It should come as no great surprise that Land Rover is planning to group its lineup into three "families": one luxury lineup centered around the Range Rover, another utilitarian range around the Defender and a third somewhere in the middle centered around the Discovery. But just how many models will form each of those groups?

Reports emanating from the UK seek to answer that question, and get us at least part way there – as far as the Discovery family is concerned, anyway. Previewed by the Discovery Vision concept at the New York Auto Show just over a month ago, the new Discovery family will include a replacement for the current LR4, a smaller version to replace the LR2 Freelander and a three-row, seven-passenger version to bridge the gap between them. But that's not all.

Auto Express, whose reports we tend to take with a grain of salt or two, has it that Land Rover is planning "more than the three models we first anticipated" for the new Discovery family. Just what that fourth or even potential fifth model would entail, we don't know, but Auto Express speculates that something smaller than the Evoque or Freelander could be in the cards. Giving the Discovery range something with a sportier, more rakish roofline along the lines of the Evoque or BMW X4 and X6 could foreseeably be in the cards as well, but at this point we're just spit-balling.

What is certain is that Land Rover will continue to develop new off-road assistance systems to make traversing difficult terrain that much easier. It's working at bringing the Vision concept's Transparent Bonnet system to market, and is reportedly working on an "off road guidance coach" system to offer video and audio instructions on how to get a Land Rover over that next big obstacle as well.


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      Egon
      • 7 Months Ago
      At first glance, there's some very Exploreresqe lines going on there.
      lrx301
      • 7 Months Ago
      The side profile reminds me the SAAB 9-5 wagon.
      Luis
      • 7 Months Ago
      Wow, Ford Explorer much?
      R3TRO
      • 7 Months Ago
      Dodge Durango kinda already looks like this... http://image.trucktrend.com/f/features/consumer/163_1305_styling_showdown_2013_vs_2014_dodge_durango/43814449/2014-Dodge-Durango-RT-side-profile-01.jpg
      avenankit
      • 5 Months Ago
      All the models of Discovery's provides the better comfort and support that sets you free to explore and feel more assured.
      jmoney
      • 7 Months Ago
      If they plan on selling high volume vehicles they should focus on reliability and customer service.
      Jai
      • 7 Months Ago
      Way to copy the explorer. Good job land rover. And some people here have the nerve to say that a 3 year old explorer copied this design. I guess ford invented a time machine just to copy land rovers future designs.
      Spartan
      • 7 Months Ago
      I dunno whether to be mad that Ford ripped off this design before it hit the market or be impressed that Ford was able to make a Ford Explorer from an old Volvo platform look nearly this attractive.
        JJ
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Spartan
        Ford sold LR a long time ago, I would be surprised if the discoverys design/concept where that old, early enough for ford to have an idea what the disco will be like!
        Jai
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Spartan
        more like land rover copied ford. I dont know whether youre trolling or just plain dumb to think that a car which has already been on the market for 3 years could copy this
      yo
      • 7 Months Ago
      looks exactly like a new explorer
      Jai
      • 7 Months Ago
      Yawn. Just a boring Range Rover with a body coloured C-pillar.
      Lancelot
      • 7 Months Ago
      Range Rover = Poor Reliability = Nobody Cares
        Hello, Brian
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Lancelot
        Except for the fact that the Range Sport sold out in 2013 and they are still selling every one they build.
      cruzer
      • 7 Months Ago
      Yuck. Land Rover is a POS
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