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2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport

The updated SUV could pave the way for the next-generation model’s arrival.

Land Rover is already working on a next-generation Discovery Sport, but with the model still a few years away from arriving, a facelifted version of the current Discovery Sport is making test rounds. The prototype is wrapped in heavy camouflage, but the overall shape of the SUV suggests that there could be a lot of changes made to the updated Discovery Sport ahead of the next-generation model’s arrival in a few years.

Update 01/10/2019: The 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport playing in the Scandinavian Snow. Check out the new shots in our gallery at the bottom of the page.

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2018 Land Rover Red Cross Discovery Emergency Response Vehicle

2018 Land Rover Red Cross Discovery Emergency Response Vehicle

One-off creation is a preview of a potential high-functioning emergency response vehicle

Behind the glitz and glamour of the 2018 Paris Motor Show, Land Rover presented a one-off Discovery that it created for the Red Cross. The model is called the Red Cross Discovery Emergency Response Vehicle, and it was developed as part of an 18-month collaboration between Land Rover’s Special Vehicles Operations (SVO) and the Austrian Red Cross. The Discovery is unlike standard Discovery models. Among other things, it features state-of-the-art communications technology that’s there to help save lives.

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2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport Landmark Edition

2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport Landmark Edition

Diesel power only

Introduced in 2014 as a replacement for the Freelander, the Land Rover Discovery Sport needs only a few years to become the fastest-selling Land Rover of all time. The crossover’s popularity prompted Land Rover to create a range of special-edition models, the latest of which is called the Landmark Edition and it’s available for the 2018 model year.

Another reason why Land Rover chose the Discovery Sport to be the designated nameplate for special-edition model is because it was also the first model to be built on the company’s 70th birthday on 30 April. The vehicle will thus be used to support a number of projects in 2018, starting with a community resilience project in Scotland. The Landmark Edition adds unique color and trim combinations to the popular crossover, pairing them with a powerful version of the 2.0-liter Ingenium diesel engine. Let’s find out more about it below.

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2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport

Preparing the next generation

Land Rover is apparently working on the next generation of Discovery Sport. It comes a bit early since the current model has only been out since 2015 and the next generation isn’t expected until 2020 at the earliest. Then again, automakers need plenty of lead time in building a new model. Spy shots were gathered of a test mule driving along European streets and tale-tell signs of change are seen hidden within the bodywork.

Nothing official is known about the next-generation Discovery Sport at this point, though Land Rover will likely strive for better fuel economy with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, expanded diesel options, improved driving characteristics, and a more luxurious interior – all while still being the smallest and least-expensive vehicle in Land Rover’s fleet.

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2018 Land Rover Discovery SVX

2018 Land Rover Discovery SVX

A 518-horse modernist inspired by the Camel Trophy & G4 Challenge

Land Rover has finally debuted its concept of what the hard-core off-road Discovery SVX will be when it enters production in 2018. The long-rumored SVX version of the new Disco is the latest creation from Land Rover’s in-house skunkworks and customizer, Special Vehicle Operations, otherwise known as SVO. Designed to handle even worse terrain than a standard Discovery, the SVX boasts an upgraded suspension with more flex and ride height, restyled bumpers for improved approach and departure angles, exposed tow hooks, and even a recovery winch mounted in the rear bumper. Naturally, the interior is given a flair of outdoorsy extremism.

The Discovery SVX project takes inspiration from the classic Camel Trophy and G4 Challenge events, which used to pit man and machine against incredible odds in extended cross-country driving through remote areas with basically no roads. While both off-road events have been dead since 2000 and 2008, respectively, Land Rover has tried to infuse that adventurous spirit into the Discovery SVX. Perhaps one day we’ll see Land Rover organize another G4 Challenge, but until then, let’s check out its new Discovery SVX.

