Landrover Discovery

Landrover Discovery

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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FIRST OFFICIAL IMAGES OF THE CAMOUFLAGED DISCOVER SPORT

Land Rover Released some official images of the Land Rover Discover Sport being tested with a creative Camouflage which clearly shows it 5+2 seating options.

EXTERIOR

"new Discovery Sport does not look boxy at all more importantly this SUV looks compact and well proportioned"

As already mentioned above this is the first member of the new Discovery family, the Discovery Sport design has been inspired from the Discovery sport Vision Concept.

A major issue with almost all the Land Rover SUV’s is their boxy designs but this new Discovery Sport does not look boxy at all more importantly this SUV looks compact and well proportioned. The front with its newly designed grille and very minutely designed headlamps gives the SUV a dominating character, the front is further accented by the newly sculpted bonnet and the huge sculpted front bumper. While the side profile with the huge glass area looks really interesting, take a closer look and you will notice that the roofline gently descends towards the rear of the SUV which actually make the SUV appear sportier. Towards the rear of this SUV there is newly designed tail lamps which looks extremely futuristic and the presence of rear spoiler make things more interesting.

DIMENSION

Length 4599 mm
Width 2173 mm
Height 1724 mm
Wheelbase 2741 mm

INTERIOR

"The Discovery Sport interior is built of high quality materials, the interior is really practical"

Land Rover also unveiled a short video and few images of the interiors of the upcoming Discovery Sport. The Discovery Sport will be unveiled infront of the crowd at the Paris Motor Show.
In the above provided video you can clearly watch that the cabin and some of its features are highlighted as well as teased. The Discovery Sport will feature unique 5+2 flexible seating layout while it will also come with a full panoramic roof. Gerry McGovern, Design Director and Chief Creative Officer said the Discovery Sport with its 5+2 seating will provide generous load space and will feature configurable seating. He also added that the upcoming compact SUV from Land Rover truly deserves to wear the Discovery badge.

The Discovery Sport interior is built of high quality materials, the interior is really practical because it comes with plenty of storage options integrated into the cabin itself, there are four 12 V sockets and six USB charging socket which are available with all the three rows of seating via which the occupants can charge multiple electronic instruments. Although this is a compact SUV but Land Rover has designed it in such a way that it supports 5+2 seating.

The new Discovery Sport also comes with all-new multi-link rear axle which not only allows impressive and engaging driving dynamics but also an impressive space behind the rear seats. At the front the Discovery Sport also gets Head-Up Display which will help the driver to concentrate more on the roade while driving and also stay informed at the same time, In the center console an all-new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system will keep the occupants entertained, the tilt-and-slide row-two seating will allow maximum interior configurability.

DRIVETRAIN

The Land Rover Discovery Sport has been launched in India with the 2.2 Litre diesel engine option which is available in two states of tune.

The TD4 variant produces about 148 BHp of peak power and 400 Nm of torque while the more powerful SD4 variant produces about 188 BHP of peak power and 420 NM of torque. All the models of the Discovery sport comes paired to a 9 speed automatic transmission which also does duty with the drivetrains of the Evoque. Apart from the 9 speed gearbox all the variant of the Discovery Sport also gets terrain response system, power assisted steering wheel etc.

RIDE AND HANDLING

The Land Rover Discovery Sport is built around on a steel monocoque chassis which is also used by other Land Rover SUV’s like the stylish Evoque. The Discovery Sport has been fitted with existing strut front long-travel suspension and the new and improved coil-sprung multi-link rear suspension which makes sure that the SUV is always refined and comfortable both on and off road.

This may be a compact SUV and also weighs much lesser than the existing Freelander but it has all the Land Rovers capabilities of performing some serious offroading duty, this SUV has a breakover angles of 25, 31 and 21 degrees respectively while it also comes with Land Rovers popular Terrain response technology and water wading capability of 600 meters. This SUV also sports a new and improved braking system which adds to handling characteristics of the SUV.

SAFETY FEATURES

All the variant of the Discovery Sport which has been laubched in India gets Hill Descent control, ANti Lock Braking system, Electronic Traction control, Roll stability Control, Dynamic Stability Control and Park Assist system.

The Land Rover Discovery Sport comes with plenty of safety features which include a pedestrian airbag, autonomous emergency braking and also a bodyshell which is built with ultra-high-strength steel and lightweight aluminium.

