Discovery Sport name for Land Rover Freelander replacement

Discovery Sport name for Land Rover Freelander replacement

The long-awaited replacement for the Land Rover Freelander will be badged Discovery Sport, and will form part of the expanded new Discovery family

The Land Rover Freelander replacement will be badged Discovery Sport, Autocar understands.

The announcement is expected to be made at the New York motor show on Wednesday, where Land Rover is previewing the design themes for a whole new family of Discovery vehicles with the Discovery Vision concept.

The Freelander replacement is one of the models that will be launched in the Discovery family, and the Discovery Sport name is understood to have been chosen for it.

The name would follow convention at the company, where the Range Rover Sport sits alongside the larger range-topping Range Rover model.

The Discovery Sport will launch first as a five-seater, and is set to be revealed before the year is out ahead of sales at the turn of the year. There is also going to be a seven-seat Discovery Sport as part of a four-strong range of Discovery models initially planned.

The Discovery itself will be replaced with a plusher and more premium version of its present application, a model closely previewed by the Discovery Vision concept, while sitting between the Discovery Sport seven-seat and the next Discovery will be a more rugged SUV to rival the likes of the Toyota Land Cruiser.

Read more New York motor show news.

About Autocar RSS Feed