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2017 Land Rover Discovery by Startech

2017 Land Rover Discovery by Startech

Recently unveiled SUV gets one of its first aftermarket tuning kits

Startech may be overshadowed by its parent company, Brabus, in the tuning world, but the tuner has proven itself to be as adept in building kits for a wide range of vehicle brands. One of those brands is Land Rover, and as fate would have it, Startech is presenting its latest program for the Discovery SUV at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The program has a more style-over-substance feel to it. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, especially for an SUV like the Discovery, which caters to more than just the off-road adventurers of the world. Those who prefer a proper dress-up for their SUVs are the targets here, hence the lack of an engine upgrade that puts more power to the SUV’s 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 engine. It is fitting, too, that with Startech’s kit for the SUV arrived just as the Discovery underwent its biggest stylistic change since 2009. Put all of these elements together and it’s easy to see why Startech wants to be one of the first in the tuning scene to have one in the market. Other tuners like Kahn Design will inevitably have theirs at some point, but for now, the spotlight is squarely on Startech to make a positive impression on owners of the new SUV. Considering its pedigree as a company owned by Brabus, it wouldn’t be hard for Startech to live up to its parent firm’s reputation.

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2017 Land Rover Discovery – Driven

2017 Land Rover Discovery – Driven

[The] Disco is back, baby!

The Land Rover Discovery is one of the most iconic vehicles on the planet. Next to a Jeep CJ/Wrangler and the original Volkswagen Beetle, most folks can identify the Discovery in a lineup. Beginning in 1989, four generations of Discos have explored the far-flung reaches of earth and tackled city traffic on every continent, well, save for Antarctica – and that’s only because there’s a stark shortage of traffic down there. Here in the States, the Series I Discovery made its debut in 1994, followed by the Series II in 1999. Land Rover introduced an all-new model for 2004, known in North America as the LR3. This model lasted until 2016, with its 2009-facelift getting the LR4 name. But for 2017, the Discovery has undergone its biggest change yet.

Gone is the body-on-frame design and generous use of steel. Rather than this typical SUV recipe, Land Rover borrowed from its Range Rover line. An aluminum-intensive, unibody architecture replaces the boxy frame, helping the fifth-generation Disco shed nearly 1,000 pounds while adding structural rigidity. Not a terrible trade-off, eh? That’s especially true considering the 2017 Discovery is more capable off-road thanks to improved approach, break-over, and departure angles, combined with 1.7-inches of extra ground clearance and a whopping 7.8-inches of extra water fording depth. Add to that the Disco’s vastly improved on-road characteristics, and it’s clear Land Rover’s decision to adopt 21st-century technology paid off big time.

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2017 Land Rover Discovery Dynamic Design Pack

2017 Land Rover Discovery Dynamic Design Pack

New Discovery become sportier thanks to blacked-out detailing

The third-generation Land Rover Discovery, also known as Discovery 5 because the first two generations were split into two series, was unveiled ahead of the 2016 Paris Motor Show for the 2017 model year. Sporting the same five-door wagon layout, the new Discovery is longer, wider and taller than its predecessor. But despite being larger, it has a sportier design due to the boxy cues of the Discovery 4 model being dropped in favor of a Range Rover Sport-inspired look. With sleeker headlamps, a slanted nose, and heavily raked C-pillar, the new Discovery is solid proof that Land Rover wants to move away from its traditional square designs. New looks and technology aside, the Discovery 5 also gained a pair of revised engines and an updated automatic transmission.

At the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, Land Rover unveiled the first special-edition model based on the new Discovery. It goes by the name Dynamic Design Pack and comes with new exterior elements that give the SUV a sportier appearance, and cabin add-ons that enhance the vehicles premium feel.

Land Rover also used this launch to talk about how the new Discovery received the seal of approval from big-wave surf legend Laird Hamilton and members of the Silicon Beach Surfers club for its Intelligent Seat Fold technology, which can be operated from the water due to its waterproof Activity Key, and the roof-mounted Aqua Rack that can be used to carry two surfboards and other related gear. It may sound a bit off-topic, but hey, a brand-new vehicle needs all the attention it can get.

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2017 Land Rover Discovery

2017 Land Rover Discovery

Land Rover reworks its flagship for 2017

The Land Rover Discovery’s fifth generation broke cover at the 2016 Paris International Auto Show to anxious crowds of hungry SUV buyers the world over. This latest model continues in the same vein as its predecessors, but now sports a new look, a completely reworked interior, and a slew of new technological advancements. The pair of V-6s and the eight-speed automatic are the only parts not completely reworked.