PRICES

Land Rover launched the Discovery Sport and it will be brought in the market via the CKD route. The ex showroom prices of the Discover sport has been provided below:

Variant Price (in lakhs ex showroom Mumbai)
2.2L TD4 Diesel S (5 Seats) 46.10
2.2L TD4 Diesel SE (5 Seats) 51.01
2.2L TD4 Diesel SE (5+2 Seats) 52.50
2.2L TD4 Diesel HSE (5 Seats) 53.34
2.2L TD4 Diesel HSE (5+2 Seats) 54.83
2.2L SD4 Diesel HSE Luxury (5 Seats) 60.70
2.2L SD4 Diesel HSE Luxury (5+2 Seats) 62.18

All Land Rover Discovery Sport models carry a standard 3 year/ 1,00,000km warranty (whichever is earlier).

COMPETITION

The upcoming Discovery Sport will face some tough competition from the Audi Q5 when it will be launched in the Indian market.

BMW X3

The third generation X3 has not received a huge amount of change on its exterior but it surely has everything to it which will help it to compete with its rivals in its segment. The X3 is available with two engine options in India the X Drive 20D which is powered by a four cylinder diesel unit and it is capable of producing about 184 of maximum power at 4000 rpm and 380 Nm of torque between 1,750 – 2,750 rpm while the more powerful straight 6 cylinder diesel engine produces about 258 bhp of maximum power and 560 Nm of massive torque between 2,000-2,750 rpm. Both these engines come mated to a 8 speed automatic transmission.

Audi Q5

It was launched in the Indian market back in the year 2009 and although it didn’t became as popular as its big brother the Q7 we have to agree that this too is one worthy SUV. This SUV is available with both diesel and petrol engine options which is its biggest advantage. The 1984cc 4-cyls in-line direct injection turbo-petrol engine generates maximum power of 221bhp at 4500-6200rpm and 35.6kgm of torque at 1750-4500rpm, the other 1968cc 4-cyl inline turbo diesel engine generates 174bhp of maximum power at 1750-2500rpm and 38.7kgm at 1500-2500rpm. Whereas the bigger 2967cc V6 turbo diesel engine generates 245bhp of maximum power at 4000-4500rpm and maximum torque of 59 kgm at 1400-3250rpm. The pricing of this SUV starts from about Rs. 43.17 Lakhs.

CONCLUSION

The Land Rover Dicsovery Sport definitely brings with it fresh new styling and many modern technologies. This new SUV will be built at the Land Rover Plant in Halewood, U.K and will be available in more than 170 markets across the World.

Do not expect these engines to be over enthusiastic but it can certainly take you to different places. The huge amount of torque on the other hand will help you to actually overcome any obstacles if you plan to take your vehicle offroad. This Land Rover has got some offroading capability which are further supported by the terrain responsive system. Apart from all that the vehicle also has good departure and approach and even ramp breakover angles. It can also wade through 600 mm of water which is pretty impressive for this SUV.

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Land Rover Launches New Discovery Sport

DATE:03/09/14

- Land Rover reveals the world’s most versatile and capable premium compact SUV
- Bold and progressive design defines all-new Discovery family
- Design leadership and engineering integrity have created the ultimate use of interior space with class-leading versatility and optional 5+2 seating
- Discovery Sport revealed digitally at Spaceport America with news of Galactic
- Discovery competition to send four winners to space with Virgin Galactic

Land Rover has revealed the new Discovery Sport, the world’s most versatile and capable premium compact SUV. The first member of the new Discovery family, Discovery Sport, features 5+2 seating in a footprint no larger than existing 5-seat premium SUVs.

Discovery Sport’s progressive new design approach defines the new Discovery family with optimised volume, proportions and stance. Its design leadership combines with engineering integrity to result in a dynamic profile, the ultimate use of interior space and 5+2 seating configurability.

"Our challenge has been to combine premium design with exceptional versatility; the two attributes must work in harmony," said Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer. "I’m proud to say we’ve achieved that; Discovery Sport’s dynamic design will resonate on an emotional level with consumers, and this vehicle is more versatile than any other premium compact SUV on the market."
Land Rover digitally revealed the new Discovery Sport at Spaceport America in New Mexico, USA, also launching the Land Rover Galactic Discovery competition. Four friends are set to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to space with Land Rover’s global partner, Virgin Galactic as part of an innovative digital competition at www.landrover.com/gotospace.

