2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Release Date, Price, Specs – The other vehicles in the Land Rover Discovery line-up were quite okay but they weren’t as superb as one might expect. The Freelancer tried a bit but was ageing and didn’t deliver much neither in terms of performance nor styling. The car which is going to keep the internet buzzing with searches is the new 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport.
The auto maker went for the name specifically because the new model is going to be a major overhaul of the previous model and will incorporate luxury, performance and general appeal. The new crossover is going to borrow much from the Evoque rather than the Discovery but that isn’t a bad thing.
The new 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport is going to get a similar engine as Jaguar uses, therefore buyers will not have a reason to complain about the performance let alone the fuel economy specs.
Additionally, the new vehicle is most likely going to replace the Freelander in almost all aspects especially in the small SUV segment, hence it should be able to deliver on any terrain. The following review will keep you updated on everything related to the 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport.
2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport exterior
The new 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport is going to be sleek, rounder and very handsome looking. It is going to ride on the Discovery Vision Concept which will dictate most of what to expect on the exterior styling.
The overall size of the SUV feels taut and compact if compared to the unwieldy and large Discovery and resembles as a larger sibling to the Evoque. At the front fascia, one will notice that it is now more curved and a little softer than any of its previous versions.
The new trellis grille is skirted by HID headlights that also have LED technology that have been set in a circular design and have distinctive points inside. The auto maker has said this design is meant to create a sense of a compass with the breakings within the LED’s signifying the 4 cardinal directions of a compass.
At the back of the machine are slimmer taillights with wraparound design which aid in the overall look. The auto maker has also claimed that the new machine is aerodynamic which has been attributed to the alterations in the wheel design and dimensions.
The new 2016 Land Rover Discovery Disco Sport will come with a whopping nine colours to choose from which will include Fuji White, Corris Grey, Santorini Black, Indus Silver, Scotia Grey, Loire Blue, Firenze Red, Yulong White and Kaikoura Stone. Moreover, buyers should also expect five different alloy wheel design options to choose from.
2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport interior
The interior of the new 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport is the one which is going to represent the overall magic. The auto maker were able to shove an extra set of seats at the back in order to create a magical 5+2 seating capacity arrangement.
The back seats are for children if you are conversant with the 2+2 nomenclature from some sport coupes. As expected, the cabin comes as a paradise and will come jam-packed with all the luxury heaven can offer.
Dazzling features to expect will include a twin-needle-stitched leather, configurable mood lighting, genuine metal interior and multi zone climate control feature. For increased comfort within the cabin, buyers have the option of reclining the second row of seats for the best seating position.
2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport engine
Under the hood of the new 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport is a set of new engines. The base will come with a 2L turbocharged Ingenium engine that will supplant the 2L EcoBoost which was present in the current model.
The engine will be able to generate 250 hp and 230 pounds of torque which we can’t complain about since it is for the base model. Another likely option will be the 2L Ingenium diesel engine that is going to be the most fuel economy powertrain in the world. It will be able to generate 150 hp.
The two engine will be made available with either a six-speed manual with a FWD or a nine-speed auto with an AWD system.
2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport price and release date
The starting price of the new 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport (Canada) will have a price tag of around $37,995 for the base version. Several trim levels will be provided which will include the SE, SE Tech, HSE Lux and HSE.
We expect the vehicle to go for sale in the market towards the end of this year (2015). Main competitors will include Jaguar C-X17and Audi Q5.