Land Rover Discovery Sport Bound for Showrooms | Edmunds

Land Rover Discovery Sport Bound for Showrooms


Just the Facts:
  • The Land Rover Discovery Sport premium compact SUV will be the first member of the Discovery family, Jaguar Land Rover announced at the 2014 New York Auto Show.
  • It will arrive at dealerships in 2015.
  • The Discovery Sport will be patterned after the Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept.

NEW YORK — The Land Rover Discovery Sport premium compact SUV will be the first member of the Discovery family, Jaguar Land Rover announced at the 2014 New York Auto Show.

It will arrive at dealerships in 2015. Pricing and other details were not announced.

The Discovery Sport will be patterned after the Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept. It is expected to replace the Land Rover LR2 and compete with the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, among others.

?I am proud to confirm the nameplate that will make Discovery a family of vehicles for the first time,? said Gerry McGovern, Land Rover design director, in a statement. ?It will be called Discovery Sport.?

The seven-passenger Discovery Vision Concept is meant to be the template for a whole family of new vehicles from Land Rover. The concept is a showcase for future Jaguar Land Rover Technology, including intelligent laser headlights and gesture-responsive controls.

Edmunds says: The first details about the new Land Rover Discovery model begin to emerge.

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