Land Rover officially introduced the all-new 2015 Discovery Sport, the first member of the new Discovery family. Besides a brand new design, the 2015 Discovery Sport also features 5+2 seating but what’s more interesting is that its footprint is no larger than existing 5-seat premium SUVs. As you can see from the photos, the new Land Rover Discovery Sport is inspired by the Discovery Vision Concept but also by the smaller Evoque.
Still, we do like it and we admit that it is a big step comparing it with the predecessor a.k.a. the Freelander. Discovery Sport arrives with plenty of exterior color options such as Fuji White, Santorini Black, Corris Grey, Indus Silver, Loire Blue, Scotia Grey, Kaikoura Stone, Firenze Red, and a limited edition color, Yulong White.
A ‘Black Pack’ trim package is available too and brings gloss-black grille, door mirror caps, front fender vents and badging. Moreover, the Black Pack brings 19- or 20-inch alloy wheels as well as a contrast roof available in Santorini Black. Five alloy wheel designs will be available with Silver or Gloss Black finishes.
Inside, the SUV offers high-quality materials, a strong vertical centre console graphic, plenty of storage solutions as well as four 12V power points and six USB charging sockets. Land Rover says that its Discovery Sport is the first premium compact SUV to offer 5+2 seating.
In addition, the interior features a Head-Up Display, a new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and tilt-and-side row-two seating for maximum interior configurability. Under the hood, we find a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that generates 240 hp (179 kW) and 338 Nm (250 lb-ft) of torque.
This engine arrives with a nine-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel-drive system. Moreover, there is a 2.2-liter SD4 turbodiesel engine that produces 190 hp (139 kW), bolted to a six-speed manual transmission or with the nine-speed automatic gearbox. Pricing starts at $37,995 in the United States, excluding $925 destination.