New York 2014: Disco Inferno

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

This is the Land Rover Discovery concept, which will preview the replacement for both the LR2 and LR4. Back in the early 2000’s, our EIC bought a 5-speed manual Discovery, before it was internet-cool to own a manual version of an obscure car. (Sadly, it was even longer ago than that — the first of my four Land Rovers was a five-speed, zero-option SD that I took delivery of from LR Sewickley in June of 1997! — JB) Rest assured, this car will not be obscure if you live in the right ZIP code.

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  • White Shadow White Shadow on Apr 15, 2014

    Looks fantastic! Classic LR design with a modern twist.

  • VW4motion VW4motion on Apr 15, 2014

    From the outside, it looks like a renamed Ford Explorer.

  • Slance66 Slance66 on Apr 15, 2014

    I don't know how this could look less like the current LR4 unless it looked like a 911. It does resemble the new LR Sport (which is gorgeous), which resembles the Evoque, which was pretty freaking unique and great looking. The only other car I can see that looks truly similar is the current Durango, which several of you love. I'd really be curious to see the crappy cars that all the Negative Nancies on this site drive.

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Apr 15, 2014

    So which other things look like this? Regular RR (98% sized) RR Sport (87% sized) Evoque (65% sized) Doesn't: LR2 (ancient design sized) You can't make all the models look like copies of the RR! The Discovery has always had different styling. Always!

    • V8Roving V8Roving on Apr 15, 2014

      As the driver of an '04, I can't agree more. LR3/LR4 was alright - modern take on the classic Disco/LR styling, whereas this is just another abomination meant to appeal to the mommy crowd