In the name of weight savings, Land Rover has ditched the Discovery’s ladder frame and steel-body construction for an aluminum-intensive unibody design. This results in an impressive 1,000-pound drop in weight over the previous generation Disco. This should greatly improve handling and straight-line performance, as well as fuel efficiency and off-road capability. Land Rover already announced an improved towing capacity for the fifth-gen Disco, up 500 pounds to 8,201.

Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 system returns as well, offering driver-selectable modes that customize how the Discovery reacts to various ground and weather conditions. Increased ground clearance and water fording depth combine with Land Rover’s new All-Terrain Progress Control, or ATPC, which acts like a low-speed cruise control for off-road situations.

For 2018, the 10-inch InControl Touch Pro infotainment system is now standard across the trim levels. It also moves from 3G to 4G Wi-Fi and will support up to eight devices. The driver now enjoys JLR’s familiar 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display, the digital gauge cluster that is configurable. JLR’s second-generation Head-Up Display makes it debut in the 2018 Discovery, too, and can be added to the HSE and HSE Luxury trims. The new HUD is roughly 2.5 times larger and shows more information.

Update 11/09/2017: Land Rover improves the 2018 Discovery by adding more in-dash tech, new driver assistance features, and making the 3.0-liter Td6 turbodiesel optional on every trim line.

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2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport

New tech and looks for the 2017 Disco Sport

Land Rover has announced an update to the Discovery Sport – its entry-level SUV. It’s called the Dynamic Design Pack and is available on HSE and HSE LUX trim levels. The changes are mostly external, though the infotainment system is highly updated with a larger screen size, faster processing, better graphics, and more intuitive menu functions. Land Rover calls it the InControl Touch Pro.

These changes are found on the 2017 model Disco Sport, but Land Rover is expected to extend the infotainment update to other vehicles in its lineup. In fact, the Disco Sport is the second vehicle to boast the upgraded computer system. Just a few weeks ago, we reported the Land Rover Ranger Rover Evoque Ember Edition debuted the new InControl Touch Pro infotainment system.

Apart from the inControl system, the Dynamic Design Pack brings a new look to the Discovery Sport. Traditional Land Rover fans might be disappointed to find no upgrades in off-road equipment and such, but rather vogue styling changes. Still, the Dynamic Design Pack will help attract customers to the Discovery Sport, further helping Land Rover’s sales.

Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, said, "Our customers want their vehicles to stand out and expect a wide range of personalization options. The latest additions to the Discovery Sport deliver this in a premium way."

The 2017 Discovery Sport, with the optional Dynamic Design Pack, will be available in August of 2016 and will carry a starting price of $37,695 before taxes, fees, and a $995 destination charge.

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2017 Land Rover Discovery

2017 Land Rover Discovery

The Discovery has a long and storied past, but it seems Land Rover is preparing for the future with the next generation of its go-anywhere, luxurious SUV. Our spy photographers snapped several shots of a camouflaged test mule rolling through the streets of Europe. Looking more like a rounded-off Range Rover, this new-age Discovery is likely taking the Discovery name and design from retro to revolutionary.

Not much is known at this point, but knowing Jaguar Land Rover’s current tendencies to construct everything out of lightweight aluminum and powering it with a supercharged engine, speculations can be made.

And yes, we fully expect the next Discovery to have an all-aluminum chassis like the Range Rover. This not only helps cut weight – something the current Discovery greatly suffers from – but also helps improve performance, both on and off road. The other obvious benefit to the aluminum diet is fuel savings. To say the current Discovery is thirsty would be a gross understatement.

Although Land Rover appears to be reinventing the Discovery’s looks, it still seems the Disco will keeps many of its identifying features, helping new customers identify the SUV and long-time loyalists feel nostalgia. Though it’s hard to see in the photos, expect the stepped roof and split-level tailgate to return.

