First 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Rolls of the Assembly Line

Posted on Sat ,18 Oct 2014 11:12 am
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First 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Rolls of the Assembly Line

The first 2015 Discovery Sport has rolled of the assembly line from Land Rover’s Halewood plant. It was handed over to commercial space flight company, Virgin Galactic.

The 2015 Land Rover Discovery debuted at the 2014 Paris Auto Show at the beginning of this month. It is a replacement to the Freelander 2 and will go on sale in the UK and other European market in the first quarter of 2015.

Land Rover has invested £200 million at the Halewood plant to manufacture the new Discovery Sport. 250 new manufacturing jobs were created at the plant and the company has also awarded contracts worth £3.5 billion to 55 suppliers.

Land Rover has partnered with commercial space flight company – Virgin Galactic, and the first Discovery Sport to roll off the assembly line was handed over to the company. The Discovery Sport will be used by the Virgin Galactic team at its Operation base.

When it goes on sale, the 5+2 seat SUV will be available with a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine producing 187bhp and 420Nm, which will transfer power to all-four wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 9-speed automatic unit. A 2.0-litre diesel from Jaguar-Land Rover’s Ingenium engine family and 2WD will be offered at a later date.

The Land Rover Discovery Sport features Terrain Response System with four settings – General, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud and Ruts and Sand. It can wade through 600mm deep water.

Land Rover will bring the Discovery Sport to India in the second half of 2015.


Image courtesy: Land Rover

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