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Land Rover has confirmed it will expand the Discovery range in the coming years

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.

A full-sized Discovery 5 has also been spotted. It will share its platform with the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport and will be built alongside them in Solihull.

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.

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