Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Land Rover | posted April 28, 2016 15:05
Land Rover Discovery Sport gets minor upgrade for 2017
Land Rover's midsize SUV gets a minor refresh after the company revealed the 2017 Discovery Sport. Now available with a new exterior design package, along with a new touchscreen infotainment system, Land Rover plans to keep the Discovery Sport fresh and competitive in the premium SUV segment.
Available in HSE and HSE Lux variants, the Dynamic Design Package gives the Discovery Sport new front and rear bumpers, gloss-black 20-inch alloy wheels, integrated dual exhaust pipes and exterior trim pieces finished in black. There will also be new colors available for the 2017 Discovery Sport; Silicon Silver, Farallon Black, Carpathian Gray and Aruba Metallic.
The interior was not left out as it also gets key revisions. The seats and gear-shift lever (manual models only) are now upholstered in contrast stitched leather. It also has unique carpet mats, alloy pedals and panel trim on the center console.
New to the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport is the optional InControl Touch Pro infotainment system. It features a 10.2-inch touchscreen display and has smartphone-like menus. Hardware is provided by an Intel Quad-Core CPU and graphics processor, along with a solid state drive (SSD).
Apart from that, it also has three new optional driver assistance systems. First is the Driver Condition Monitor which gives out visual and audible warnings should it see that the driver is getting drowsy. Next is the Intelligent Speed Limiter. It works with the onboard Traffic Sign Recognition and recognizes the regulated speed limit along a particular road.
Last but not the least is the Lane Keep Assist. With the use of a forward-facing camera, it will be able to monitor lane markings. Should the system detect the car veering away from a lane with no indication, the vehicle will gently apply counter-steer to keep the car on its own lane.