A prototype of the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport was spied once again testing on U.S. soil.

A prototype of the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport was spied once again testing on U.S. soil.

Set to replace the aging Freelander, Land Rover's brand new Discovery Sport was spotted during its final testing phase getting ready for a market launch in 2015. It will be manufactured at JLR's Halewood factory where the Brits are going to add 250 jobs and invest 200M GBP to get the facility ready for production.

Details about the model are limited at this moment but it is expected to ride on an elongated platform of the 5-door Range Rover Evoque and will be powered by Ingenium 4-cylinder turbocharged gasoline and diesel engines. Judging by these spy shots, its design doesn't seem to stray away at all from current Land Rover products but we do expect some of the styling to be influenced by the interesting Discovery Vision Concept.

Land Rover has already confirmed the overhauled Discovery family will have more than three members. The first one can be seen here in these spy shots and will likely be followed by a slightly larger seven-seat version along with other derivatives set to arrive in the years to come.

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