Although all the manufacturer would show is a stylised silhouette of the new full-size Discovery’s key styling lines, like the graphics that adorn the B-pillars of new Range Rovers, we take this announcement as proof that the Freelander replacement that’s been spied lightly camouflaged will be the first expansion of the Discovery name into multiple market sectors. Land Rover is calling this: ‘The new age of Discovery’.
Land Rover also confirmed that its new in-house petrol and diesel engines, designed in the UK and built at a purpose-built Engine Manufacturing Centre off the M54 near Wolverhampton will be called ‘Ingenium’. A four-cylinder diesel will be first off the line, expected to debut in a new small Jaguar saloon called XE next year, but the ‘Baby Disco’ will surely get it soon after.
The new engines are modular, so could grow to include five or six-cylinder variants, and appear to be all-alloy construction. More details are due in the coming months.