instance, and the cavernous storage compartment that can hold four iPads and which is accessed by sliding back the cup holders in the centre console. Historians will delight that the infamous curry hook is back, there to hold up your Friday night takeaway and prevent spillages that will last long beyond your regret at a lost korma, while useful touches such as an easy-fit ISOFIX system abound.