Two Discovery Sports were unveiled aboard an 80-meter barge that they shared with seven pairs of enormous brightly-coloured wellies, intended to illustrated the versatility of the vehicle's 5+2 seating.
The first images of the Discovery Sport were unveiled digitally on September 3rd, but this is the first time the media has been allowed to clap eyes on the real thing. (Oficially, at least - it did make an appearance at the Burghley Horse Trials on September 7th.) It’s the only model that Land Rover is exhibiting on its show stand today, in an effort to emphasize the significance of its new upmarket compact SUV.
The Discovery Sport is to be built at the Halewood factory, and goes on sale in 2015. Its engines will derive from existing units for the time being, but will soon be replaced by an all-new family of Ingenium engines that will be produced at JLR’s new £500m Engine Manufacturing Centre near Wolverhampton. Prices for the entry-level Discovery Sport will be sub-£30k, and it will be available alongside the existing seven-seat Land Rover Discovery.