Land Rover used this week’s 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show to announce its 2015 model year updates. The big news is the introduction of the all-new Discovery Sport
, which goes on sale early next year priced from $38,920 with a $925 shipping charge. It will be available exclusively with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, rated at 240 horsepower and paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle will also feature a ‘5+2’ seating arrangement, which is relatively unique in the small SUV segment.
Interestingly, Land Rover plans to continue selling its LR2 in the 2015 model year. The new Discovery Sport serves as the replacement for the LR2, but Land Rover is keeping the older model on the market. The LR2 features the same engine as the Discovery Sport but only a six-speed auto. It also only has five seats. To sweeten the deal, Land Rover is offering some special packages that add more standard equipment. The 2015 LR2 is priced from $37,585 with shipping.
Filling out Land Rover’s smaller SUV lineup is the stylish Range Rover Evoque, which for 2015 adopts some new electronic driver aids. The Evoque now has Reverse Traffic Detection on models equipped with the Blind Spot Monitor option, and Perpendicular Park assist for vehicles with the Advanced Park Assist option. Pricing for the 2015 Evoque starts at $42,025 for the five-door model and $46,025 for the three-door. Both prices include shipping.
Moving up the ladder, the LR4, which is set to be renamed the Discovery for its next generation, gets Jaguar Land Rover’s latest InControl apps and smartphone system for 2015
. The system brings the familiarity of compatible smartphone apps into the vehicle, with access from a connected phone through the standard touchscreen. The 2015 LR4 also features side steps as standard. Pricing for this model starts at $51,325 with shipping.
All-new for 2014, the Range Rover Sport gains a new variant for the 2015 model year, the high-performance Range Rover Sport SVR
. This is the first performance vehicle from Jaguar Land Rover’s new SVO division and it’s promised to be one of the fastest SUVs in production. Its supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 delivers up 550 horsepower, which is enough to rocket the vehicle to 60 mph from rest in just 4.5 seconds. Pricing for the SVR starts at $111,400, while the standard Range Rover Sport will set you back $64,450. Both prices include shipping.
Finally, we arrive at the Range Rover. The only change for 2015 is the availability of HSE trim on the Range Rover Long-Wheelbase variant
introduced for 2014; it was available only in Supercharged and Autobiography trim previously. Pricing for the 2015 Range Rover starts at $84,420 with shipping.
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