Land Rover has been very mysterious with the unveiling of the all new Discovery Sport. Like a breadcrumb trail we have been given small nibbles, but now we finally got a taste and boy was it delicious.
Originally unveiled as a concept car at the New York Auto Show there has been much anticipation to see which features and design concepts would be use on this compact SUV.
The Inside View
The next breadcrumb came from a camouflage wrap. Through the wrap you are able to peek into the interior packaging that shows the unique seating arrangement of the compact SUV. Featuring the expected 5 seats, the unexpected is the additional 2 seats in the rear offering a bonus 5+2 configuration which makes excellent use of SUV’s space. The goal of the design was to be practical, while using well designed components and innovative technology to keep the vehicle compact, yet still meeting the SUV customer’s desires.
The 2015 Discovery Sport took to film for its debut and was captured at Spaceport America, the home of Virgin Galactic and Land Rover’s latest partner. Along with the model details Land Rover announced a contest that would coordinate with the product launch. Aspiring astronauts from around the globe can compete for the chance to take three of their friends into space to view the earth and experience out-of-seat zero gravity.
The Discover Sport SUV will deliver a blend of refined capability and versatility in an efficient compact SUV. A 240hp turbocharged 2.0L engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission and standard four-wheel drive ensures that the Discovery Sport is ready for adventures.
The design of the Discovery Sport sets the stage for the new Discovery family with its optimized volume, design proportions, and overall stance. The excellend interior space utilization including high-quality materials and elegant storage solutions can be expected on the entire Discovery family. Other features that will be shared across the family is the Long-travel suspension and new multi-link rear suspension, making for a comfortable ride on and off the road that Land Rover customers expect.
“Looking at the new design of the Discovery Sport I am impressed with the new look and versatility compared to other premium compact SUVs,” commented Duane Sanders, General Manager of Santa Barbara Auto Group. “This new design direction will connect with customers on a emotional level as they engage with the new design.”
The new Discovery Sport will go on sale in the U.S. in early 2015 with a starting price of $37,995. Contact your local Land Rover dealer for full details and to stay up-to-date on the latest news from Land Rover about this exciting new SUV.
About Land Rover Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Auto Group is conveniently located off the 101 and Hope Ave and proudly serves Santa Barbara and the greater Southern California area. Santa Barbara Auto Group is an authorized Land Rover dealer and features a wide array of new and pre-owned Land Rover vehicles. As a premier Land Rover dealership, Land Rover Santa Barbara welcomes drivers and is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Furthermore, the fully trained Land Rover auto repair technicians will keep your Land Rover in top running conditions.
Land Rover Santa Barbara
402 S Hope Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93105