2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Production Kicks Off | Edmunds

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Production Kicks Off


Just the Facts:
  • Production of the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport, the all-new compact luxury SUV addition to the Land Rover lineup, revved up late last week.
  • The Discovery Sport will make its U.S. debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.
  • Sales of the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport are scheduled to start in March.

HALEWOOD, England Production of the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport, the all-new compact luxury SUV addition to the Land Rover lineup, revved up late last week.

The Discovery Sport will make its U.S. debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.

"The launch marks another significant milestone in the product offensive for Jaguar Land Rover which will see the company deliver 50 significant production actions over the next five years," said Jaguar Land Rover in a statement.

Sales of the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport are scheduled to start in March.

Positioned below the Land Rover LR4, the Discovery Sport starts at $38,920, including a $925 destination charge.

The first production Discovery Sport will be given to Virgin Galactic, the automaker's partner.

The SUV will be "used by the team as they continue to prepare for the launch of the world's first commercial spaceline," according to Jaguar Land Rover.

Land Rover recently announced a Galactic Discovery competition with a $1 million prize, including a trip to space with Virgin Galactic for the winner and three guests. The competition is now extended to November 21.

Key competitors to the Discovery Sport include the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLK.

The EPA has not posted official fuel economy numbers on the 2015 Discovery Sport.

Edmunds says: All of the hoopla surrounding the launch of the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport means that the highly anticipated SUV will be in car shoppers' hands before too long.

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