Also returning will be the Discovery’s outstanding off-road qualities. Land Rover will surely stick with its Terrain Response system and air ride suspension. A new crop of powertrains is also expected, bringing more power and greater fuel economy simultaneously.

Of course, the next-generation Discovery will also be sold in the U.S., though it could be under the LR nameplate. If that’s the case, perhaps this is the LR5.

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2016 Land Rover Discovery Graphite

2016 Land Rover Discovery Graphite

Land Rover has released two special editions for its popular Discovery model. Headed for Europe and other parts of the globe, the two additions to the Discovery lineup include the Landmark Edition and this, the Graphite Edition.

Both offer bespoke parts and interior features that subtly set them apart from a standard Disco. Unique coloring on trim pieces, larger wheels, and the special edition badges that designate the exclusivity.

Specifically on the Graphite, the trim builds off the Black Pack option, adding a grey (graphite) finish to the fender vents and front grille, along with a light grey frame that surrounds the grille, looking almost like chrome in the photos. The graphite color continues onto the 19-inch alloy wheels and all the exterior badges.

Unlike the Landmark Edition that is limited to five color choices, the Graphite Edition comes with nine total choices. Three color choices are offered for the interior, giving the customer a rather wide selection of combinations.

Though Land Rover doesn’t specify, the Graphite Edition builds off the base SE model that’s also equipped with the Black Pack. Coming standard in this model is the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 that makes 256 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. Of course, being a Discovery, the SUV comes with Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 software that helps give the Discovery its legendary off-road capabilities.

For those looking to stand out – even in a crowd of Land Rovers, the Discovery Graphite Special Edition is a solid choice. Land Rover is changing £47,495, or roughly $72,668 for this edition.

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2016 Land Rover Discovery Graphite

2016 Land Rover Discovery Graphite

Land Rover has released two special editions for its popular Discovery model. Headed for Europe and other parts of the globe, the two additions to the Discovery lineup include the Landmark Edition and this, the Graphite Edition.

Both offer bespoke parts and interior features that subtly set them apart from a standard Disco. Unique coloring on trim pieces, larger wheels, and the special edition badges that designate the exclusivity.

Specifically on the Graphite, the trim builds off the Black Pack option, adding a grey (graphite) finish to the fender vents and front grille, along with a light grey frame that surrounds the grille, looking almost like chrome in the photos. The graphite color continues onto the 19-inch alloy wheels and all the exterior badges.

Unlike the Landmark Edition that is limited to five color choices, the Graphite Edition comes with nine total choices. Three color choices are offered for the interior, giving the customer a rather wide selection of combinations.

Though Land Rover doesn’t specify, the Graphite Edition builds off the base SE model that’s also equipped with the Black Pack. Coming standard in this model is the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 that makes 256 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. Of course, being a Discovery, the SUV comes with Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 software that helps give the Discovery its legendary off-road capabilities.

For those looking to stand out – even in a crowd of Land Rovers, the Discovery Graphite Special Edition is a solid choice. Land Rover is changing £47,495, or roughly $72,668 for this edition.

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2016 Land Rover Discovery Landmark

2016 Land Rover Discovery Landmark

Land Rovers have always been desirable. Thanks to their fantastic off-road abilities, on-road comfort, and surprising power, the rugged automaker turned luxury brand hasn’t had too many issues with selling its SUVs. But now, Land Rover has announced two new special editions for its Discovery model. Called the Graphite and Landmark editions, the pair is aimed at buyers seeking a more distinguished ride.

More specifically, the Landmark edition improves off the Discovery’s current top trim, the HSE. Exterior details are added for a more bespoke look, including full-length roof rails finished in a bright silver color; its fender vents, grille, and mirror caps come finished in a glossy black color; and 20-inch wheels exclusive to the trim finish off the look.

Only five colors are available for the Discovery Landmark: Waitomo Grey, Santorini Black, Yulong White, Indus Silver, and a new color called Zanzibar that is only available on the Landmark Edition.

Of course, Land Rover didn’t leave the interior alone. The Landmark comes with Windsor Leather seats and an “extended” leather package that wraps even more interior bits in the cowhide. Color choices include Ebony, Almond, and Tan. Interestingly enough, this is the first time the Discovery has ever had a tan interior. What really sets the interior apart is the choice of different steering wheels that accompany corresponding wood trim choices.

