Thursday, September 4, 2014

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Starts At $38,920 Early Next Year

The 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport seven-passenger compact SUV with a 240 horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, nine-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive will cost $38,920 (including $925 destination and delivery fee) when it goes on sale early next year alongside the existing seven-seat Land Rover LR4. It's the same turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine as the Range Rover Evoque. Discovery Sport is built on a 107.9-inch wheelbase with a 180.7-inch overall length.

The standard infotainment system uses an 8-inch touchscreen display with access to audio, climate, telephone and navigation functions, while users can swipe to an additional two screens for WiFi hotspots, 4x4i and off-road displays, Eco Data and ambient lighting control. Satellite navigation is standard and features advanced 3D city models and landmarks. Voice commands can be used for satellite navigation and to select radio stations, dial phone numbers or to access stored contacts from the phonebook.

Features include: Terrain Response® for off-road and slippery-condition driving, Hill Descent Control® for negotiating steep inclines off-road, Gradient Release Control® progressively releases the brakes when moving away on an incline for maximum control, Roll Stability Control designed to detect the onset of a rollover and applies the brakes to the outer wheels to bring the vehicle under control.