Report – Next gen Land Rover Discovery to get “adventurous styling”
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Will be the range-topping model on the Discovery series.
Talking to Car Magazine, Land Rover Design Director Gerry McGovern divulged some info on the upcoming replacement for the large and boxy Discovery 4 (or LR4 in some markets), as well as other new models that the company is expected to launch in the future.
The successor to the Discovery 4 will feature a more “adventurous styling” than the newly announced Discovery Sport. It will be the range topping model in the Discovery series, and offer more space with a plush interior than the Discovery Sport. It is expected to launch in 2016.
Other models to expect are new Range Rovers that will look more radical than the Evoque and and “one in particular looks fantastic”, the design chief said. There has also been talk of a new model that will be positioned between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport, that will offer the space and practicality of the Discovery models mixed with the luxury touches characteristic to a standard Range Rover.
McGovern also spoke about the next Defender, that will feature a more utilitarian design compared to the rounded DC-100 concept. It will be offered in various sizes and configurations.
Land Rover Discovery Competitors: Audi Q7, Mercedes GL Class, BMW X5
Land Rover Discovery Expected Price: INR 90 lakhs – INR 1 crore, ex-Showroom
Land Rover Discovery Launch date: 2016 in Europe
Land Rover Discovery Sport – Image Gallery (Unrelated)
[Source – Car Magazine]