Land Rover shows how they tested the Discovery Sport (Video)
Land Roverâ€™s newest small SUV the Discovery Sport is slated to be unveiled on September 3, 2014. In final stages of testing, 181 prototypes of the model have been put through a series of 11,720 tests across the harshest of climates, most varied temperatures and most challenging of terrains. Now, in a short video, Land Rover gives us a glimpse of Discovery Sport’s capabilities.
2015 Discovery Sport has been subjected to these harsh tests so as to test its robustness and design. and It has been tested at altitudes of 4,000 meters and in climatic conditions varying from -37Â°C in Arjeplog in the Swedish Arctic to 51Â°C in Dubai and in the depths of waters upto 23.6 inches besides on 45 degree slopes which are steeper than an Olympic ski ramp.
2015 Discovery Sport offers ample space in its cabin with configurable seating in 5+2 format. The SUVÂ will make its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show in October while it will replace the current Land Rover Freelander when it goes on sale in 2015.
To be builtÂ at company plant in Halewood, 2015 Discovery Sport retains a compact footprint. To be offered with petrol and diesel Ingenium four cylinder engines, the new Land Rover Discovery Sport will receive a 2.2 liter four cylinder diesel engine seen on board the current Freelander while this will be replaced by a more efficient 2.0 liter diesel by the end of 2015. The new 2.0 Ingenium diesel engine is designed to not only weigh upto 80 kgs less but also to be fuel efficient and more powerful. This Ingenium engine has also been designed to fit onto other Land Rover products.
2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport with its distinctive styling will replace the Freelander 2 and could come in priced at around Â£30,000 (US$50,566, INR 31,01,036).