It may look like an Evoque, but the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport is a whole different animal. Sporting a revised multilink rear suspension, room for seven passengers, and enhanced off-road capability, the newest Disco is a rugged, flexible, and economical alternative to its bigger brothers, the Range Rover Sport and the LR4.
Watch the TFLcar snowy off-road review of the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport below, straight from the majestic landscape of Iceland:
All around, the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport has proven its worth to us as a capable off-road machine. Four-wheel-drive is standard, along with Land Rover’s Terrain Response system. Coupled with a new multilink rear suspension and 8.3/9.4 front/rear inches of ground clearance , the new Disco can tackle obstacles, and not just those of the urban variety.
Offering a 240 HP, turbocharged four-cylinder engine and nine-speed automatic transmission as its only powertrain, the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport feels much like the quick and agile Evoque on smooth pavement. Options include a fixed-glass roof and, for the first time in Land Rover’s smaller offerings, a seven-passenger seating configuration. While the third row isn’t large by any means, it is perfectly capable of holding little ones or even young adults for short stints.
With a starting MSRP of $37,995 (including destination), the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport offers flexibility, exclusivity, and the company’s hallmark off-road capability at a solid price point. Expect availability by mid-2015, with other Land Rover models including the LR4’s replacement debuting shortly thereafter.
For even more information, watch the TFLcar “Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know” video on the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport below: