The 2015 Land Rover Freelander has been spied undergoing testing on a frozen lake.

The 2015 Land Rover Freelander has been spied undergoing testing on a frozen lake.

While the pictures were taken from a distance, we can see the model will be a radical departure from its predecessor as it adopts a sporty design that borrows cues from the Evoque and Range Rover Sport.

Starting up front, we can see LED-infused headlights and a rakish windscreen which meets a gently sloping roofline. The crossover has also been equipped with an upward sweeping beltline, a dual exhaust system and a tailgate-mounted spoiler.

Nothing is official but the model is expected to ride on an extended version of the LR-MS platform that underpins the Evoque. There's no word on dimensions but the model appears significantly larger than its predecessor.

Engine options could carryover from the Evoque but the company is also developing a new range of four-cylinder units that offer improved fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions. If remains unclear if the new engines will be ready in time for the Freelander's launch but they could be added later on if they are not.

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