New Land Rover Discovery Sport unveiled
Land Rover has lifted the veil on its hotly anticipated new Discovery Sport compact SUV model. With release of their new configurator today, anyone excited to get their hands on the new Discovery Sport can head over to the Land Rover website and build their own.
Land Rover Disovery Sport prices
Designed to replace the outgoing Land Rover Freelander, the Discovery Sport will be the first member in the all-new Discovery family, and priced from £32,395.
With seven-seat capacity and a range of cutting edge technology packed inside, Land Rover is billing the new model as “the world’s most versatile and capable premium compact SUV”.
Phil Popham, marketing director for Jaguar Land Rover, said: “Not only does Discovery Sport mark the introduction of the first new member of our expanding Discovery family, it also brings the versatility of 5+2 seating to the compact premium SUV market.
“Discovery Sport’s versatility is a key differentiator. It is quite simply the most accomplished vehicle in its segment.”
The design of the new Discovery sport features a more dynamic stance and contoured body than the outgoing Freelander.
Along with its new lines and steel/aluminium bodyshell, it has also ditched the usual Land Rover badging from its nose in favour of prominent ‘DISCOVERY’ lettering.
On the inside, the new Discovery Sport features versatile 5+2 seating, which can tilt and slide to offer more or less luggage space as needs dictate, plus plenty of smart storage space.
It also features an all-new eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, plus a wide range of safety equipment including autonomous emergency braking.
Land Rover’s Terrain Response system, which adjusts the SUV’s setup to the road conditions, also makes an appearance in the new model.
Although it was expected that the new Discovery Sport would include one of Jaguar Land Rover’s new Ingenium engines, the marque has said that, from launch, the new model will come with a 2.2-litre SD4 turbodiesel engine.
Producing 187bhp, the unit will feature stop-start technology as standard and will be linked to either a nine-speed automatic gearbox, or six-speed manual.
No performance details have been released yet, but Land Rover has stated that a second “highly efficient” turbodiesel engine will also be available later on next year.
Driving the front two wheels only, Land Rover claims that the second engine will emit just 119g/km of CO2 and will also be cheaper, with prices estimated to start from under £30,000.
Details of a service plan available for the Discovery Sport have also been released, with five years or 50,000 miles worth of servicing at a Jaguar Land Rover-approved service centre for a one-off fee of £499.
The new Discovery Sport was unveiled at Spaceport America in New Mexico and is due to go on sale in January next year alongside the existing Land Rover Discovery.
Interested in building your own Land Rover Discovery Sport? Land Rover have launched their Discovery Sport configurator allowing customers to create their own Discovery Sport ready to order. What options would your choose?