Land Rover has some ambitious plans in the making. On the sidelines of the launch of the Range Rover LWB, the design boss of the company, Gerry McGovern, confirmed about Land Rover's expansion plans for the Discovery range.
Speaking at a design master class in LA, McGovern showed the Range Rover line-up featuring the current five body styles, with space for one more. “We’re always looking to explore new models,” McGovern told Autoexpress, while mentioning that it definitely won’t be an Evoque XL. However, a model that sits between Evoque and Range Rover Sport is being considered, along with a car that would be smaller than the Evoque.
According to his slideshows at the class, the new range of Discovery models will be more dramatic than the previous. New details on the updated Discovery range will start to come out in the first half of 2014 probably in time or may be even alongside the Land Rover Discovery's 25th anniversary. For a production version, the Paris Motor Show in September seems to be the best bet.
The yet-to-debut Discovery will be available as either a five or seven-seater and although many aspects will be new, the car's main underpinnings will be from the current Freelander.
The Land Rover Discovery 4 (LR4) in 2012 received an update and came to India a little while earlier. Same could be the case with the new discovery model. We may expect the car sometime in 2015 or even earlier.