This spirit of adventure is reflected in Discovery Sport’s interior, which has been designed with customers at its core. It features high-quality materials and a strong vertical centre console graphic to reflect the premium design of the exterior, while the core Discovery value of versatility is evident everywhere. Storage solutions are integrated into the cabin and up to four 12V power points and six USB charging sockets can be specified for all three rows of seating, allowing multiple electronic devices to be charged simultaneously.

A host of innovations have allowed Discovery Sport to introduce the versatility of 5+2 seating into the premium compact SUV class for the first time. An all-new multi-link rear axle not only provides engaging driving dynamics but it also provides ample and flexible cabin space behind the second row.

Coupled with supple long-travel suspension, the innovative rear axle also ensures the Discovery Sport is comfortable, refined and rewarding to drive on-road, while retaining the breadth of all-terrain capability for which Land Rover is world-renowned. In fact, with approach, departure and breakover angles of 25, 31 and 21 degrees respectively, Terrain Response® technology, and the ability to wade to 600mm, Discovery Sport offers class-leading capability in all conditions.

As with every new Land Rover, safety has been a key priority in the development of the new Discovery Sport, resulting in a first-in-class pedestrian airbag, autonomous emergency braking, and a state-of-the-art bodyshell featuring both ultra-high-strength steel and lightweight aluminium.

This represents a fraction of the advanced equipment available in Discovery Sport, which also includes Head-Up Display, an all-new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and tilt-and-slide row-two seating for maximum interior configurability.
At launch the Discovery Sport will be equipped with a range of four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines. Both the all-alloy Si4 2.0-litre petrol engine and the 2.2-litre turbodiesel feature stop-start technology, high-pressure direct injection, low-friction internal components and smart regenerative charging for outstanding performance and economy.

Later in 2015, a highly efficient ED4 turbodiesel engine will join the range with CO2 emissions of just 119g/km*. Both 9-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions are available, along with a choice of two- or four-wheel-drive.
"Not only does Discovery Sport mark the introduction of the first new member of our expanding Discovery family, it also brings the versatility of 5+2 seating to the compact premium SUV market," said Phil Popham, Jaguar Land Rover Group Marketing Director. "Discovery Sport’s versatility is a key differentiator. It is quite simply the most accomplished vehicle in its segment."

Discovery Sport will be produced at Land Rover’s award-winning manufacturing facility at Halewood, Liverpool. It goes on sale in early 2015 alongside the existing seven-seat Land Rover Discovery in over 170 markets worldwide.

DATE: 20/08/14

Land Rover Previews New Discovery Sport Interior

- Short film provides first look inside new Discovery Sport
- Land Rover and Virgin Galactic to take partnership to next level
- Log on to Landrover.com on 3rd September 2014 to see the official global reveal of new Land Rover premium compact SUV online

Land Rover has revealed a first look inside Discovery Sport with the release of a short film showing glimpses of the cabin design. The bold new premium, compact SUV is the first member of the new Discovery family. Inspired by the Discovery Vision Concept, it features versatile 5+2 seating.

In the film, viewers are shown around the new Discovery Sport’s interior as the camera glides through the cabin. The footage reveals details of the highly flexible first-in-class seating layout and shows desirable features including a full panoramic roof.
Gerry McGovern, Design Director and Chief Creative Officer said: "Versatility is a fundamental element of the Discovery family and with 5+2 seating, generous load space and configurable seating the new Discovery Sport truly deserves to wear the Discovery badge."

Discovery Sport will be unveiled to the world on 3rd September at 00:01 BST. To see the digital reveal and find out how Land Rover and Virgin Galactic will take their exciting partnership to the next level, log onto Landrover.com.

DATE:05/08/14

Land Rover and Virgin Galactic Provide Unique Insight Into Test and Development Programmes

- Partners Land Rover and Virgin Galactic make progress in the world of testing and development of new vehicles - on land and in space
- New Discovery Sport entering final development phase, with prototype fleets testing globally
- Land Rover is the first global partner of pioneering commercial spaceline Virgin Galactic

Global partners in adventure, innovation and exploration, Land Rover and Virgin Galactic, have opened the doors on the world of prototype testing and development. For the first time both brands compare the parallels and complexities behind the test and development of a new vehicle. Both Land Rover and Virgin Galactic have used their partnership to share values and experiences that have steered each brand to develop cutting edge technologies for both land and space.

