2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Release Date, MPG, Engine, Price – With an infrequent exception, today’s small crossovers are designed more for everyday practicality and comfort than for traversing backwoods trails and fording rivers. And with the announcement of an upcoming 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport, buyers should expect an exception. This legendary piece of art’s release date has been set for the first quarter of next year.
Just like Land Rovers, the new Discovery has successfully melded its current design with some classic capability. In fact, the new vehicle has managed to retain some measure of the Land Rover brand’s iconic maneuverability which has more to do with remaining true to the giant automobile’s history than it does with consumer demand.
The vehicle will step in as a replacement for the unlamented LR2 as well as a complement to the Evoque, with which it shares many mechanical tidbits. The Discovery rides on a 3.25” longer wheelbase, 10” longer and essentially has a taller roof line, resulting in a spacious interior better suited for people who like to carry some cargo every now and then. The vehicle, by conventional standards, is one of the most spacious and functional compact crossovers one can find. Also, there is an optional 3rd row of seat, although it is only suited for small children.
However, the 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport has potential negatives. They include; a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and a fairly slow acceleration. Despite the setbacks, the SUV has an extra degree of go-anywhere gusto and this freshest Land Rover is definitely a worthy look. Other better performance vehicles and latent competitors include the Audi Q5, Acura RDX, BMW X3 and Volvo XC60.
Exterior Body Styles & Interior Photos – Land Rover Discovery Sport For 2016
As should be expected, the new 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport will certainly come standard with five seats. Also, there is the 3rd row that comes bundled with its own USB port and air vents. Furthermore, it will come in three variants: SE, HSE, and HSE Lux.
The base model should come equipped with automatic headlights, 18-inch wheels, automatic wipers, rear parking sensors, heated power-folding outside mirrors, a rearview camera, cruise control, a rear foglight, dual-zone climate control, eight-way power front seats, partial leather upholstery, 60/40-split second-row seats (folding, sliding, reclining), Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a touchscreen interface, and a ten-speaker audio system with four USB ports, an auxiliary audio jack, and an iPod/media player interface. The Vision Assist package should add xenon headlights, LED running lights and front foglamps. The Convenience package should add a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and keyless ignition and entry.
The midrange HSE should include the above optional package items and a panoramic glass roof, 19-inch wheels, 10-way power front seats with memory functions and full leather upholstery. The Audio Upgrade package should come with an eleven-speaker audio system with HD radio.
A satellite radio and navigation system can be added separately to both the SE and XSE.
The top-of-the-line HSE Lux model contains all of the HSE’s optional equipment together with trim and carpeting, upgraded leather upholstery, along with configurable mood lighting.
The HSE trims are available with their own Vision Assist package that adds automatic high beam control, adaptive xenon headlights, a surround-view camera system, rear cross-traffic alert and blind spot monitoring. The Driver Assist Plus package adds automatic braking for frontal crash mitigation, frontal collision warning, lane departure warning, and traffic sign recognition. Also available is an automatic perpendicular and parallel parking system.
Every Discovery Sport variant should be equipped with the Climate Comfort package, which adds a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, a heated windshield, and ventilated front seats. You can also stipulate one of several Black Design packages, which should bring a combination of black wheels of either 19 or 20 inches, black exterior trim, and a black contrasting roof that is available separately.
Engine Specs – 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
The new vehicle will, according to many industry reports, come with a turbocharged 2L 4-cylinder engine capable of cranking out 240 hp and 250 pounds of torque. Available as standard equipment are a nine-speed auto transmission system with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters and an AWD system.
If the previous engine is anything to go by, we should expect a better sprinting of 0-60 mph of below 7.7 seconds. Also, the EPA ratings have not yet been released but we expect anything above 20/26/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
When properly equipped, we should expect the new Land Rover Discovery Sport For 2016 to tow up to 4,409 pounds.
Wheelbase: 107.9 in
Length: 180.7 in
Width: 81.5 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 32.7 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3845 lbs
Top Speed: 124 mph
0-60: 7,7 sec
MPG: 20/26 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Aintree Green Metallic, Corris Grey Metallic, Firenze Red Metallic, Fuji White, Indus Silver Metallic, Kaikoura Stone Metallic, Loire Blue Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 4409 lbs
Price & Release Date For the New 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
As already mentioned at the start of the review, we should anticipate the vehicle to go for sale in the first quarter of 2016. The Land Rover Discovery Sport 2016 should set you back by a starting MSRP of around $61,000.
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