The 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport’s mission is simple–to replace and allow us to forget the rather uninteresting LR2, or formerly the Freelander.
It was revealed at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show and has begun hitting showrooms, not too long ago.
It’s built on land Rover’s new LR-MS D8 platform, which is a heavily modified version of the original Ford-based EUCD platform that the Freelander rode on. This also means the Discovery Sport retains the usual front-wheel drive and four-thweel drive combination.
Original 2015 models are being offered with two Ford-sourced turbocharged inline-four models, in both gasoline and diesel form. In 2016, they’ll be replaced by two 2.0L Ingenium turbocharged four-bangers, made and developed in-house by Jaguar-Land Rover.
Head on over to AutoNation to see how it fares.