Discovery Sport: Compact with Big Surprises

Land Rover reveals the additional third row seating in the new Discovery Sport

After Land Rover unveiled its Discovery Vision Concept car at the New York International Auto Show, customers have be waiting not so patiently to find out more about the Discovery Sport model.  The Discovery Sport is the first model in the new Discovery family that is set to launch in 2015. As a new range of vehicles, this compact SUV is showing that it may be a smaller footprint, but its design has huge surprises inside.

The Inside View

Land Rover Cars LogoA picture is worth a thousand words and Land Rover chose to show how unique the Discovery Sport interior is by utilizing 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.


With a smaller footprint than traditional 5-seat SUVs, the Discovery sport utilized configurable seating and spacious load space allowing you more room for passengers or cargo depending on your changing needs.

“Today customers want the versatility to seat their friends when going on an adventure, or to haul their own gear on a weekend excursion,” shares Duane Sanders, General Manager of Santa Barbara Auto Group. “The Discovery Sport still has some more exciting features to reveal, but I know our customers will love the 5+2 flexible seating design.”

As prototype cars left the Halewood, UK manufacturing plant they were each sporting a camouflage wrap as they set off for various continents. Each prototype is undergoing final testing and development and is setting off to the harshes terrains to guarantee that while the Discovery Sport has a new design, it is still a Land Rover.

The Discovery Sport will be available for sale alongside the current Discovery model in 2015.

About Land Rover Santa Barbara

As an authorized Land Rover dealer, Santa Barbara Auto Group is conveniently located off the 101 and Hope Ave and proudly serves Santa Barbara and the greater Southern California area. The wide array of new and pre-owned Land Rover vehicles are available online or at the dealership.  As a premier Land Rover dealership, Land Rover Santa Barbara welcomes drivers and is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance.  Fully trained Land Rover auto repair technicians will keep your Land Rover in top running conditions.

Contact our experienced sales team to learn more about the exciting new Discovery family of vehicles. Set to launch in 2015 our sales staff will have the most current information about features and ordering this exciting line-up.

Land Rover Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 682-2000

2014-09-17T14:28:24+00:00September 17th, 2014|Land Rover|