Land Rover's Discovery Sport Has Arrived

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Land Rover is a famous British automobile brand, it was founded in 1948. It's headquarters are at Whitley, Coventry, United Kingdom. It is one of the oldest four wheel drive vehicle manufacturer, Jeep is the oldest before it.

The very first four wheel drive vehicle by Land Rover was designed by Maurice Wilks back in 1947 at his farm. He was the chief designer for Rover Company and was inspired by the Jeep that was used in World War 2 by the American soldiers.

Since its inception Land Rover has been owned by several companies. However, currently it is owned by Indian automobile giant Tata Motors. The Indian manufacturer acquired the British marquee in 2008 from its previous owners Ford.

Land Rover has been teasing the world with videos and images of its latest Discover Sport. They had recently announced their new Brand Ambassador, survival expert Bear Grylls. The new vehicle is based on the Freelander, which was launched roughly 17 years ago. They have revamped the vehicle and have given it a new name 'Land Rover Discovery Sport'.

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Land Rover has revealed its most premium SUV the Discovery Sport. They have priced the base model eD4 at INR 29,91,900 and its SD4 trim at INR 32,30,754 in United Kingdom. It has been designed keeping in mind to make it the most versatile and capable SUV in the world.

Land Rover Discovery Sport: Front

The new Discovery Sport by Land Rover has a bold and aggressive front. The Discovery badging in the front is prominent and cannot be missed. Land Rover logo has been hidden in the chrome grille, which is nice and small. The LED Daytime Running Lights have a new design and give the SUV more character. It gets a skid plate in front to protect the engine from off road elements. The foglamps have been placed high on the vehicles huge bumper.

Land Rover Discovery Sport: Side

The Land Rover Discovery Sport looks stylish and muscular from the side. However, the vehicle does not bulky or massively huge. The British manufacturer have provided trendy looking alloy wheels. The engineers have worked together to provide superior cabin space and provide a 5+2 seating arrangement.

Land Rover Discovery Sport: Rear

The rear end of Land Rover's Discovery Sport has very little going on, which is nice for a change. They have done an excellent job of replicating the LED ring from the front to the brake light behind. It has a large back window that provides excellent vision. They have also provided dual exhaust ports with a skid plate in the rear as well.

Land Rover Discovery Sport: Dashboard

The dashboard gets a clean look with all gadgets and equipment in easy reach of the driver. The steering wheel is big and has a few buttons on them. Land Rover has used premium quality leather as well as plastic to enhance its cabin appearance. The speedometer and tachometer are encompassed in huge dials with large and clear lettering.

Land Rover Discovery Sport: Front Seats

The front seats along with the rear have provided excellent quality leather. Land rove has provided bucket type seats, to provide comfort and support while driving the new Discovery Sport. They have paid special attention to driver comfort to enhance the driving experience.

Land Rover Discovery Sport: 5+2 Seating

Land Rover's Discovery Sport is being positioned as a family vehicle. Therefore it must have more space along with adequate seating. Both rows have decent legroom between them and is not cramped up. The last row seats can be folded down to increase storage space.

Land Rover Discovery Sport: Features

Land Rover will offer its Discovery Sport with pedestrian airbag, autonomous emergency braking along with state of the art bodyshell made out of lightweight aluminium. It also gets Terrain Response technology to wade up to 600 mm of water. In the front it gets an 8-inch infotainment system.

Land Rover Discovery Sport: Engine & Price

Land Rover will provide its Discovery Sport SD4 variant with a 2.2-litre, turbodiesel engine. It will feature high pressure direct injection along with start stop function. It will produce 187.32 horsepower and is mated to an optional 6-speed manual or a 9-speed automatic transmission. The SD model costs INR 32,30,754 in UK. The eD4 model specs have not been revealed, however, its pricing has been set at INR 29,91,900.

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Land Rover Discovery Sport AtSpaceport America.

Story first published: Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 14:04 [IST]
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