The pioneering partnership, announced in April this year, has continued to make strides through Land Rover’s continued development of the new Discovery Sport vehicle while Virgin Galactic moves closer to the launch of the world’s first spaceline.
As the new Discovery Sport enters its final testing phase, Land Rover and Virgin Galactic, which continues its flight test and engineering programs ahead of the launch of its commercial spaceflight programme, are giving a glimpse of what goes into their test and development programmes.

Murray Dietsch, Programme Director, Land Rover, said: "There is a common philosophy towards engineering between Land Rover and our partners Virgin Galactic. We start with an idea and build from there, spending years refining a design and completing virtual testing before the first prototypes see the tarmac. As our partnership with Virgin Galactic develops, it will be fascinating to get closer to their team and explore common areas of engineering and expertise.

"Discovery Sport prototypes have covered approximately 750,000 miles during the testing phase, in some of the world’s harshest and most challenging terrains and climates. A total of 181 prototype vehicles were built, completing over 11,000 tests over their lifetimes around the globe, ensuring total confidence in the robustness of build and design of the vehicles."

"As we look to launching the world’s first spaceline, Virgin Galactic continues to push boundaries and develop pioneering new innovations that bring to life our vision," said George Whitesides, CEO of Virgin Galactic. "In engineering and design, like Land Rover, our focus is on precision, ingenuity, and unparalleled design."

DATE:29/07/14

Land Rover Reveals Third Row Seating For Discovery Sport

- Ahead of its official reveal, Land Rover uncovers innovative camouflaged Discovery Sport
- New compact SUV remains true to Discovery family with option of a third row of rear seats
- Latest camouflage wrap gives clearest view yet of vehicle’s design
- Prototype vehicles leave Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood plant to embark on final testing stages

Land Rover has dropped the biggest hint yet towards the design of Discovery Sport, with the debut of a new camouflage wrap confirming that the new compact SUV will be available with 5+2 seating.

As if ’peeling back’ the outer layer of the vehicle, the camouflage reveals that the Discovery Sport will in fact have the option of two seats in the third row, enhancing its versatility and appeal as a compact, family SUV.

Prototype cars sporting the new camouflage design left Halewood, UK, where the Discovery Sport will be manufactured, to embark on final testing and development activity across several continents.

"As you would expect from a Discovery, the versatile Discovery Sport will feature optional 5+2 seating, offering spacious load space and configurable seating, while still retaining a more compact footprint than traditional 5-seat SUVs," said Gerry McGovern, Design Director and Chief Creative Officer for Land Rover.
Discovery Sport will go on sale alongside the existing Discovery in 2015.

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2017 Land Rover Discovery
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Land Rover recently gave us a preview of their upcoming new generation Discovery with a teaser image of its front profile. The new Discovery will debut at the upcoming 2016 Paris Motor Show which will be held towards the end of the month of September.

This mid-sized SUV from Land Rover is one of the prestigious models from the British car maker which has been in the market since 1989. The upcoming Discovery which will grace the product lineup will be their third generation vehicle. The new generation model front profile has only been revealed which clearly shows that the new SUV has gotten over its boxy design and now has adopted a more modern design cues from the new generation LR vehicle family.

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Update 29.09.2016:-Land Rover Discovery has made its world debut on the eve of Paris Motor show. We have updated this review accordingly

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It was not long ago, the Land Rover Discovery Sport was launched. The compact SUV from the legendary luxury SUV manufacturer was quite unexpected indeed, but somehow they changed their mind, and brought us a luxurious compact SUV which is fully loaded with attractive features and unique technologies.

Land Rover vehicles always come spacious, comfortable and luxurious, let alone the supreme off roading capability. This new SUV comes with various unique features which make it out of the league. Available in 170 global markets, it has already attracted more than 40000 customers worldwide, and the number is growing rapidly. The vehicle comes packed with advanced technologies, from head to toe. Such as, it comes with a combination of 43 sensors which measure everything from cabin air quality and solar intensity, to windscreen mist and rain, and that too without any input from the driver. The car comes with an uniquely innovative technology of stereo video camera, which scans road ahead and recognizes vehicles, lanes and even road signs.

