Land Rover has a lot riding on the 2015 Discovery Sport so it comes as little surprise the company has begun testing the model on the Nürburgring.

Land Rover has a lot riding on the 2015 Discovery Sport so it comes as little surprise the company has begun testing the model on the Nürburgring.

Set to replace the aging Freelander / LR2, the Discovery Sport is billed as an "all-new premium compact SUV" that will take styling cues from the Discovery Vision concept which debuted at the New York Auto Show. While the camouflage hides of a lot of details, we can see the model will have a familiar design which is heavily influenced by the Range Rover Evoque.

The styling similarities might not appease everyone but the Discovery Sport is slated to feature a variety of four-cylinder Ingenium engines which should be more fuel efficient than the mills offered in the Evoque. There's no word on specifications but Land Rover Design Director Gerry McGovern has previously said the model will be the most "versatile and capable SUV in its segment."

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