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Land Rover Confirms New SUV Will Be Named Discovery Sport

Planned as first member of new “Discovery family.”

by on Apr.18, 2014

Land Rover Design chief Gerry McGovern with the Discovery Concept, which will be the maker's next workhorse SUV and named Discovery Sport.

Land Rover’s upcoming workhorse SUV has gotten a new name, the first production spin-off of the Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept unveiled at the New York Auto Show this week to be dubbed the Land Rover Discovery Sport when it launches next year.

But it will be just one of at least two, and possibly three production models to come out of the program that the Vision Concept hinted at, with more to follow in the years beyond the Sport model’s launch.

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“I am proud to confirm the nameplate that will make Discovery a family of vehicles for the first time,” said Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director.” It will be called Discovery Sport and will go on sale in 2015. This will be a versatile and capable SUV and is the first expression of the Discovery Vision Concept unveiled here in New York.” (more…)

Land Rover Launches Partnership with Virgin Galactic

British maker is first “global partner” of manned space company.

by on Apr.15, 2014

A mock-up of the Virgin Galactic Enterprise makes its NY debut alongside the new Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept.

Land Rover has lined up a new partnership that might be described as out-of-this-world, pairing the British SUV manufacturer with fledgling manned space company Virgin Galactic.

Part of British mega-entrepreneur Richard Branson’s empire – which runs from music to airlines – Virgin Galactic plans to launch a test flight of its manned spacecraft, dubbed the Enterprise, later this year and launch commercial flights soon after.  The “long-term” partnership will begin with Land Rover providing vehicles for use at the new Spaceport America in New Mexico.

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“This is a huge, momentous occasion,” proclaimed Phil Popham, Land Rover’s Global Operations Director, during a ceremony aboard the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier that is anchored off Manhattan – and where a replica of the Virgin Galactic spacecraft was positioned next to the Discovery Vision Concept vehicle the British maker will officially unveil at the New York Auto Show this week.

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