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Land Rover Discovery Sport gets New Dynamic Design And Efficiency Boost
Land Rover Discovery Sport gets New Dynamic Design And Efficiency Boost
Land Rover Discovery Sport gets New Dynamic Design And Efficiency Boost

Land Rover revealed a new Discovery Sport, which comes in dynamic design and better performance. The British luxury automobile manufacturer revealed the vehicle at the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show. This new car comes named as Discovery Dynamic Sports.

The new premium luxury compact SUV comes with unique design, and stylish details and colour, which make this car distinguishing from the standard model. Beside the enhanced visual appeal, this car comes equipped with features like All Terrain Progress Control (ATPC), Gesture Tailgate. The new Discovery Sport Dynamic features a number of exterior enhancements. These features include Narvik Black exterior details, body coloured mouldings and door claddings which makes this car even more muscular. The customers get a choice of an unique new 19 inch wheel design which comes in Satin Dark Grey, or a 20 inch Gloss Black wheel. The interior of the car comes in new impressive colours and detailing, the new Dynamic design option creates a powerful and striking impression.

Apart from luxury Land Rover vehicles are known for their sheer off roading capability. The off roading capability of the Discovery Sport Dynamic is heightened by the introduction of All Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) for 2016. ATPC is an advanced system which enables drivers to set and maintain a steady speed during off road driving. Developed by the Land Rover’s all terrain specialists, ATPC functions similarly to a cruise control system, and it is operational between 2 kmph and 30 kmph. The ATPC system adapts the vehicle’s behaviour according to the terrain, allowing even the novice users the control of an expert off road driver. ATPC also sports a dedicated Launch feature, which allows the vehicle to pull away smoothly and easily, even on critically low friction surfaces like ice, snow or wet grass.

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A phenomenal Silver jubilee of Land Rover Discovery: Video

A phenomenal Silver jubilee of Land Rover Discovery: Video

A phenomenal Silver jubilee of Land Rover Discovery: Video

Land Rover Discovery has been a great car from the British automobile giant Land Rover, for more than 25 years. Just last year the luxury SUV manufacturer celebrated 25 years of Discovery. On the occasion of the silver jubilee of this astounding car Land Rover launched a few videos, where people from across the globe captured their ‘Discovery’ experiences through lenses. This video shows how Land Rover Discovery has taken on various off roading challenges around every corner of the globe, in every circumstance.

This compilation of so many Discovery experiences collectively made a video tribute to the Land Rover Discovery itself. The Land Rover launched a XXV Special Edition Land Rover Discovery with distinctive visual style and premium interior. This luxury family SUV was launched in 1989 for the first time. Since then Land Rover has sold more than one million Discovery worldwide. The latest version of Discovery comes with three types of V6 engines. This car comes priced at around INR. 45 lakhs. Although Land Rover Discovery has fierce rival like the BMW X5, but the Discovery name itself attracts the customers. The British luxury SUV manufacturer recently launched Discovery Sports in India, which they claim is the most luxurious and sporty SUV of all time.

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2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
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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2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Caught Testing On Indian Roads (Spy Shots)

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Caught Testing On Indian Roads (Spy Shots)

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Caught Testing On Indian Roads (Spy Shots)
2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Caught Testing On Indian Roads (Spy Shots)
2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Caught Testing On Indian Roads (Spy Shots)
2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Caught Testing On Indian Roads (Spy Shots)

This will definitely catch your attention because the Land Rover Discovery Sport was caught being tested on the roads of Mumbai which gives only one indication and that is Land Rover will be launching their newest SUV soon in the Indian market.

The new Discovery Sport is a replacement for the already existing Freelander2 SUV and it uses the same platform which is also shared with the Evoque. This SUV will be imported and sold in the market via the CKD route and thus it will be assembled at the company’s Pune facility and will also be priced aggressively.

When it comes to styling surely the Discovery Sport won’t disappoint anyone because the new SUV styling has been inspired mostly from all the new generation Land Rover vehicles including the Range Rover Sport and Evoque. Towards the front the Sport has been equipped with Xenon headlamps and horizontally position fog lamps while the front grille looks almost identical to the ones you find the other Range Rover vehicles beside all these you will also notice a muscular looking front bumper completed with skid plates as well.

