A mule of the next-gen Land Rover Freelander has been grabbed on camera for a second time, prior to an alleged late 2014 launch.

A mule of the next-gen Land Rover Freelander has been grabbed on camera for a second time, prior to an alleged late 2014 launch.

It is believed Land Rover will position the new crossover in the Discovery lineup as the British marque wants to adopt a strategy with three brand identities: Range Rover, Discovery and Defender. Most likely the new model will ride on Evoque's LR-MS architecture but will be bigger judging by the longer wheelbase and taller ride height.

The additional size will allow Land Rover to offer the crossover in a seven-seat variant, aside from the regular five-seat model. There are talks of a more compact version but it hasn't been confirmed so far. Under the hood it will reportedly get a new 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine outputting approximately 240 bhp (179 kW).

PS: There are some chances these spy shots actually depict the long-wheelbase Range Rover Evoque XL.

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