The Land Rover Discovery will grow into a family of vehicles, a senior manager has confirmed for the first time.
Jaguar Land Rover marketing boss, Phil Popham, said, “Soon, the Discovery will be a family of vehicles.” The expansion of the SUV range will begin in 2015.
A number of prototypes in advanced stages of development have been seen testing. The smaller of the two is expected to directly replace the current Freelander and will be based on a stretched version of the Range Rover Evoque’s platform.
The new Discovery will retain the current car’s seven-seat configuration, but will offer more space than the Range Rover Sport. It is likely that the smaller Discovery will premiere at the Detroit motor show next January, with the full-sized model to follow at the New York show.