Land Rover to reinvent Discovery, might discontinue Discovery Sport: Report

Land Rover Discovery would include an ICE, plug-in hybrid and an EV variant in its new era iteration.

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08 Aug 2022, 14:31 PM

Land Rover Discovery Sport sits between Evoque and Velar in the car brand's product line-up.
Land Rover Discovery Sport sits between Evoque and Velar within the automobile model’s product line-up.

Land Rover is reportedly engaged on a brand new Discovery that’s anticipated to hit the market someday in 2025. This revamped luxurious SUV will come as a extra family-focused car, claims the report. Thierry Bolloré, CEO of the Tata Motors-owned British luxurious automobile marque, has informed Auto Categorical that the Discovery is right here to remain. Nonetheless, he additionally talked about that the method for this SUV could be drastically modified to separate it from its two seven- and eight-seater cousins, Defender and Vary Rover, respectively.

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Bolloré reportedly stated that the automaker is totally reinventing the Discovery. “We’re fully reinventing Discovery. We consider there’s a area for it, however now we have to be inventive,” stated the Jaguar Land Rover boss. He additionally accepted that the brand new Defender had cannibalized gross sales of the Discovery. Nonetheless, the corporate is aiming to show the latter right into a extra family-focused car to justify its existence. He did not point out the specifics although.

The following era Land Rover Discovery might come as an upmarket car in comparison with the present one. It will journey on the identical MLA platform that underpins the Vary Rover Sport. This technique would enable the automaker to develop ICE, plug-in hybrid and electrical variations of the brand new era Discovery. The OEM has already confirmed a zero-emission variant, and it’s anticipated to reach by the tip of this decade. There could be a long-wheelbase spinoff as properly, claims the British auto model.

The report additionally claims that the compact Discovery Sport could also be discontinued. Nonetheless, Bollore did not affirm this positively. Land Rover has already scrapped the plan for Highway Rover, which was presupposed to be extra of a wagon than an SUV. This makes the case stronger for an up to date Land Rover Discovery.

First Printed Date: 08 Aug 2022, 14:26 PM IST

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