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Christopher Bruce0000-00-00 00:00:00

Next Generation Freelander Will Change to Discovery Branding

Changes in the Land Rover lineup will force it to change

 
 
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Land Rover wants to do something with the Freelander next generation to make it more popular

JaguarJaguarJaguarUnited Kingdom, 1922 > present53 models
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Land RoverLand RoverLand RoverUnited Kingdom, 1978 > present15 models
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is at an important moment of transition. It is going from a very old-school brand that relied on a tried-and-true method to develop its cars to a cutting edge, technologically robust automaker. Its move to fully aluminum platforms and upcoming turbocharged four-cylinder engines show that perfectly.

For Land Rover, that will also mean a complete shakeup of its model line. The DefenderDefender Gen.1Land Rover Defender Gen.1United Kingdom, 1983 > present122 versions
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will go from a hardcore off-roader to a more stylish truck that can handle on-road driving a little better. It is also planning on dropping the FreelanderFreelander Gen.2Land Rover Freelander Gen.2United Kingdom, 2007 > present65 versions
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name and combining it with the DiscoveryDiscovery Gen.4Land Rover Discovery Gen.4United Kingdom, 2009 > present41 versions
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when the new generation comes in 2015.

The Freelander replacement would grow slightly to carry three rows of passengers and carry the Discovery badge. The next Discovery would use the same platform but be slightly larger and more luxurious.

The move would be similar to what Land Rover has done 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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name where it has changed to almost a sub-brand with the EvoqueRange Rover EvoqueLand Rover Range Rover EvoqueUnited Kingdom, 2011 > present140 versions
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, SportRange Rover Sport Gen.2Land Rover Range Rover Sport Gen.2United Kingdom, 2013 > present36 versions
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and Range Rover all carrying the name.

The current Freelander was introduced in 2006 and is aging, especially compared to the Evoque, which does not cost significantly more. With the decision to give the Defender more style in the next generation, it means that the Freelander has to change to survive.

Source: Automotive News Europe

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