This is it: The 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport

Posted on Wed ,03 Sep 2014 10:01 am
Vaibhav Yedavi
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This is it: The 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport

This is the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport. It will debut next month at the 2014 Paris Auto Show and will go on sale in the UK in January 2015. It is a replacement to the Freelander.

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The exterior design of the Discovery Sport is inspired by the Discovery Vision Concept with hints from the Evoque and the Range Rover too. The compact SUV features 5+2 seating and the gets an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a rotary gear knob, four 12V power points, six optional USB charging sockets, climate control for all three rows of seats, full panoramic roof and reclining 2-row seats. A 825 watts, 17-speaker Meridian sound system is optional.

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On debut, the Discovery Sport will be available with a 2.2-litre SD4 turbocharged diesel engine producing 187bhp and 420Nm of torque. Power will be transmitted to all four wheels via a 6-speed manual or a 9-speed automatic transmission. Later in 2015 the eD4 turbo-diesel from the Jaguar Land Rover Ingenium engine family with 2WD will be offered. The Land Rover Terrain Response System will be offered as standard on the vehicle with four settings available: General, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud and Ruts and Sand. The Discovery Sport has the ability to wade through 600mm of water.

The chassis of the Discovery Sport is constructed from high-strength steel. Weight is reduced by using lightweight aluminium panels for the bonnet, front fenders, roof and tailgate. Independent suspension is employed all around with the rear now getting a multi-link setup.

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The safety kit included with the Discovery Sport includes side curtain and thorax airbags, a new pedestrian airbag installed near the windscreen to prevent serious pedestrian injuries, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, automatic high beam assist, traffic sign recognition, park assist, tow assist and tow hitch assist, trailer stability assist and automatic headlamps and wipers.

The Discovery Sport with the SD4 engine will be available for sale in January 2015 for £32,395 while the variant with the eD4 engine will be available later in the year for under £30,000.

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