IAB Report – Land Rover Discovery Sport reveals its 3-row seating with unique camouflage

Posted on: Jul 31, 2014 - 4:00am IST

Ahead of its market launch next year, the Land Rover Discovery Sport has started its final real world road tests, the company informed in a press release.

Land Rover Discovery Sport camouflage
The Land Rover Discovery Sport gets unique camouflage revealing its 3-row seating.

Prototypes left the company’s Halewood facility in the UK to begin their final testing and development activity across several continents, Land Rover said. The Halewood plant will be responsible for building the SUV.

The new Discovery Sport will be available with a 5+2 seating configuration keeping in mind the ‘Discovery’ nameplate. To show what is in store, the prototypes are camouflaged with a wrap revealing the second and third row seats of the SUV.

Land Rover’s Design Director and Chief Creative Officer, Gerry McGovern, says that the Sport will have a compact footprint like traditional five-seat SUVs despite offering seven seats. It must be mentioned that McGovern confirmed the 5+2 seating arrangement to Indian Autos Blog at the Auto Expo earlier this year.

Land Rover Discovery Vision concept at 2014 NY auto show front quarter
The Discovery Vision Concept will inspire the looks of the Discovery Sport.

The Discovery Sport is expected to take design cues from the Discovery Vision Concept that was shown at the New York Auto Show this year. It would receive power from JLR’s new Ingenium family of petrol and diesel engines. The Discovery Sport is expected to launch in India in late 2015 or in early 2016.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Competitors: Audi Q5, Mercedes M Class, BMW X3

Land Rover Discovery Sport Expected Price: INR 40-50 lakhs, ex-Showroom

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept – Image Gallery

Land Rover Discovery Sport 3-Row Seats – Press Release

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