In 2014 Land Rover announced a streamlining of its models: Range Rover would stand for luxury, Discovery for versatility and Defender for dual purpose. Reaching the market in 2015, the Discovery Sport was Land Rover's new compact SUV and replaced Freelander.
With the look of its larger Range Rover stablemates, underneath the front of the car shared much of the platform architecture with Evoque but from midline backwards it was entirely new.
Clever packaging and a new rear axle meant that Discovery Sport was the first in the compact SUV segment to offer 5+2 seating.
This car was the first Discovery Sport to leave the Halewood line.