Land Rover Confirms Discovery Sport Name for Next Freelander / LR2

Piece by piece, we’re getting more information on Land Rover’s Discovery plans, as following the debut of the Discovery Vision Concept that previews the styling direction for the entire family, the British firm confirmed today that the Freelander’s (LR2 in North America) replacement will carry the Discovery Sport moniker.

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

“I am proud to confirm the nameplate that will make Discovery a family of vehicles for the first time,” said McGovern. “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.”

It is believed that Land Rover will offer two different length versions of the Discovery Sport, one with seating for five and a longer one with seven seats.

By John Halas

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