The Land Rover LR2 has been updated in 2013, but the vehicle is getting long in the tooth. The replacement is on the way and it is the 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport. Discovery name is coming back to Land Rover and the Sport will be the smallest crossover from the storied brand when it replaces the LR2. Hopefully, this means that the LR4 will be replaced by the Discovery?
The word is that the 2016 Discovery Sport is based on the Range Rover Evoque platform and will share power and drive trains. It means the 2.0L turbocharged four cylinder with around 240 horsepower will be available. The may be a more powerful engine under the hood as well. The test mules pictured here had the Eco engine start-stop system enabled, so they were virtually silent at the traffic light. However, the exhaust system shook a bit as the engine fired and they pulled away.
These prototype are wearing a lot of camouflage, yet the over shape is unmistakably Land Rover (with a healthy doze of Range Rover added in).
TFLcar has video of these test vehicles coming soon. In the meantime, check out this fun, snowy, and informative TFLcar video first drive of the 2013 Land Rover LR2: