The first production Discovery Sport has finally rolled off Land Rover’s production line in Halewood, UK and is on its way to Virgin Galactic’s headquarters to be used by the team as they continue to prepare for the launch of the world’s first commercial spaceline.
Land Rover has invested over $250 million in its Halewood plant, added 250 new jobs and awarded some $4.5 billion in contracts to 55 suppliers. Dubbed as “the world’s most versatile and capable compact SUV,” the seven-seat Discovery Sport replaces the Land Rover LR2 and is the first of the new Discovery family that is set to open the door to a whole new level of capability and refinement.
The Discovery Sport is scheduled to make its U.S. debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month before it joins Land Rover Austin’s lineup. This launch marks another significant milestone in the product offensive for Jaguar Land Rover, which will see the company deliver 50 significant product actions over the next five years.
The 2015 Discovery Sport will deliver a highly refined combination of performance, safety and efficiency thanks to a body shell of high-strength steel and lightweight aluminum, a 240 horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter engine linked to a smooth shifting nine-speed automatic transmission, as well as standard all-wheel drive.
If you would like to be one of the first in Austin to take this sensational SUV for a test climb, then we encourage you to call our dealership today and we will notify you as soon as the first shipment arrives.
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