Tata Motors revealed more details of its redesigned Land Rover Discovery on the eve of the Paris show.

The full-size three-row, seven-seat SUV looks like an enlarged Discovery Sport and will be offered with four and six cylinder petrol and diesel engines paired with an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox transmission.

The UK market will get the in-house-made twin-turbo Sd4 Ingenium I4 diesel with 240PS, 500Nm of torque, fuel economy of 43.5mpg and CO2 emissions of 171g/km.

There will also be a Ford Bridgend-supplied V6 258PS Td6 with 600Nm. Petrol versions will have the (also Ford) 340PS supercharged three-litre V6 with 450Nm of torque.

The Discovery was first launched in 1989 and has sold about 1.2m. This fifth-generation carries over the nameplate’s stepped roofline which increases optimises headroom for third row passengers and the stadium seating configuration.

Land Rover claims full seven seating with the rear row designed for 95th percentile adults to sit comfortably.

Much of the technology appears to have been seen before in other recent LR models but Intelligent Seat Fold, which rearranges second- and third-row using controls at the rear of the vehicle, the central touchscreen ore remotely via a smartphone app is new.

JLR says the feature allows owners to rearrange the seats from inside a shop while they queue to pay for large or bulky items, ensuring the vehicle is perfectly configured to accommodate their purchases. We ask: is there something to stop Junior’s teddy bear being crushed by a folding seatback?

All three rows are available with heated seats – heated and cooled in rows one and two – while massage seats are available for the driver and front passenger.

Auto Access Height the ride-height by up to 40mm as passengers prepare to enter or exit the vehicle.

Up to four 12V charging points and as many as nine USB sockets should ensure no insurrection in the passenger ranks.

Nicked from the Jaguar F-Pace: the clever Activity Key wristband which van be held up to the D in the Discovery badge on the tailgate and simultaneously locks the vehicle and disables the ordinary key which can be left inside.

Gone is the old Disco split tailgate. In comes a new Powered Inner Tailgate. When raised, this fold-down panel at the leading edge of the load area operates as a cargo restraint but, when lowered, the 285mm overhanging section doubles as a bench (for event seating or changing muddy footwear, JLR suggests) sheltered by the new one-piece tailgate.

Aluminium monocoque architecture contributes to a 480kg weight saving compared to steel ladder construction.