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I don't think this is the new Freelander/Discovery - given JLR are creating separate 'pillars' of models with increasing differentiation, this car has none of the traditional LR styling cues e.g. step-raised roof line, body-colour pillar behind rear doors etc.Unless it is nothing more than a test-mule based on a cobbled Evoque (in which case no hints of the car's final appearance can be gleaned from these pics), I think it is an RR - what it has DOES have is all RR features e.g. front / rear lights, tailgate form, bumpers etc.It looks like Evoque-meets-RRS so what I think you've captured here is the much talked-about 'Evoque XL'.
I sense the Discovery 5 will move away from the boxy silhouette. The tapered lines towards the rear of this test vehicle could be a sign of what's to come?
Sorry "marker". Autoexpress is right to say this is new Freelander replacement. This car, as yet unnamed, will be the first Land Rover to adopt the completely new Land Rover interior style, that will be (by todays standards) a huge leap in quality for the class. The car is likely to offer various diesel engines including a 2 litre, a 2.2 and even (80% likely in Uk and 100% in other markets) a 3 litre. Prices from £25.500 ish to £40,000 and will launch approximately summer 2015.
Mules of the RR car, that will slot in between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport, will not be on the road until at least Easter time 2014. This will be Land Rover's answer to the Porsche Macan, and will be the first Range Rover to adopt the new Range Rover fascia design, which again will (by todays standards) be a huge leap in quality for the class (including Range Rover). this car will be the sportiest in the range, and will feature engines up to V8. Prices from £42,000 (ie pretty much half way between Evoque and Sport) and will launch from Spring 2016.
I sat in the new Discovery Sport last year and can confirm it doesn't look anything like this artist impression. The picture on Autocar is 95% 'there'.
they said they were bringing a convertible out so where is it??
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