2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Revealed, Priced at $38,290

Land Rover introduces another SUV to its lineup with the new 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport, which will usher in a new line of Discovery models based on the Discovery Vision concept from the New York auto show. The 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport will target families with multiple children, bringing to the table a "5+2" seven-seat interior, standard all-wheel drive, and an efficient four-cylinder turbocharged engine.

Old Goods Made New

Sharing many of its components and much of its front-end architecture with the Range Rover Evoque, the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport employs the same 240-hp turbo-four engine producing 251 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to the Evoque’s nine-speed ZF automatic transmission, delivering power to all four wheels with a standard Haldex all-wheel-drive system. Brakes are vented discs in the front and solid discs at the rear, and suspension components include a coil spring and strut assembly up front with an all-new multilink rear suspension.

Land Rover claims that the new multilink rear suspension is compact enough to allow for “minimal intrusion” in to the rear cargo area, helping maximize interior volume for the standard third-row seating area. The rear seats fold flat to turn the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport into a more traditional five-seat crossover, and the 60/40 split second row seats are engineered to slide backward up to 6.3 inches for maximum legroom. Despite the versatile and capacious interior, the footprint for the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport is relatively small—it stands at 180.7 inches long, 85.6 inches wide, and 67.9 inches tall. Although a fair bit wider and taller than a traditional compact sedan, it measures just 1.3 inches longer than a 2015 Honda Civic. Curb weight totals 3957 pounds, a figure kept in check by extensive use of high-strength steel and aluminum.

Styling We Recognize

On the outside, the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport adopts familiar styling. The brand’s dual-bar horizontal grille is flanked on either side by Range Rover-style wraparound headlights, which lead into a black A-pillar and roofline (a panoramic sunroof is optional). Halogen headlamps with daytime running lamps are standard, while LED and Xenon lighting will be optional. Both the fender side scuttle and forward-raked C-pillar fall in line with other Land Rover models, as well.

Capability We’d Expect

Versatility and off-road capability were not forgotten, despite the focus on modern styling. The Discovery Sport can tackle inclines of up to 45 degrees, traverse all types of terrain with its Terrain Response selectable off-road driving modes, and wade in water up to 23.6 inches high without flooding the engine intake, which is positioned above the top of the wheel well.

Connectivity and Safety Galore

Appealing to the modern family (with or without Ty Burrell), the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport will come with a standard eight-inch infotainment display with navigation, five-inch TFT instrument cluster, dual-zone climate control, and leather-trimmed interior surfaces. The new Discovery is also designed to integrate with the whole family’s devices, as it’s equipped with up to four 12V power ports and six USB charging ports, while the available Bluetooth handsfree audio system can connect with up to two phones simultaneously. A 10-speaker sound system will be standard, while an 11-speaker system will be available as an upgrade, as will a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Safety features have always been important for family haulers often carrying precious cargo, and the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport is on board with what customers will want to feel safe. An emergency brake-assist feature is standard, while optional equipment includes autonomous emergency braking to lessen or avoid effects of an impending collision, automatic park assist, lane departure warning, and traffic sign recognition.

The 2015 Land Rover Range Rover will go on sale in early 2015 for $38,290 including destination, replacing the outgoing LR2. Although it is both newer and bigger, the Discovery Sport will undercut the price of the $42,025 Evoque, which does not come with standard navigation. Fuel economy will be released later, but the 240-hp turbo-four returns 30 mpg on the highway in the 2014 Range Rover Evoque.

Seabron Morgan
the new discovery look like a ford explorer, in fact go to the nex gen, its almost identical
Avi Oberoi
Nice
Bansari Makawana
awseam
Gillian Machidi
1722 likes
Hendrig Sentioso
New rang rover
Wail Chaabi
Maiis 2016 hssn
Yazid Najim
Wail b7al chi evoque ghlida
Siavash Amini
raziam azash
Anthony Morroney
Kinda reminds me of my 2013 Ford Explorer.
Wail Chaabi
Ama hadi li writini 2015
Wail Chaabi
Hadi 2016
Wail Chaabi
Hadii machi hia discovery sport
Méd Reda Bajji
Wail Just like the Range Rover Evoque in the front !
Albert Mudge
Buy a Ford. They look the same and a lot less money
Nahid Hasan
so gd
Yaddadene Mohamed
Enjoy
Rolande Natali
très belle ligne, super
Seyed Hassan Dalil
Awesome .
Mark Allsopp
Don't like it
Mark Allsopp
Christian Bjorseth
Simon Testoni
Mark Allsopp
Shoun Leo Colaco
poor
Ashwin Quadros
What the hell happened to the Land Rover? Why does it look like a Range Rover??
Rahefee Ali Al-imir
Robert may
Scott Lauren
Meh
Goran Jevtic
Get a Ford Explorer it's a lot cheaper
Chandrakanth Naidu
WoW..!!!! Friends I Got 100 Rs Free Recharge Only in 5- 10 Minutes check WwW.RechargeMeFast.CF
Robert May
I'm sure the next Discovery (2016 model?) will be properly boxy, with the classic raised rear roof profile. I'm sure we'll hear more news of it in the next few months. If I remember correctly, Land Rover already leaked teaser images of the next Disco a month or two ago. I remember reading about the new tech it's going to have....a "see through hood" which utilizes a camera on the front bumper to display what you can't see underneath for off-roading.
Kon Saperp G P
Loy.
Robert May
Yeah, it's funny. This is one good looking SUV that creates a nice medium between the Evoque and the proper Discovery.
Norman Oswald Wollaston III
Well thanks for clearing that up me.. I was so disappointed for a second
Robert May
Wow, don't get your panties in a bunch. This might take over the Explorer Limited sales? Why only mention the explorer? You might as well mention the Durango, 4Runner, X5, MDX, Touareg, M-Class, Q7, and XC90 if you're going to try and prove a point. Your statement makes it seem as if everyone only buys the Explorer, because there's no other SUV out there.
Robert May
You're right. It's not the Discovery, it's the Discovery Sport. The next-gen regular Discovery has yet to come out.
Kishore Kumar
Nice
Norman Oswald Wollaston III
It's like the evoque and sex with an explorer and this was the end result.. This is not a discovery!!! I hate it >:(
Robby Robinson
surprised at all the haters...I like it...
Narendra Patel
Good
Seam Ngo
Paulin Khiev
Michael Mabus
Jaysonn Snyder
Rahefee Ali Al-imir
Wtf who said I said ford OWNED THEM Robert may????????? U just like a female think u know everything.. Damn.. I'm talking. Sales targets.... The same. Ppl who buy a limited xplorer, are the same ppl who buy trims of suvs like this... Like the overland grand Cherokee n such... U dumb red spot.
Imov Erit
I'm aware of that.
Robert May
This is a handsome brute. Looking forward to the proper Discovery soon.
Robert May
Ford hasn't owned Land Rover since 2008. So your comment doesn't make much sense.
Robert May
Ford hasn't owned Land Rover since 2008.
Brian S Davis
Nice but not unique. Very much Fordesque.
Francisco Giordano
Like Rover, like Porsche!, disolving.
Jake Clayton
It should look like a Discovery, not a Ford Edge.
X'heikh Omer
i just fell in luv..great update.
Rahefee Ali Al-imir
Ford should of thought about this one.. This might take over the xplorer limited sales...
Everett Fox
I see the eloquent look is expanding in there line up.not bad

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