The side profile of the SUV looks little less boxy mainly because of its aerodynamic design while the huge wheel arches and impressive ground clearance definitely will help you if you ever feel like taking this SUV off the tarmac. Towards the rear you can also notice some interesting looking LED taillamps as well.

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Land Rover Discovery Sport Launch In Mid-2015

Land Rover Discovery Sport Launch In Mid-2015

Land Rover Discovery Sport Launch In Mid-2015

Land Rover Discovery Sport which was introduced recently to the world and replaces the Freelander 2 will be launched in the month of August 2015 in India. This SUV has been built on the same platform which supports the Range Rover Evoque but Land Rover made plenty of modification to this platform in order to support the new SUV.

The Discovery Sport will be assembled locally at the Land Rovers Pune facility and thus expect the entry level SUV from Land Rovers pricing to be competitive. This SUV will compete against the already existing Audi Q5 and BMW X3. Although this SUV is not as big as other Land Rover SUV’s but it comes with a 3rd row seating but don’t expect the 3rd row to be spacious like the other bigger 7 seater SUV’s . The Discovery Sport definitely looks aggressive and will be equipped with Land Rover’s new InControl touchscreen infotainment system which is easy to operate, while for the comfort of the passengers inside the Discovery Sport also gets duel zone climate control and lastly Panoramic Sunroof. ZThe Discovery Sport also gets Land Rovers popular Terrain Response four-wheel-drive system which makes the SUV an equally good performer beyond the tarmac just like any other Land Rover SUV’s.

Expect the upcoming Discovery Sport to get the 2.2 Litre diesel unit under the hood which will most probably be available with 2 states of tune one producing 150 Ps of peak power while the other will produce about 190 Ps of peak power, this diesel unit will be equipped with a 9 speed automatic gearbox. Because this SUV will be assembled in India expect the pricing to be within 40-50 Lakh bracket (ex showroom).

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Video: Is The Land Rover Discovery Sport A Capable Off-Roader?

Video: Is The Land Rover Discovery Sport A Capable Off-Roader?

Video: Is The Land Rover Discovery Sport A Capable Off-Roader?

We all are quite aware of this newly introduced SUV from the stable of one of the most iconic British automobile manufacturer of all time Land Rover, christened as the Discovery Sport this SUV although is smaller than the Freelander but is the one which replaces it.

The Discovery Sport also extends the Discovery family and thus it carries a lot of responsibility on its shoulder as well. The Land Rover officials call the newest member an extremely capable and versatile SUV which also has offroading genes in its DNA afterall it’s a Land Rover by heart. In this video you can watch Autocar UK tests the offroading capabilities of the new Discovery Sport in one of the most toughest and unforgiving terrains of Iceland.

The Discovery Sport is based on the Evoque platform and under the bonnet you will find a 2.2 Litre turbo diesel unit which also powers the Evoque and used to power the Freelander as well. This tried and tested diesel unit mated to a 9 speed automatic gearbox produces about 187 Bhp of peak power at 3500 rpm and 310 Lb ft of torque at 1750 rpm. This transmission sends power to all the 4 wheels and makes it an extremely capable SUV which can actually take you out of any situation plus the terrain response system and all those electronics that Land Rover has fitted inside the SUV really makes this SUV a true off road performer.

Enjoy the video and find out more about this new Land Rover Discovery Sport and its offroading capabilities and do share with us your impression of this new SUV which will also make it to the Indian shores as well soon.

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Video: 2014 Paris Motor Show Land Rover Discovery Sport Debut

Video: 2014 Paris Motor Show Land Rover Discovery Sport Debut

Video: 2014 Paris Motor Show Land Rover Discovery Sport Debut
Video: 2014 Paris Motor Show Land Rover Discovery Sport Debut
Video: 2014 Paris Motor Show Land Rover Discovery Sport Debut
Video: 2014 Paris Motor Show Land Rover Discovery Sport Debut
Video: 2014 Paris Motor Show Land Rover Discovery Sport Debut
Video: 2014 Paris Motor Show Land Rover Discovery Sport Debut
Video: 2014 Paris Motor Show Land Rover Discovery Sport Debut
Video: 2014 Paris Motor Show Land Rover Discovery Sport Debut

Land Rover unveiled their latest product the Discovery Sport at the 2014 Paris Motor show but the most interesting thing was that this SUV made its appearance in style.

