Dubbed ‘Discovery Vision’, the new concept - teased in a short video today - will offer a first look at what we can expect from the the current LR4 model’s replacement.
Launched in 2009, the current LR4 entered as an extensive upgrade to the LR3 model that debuted in 2004. The next Discovery, Land Rover promises, will be all-new.
Land Rover says the new concept will tease a family of new models. Details were not offered, but the admission adds credence to reports that the Freelander will be replaced by a new ‘Discovery Sport’ model.
“Discovery has been pivotal in helping to build the foundations of the Land Rover brand. It is admired all over the world and loved by its strong customer base,” Land Rover design boss Gerry McGovern said this week.
“We have created the Vision Concept to share the essence of Land Rover’s new age of Discovery and to debut a new, compelling, relevant design direction that connects on an emotional level with customers of today and tomorrow.”
Today’s teaser previews a modern new look for the ‘Disco’ that could disappoint fans of the 4WD’s traditional look, while winning new buyers to the range.
Taking cues from its premium Range Rover siblings, the new Discovery will get a more streamlined appearance, with a tapered roofline and an even more distinctive take on the model’s familiar C-pillar design.
The cabin will also take on a more luxurious design, showcasing bold chrome highlights from the rotary control wheel through to the vertical stays that flank the centre stack.
Watch for more on the new Discovery concept to be revealed in New York on April 16 (April 15, Australian time).
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