The New 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Is Coming With Style

The new 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport offers utility, comfort, and style combined with an inherent ability to handle muddy and snowy terrains. If you are looking for a medium size luxury SUV. The one that offers an available third-row seating, more passenger and cargo space, a comfortable passenger cabin, sort of ATV, and an advanced technology galore, the Land Rover is worth a look. Read on for up-to-date news, price and release date details, and engine specifications.

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport side view, silver color, alloy wheels

It has taken automakers more than two decades to move their SUVs from truck-based platforms to car-based ones that offer exemplary features such as excellent fuel consumption ratings, and amazing interior space. But these important add-ons come at the expense of off-road capability which, according to the proponents of the change, is rarely used.

Is The Discovery Sport Necessary?

The go-anywhere image and its reputation as a jungle-bashing SUV have partially suffered a blow, and the introduction of the smaller Discovery Sport doesn’t come as a surprise. There are many things to like on the Sport such as the clever Terrain Response system which is particularly useful when it comes to clawing hills and traversing slippery snow or mucky mud.

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport front view, white color, grille, headlights and alloy wheels

There Are Cons too…

The styling of the “Sport” is simple and smooth inside and out. While we may like this handsome SUV from Land Rover, there are, however, areas that we feel should have been handled better. For example the mediocre acceleration, a cramped third-row bench, and a disappointing transmission system.

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport exterior, side view, alloy wheels

As such it will be imperative to check what its competition offers. Its rivals include the 2017 Volvo XC60, the 2017 Acura RDX, the BMW 3, and the 2017 Audi Q5. These vehicles offer some of the best technologies and creature comforts. However, the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport is still a top contender and you’ll find it an appealing choice.

Trims Available For Land Rover Discovery Sport

The five-passenger 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport is offered in three main trims: SE, HSE, and HSE Plus. The third-row bench is optional.

The base SE’s list of standard features includes partial leather upholstery, automatic headlights, a rearview camera, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 18-inch wheels, a 10-speaker sound system, four USB ports, push-button keyless ignition, rear parking sensors, automatic headlights, privacy glass, a 60/40-split second row seats, heated power-folding exterior mirrors, a touchscreen interface, a rear foglights, an auxiliary audio jack, automatic climate control (four-zone), Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, keyless entry and ignition, and cruise control.

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport steering wheel, lcd screen, gear shift knob

Options available for the above trim includes an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front and rear seats, satellite and HD radio, a power liftgate, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, gloss black roof, 18-inch wheels, and LED running lights.

The HSE further adds an upgraded trim, a 10-way power front seats, a lane departure warning system, a panoramic sunroof, a navigation system, automatic high beams, adaptive xenon headlights, an autonomous emergency braking, driver memory settings, full leather upholstery, traffic sign recognition, and full power accessories.

Opting for the luxury-themed Sports HSE Lux gets you an 11-speaker audio system, configurable mood setting, satellite and HD radio, a navigation system, upgraded leather upholstery, an app suite, and unique exterior trim.

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Engine Specifications

Beneath the hood of the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport is a single engine rated at 240 hp and 250 lbs. ft. of torque. The engine – 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder is hooked to a nine-speed auto transmission system that sends power to all the wheels.

A time of 7.7 seconds is what you require in order to get the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport to 60 mph. this is a slower time compared to the available competition but this should be forthcoming considering its massive weight.

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport engine

Provisional estimates put its fuel consumption ratings at 26/20/22 mpg on the highway/city/combined. The maximum the Sport can tow is 4,409 pounds.

Four settings are available: General, Gravel/Grass/Snow, Ruts/Mud, and Sand which are included in the Discovery Sport’s powertrain. These settings adapt the steering response, braking/stability control, gear selection, steering response, and acceleration to optimize performance in any prevailing road conditions.

Price & 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Release Date

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Release date

Its release date should be expected in June 2017 according to various online sources such as Edmunds. The sticker price, on the other hand, is estimated to cost you an MSRP of $37,455 once the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport goes for sale.

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2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport red color, front view, headlights

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2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport rear view, tailpipe, silver color

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport interior, leather seats and back seats

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport trunk

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

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2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport front angle, alloy wheels, headlights

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport side view, alloy wheels, headlights

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport side view, alloy wheels and grille

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport side view, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport front view, grille and headlights

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport interior, trunk

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport interior, steering wheel

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport interior, rear leather seats

V8 Rover – 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Review

The refreshed and slightly redesigned 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is almost yet again here with us. The Internet recently has been abuzz with reports of a new prototype undergoing test drives in Europe. When asked of the new model, Land Rover doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to rubbish off the claims, which furthers our assumption that indeed a new model is in the works. Read our rendering below for an in-depth analysis of just what the new Range Rover may offer. Its release date and price details are also covered.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport side view, red color, alloy wheels

Rumor Breakdown

Akin to the model it is replacing, the new model is expected to have an available seven-passenger seating capacity, a powerful supercharged V8, a composed ride quality, plenty of creature comforts, and a decent off-road capability. The result is an all-rounded vehicle that manages to balance form and function with versatility.

Well Balanced Vehicle

Not many vehicles in its class can boast about the strengths the Range Rover Sport offers without making some huge concessions. That would normally cancel off with the strengths. With the Range Rover Sport, everything seems to be perfectly intertwined to work in a synergy. Here’s a vehicle that can traverse any terrain including muddy, rutted trails. Again, there’s the powerful, more extreme Range Rover Sport SVR model that uses the same engine as Jaguar’s own F-Type SVR.

Jaguar’s Base Engine

If the rumors are true, the stuffing the engine into Land Rover’s SVR will lead to a power output of 550 horsepower and 502 lbs. ft. of torque. That’s a detuned version of Jaguar’s SVR which generates a whopping 567 hp and 516 pounds-feet of torque. With that power in its veins, the new 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR will be able to run from 0-60 mph in just under 4.0 seconds according to some reports. Pairing of the mill will be done with the ZF eight-speed automatic and a 4WD system. Rivals for the Sport SVR will include the BMW X5 M, and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S model.

Small Updates On The Exterior?

Spy photos going round reveal that the new model will come with subtle changes on its exterior cues, with the “significant” ones being on the headlight, grille, and bumper designs. Changes around back are almost negligible, at least judging from the test mule. The interior changes are hard to notice considering the amount of camouflage that makes even the exterior unnoticeable to the untrained eye. We however, don’t expect much changes to be done on the interior this time round.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport front angle, headlights and grille

Main Rivals

Well, the Range Rover Sport isn’t the only vehicle in this profitable segment. Others that rival its very establishment include the Porsche Cayenne – for buyers who’d rather have a range of options and broad selection of engines to choose from, the BMW X5 – for folks who fancy on-track driving than off-roading, and the Mercedes-Benz GLE Class – for excellent fuel savings thanks to an available diesel engine option.

Too Early For The Release Date Or A Price?

It is too early to speculate about both its price and release date, however, rumors in some industry quarters allege the new model’s lack of significant changes won’t stretch the existing price tag much. The 2017 Range Rover Sport price starts from $73,500. Its release date should be expected sometime in the fall of 2017.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Exterior

As already mentioned previously, the new model isn’t expected to feature many exterior changes over the previous model’s design. Minor mechanical modifications are expected however including marginally bigger air intakes, a new front bumper, and small visual changes.
The Range Rover SVR exterior too doesn’t seem drastic, or at least from what is visible to us. Both the lower fascia and the front grille appear similar to that of the existing model. The same storyline continues around back.

Subtle Interior Changes?

When it comes to the interior, you can expect some several aesthetic upgrades over the previous model. some of the standard accessories you should expect include front and rear parking sensors, an eight-speaker sound system, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, 14-way power front seats, ambient interior lighting, and a navigation system. More will be offered on its release date.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport interior, leather front and back seats

Available Trims

As of this writing, there are six trims available: Supercharged Dynamic, 3.0L Supercharged SE, 3.0l V6 Supercharged HSE, 5.0L V8 Supercharged, Autobiography, and 5.0L V8 Supercharged SVR. The numbers connote the engine’s displacement. The HST Limited Edition review is offered separately.

Engine Specs

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport engine

Several engines are available: a gasoline 3.0L V6 engine good for 340 hp and 332 pounds-feet of torque; a turbo-diesel 3.0L engine good for 254 horsepower ad 440 lbs. ft. of torque, a 5.0L V8 able to churn out 510 hp and 461 pounds-feet of torque; and a 567-horsepower – generating SVR trim model.

