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Review: the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport

December 24, 2014

Christmas is almost here – and for the cynics amongst us, fallen snow can be as problematic as it is pretty. With slippery roads, frozen windscreens and grit rusting the bottom of your car, you’re going to need something that gets you from A to B without breaking a sweat – and the designers at Land Rover have your back. With the new Land Rover Discovery Sport, they’ve designed a compact SUV that is just as happy on rough roads as it is on tarmac. So how does it hold up? Find out in today’s Land Rover Discovery review!

Original image by LandRover MENA

Original image by LandRover MENA

Design

The Land Rover Discovery replaces the old Freelander and does so magnificently. It’s very sleek for an SUV, and its design borrows heavily from the Evoque.  On the outside, you can still see some of the old Freelander’s influence, but the tail is completely new. The main reason for this we find on the inside, where there are two additional seats tucked away in the tail, bringing the total number of seats to seven. Not bad at all for a car that’s only 15ft long. It’s safe to say comfort and practicality came first when they designed the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Performance

If you ever get a chance to take the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport for a spin, you’ll be amazed at how delightfully straightforward it is to drive. It steers very crisply and handles well enough to earn the Sport badge. Unlike some SUVs, it keeps the road and engine noise to an absolute minimum, so you’ll find yourself driving in blissful silence – ideal for a drive over roads dusted with freshly fallen snow. And the Land Rover Discovery is just as happy off road. You can safely drive it through waist high snow and this sturdy SUV will breeze through without any effort – it’s the perfect combination of off-roader and cruiser. Right now, the only engine available for the Discovery is the 188bhp SD4 diesel, but that’s likely to change in 2015.

Features.

The Land Rover Discovery Sport comes with an 8 inch touchscreen console for the infotainment system. It’ll include the usual Satnav and vehicle settings, but what’s brand spanking new is the full smartphone connectivity. Through the use of an app on your phone, you can control the Discovery remotely – perfect for preheating the inside of the SUV on a cold day. With a starting price of £32,395, the new Land Rover Discovery Sport is the perfect way to give winter what for. Why not treat yourself this Christmas?

Land Rover Discovery Sport Interior

Original image by LandRover MENA

The Land Rover Discovery Sport combines the refinement of a cruiser and the off-road prowess of an SUV – with the handling of a much sportier car. If you fancy it but can’t afford the £32,395 price tag, there’ll be a cheaper 2-wheel drive version available in 2015. And if you can’t wait that long for your off-road achiever, you’re in luck. At the Car Loan Warehouse, we specialise in Land Rover finance, and we could get you inside a Land Rover Discovery of your own without the hefty up-front payment. Use our car loan calculator today for an instant quote.

Merry Christmas – we’ll see you on the other side.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.