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Land Rover Discovery Sport will replace Freelander

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Land Rover will call its Freelander replacement the Discovery Sport and the new model will launch in the UK in 2015.

The five-seat Discovery Sport will be the first model in the new family of Discovery models which will launch from next year. There will also be a seven seat version of the Discovery Sport, along with a premium version of the Discovery and an off-road focussed version.

The announcement was made by Gerry McGovern, Land Rover design director and chief creative officer, during his speech at the 2014 New York International Auto Show.

He said: “I am proud to confirm the nameplate that will make Discovery a family of vehicles for the first time. It will be called Discovery Sport and will go on sale in 2015.

“This will be the most versatile and capable SUV in its segment and is the first expression of the Discovery Vision Concept unveiled here in New York."



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