Land Rover makes no mention of powertrain updates or even which powertrain is offered. Since it’s built off the HSE trim, it’s easy to assume the 3.0-liter turbodiesel is the only engine choice. And of course, the Discovery Landmark is only available in Europe and other parts of the world. (Look for news about the Graphite model on TopSpeed soon.)

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2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE Dynamic Lux

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE Dynamic Lux

Debuting for the 2016 model year, the 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport has revived Land Rover’s entry-level segment. Basically replacing the ancient LR2 , the Disco Sport brings new life to the brand thanks to shared architecture and a powertrain from the more upscale 2013-2015 Land Rover Range Rover . But things are getting even better. Bowing at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show is the Discovery Sport HSE Dynamic Lux.

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2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport

It took months of rumors, spy shots, speculation and leaks, but the newest member of the Land Rover family is finally official and we have all the details. Say hello to the Land Rover Discovery Sport.
Much like the Range Rover Sport, the new Discovery Sport is a smaller and faster version of a car that wears a similar name. It has an all-new design that is very similar to the Discovery Vision Concept that bowed earlier this year. The new model is loaded to the gills with new technology, and it features some of the nicest design touches ever fitted to a Discovery.

To make the most of this new, stylish shell, the engine and modern nine-speed ZF automatic transmission from the Range Rover Evoque are combined with an advanced AWD system to create a dynamic and capable machine.

If you want to know all the exact details like horsepower, ride height and available extras just click through to read our full coverage. We even have a whole collection of nice high-res photos to go with it. Enjoy.

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2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport - Driven

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport - Driven

The Land Rover brand has been doing extremely well over the past fear years as sales continue to climb and quality becomes top notch. Still, Land Rover has some aging product taking up dealer showroom space – namely the archaic LR2/ Freelander. Its design and many of its components date back to the Ford era, and leave much room for improvement when compared to things like the LR4 or Range Rover Evoque.

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2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport - Driven

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport - Driven

The Land Rover brand has been doing extremely well over the past fear years as sales continue to climb and quality becomes top notch. Still, Land Rover has some aging product taking up dealer showroom space – namely the archaic LR2/Freelander. Its design and many of its components date back to the Ford era, and leave much room for improvement when compared to things like the LR4 or Range Rover Evoque.

Meet the all-new 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport. Designed to replace the LR2/Freelander in every world market as Land Rover’s entry-level vehicle, the new unibody crossover borrows much of its underpinnings from the Range Rover Evoque. Ironically, the Ford flair finds its way into the package, as both the Evoque and now the Discovery Sport come powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder sourced from the blue oval.

Nevertheless, the new Discovery Sport is a completely different animal when compared to the outgoing LR2. Its updated looks, more luxurious interior, and respectable off-roading abilities garners it desirability the LR2 hasn’t had in years. What’s more, the Disco Sport carries a fair price of $37,000, giving it a leg up in the premium crossover market.

I recently got to spend a week with an example coated in bright Firenze Red paint with 19-inch alloy wheels. My tester came with the top-trim HSE package, giving it nearly every bell and whistle you’d expect from a premium brand automaker.

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2014 Land Rover Discovery 3.0 TDV6 By Kahn Design

2014 Land Rover Discovery 3.0 TDV6 By Kahn Design

The Land Rover Discovery might not be as impressive as the Defender as far as off-roading capabilities go, but, to Kahn Design, the former is equally suited to receive an aftermarket makeover. Kahn and the Land Rover brand go a long way back, with the British design firm having released a batch of upgrades for the SUV.

In an earlier package, Kahn selected a twin-turbo, SDV6-powered Discovery and enhanced its visuals by means of an aggressive aerodynamic package, 22-inch wheels, and a revamped interior. Now, the design house launched a new program for the Discovery, this time picking yet another SDV6 to showcase its skills. Dubbed RS300, the SUV gains some of Kahn’s usual updates inside and out, with the final result presenting itself as a unique, luxurious rig.

