Ever since the next-generation Land Rover Discovery was conceptualized in the Vision Concept from the 2014 New York International Auto Show, the newsreel has been saturated regarding plans for the current LR4 replacement.
The new Discovery Vision will be produced on JLR’s latest modular platform and sports a lot of new technology. Additionally, follow-up reports have indicated that Land Rover is creating a Discovery brand to produce a variety of variants, like the full-size Range Rover and its succeeding Sport and Evoque models. So far, there have been reports about an off-road biased version and a smaller Discovery Sport, which will replace the current and ancient LR2/Freelander.
That said, a new report from AutoExpress indicates that these plans are shaping up to be true–the outlet recently learned that Land Rover will produce at least four-new Discovery models. You have the normal version, the aforementioned rumored off-road version, and the Discovery Sport, which means there’s one more model to be indicated. Some have postulated the possibility of a BMW X4 or X6 competitor, though nothing has indicated anything of that nature thus far.
Either way, change is coming for Land Rover, and we’re excited.