Land Rover Discovery Sport

Shortly before its official premiere, the first official-looking photos of the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport have leaked online, thanks to Italian site Autoblog.it (no relation!). The new midsize crossover effectively replaces the LR2/Freelander, and will most notably be offered with seven-passenger seating.

Right now, all we have are the photos in the attached gallery, showing what sort of looks like a puffed-up Evoque. Interestingly, the new Disco ditches the typical "LAND ROVER" badging from its nose and rump, in favor of the prominent "DISCOVERY" lettering. That said, we like what we see, with clean lines and an overall style that's more in line with the rest of the brand's newer offerings.

We'll have the full details in the not-too-distant future. Stay tuned.