As a compact SUV, the 2016 Land Rover Discovery sports car has been designed with a seating arrangement which can accommodate up to five people. An optional third row seats is also available. There are three trim levels available, the HSE, SE and the HSE lux. The Discovery Sport was the all-new model for the year 2015 and rolls into 2016 with just a few changes. The infotainment system has a new app suite and home screen, and the Black Design package is currently available on the basic-level model. InControl Protect system of Land Rover is presently standard on all models. The InControl Remote app also adds extra functionality such as remote engine starting and locking and unlocking the doors.
The 2015 Discovery Sport includes automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, rear park-assist sensors, and front and rear recovery hooks as standard equipment. The SE Base model comes with 18 inch wheels, automatic wipers, rear parking sensors, rearview camera.
Equipped with seating for up to 7 people, the new Discovery Sport boasts a stadium-style second-row seat design which slides forward and back with 6.3 inches of travel; it also reclines for higher comfort. Cruise control, leather wrapped steering wheel, 10 speaker audio systems, Bluetooth audio and phone system and a dual zone climate control are all features that you can expect from the Discovery Sport.
Land Rover equipped all Discovery Sports with an 8″ color touch-screen infotainment system. Included are InControl Apps technology and USB charging ports in all 3 rows of seats. Options include a surround camera system, head-up display, and an Advanced Park Assist with Perpendicular Park system which can steer the SUV into the parking space as the driver operates the pedals and transmission.
Engine/ Fuel Efficiency
The highly efficient Discovery Sport is equipped with the modern 2.0L diesel engine that returned 57 mpg. The 2.2L diesel returned 45 mpg under identical conditions, but actually, you will be attaining economy in the mid-30’s. The engine has a capacity of 240 horsepower, and as standard comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
The Discovery Sport is fully equipped with Pedestrian Protection System, which includes a pedestrian airbag developed to lower injury in case the SUV collides with an individual. In addition, the hazard lights automatically brighten under any heavy braking, and a reversing camera is so sensitive
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