A while back it was rumored that Land Rover’s lineup wilould undergo some some important changes, as 16 new models divided into three different categories — luxury (Range Rover ), leisure (Discovery/Freelander ) and utility (Defender ) — would make their way into dealers. One of these new models will be a replacement for the existing Land Rover Freelander , which is nicknamed the "baby Discovery."
Rumors suggest that the new model will most likely drop the "Freelander" name and will take some design cues from the current Evoque to help improve sales and give the SUV a modern look.
The new baby Discovery — internally known as the L550 — will be based on a modified Evoque platform; it will be larger when compared to the current Freelander; and it will be part of the future Discovery family. Judging by its placement and Land Rover’s naming system, this could carry the Discovery Sport name.
The new model is expected to be unveiled in 2016 in both five-seat and seven-seat versions.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Land Rover Baby Discovery.