An image reportedly depicting accurate scale models of the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport have emerged online previewing the design of the new SUV.
As you can see, the Discovery Sport features a design quite similar to the Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept revealed earlier this year. That means newly designed headlights combining the style of the latest Range Rover models like the Evoque with the different proportions of the Discovery Sport. Additionally, the large sunroof recently teased is featured on these scale models increasing the possibility that they are correct.
After months and months of rigorous testing all around the world, the Land Rover Discovery Sport will debut on September 3rd. To help ensure the new Discovery Sport is a true game-changer, it has been tested all around the globe.
When recently discussing the testing schedule of the car, Land Rover programme director Murray Dietsch said, “Discovery Sport prototypes have covered approximately 750,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) during the testing phase, in some of the world’s harshest and most challenging terrains and climates.
“A total of 181 prototype vehicles were built, completing over 11,000 tests over their lifetimes around the globe, ensuring total confidence in the robustness of build and design of the vehicles,” he said.
During testing, Land Rover Discovery Sport prototypes have been taken to some of the world’s harshest destinations with testing temperatures ranging from a bitterly cold -36 degrees Celsius all the way up to 42 degrees Celsius. What’s more, Land Rover has been feverishly testing the off-road capabilities of the Discovery Sport to ensure it is worthy of wearing the Land Rover badge. Some of these tests have included wading through water up to 0.6 metres high while climbing 40 degree slopes and dropping down 45 degree hills.
It is believed that the new Land Rover Discovery Sport will utilise a modified version of the Range Rover Evoque’s platform. Additionally, it will be the first new Land Rover to take design inspiration from the concept presented at the New York Motor Show and consequently feature many of the groundbreaking technologies from that concept.