2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport is a premium compact SUV made by Land Rover in a revised Land Rover range of vehicles with Discovery at Range Rover as a sub-brand. The new 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport sub-brand, the focus is on recreational vehicles, will initially feature two models, the compact Discovery Sports and the larger Discovery (sold as the LR4 in North America).
The future design direction of the 2017 Discovery Sport sub-brand was raised in the form of the Land Rover Discovery Vision concept, shown at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, and it was announced at the show that Gerry McGovern that the Land Rover Discovery Sport would be the first new model in the enlarged Discovery family.
The Land Rover Discovery Sport 2017 is based on the Land Rover LR-MS platform is a great change variant of the Ford EUCD platform adapted for off-road appliance, and equipped by range of 4-cylinder petrol and diesel engines Discovery Sport in five and 7-seat layouts, the need for Discovery models to appeal to family buyers.
2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Interior
The interior of the Discovery Sport is available in a seven-seat configuration, with the front row with two seats and three seats in 2nd row. The second-row seats slide and recline, and fold in a 60:40 configuration, fold forward to access to a third row of two seats permits where fitted. The third row seats are not designed for full-time use, and is described by Land Rover as suitable for children used to the age of 15 and social adult. They fold flat on the floor of the trunk when not in use. Isofix mounting points for child safety seats are fitted as standard.
The center console has an 8 inch (20 cm) touch screen allowing access in car entertainment, satellite navigation and institutions vehicle. The system, shared with the Jaguar XE, let smartphone connectivity and some models will allow the owner of the vehicle remote control, pre-heating of the interior or unlocking the car with a smartphone application.
2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Exterior
The Discovery Sport is styled by Gerry McGovern, who is responsible for the design of the original Freelander model. McGovern left Land Rover to Ford in 1999, before returning as Director of Advanced Design in 2004. He was advertised to design director Geoff Upex when retired in 2006, and is responsible for the design of all three current Range Rover models. His predecessor, Upex, was responsible for the Freelander 2 design.
The new 2017 Discovery Sport has a steel monocoque, the bonnet, wings, roof and tailgate are made of aluminum and a panoramic glass sunroof is available either as standard or as an optional extra depending on the model variant. A powered tailgate can also be specified as an option, with control operation remote.
In certain markets, the hood equipped with an airbag for pedestrians survivability improvement in the event of a collision. The airbag mounted in a panel at the back of the hood panel and protective head a pedestrian’s strike the base of the windshield.
2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Specification
Type: Luxury vehicle
MSRP: From $37,695
MPG: 20 city / 25 highway
Warranty: 4 yr/50,000 mi basic, 4 yr/50,000 mi powertrain
Dimensions: 181″ L x 75″ W x 68″ H
Engine: 2.0 L 4-cylinder
2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Configuration & Price
2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport SE $37,695
2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE $42,195
2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE LUX $46,595