Following the release of the Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept at the New York Auto Show 2014, Land Rover has confirmed that the first model to receive its refreshed styling will be the brand new Land Rover Discovery Sport.
Very few details about the upcoming Land Rover Discovery Sport have been revealed, but it can be confirmed that the car will go on sale next year. Despite the name, the Discovery Sport won’t actually be a faster and more expensive variant of the current Discovery.
Instead, it will be a brand new vehicle designed to replace the current Land Rover Freelander. It will be available both as a five seater and with seven seats and a worldwide debut at the Paris Motor Show this October is likely. Importantly, while the Land Rover Discovery Sport will feature brand new styling as well as a host of new technologies from the Vision Concept, it will be share its underpinnings with the Freelander.
While making the announcement, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer Gerry McGovern said, “I am proud to confirm the nameplate that will make Discovery a family of vehicles for the first time. It will be called Discovery Sport and will go on sale in 2015. This will be a versatile and capable SUV and is the first expression of the Discovery Vision Concept unveiled here in New York.”