A Land Rover representative has told Auto Express the all-new Discovery family will encompass more than three members.
Land Rover will be going through a massive lineup restructuring starting next year with the arrival of the Discover Sport. Initially, the British marque planned three models for the new Discovery family but the company's design studio director Richard Woolley said the lineup will be enlarged to include more than just three cars.
He acknowledged Land Rover is currently taking into consideration the prospects of launching a smaller model to slot below the Evoque. If green-lighted for production, such a model will provide the best off-road capability in the segment, according to Woolley.
Interestingly, Dai Jones who is Research Senior Manager at Jaguar Land Rover says the transparent hood technology of the Discovery Vision Concept is "definitely doable but the challenge is making that commercially viable." He went on to say the concept's next-gen Terrain Response system will find its way on upcoming production models, along with the possibility of introducing a voice-assisted "off-road guidance coach" which would also provide video instructions.