A pair of Discovery Sport aboard an 80 meter barge on the river Seine marked the arrival of the iconic brand’s newest premium compact SUV. The Barge was decorated with seven pairs of brightly colored, giant-sized Wellington boots which has been present there to represent the SUV’s new 5+2 seating layout alongside Land Rovers capability to take on any extreme outdoor situations. Supermodel and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley too made a surprise appearance at this event. After the barge with the two SUV’s onboard made its appearance infront of the public it continued its journey down the River Seine and cruised past the Parisian landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame Cathedral.

The Discover Sport was first revealed at the Virgin Galactic’s Spaceport America facility in New Mexico, USA, on 3rd September, the vehicle automatically attracted attention of millions of people soon after it was revealed. The compact Discover Sport SUV is targeted mainly towards those customers who may never have considered owning a Land Rover before. Mr. Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer said that "It is quite simply the most accomplished vehicle in its segment.

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2015 Land Rover Discovery

2015 Land Rover Discovery

2015 Land Rover Discovery
2015 Land Rover Discovery
2015 Land Rover Discovery
2015 Land Rover Discovery
2015 Land Rover Discovery
2015 Land Rover Discovery
2015 Land Rover Discovery
2015 Land Rover Discovery

Land Rover vehicles are known for their superb ride quality; anywhere go capability and sophisticated and classy cabin to keep you cocooned with utmost luxury while the SUV overcomes the toughest terrains to help you reach towards your destination. Not only the brand but all the Land Rover products are truly iconic by every means and there is no doubt in the fact that no other SUVs can match a Land Rovers performance when things go beyond the tarmac.

The Discovery which was introduces back in the year 1989 equally enjoys the same status and respect like any other Land Rover products and is well known for its tough build quality, powerful engine and luxurious interiors although some people might complain about its boxy design and odd shape but you have to keep in mind that this is just an SUV, so what else can you expect out of it. The Discovery crossed a prestigious milestone and rolled out the one millionth examples from their Solihull production line in March 2012 which gives you an idea of its popularity across the world.

Recently Land Rover showcased their 2015 Discovery and also launched a special edition Discovery on its 25th anniversary and also added two new base versions which are also priced lower than the standard HSE and HSE luxury variants. Not only this, the new Discovery also gets many updated features and heightened level of in cabin luxury. Available with both diesel and petrol engine options and an advanced ZF 8-speed automatic transmission this Discovery definitely has improved performance than its predecessor.

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Land Rover Freelander to be called Discovery Sport

Land Rover Freelander to be called Discovery Sport

Land Rover Freelander to be called Discovery Sport

Land Rover will bring a special concept SUV to this year’s New York Auto Show. It is called the Discovery Vision Concept and is to be the basis for the replacement Discovery model. That said, Land Rover also has plans to replace the Freelander which sits right at the bottom of their portfolio.

The British marque has now revealed that the next Freelander will actually be called Discovery Sport. The official announcement will be made during the show but word is out that a new Discovery family is in the making. This also means that like the Range Rover family, the next Discovery will spawn another model which could be offered at a slightly lower price point and with a different character. The future Discovery family will be made up of four different variants including a seven-seat, five-seat and four-seat version.

Land Rover will also debut an innovative Transparent Bonnet Headup display at the NY auto show. The system is an application of HUD technology which incorporates live camera feeds to give the impression of a transparent or see-through bonnet.

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Details: Land Rover unveils Discovery Vision Concept

Details: Land Rover unveils Discovery Vision Concept

Details: Land Rover unveils Discovery Vision Concept
Details: Land Rover unveils Discovery Vision Concept
Details: Land Rover unveils Discovery Vision Concept
Details: Land Rover unveils Discovery Vision Concept
Details: Land Rover unveils Discovery Vision Concept
Details: Land Rover unveils Discovery Vision Concept

Land Rover has revealed the 2014 New York Auto Show bound Discovery Vision Concept. It is the first step towards a revolutionary change in design language for the rugged off-roader. If the Range Rover is for ferrying the high-class elite, then the Discovery has been the workhorse of the Land Rover family.