New fenders, large wheels, and a bespoke interior add a touch of sportiness and class to an otherwise go-anywhere, purpose-built vehicle.

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2014 Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept

2014 Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept

The Land Rover brand is on the brink of renaissance; a future laid out with a structured purpose that includes no less than three sub-categories and levels of refinement and off-road abilities — and it’s all starting with this, the Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept.

Just one day before the New York Auto Show officially kicks off, Land Rover pulled the covers off its newest design and road map for the company’s future. The overarching plan includes creating three sub brands with individual vehicles under each. It will be a lot like what the Range Rover brand has already done with its multiple models.

Range Rover will soldier on filling the luxury segment while the Land Rover Discovery lineup will fill the ‘leisure’-oriented rolls and a new lineup under the Defender nameplate will cater to the hard-core off-roaders and keep the Land Rover tradition alive of blazing trails in far-off regions of the world while (hopefully) being accessible to every market, including the U.S.

Besides announcing the new corporate structuring, Land Rover is heralding in its new design language with the Discovery Vision Concept. The new look still has lingering cues from the LR4 that it replaces and the more upscale Range Rovers, but overall, the look is totally fresh. Included under is silvery skin are acres of new technologies and innovative features that set the SUV – and the brand – on a level above. Such things as gesture controls, its ‘transparent’ hood, and the first ever remote-control drive.

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2016 Land Rover Baby Discovery R-S

2016 Land Rover Baby Discovery R-S

The teaser that Land Rover showed at the Geneva Motor Show was billed as "a sign of things to come" for the new Discovery. And while no announcements have been made on what kind of look the new Discovery will sport, this new batch of spy shots of the Baby Discovery could be what all that teasing was alluding to.

The recent demise of the Freelander name opened the door for the Discovery to have a more prominent role in the Land Rover lineup, and it appears that these new spy photos indicate what could be that long-rumored Baby Discovery, albeit one that’s sportier-looking than those Baby Discovery spy shots we showed back in January.

Before we jump to any conclusions, it’s important to note that the heavy camo makes it rather difficult to make out some elements of the SUV. But there is some noticeable styling, particularly the massive air intakes on the front, the Evoque-like headlights and that massive front grille, which could also point to a more performance-oriented version of the Baby Discovery that carries the R-S badge.

Something tells us there’s still more than what meets the eye with this Baby Discovery, and judging by how much Land Rover is slow-playing this, it wouldn’t shock us to see more spy photos of this vehicle ahead of its debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show later this year.

Update 3/12/2014 @ 5:25 p.m.: Our spy photographer just informed us that this may also be a mule for the upcoming Jaguar SUV. According to his source, the license plate matched up to a Jaguar plate, but he could not officially confirm it.

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2014 Land Rover Discovery XXV Special Edition

2014 Land Rover Discovery XXV Special Edition

The Land Rover Discovery is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and as is the case with vehicles hitting that mark, Land Rover has released a commemorative model to mark the occasion.

Low and behold, the company has dubbed it the Land Rover Discovery XXV Special Edition. Props to the genius who thought of that name.

On a more serious note, it really is a landmark occasion for the Discovery. After all, it’s been around since 1989; a time when nobody had heard of the Internet yet. More importantly, Land Rover has sold over one million models of this rugged beauty.

So with that in mind, the Discovery XXV Special Edition is as special as its name suggests. It has a choice of four exterior colors - Causeway Grey, Santorini Black, Fuji White and - to mark the jubilee - Indus Silver - each matched with a premium cabin that features Windsor leather on the door tops, instrument binnacle and fascia.

A set of 20-inch, split-five-spoke alloy wheels is also a welcome plus, as are the special "XXV" badging on the tailgate and front doors, and a newly configured interior that now boasts of a twist pile carpet and a leather-covered wooden steering wheel.

The Land Rover Discovery XXV Special Edition is set to hit dealerships later this year at a price of £63,000, which is about $105,400 based on current exchange rates.

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2016 Land Rover Baby Discovery

2016 Land Rover Baby Discovery

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.

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