2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
A luxurious and premium compact SUV from Land Rover was totally unexpected but perhaps these legendary SUV makers has planned to launch a product which will perhaps be more practical and which separates the compact SUV’s from the bigger Land Rover SUV’s. It was secret project for a very long time but finally Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer, Gerry McGovern, made it official at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, that the new product will be called the Discovery Sport and it will go on sale from the year 2015 onward. He also included that this will be their first product which will carry some of the features of the Discovery Vision Concept unveiled at the New York Auto Show.
There were many speculations about how this new SUV will look like and how will it differ from the already existing Discovery family. Remember it is also the replacement of the Freelander so it have to be better than the existing vehicle, with the new Discovery Sport Land Rover will target new types of buyers who loves to own a stylish, compact and premium luxury SUV. Few days earlier Land Rover released some official images of the Discovery Sport being tested with a creative camouflage which clearly revealed its 5+2 seating configuration.
Recently Land Rover released yet another video in which the cabin and some of the other interior details are highlighted and from just a small glimpse it is clear that Land Rover has done a fantastic job with the new cabin. Now that Land Rover has finally released official images of Discovery Sport inspired from the Discover Sport Vision concept, we can certainly say that this new vehicle looks like nothing else. Remember this is a compact SUV but comes with 5+2 seating options and also keeping the heritage in mind this SUV definitely has the Land Rover’s DNA of being a capable offroader too. This new family member from Land Rover will definitely go on sale in the Indian market by the second half of 2015.
Updated 20/08/14 Land Rover launched a teaser video of the cabin of the upcoming Discovery Sport.
Updated 29/07/14 Land Rover launched some official images of the Discovery Sport being tested with the camouflage.
Update 02/09/15: Land Rover launched the Discovery sport in India today with prices starting at INR. 46.5 Lakhs (ex showroom Mumbai). The Discover Sport will be replacing the existing Freelander in India.
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