Unveiled back in October at the 2014 Paris Auto Show, the new Land Rover Discovery Sport is aimed at delivering legendary off-road ability at a price point that won’t break the bank. Available in both a five and seven seat configuration the 2015 Discovery Sport offers an updated sleek design with enhanced technology compared to the LR2 model it replaces.
The Sport’s standard powertrain is a 2.0L, 240-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine shared with the Range Rover Evoque. This is mated to a full-time all-wheel drive system with a nine-speed automatic transmission.
True to its roots, the Discovery Sport provides rugged capability with ground clearance of 212 mm, towing capacity of 2500kg and the ability to wade through water up to two feet deep. With a full size spare fitted to the five seater and a space saver in the seven seater it provides the confidence to take it off-road.
Starting at $37,995 USD the new Land Rover Discovery Sport is priced well in the crowded luxury compact SUV market. The final sticker price can climb dramatically with additional features so buyer beware but let’s be honest it’s a Land Rover after all. If you are crazy budget conscious this is likely not the vehicle for you.
We are glad to see Land Rover is updating its line-up and are looking forward to getting some seat time behind the wheel in 2015 when these models hit our streets.