Land Rover design boss says each member of the expanded Discovery range will take its styling inspiration from New York's Vision Concept

The new Land Rover Discovery family will all carry over styling cues from the Vision Concept, company design boss Gerry McGovern has revealed to Autocar. 

The headlights and grille, distinctive C-pillar, stepped bonnet and ‘feature line’ that runs from the front air vent to the rear lights will all be included on future Discovery models. McGovern was keen to point out the importance of making Discovery models distinct from the three-strong Range Rover family, with these elements being amongst the key differentiators. 

Land Rover’s design chief also revealed that no member of the new family would be larger than the Vision Concept, which has almost identical proportions to the current Discovery 4. 

It’s believed that there will eventually be four members of the line-up: the Freelander replacement in five and seven seat guise which will arrive first at the end of this year, the direct replacement for the Disco plus a more rugged, less luxurious model aimed at the Toyota Land Cruiser market. It is expected that the Freelander replacement will use the Discovery Sport badge.

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