The new Discovery Concept has been designed around modern technology with innovative systems like Transparent Bonnet head-up display, Laser headlamps and gesture control, Terrain Response system with Remote Control Drive and Laser Terrain Scanning. The high versatile SUV features an infinitely adjustable seating configuration with space for seven and incorporating an even platform and social bench.

The 2014 Land Rover Discover Vision Concept would be one of the stars of this year’s New York Auto Show. The car made its debut alongside a scale model of the Virgin Galactic spacecraft on board the USS Interpid in Manhattan. The spacecraft is the brain child of Sir Richard Branson of Virgin and is amongst the pioneers of commercial space flight.

The Discover Vision Concept borrows cues from the current Land Rover line up. The slender grille and wrap around head lamps with a bold, upright stance is characteristic of modern Land Rovers. Unique design elements like the stepped roof and alpine lights make it on to the concept.

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2014 Land Rover Discovery

2014 Land Rover Discovery

2014 Land Rover Discovery
2014 Land Rover Discovery
2014 Land Rover Discovery
2014 Land Rover Discovery
2014 Land Rover Discovery
2014 Land Rover Discovery
2014 Land Rover Discovery
2014 Land Rover Discovery

For those who aren’t familiar with the Land Rover Discovery, know this. It’s just legendary. First introduced in 1989, a person would only consider a Discovery if his day-to-day activities involved ferrying his family across a murky swamp or through a desert. It had the excellent, bulletproof chassis and the powertrain of the 1st-gen Range Rover, while it came with its own features like vast, boxy rear cabin, so that a farmer can fit a cow in there.

Since then the Disco has received extensive updates that focused on turning this farmer vehicle into a premium leather/wood suite on four wheels. But all that hasn’t compromised the true core value of a Land Rover, that is tackle through any terrain with seamless effort. And the new 2014 Land Rover Discovery continues to uplift that core value.

We’re not going into detail about the new Disco, as it’s just a subtle update over the previous model. This update is merely a cosmetic one that keeps the large 4x4 inline with the other models offered by the Sollihul-based brand.

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2010 Land Rover Discovery 4

2010 Land Rover Discovery 4

2010 Land Rover Discovery 4
2010 Land Rover Discovery 4
2010 Land Rover Discovery 4
2010 Land Rover Discovery 4
2010 Land Rover Discovery 4
2010 Land Rover Discovery 4
2010 Land Rover Discovery 4
2010 Land Rover Discovery 4

The Range Rover was far too expensive and to premium a vehicle to be taken off road. Think about it, who in their right mind would want to take out their SUV which would cost as much as a sportscar in an area which is sure to leave it a bit shaken to say the least. The other option was the Defender which was seen far too agricultural and basic. The Discovery was engineered to fill the gap between the Range Rover and the Defender. Land Rover first launched the Discovery in 1989 which used the old Range Rover chassis. In 1998 the manufacturer then launched the second-generation of the SUV which basically was an update version of the original Discovery and in 2004 the third and significantly different Discovery was launched. The Discovery now for the first time used a monocoque body under Ford’s ownership. This was a clean-sheet model and was funded during Land Rover’s period of ownership by Ford. The Discovery on sale, which is the 4th generation, was introduced in 2009 and this basically is an extensive facelift of the Discovery 3. The SUV is available in India at a price of Rs 62,03,362.

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2010 Land Rover Discovery 4

2010 Land Rover Discovery 4

2010 Land Rover Discovery 4
2010 Land Rover Discovery 4
2010 Land Rover Discovery 4
2010 Land Rover Discovery 4
2010 Land Rover Discovery 4
2010 Land Rover Discovery 4
2010 Land Rover Discovery 4
2010 Land Rover Discovery 4

There couldn’t have been a more apt name than ‘Discovery’ for a SUV. Even though today most SUV’s spend the better part of their life within confides, they come with the ‘go anywhere’ promise and ability. To discover the SUV’s 4WD abilities and explore new land is up to the driver. The fourth generation Land Rover Discovery has gained the reputation of being one of the world’s most versatile vehicles and along with its proven off road capabilities what works for the Discovery is its rough look and luxurious cabin.

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