Land Rover unveiled its Discovery Vision concept (pictured above) at the New York Auto Show. Now the company has announced that the first vehicle to wear some of the concept's styling is going to be the new Discovery Sport. The Sport is the newest member of a whole new family of Disco models that LR has in the works.

Land Rover says that the Discovery Sport will go on sale as a premium compact SUV in 2015. The company claims in its release that: "This will be the most versatile and capable SUV in its segment and is the first expression of the Discovery Vision Concept unveiled here in New York." We don't have any images to go on just yet, aside from the concept car cues, but we do know the new model is likely to be a replacement for the aging LR2.

The Discovery Vision is a seven-passenger SUV concept is meant to show the general look of a whole family of new vehicles from Land Rover, including the smaller Sport. It's expected that a larger model will be used as a replacement for the current LR4/Discovery. Scroll down for LR's entire tease about the Discovery Sport.
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Land Rover Discovery Sport announced as first new member of Discovery family

All-new premium compact SUV will go on sale in 2015

First production model to take cues and features from the Discovery Vision Concept car unveiled at New York International Auto Show

Whitley, UK, 16th April 2014: Land Rover has today confirmed that the first member of the all-new Discovery family will be the Discovery Sport premium compact SUV.

The announcement was made by Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer, during his speech at the 2014 New York International Auto Show:

"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 the most versatile and capable SUV in its segment and is the first expression of the Discovery Vision Concept unveiled here in New York."

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      • 8 Months Ago
      I don't really see this as a worthy successor to my, rather capable and questionably reliable, Discovery II.
      • 8 Months Ago
      That's an awesomely tricked out Explorer, Yo!
      • 8 Months Ago
      I love this design. Very clean. Sure it resembles an Explorer, but every car has a distant cousin out there. Kind of like the 911 and Beetle or the Aston Martin and Jag XK or a hundred other cars.
      • 8 Months Ago
      that is a rough draft of a Ford Explorer. Pitiful.
      Jean-François Houde
      • 8 Months Ago
      Is this me or the front end borrows lots of traditional cues from the Saabs?
      • 8 Months Ago
      That chin gives Jay Leno a run for his money.