Land Rover recently announced the release of an all-new vehicle in a category catering to families. It’s known as the Land Rover Discovery Sport, and it falls into the Discovery lineup of family vehicles offered by the brand. This new vehicle is highly capable and makes a great successor to the LR2 model that they pushed for so long.

The Discovery Sub Brand

Land Rover made the decision to branch out and start offering some family-friendly vehicle variations to go along with their high-end offerings that many families aren’t willing to invest in. Instead of keeping the vehicles under the high-profile Range Rover nameplate, Land Rover has created the Discovery category instead. The Discovery Sport is a high performance addition to the Discovery lineup and it offers powerful performance at more acceptable rates, while offering nice family-friendly features as well.

Performance

This powerful vehicle offers all-wheel drive and makes a good solution for the LR2. This crossover is equipped with a powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine that offers impressive efficiency numbers and snappy performance for the size of the vehicle.

This vehicle is built for usable performance on and off most roads. It comes with a careful suspension tuning for good dynamics on and off the road. The always-on four wheel drive system has high and low settings for driving on and off the road more effectively. This versatile vehicle can travel through water at a depth of 23.6 inches without any issue and offers a massive 240 HP in total power.

An Interior Built for Utility

Most luxury vehicles stop at seating for five which is good for most families and helps make sure everyone has large and comfortable seating from their vehicle. The Land Rover Discover Sport offers spacious seating for five, plus two additional children-sized seats at the back of the vehicle. This adds additional utility to the vehicle in a luxury segment that typically doesn’t have that much room available. The Discover Sport provides up to 66.9 cubic feet of storage space when the second row seats are folded flat into the floor making it easy to carry any furniture or other large items that you are interested in.

This Land Rover doesn’t slack on tech features either and comes with a few nice base features you’ll appreciate. The 8-inch touchscreen display gives you complete control over the advanced media system built into the dashboard. A powerful emergency braking system relies on stereo cameras to help the vehicle stay out of crashes at lower speeds, and to reduce damage taken at higher speeds.

Adding to the Discovery Family

While the Discovery Sport is the first vehicle to be added to the family it isn’t the last. Just as this first vehicle is designed to take the place of the LR2 the next vehicle being released under the Discovery name tag will be large enough to replace the ample seating provided by the LR4. The new vehicle will offer seating for seven adults, making it very comfortable and convenient to own when you want to carry around many people.

The 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport is the first of many more to come in the new line of vehicles. Each will help provide important family features at a reasonable price. Families looking to add a new capable SUV to their home may want to look at the Discovery Sport before deciding on the right vehicle for them.