I think it looks good (apart from the colour-reminds me of an Austin Allegro we had for a while!), and should do well. Nice to know the Disco III still has a proper chassis they can build stuff on.
However, my personal view is that its pretty pointless, however good it it. It's a 5-door, 114-inch wheelbase, road-biased, luxury sports 4x4. Isn't that just a Range Rover? Yes, it's got more power, but surely the proper Rangey is fast enough? I would have thought a 3-door SWB like the original Range Stormer concept would have been better.
Enough negative thinking- if the sales shpiel is accurate, then we've finally got a Land Rover that performs like a sports-saloon on-road, but like a world-beating 4x4 off it. Land Rover seemed to have cracked this with their TerrainResponse, cross-linked IAS etc. It should sell well, especially in the USA, which is where Land Rover really need to get their act together.
You know i have driven a 450HP twin turbo V8 Cayanne and honestly i was not all that impressed with its power. It seemed to have as much seat of your pants power as an Audi A8 with 300 HP. It must be a really heavy rig. As far as power to the Rovers. As an American I have always thought that Rovers were underpowered, but I am a speed freak, and having the oportunity to drive Ferraris and 996 twin turbos as well as a week in an S6 wagon has probably spoiled me. But getting back to this new Rover. Why don't they put a few turbos on it and really puts some power into it. You know how many they could sell to NFL and NBA players alone? If its going to be basically a street only SUV, then have the air suspension to lower it for the look, put the 24 inch wheels on it, and put a barn bustin 500 HP turbo V10 in the sukkah! Better yet put a Turbo V12 in there and BLOW EVERYTHING AWAY!