The 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport has been announced – and with it a Bluetooth tracking system that will help you keep track of your belongings.
The refreshed Land Rover Discovery Sport comes with a tracking feature known as Tile that alerts the driver via the infotainment touchscreen if specified items are not in the vehicle. It also displays their last known whereabouts if they have gone walkies.
The Tile smartphone app works with both Android and Apple devices and apparently the number of items you can track is limitless, meaning there’s no excuse to forget things. Except the kids.
Like the refreshed Evoque, the other revisions to the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport are relatively minor. There’s now a Graphite Pack, which adds a Dark Atlas colour to the grille, bonnet and side vents, a Corris Grey contrast roof and Narvik Black door mirrors.
The Graphite Pack can be specified on the SE and SE Tech derivatives and can be specified with a 19-inch alloy wheel option.
There are also four new metallic body colours to choose from; Silicon Silver, Farallon Black, Carpathian Grey and Aruba and Jaguar Land Rover has lent its latest InControl Touch Pro infotainment system, which has a larger 10.2-inch display and a 60GB SSD hard drive for speedy file access.
Three new safety systems have also been added. Driver Condition Monitor can detect if a driver is tired and will alert you with visual and audible warnings to pull over and take a nap.
Then there’s Intelligent Speed Limiter, which helps you stick to the speed limit. By reading traffic signs, it can detect the correct limit and ask if it should speed up or slow down to the new maximum.
Finally we have Lane Keep Assist, which helps keep the Discovery Sport between the two white lines via the use of a front-facing camera. It will actually try to stop you from changing lanes if you aren’t indicating.
The updated seven-seater Discovery Sport is available to order now in the UK, with prices starting from £31,095 for the SE. Check out our review of the largely similar old model.