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2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport Unveiled

Snapshot: The Discovery Sport is manufactured at the company's plant in Halewood, UK and will be on sale from August 2016


Jaguar Land Rover has introduced the 2017 Discovery Sport with several cosmetic updates. The British luxury marquee has presented a new Dynamic Design Pack with the SUV. In addition, the advanced Land Rover InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with 10.2-inch touch-screen would be now available as standard features. Just so you know, The premium compact SUV is manufactured at the company's plant in Halewood, UK and will be on sale from August 2016 with prices starting from $37,695 (Around Rs. 25 Lakhs).

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Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, said: "Our customers want their vehicles to stand out and expect a wide range of personalization options. The latest additions to the Discovery Sport deliver this in a premium way." The new 2017 Discovery Sport will also be available in four new exterior body colors: Silicon Silver, Farallon Black, Carpathian Grey and Aruba metallic. The new Dynamic Design Pack would be available with HSE and HSE LUX trim levels, while comprising of front and rear bumpers with integrated rear tailpipes, black accented exterior detailing, gloss black 20-inch wheels, contrast stitched leather seats and gearshift knob, unique carpet mats, metal finish pedals and center dash side panel finishers.

Speaking about the advanced Land Rover InControl Touch Pro infotainment system, it gets a large 10.2-inch touchscreen and intuitive menus, replicating the look and feel of smartphone apps and allowing users to swipe and pinch, just as they would on a tablet. The screen does not require any 'hard' buttons and provides a super-wide 21:9 high resolution screen format. The added capability of the InControl Touch Pro system is supported through the use of a high-performance Intel Quad-Core computing and graphics processor paired with a fast Solid State Drive (SSD).

Land Rover has intoduced a trio of new driver assistance systems: Driver Condition Monitor, Intelligent Speed Limiter, and Lane Keep Assist. The 'Driver Condition Monitor' feature, using an algorithm which continuously monitors driver inputs looking for signs of fatigue, alerts the driver via visual and audible warnings if it detects signs of driver drowsiness. The 'Intelligent Speed Limiter' help drivers to keep to the speed limit. The system takes advantage of the Traffic Sign Recognition feature to detect changes to the prevailing speed limit. The 'Lane Keep Assist' uses the forward-facing camera on the vehicle to detect lane markings. If the driver begins to veer out of their lane without indicating, the vehicle is designed to gently counter-steer to ensure it does not leave its lane unintentionally.

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