Safety

The government is yet to compile the government crash testing reports for the new model, even so, we expect a perfect score of five out of five stars for overall frontal ad total-side impact safety protection if the existing model is anything to go by.

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2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport exterior, front view, grille and badges

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport exterior,blue color, headlights and grille

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport exterior, rear view, taillights, badges and alloy wheels

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport front view, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport trunk, cargo space

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport interior, leather front seats

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport interior, gear shift knob

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport interior, steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

Drive Anywhere – 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Review

With eight trim models to its name, the new 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque returns again with an impressive feature galore, compelling design, and a performance to behold. Although we take its practicality aspect with a pinch of salt, it is an impressive compact luxury crossover buyers looking for something more than an everyday grocery-getter should consider. The 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque release date is set for this summer as a 2017 year model. 

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque side view, white color,alloy wheels

Nice mpg, design, agility…

Some of the highlights to expect from the new model include impressive fuel economy ratings, a beautifully crafted interior and exterior design, unrivalled off-road ability, and excellent handling characteristics.

The 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible comes with a unique combination of world-class engineering and design leadership that adds a whole new dimension to its nameplate thereby enhancing its appeal and desirability even further. Some of the features that define the Range Rover Evoque Convertible 2017 include an enlightened design, impressive off-roading capability, Z-folding roof system, an upgraded 10.2” infotainment system, a lightweight all-aluminum 4-cylinder engine, and tons of safety and driver assistance aides.

Luxurious Mountaineer

For starters, Land Rover’s reputation for building luxurious SUVs with unparalleled off-road prowess spans several decades. It doesn’t therefore come as a surprise that the new Range Rover Evoque tramps all other SUVs when it comes to cruising on both dirt and asphalt. Its DNA is however suited for everyday driving on paved roads.

Standard convenience, luxury, and infotainment systems are chock full on the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 2017, as always. Its design is eye-catching and there’s no doubt it will feature on many photo-ops. It’s fairly frugal on the road with its turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine expected to return about 30 mpg in city/highway combination.

What Are The Alternatives?

If you’re shopping in this segment, there are several other appealing choices available, too. If you’re looking for adequate space, we recommend you look for the 2017 BMW X3 – it is not only spacious but also offers superior acceleration and boasts of a high-quality interior. Other strong choices to look for include the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, Lexus NX 200t, and the Audi Q5.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Review of Trims

Two door configurations are available: 2-or 4 door. The four door 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is available in SE, SE Premium, HSE Dynamic, and HSE. The two door, on the other hand, is available in SE Premium, and HSE Dynamic trim models. Additionally, Land Rover has added the stylish and elegant Autobiography model to the existing lineup.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard

Some of the standard features available on the standard model include keyless entry and ignition, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a rearview camera, heated exterior mirrors, automatic windshield wipers, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, Bluetooth connectivity, leather support, an eleven-speaker Meridian sound system, rearview auto-dimming mirror, a rear spoiler, and an auxiliary audio jack.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque front angle, headilghts and grille

Opting for the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SE Premium offers you driver memory settings, LED lighting (taillights, running lights, and foglights), headlight washers, xenon headlights, a navigation system, and all the features offered on the base model.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque convertible, interior, leather seats

The 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Autobiography accessories include a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, illuminated kick plates, nineteen-inch wheels, heated front seats, premium leather upholstery, heated front seats, adaptive suspension dampers, and two-tone seats.

Full specs will be available on its release date.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Engine Specs

Under the hood of the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 2017 is a 240-hp – generating turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine. The torque stands at 250 lbs. ft.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque engine

In terms of fuel economy, the EPA says we should expect an average rating of around 21/30/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

On the track, the 5-passenger 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque HSE 0-60 mph takes about 7.8 seconds, while the maximum speed is rated at 124 mph.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Release Date And Price

Rumors allege the new vehicle will likely go for sale this summer as a 2017 year vehicle. The price starts from an MSRP of around $50,475. Leasing is available.

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2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque front view, headlights, orange color

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque front view, headlights and grille

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque exterior, blue color, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

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2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque convertible, exterior, rear view, taillights and badges

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque exterior, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque exterior, side view, silver color, headlights

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2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque exterior, white color, front view, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque front view, blue color, grille and badges

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque rear angle, taillights

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2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque convertible, trunk

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque interior, leather back seats

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque interior, suny roof