2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport – Land Rover keeps the 2017 Discovery Sports fresh for the new model year with little upgrades that sharpen the appearances and improve the SUV’s accessible tech. The upgraded amenities arrive on the Disco Sport in August, and prices start at $38,690 after $995 destination. The changes will not do anything to address grievances about the transmission from our review last year, but they will only improve the Landie’s already superb inside.
2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Review
For those who want to add additional style to their Land Rover, the new Dynamic Design Package for the HSE and HSE LUX trims is the way to go. It contains subtle tweaks to the front and rear bumpers, integrated tailpipes at the back, gloss black 20-inch wheels, and black exterior trim. The inside gets contrasting stitching on the seats, upgraded interior trim, and alloy pedal covers.
2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Redesign
Land Rover is giving the new Discovery a much rounder look. Not only does it bring the layout of the vehicle into modern times, it’ll likely help with fuel economy. Expect the Discos drag coefficient to dramatically decrease.
A tall greenhouse with big windows remains present and a somewhat stepped roof hides under the camo. The vehicle also seems to be riding considerably lower to the ground, with a more hunkered look. The air ride suspension will keep ground clearance in check, especially when in off-road mode. The present Discovery has a remarkable 10.1 inches of ground clearance when in this setting. Hopefully, the new Disco will either match or exceed this spec.
2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Interior
The HSE and HSE Lux trim levels offer lots of high-priced chips and sensors. Jaguar Land Rovers ultra-extensive 10.2-inch infotainment system, called InControl Touch Pro, is now available to replace the 8.0-inch screen. It’s part of a $3000 Entertainment Pack, which also bumps the Meridian stereo to 17 speakers and 825 watts. A brand new InControl app called Tile will track various physical objects you’ve posted with Bluetooth labels so that you won’t forget your wallet or child before you drive off. Similar technology using radio frequency identification (RFID) has been available in the commercial sector for years (and offered by Ford, among others) to monitor tools and other cargo.
Lane-keeping assist, which can apply steering torque to keep the vehicle between visual lane mark, is new and bundled with a motorist-attention computer screen (similar to that in Mercedes, Lexus, and Nissan vehicles, it seems chimes and flashes alerts if it thinks you’re too tired to drive) for $375. Another Driver Assist Plus Bundle contains automatic emergency braking, forward crash alert, lane-departure warning, and traffic sign recognition ($1100 on HSE, $400 on HSE Lux). A new feature called Intelligent Speed Limiter, which builds off the Automatic Speed Limiter the company has offered for years, works with traffic sign recognition and confines the Disco to whatever the sign said. That sounds awful.
2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Engine
Both the supercharged 3.0-liter V6 in the current Discovery/LR4 and the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 offered elsewhere in the JLR lineup, could receive heavy revisions. More electricity, especially from the V 6 and better fuel economy from both, would be a welcomed addition. A new plug-in hybrid powertrain is likely, too. And it wouldn’t be surprising to see the V8 make its way into the Discovery, maybe as an SVR product.
Expect the ZF-sourced, eight-speed automatic transmission to return, though perhaps with the different calibration. Land Rovers Terrain Response system might even move into its third generation.
The Discovery will ride on a totally independent, air ride suspension. Like the present model, the adjustable suspension will allow for a hunkered posture while traveling down the highway and a raised ride height for traversing off-road trails.
The Discovery towing capacity could maybe grow past its current 7,716-pound rating, thanks to a reduced curb weight and more powerful engines.
2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Price
Costs for the Discovery should stay within the current ballpark. A base LR4 in the U.S. starts at $50,400 and grows to $60,600 for the HSE LUX. Prices could rise by a few thousand, helping further shove the Discovery/LR5 into the luxury market.
2017 Land Rover Discovery Sports Video
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