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Christopher Bruce2013-11-25 14:45:47

Freelander and Discovery Focus for Updates in late 2014

The Freelander will use a lengthened version of the Evoque platform

The next generation Freelander will get a change of branding under the Discovery

Land RoverLand RoverLand RoverUnited Kingdom, 1978 > present15 models
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divides its model line into three categories – Luxury, Leisure and Dual Purpose. With the Range RoverRange Rover (modern) Gen.3 [L405]Land Rover Range Rover (modern) Gen.3 [L405]United Kingdom, 2012 > present13 versions
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line defining the Luxury line, it is time to move on to the brand’s other two pillars. The next focus is the Leisure line, which looks at the future of the FreelanderFreelander Gen.2Land Rover Freelander Gen.2United Kingdom, 2007 > present65 versions
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(LR2 in the US) and DiscoveryDiscovery Gen.4Land Rover Discovery Gen.4United Kingdom, 2009 > present41 versions
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(LR4 in the US).

The next Freelander will come first and get Discovery branding and likely be shown in late 2014 and go on sale in early 2015. Test cars have already been spotted in the UK and in Germany. It uses the same platform as the EvoqueRange Rover EvoqueLand Rover Range Rover EvoqueUnited Kingdom, 2011 > present140 versions
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but will have a longer wheelbase and use turbocharged four-cylinder engines. A seven-seat version will also be offered. Unlike the latest Range Rovers, the Freelander will still use steel panels for some of the body but aluminum for the hood.

“You’re going to see a whole proliferation of new products over the next few years.

“The opportunity for us is immense and we want to create products that will be relevant in a rapidly changing world,” said McGovern.

Farther in the future, the DefenderDefender Gen.1Land Rover Defender Gen.1United Kingdom, 1983 > present122 versions
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, which defines the Dual Purpose line, will get a major change into a more stylish, road-friendly vehicle.

Source: Autocar

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