These latest spy photos show two late-stage prototypes for the all-new Land Rover Discovery family, which is reportedly only 24 months away from launch.
The entry-level ‘baby’ Discovery will be a direct replacement for today’s Freelander and will be based on a lengthened version of the Evoque’s steel platform.
The test mule seen above is wearing a stretched Evoque body, but it does show that much of the extra space will be behind the rear wheels.
This both addresses the limited boot space of today’s Freelander and opens the way for what’s expected to be a seven-seat version further down the line.
At the other end of the range, the first Discovery 5 mule is equally well disguised. Under the camouflaged exterior of a new Range Rover Sport lie the first clues to the new Discovery flagship.
The prototype is wearing a flatter, more blunt clamshell bonnet and different air intakes in the nose, and there are also fins on the edge of the tailgate which are thought to be a clue to the shape of the Discovery 5’s rear end. The trailing end of the roofline also seems to be flatter than that seen on the new Range Rover Sport.