posted 4 years ago

First Land Rover Discovery Sport Rolls Off Production line

The First Land Rover Discovery Sport Has Rolled Off The Production Line.

The versatile and compact SUV goes on sale early next year – with the manufacturer reporting strong consumer demand for the Freelander replacement.  Orders roll in for Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Priced from £32,395 to £42,995, there will be four trims to choose from: SE, SE Tec, HSE and the top of the range HSE Lux.  A cheaper two wheel drive model, priced at less than £30,000, will go on sale soon after and a more frugal turbo diesel model is due to arrive in the middle of 2015.

From launch, the Land Rover Discovery Sport will only be available with the 187bhp 2.2-litre diesel engine from the current Freelander and Range Rover Evoque. Performance from the 2.2-litre diesel engine is responsive taking the Sport from 0-60mph in 8.4 seconds.  The nine-speed automatic gearbox is the same as the Range Rover Evoque – delivering smooth and responsive shifts even when driving quickly.

The Discovery Sport comes with clever technology inside and out. A large eight-inch touchscreen dominates the dashboard, which operates just like a smartphone – including the ability to swipe through screens and to ‘pinch’ to zoom in and out.

There is also Land Rover's InControl system featuring everything from Internet radio to sat-nav plus on-board WiFi. Other clever kit is also available, including traffic-sign recognition, lane-departure warning and even a system to help stabilise the car when towing.

The Discovery Sport goes on UK sale from January 22nd and will sit alongside the existing larger seven-seater, full-size Discovery.