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2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE Dynamic Lux

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE Dynamic Lux

Debuting for the 2016 model year, the 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport has revived Land Rover’s entry-level segment. Basically replacing the ancient LR2 , the Disco Sport brings new life to the brand thanks to shared architecture and a powertrain from the more upscale 2013-2015 Land Rover Range Rover . But things are getting even better. Bowing at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show is the Discovery Sport HSE Dynamic Lux.

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2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport - Driven

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport - Driven

The Land Rover brand has been doing extremely well over the past fear years as sales continue to climb and quality becomes top notch. Still, Land Rover has some aging product taking up dealer showroom space – namely the archaic LR2/ Freelander. Its design and many of its components date back to the Ford era, and leave much room for improvement when compared to things like the LR4 or Range Rover Evoque.

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2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport - Driven

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport - Driven

The Land Rover brand has been doing extremely well over the past fear years as sales continue to climb and quality becomes top notch. Still, Land Rover has some aging product taking up dealer showroom space – namely the archaic LR2/Freelander. Its design and many of its components date back to the Ford era, and leave much room for improvement when compared to things like the LR4 or Range Rover Evoque.

Meet the all-new 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport. Designed to replace the LR2/Freelander in every world market as Land Rover’s entry-level vehicle, the new unibody crossover borrows much of its underpinnings from the Range Rover Evoque. Ironically, the Ford flair finds its way into the package, as both the Evoque and now the Discovery Sport come powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder sourced from the blue oval.

Nevertheless, the new Discovery Sport is a completely different animal when compared to the outgoing LR2. Its updated looks, more luxurious interior, and respectable off-roading abilities garners it desirability the LR2 hasn’t had in years. What’s more, the Disco Sport carries a fair price of $37,000, giving it a leg up in the premium crossover market.

I recently got to spend a week with an example coated in bright Firenze Red paint with 19-inch alloy wheels. My tester came with the top-trim HSE package, giving it nearly every bell and whistle you’d expect from a premium brand automaker.

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