The Land Rover Discovery Sport in United States has reached 2017 model year which brings a series of cosmetic and tech updates.
First up, the HSE and HSE LUX trims will be offered from now on with an optional Dynamic Design Pack bringing different bumpers (with neatly integrated exhaust tips), glossy black 20-inch wheels, and black body accents. The interior will also be the subject of a few tweaks, such as the contrast stitched leather on the seats and gear knob, along with bespoke carpets, center dash side panel finishers, and a metal finish for the pedals.
The 2017MY also comes with an extended color palette, with Land Rover adding Aruba metallic, Farallon Black, Silicon Silver, and Carpathian Grey.
Perhaps the most important update is the implementation of Land Rover’s latest 10.2-inch InControl Touch Pro infotainment system powered by an Intel quad core processor. It also has an Intel graphics processor to deliver a crisp and smooth visual interface and uses a solid state drive, so it should be blazing fast to operate.
The 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport US Spec is also safer than before thanks to the addition of three new driver assistance systems: Intelligent Speed Limiter, Lane Keep Assist, and Driver Condition Monitor. The latter will be able to monitor the driver’s input and is going to issue both visual and audible warnings if it detects signs of driver drowsiness.
On sale starting August, the 2017MY Discovery Sport kicks off at $37,695 (plus $995 destination & handling).
In related news, Jaguar Land Rover has announced all models part of the group with InControl Apps enabled are going to benefit from integration of the advanced tracking app, Tile, into InControl Apps. The app uses Tile tags which can be attached to valuable items, so that you’ll know their location via Bluetooth tracking.
Once the app is loaded onto the infotainment’s touchscreen, it will notify the driver whether the tagged items are inside the cabin. Moreover, the driver will receive on-screen directions to the last known location of the tagged items.
Source: Land Rover
Gallery: 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport
Land Rover Discovery Sport Adds Dynamic Design Pack for 2017
New Dynamic Design Package provides enhanced interior/exterior design appeal
- Land Rover InControl® Touch Pro™ with 10.2-inch infotainment screen now available2
- Four new exterior colors available: Silicon Silver, Farallon Black, Carpathian Grey and Aruba
- On sale beginning August 2016 with MSRP starting at $37,6951
(MAHWAH, N.J.) - April 26, 2016 - Today, Land Rover announced a number of design additions to the 2017 Discovery Sport including a new Dynamic Design Pack and the availability of the advanced Land Rover InControl® Touch Pro™ infotainment system with 10.2-inch touch-screen.
Available on HSE and HSE LUX trim levels, the Dynamic Design Pack features unique front and rear bumpers with integrated rear tailpipes, black accented exterior detailing and gloss black 20-inch wheels. Interior design enhancements include contrast stitched leather seats and gearshift knob, unique carpet mats, metal finish pedals and center dash side panel finishers.
Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, said: "Our customers want their vehicles to stand out and expect a wide range of personalization options. The latest additions to the Discovery Sport deliver this in a premium way."
The new 2017 Discovery Sport will also be available in four new exterior body colors: Silicon Silver, Farallon Black, Carpathian Grey and Aruba metallic.
The premium compact SUV is manufactured at the award-winning Jaguar Land Rover plant in Halewood, UK and will be on sale from August 2016 with prices starting from $37,6951.
The advanced Land Rover InControl Touch Pro infotainment system is at the heart of the technological additions for the 2017 model year. The system provides a larger 10.2-inch touchscreen and intuitive menus, replicating the look and feel of smartphone apps and allowing users to swipe and pinch, just as they would on a tablet2.
The screen does not require any 'hard' buttons and provides a super-wide 21:9 high resolution screen format. The added capability of the InControl Touch Pro™ system is supported through the use of a high-performance Intel Quad-Core computing and graphics processor paired with a fast Solid State Drive (SSD).
Advanced Driver Assistance Features
Complementing the enhanced design and technology features fitted to the 2017 Discovery Sport are a trio of new driver assistance systems.
Using an algorithm which continuously monitors driver inputs looking for signs of fatigue, Driver Condition Monitor is designed to alert the driver via visual and audible warnings if it detects signs of driver drowsiness3.
Intelligent Speed Limiter has also been added and is designed to help drivers to keep to the speed limit. The system takes advantage of the Traffic Sign Recognition feature to detect changes to the prevailing speed limit. When a change occurs, the driver is prompted to accept the new maximum speed. Once accepted, the vehicle will automatically slow to the required speed3.
Another new feature, Lane Keep Assist, uses the forward-facing camera on the vehicle to detect lane markings. If the driver begins to veer out of their lane without indicating, the vehicle is designed to gently counter-steer to ensure it does not leave its lane unintentionally3.
1 All prices shown are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Excludes $995 destination/handling charge, tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for details.
2 Do not use Land Rover InControl® features under conditions that will affect your safety or the safety of others. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control.
3 These features are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions, etc. Driver should not assume that these features will correct errors of judgment in driving. Please consult the owner's manual or your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for more details.