2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Gets New Tech and Styling Updates

More choices, more gadgets.

Some equipment and design upgrades are on the way for the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport, some of which we're a little bummed we couldn't have for our Four Seasons Disco Sport. There are no mechanical changes, but buyers can now opt for a few bits of advanced tech, as well as a wider range of color and trim options.

New for the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport is a Black Limited Edition trim, which builds on the current Black Design Pack and can be had either with Silicon Silver, Yulong White, or Carpathian Grey base paint. The Limited Edition adds a new Dynamic grille, privacy glass, and black-colored SPORT badging. There is also a new Dynamic Design Pack for HSE and HSE Lux models, adding more aggressive front and rear bumpers with integrated tailpipes, as well as black detailing to match the glossy 20-inch wheels. The Discovery Sport with Dynamic Design Pack starts at $38,690.

The Dynamic Design Pack also includes some new technology and safety features that are now available in the Land Rover Discovery Sport range. First is the new 10.2-inch InControl Touch Pro display screen, which is a big step up from the standard 8-inch InControl Touch screen. With Pro you get a wider net of connected apps, as well as a much faster quad-core Intel processor with a 60GB solid-state drive. We just sampled this screen on the new Jaguar F-Pace, and it's incredibly quick to respond to pinches and swipes for the navigation module, all without needing to wait for tiles to load.

Safety equipment like lane keep assist, a driver condition monitor to avoid drowsy driving, and an intelligent speed limiter to avoid accidentally speeding is now available as well.

Land Rover is also touting integration of Tile technology in the 2017 Discovery Sport, which aims to prevent you from losing important day-to-day items while shuffling around your usual routes. A little Bluetooth tracker can be attached to items like keys, cell phones, or tablets, and the display screen in the car will indicate if an item is missing. If it's been left somewhere, the car will route you to where it's located.

 

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