Land Rover have revealed the new Discovery Sport as the vanguard to the new Discovery lineup. The compact SUV seats 7 in a 5+2 setup and comes with a 2.0 liter turbocharged engins that develops 240 horsepower. All-wheel drive is standard and delivered via a 9-speed autobox.
Features on the UK-built Sport include a new multi-link rear suspension, electric power-assisted steering and Terrain Response. It also comes in at a compact 459cm in length.
There is also an optional 8-inch touchscreen for infotainment (we hate that word) and a new autonomous braking system that can avoid collisions up to 32 mph and reduce their severity them up to 50 mph.
Halogen headlights daytime running lights are standard and can be upgraded to Xenon and LED respectively.
Color options include Fuji White, Santorini Black, Corris Grey, Indus Silver, Loire Blue, Scotia Grey, Kaikoura Stone, Firenze Red, and a limited edition Yulong White.
Five types of alloy wheel will be available in silver or gloss black finish.
Off-road features include the Terrain Response system that has settings for General, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud and Ruts, and Sand. The Discovery Sport also has Hill Descent Control, Gradient Release Control and Engine Torque Control.
The Discovery sport can take one-in-one slopes and make its way through 600mm of water.
Other options include Park Assist, Lane Departure Warning and Traffic Sign Recognition.
Prices will start at $37,995 and the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport will go on sale early in 2015.