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