The British automaker, Land Rover, has trebled sales expectations, thanks to the Range Rover Evoque. The car seems to attract just about any people out there whose pockets are deep enough to drive home one example of the Evoque and keep it in their garage or driveway. Now, following the success of the aforementioned model, the British automaker has decided to completely unveil the successor to its entry-level Freelander, the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport. At a glance, most people may mistake it as the Range Rover Evoque for they are really similar in terms of appearance.
The design of this new vehicle from Land Rover is inspired a lot by the Discovery Vision Concept, which the company previewed in New York last April 2014. It is believed that the concept vehicle in question will also guide the company in designing the upcoming Discovery 4 successor. According to Gerry McGovern, the company’s design chief, the concept vehicle is bound to pioneer the next generation Discovery models, combining premium packages with practicality. The design incorporates a mildly sloping roofline, rising beltline, aerodynamic rear spoiler, and also well raked front and rear windscreens.
Under the hood, the vehicle is expected to bring a 2.2L SD4 diesel engine with a peak power output of 188 hp, combined with a 4WD drivetrain. In addition to that, buyers of the car will also get to choose whether they want to go for a 6-speed manual transmission or a ZF automatic transmission with 9 speeds.
The 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport is expected to hit markets come January 22, 2015. The car will most likely be available in four trim options, which are, HSE Luxury, HSE, SE Tech and the SE trim. Prices of the British SUV are expected to lie somewhere around the region of £32,395.