Land Rover confirms Discovery Sport

Land Rover confirms Discovery Sport

After a lot of speculation, Land Rover has announced that the first of its three new Discovery models will be the Discovery Sport. The Sport is a direct replacement for the Freelander 2, with a replacement for the current Discovery and a new Evoque-sized Range Rover set to follow after the Discovery Sport arrives in the showrooms.

Gerry McGovern, Land Rover's chief creative officer, said: "This car encapsulates our vision for a Discovery family. Rather than produce one car that fits all, we wanted to do a family that can broaden our reach as the Evoque did with Range Rover. We'll reach a bigger market by taking the essence of the Discovery and presenting it in different scales."

The Sport will go on sales sometime in 2015, with prototypes already seen near the company's base in Coventry. The Discovery Sport is expected to be priced at around £30,000.

The exciting thing about the new model is the mind-blowing technology that it will come with, making it one of the most high-tech SUVs on sale. The technology available in the Sport includes the revolutionary 'transparent' bonnet, the Terrain Response system, the All Terrain Progress Control system, and the Laser Referencing system.

With all this technology, the dirt-resistant leather seats seem a bit mundane; however, in a vehicle designed to be driven on some of the most difficult terrain in the world, this feature could possibly be the most useful.