Competes with: Lexus NX200, Lincoln MKC, Audi Q5, BMW X3
Looks like: The Evoque's slightly more mature older brother
Drivetrain: 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder; nine-speed automatic transmission, standard all-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: Early 2015
MSRP: $38,920 including destination
Land Rover has done well with its recent smaller offering, the Range Rover Evoque, which has become a style setter for the brand and a less costly way for new buyers to get a taste of the mix of luxury and go-anywhere ability that the British automaker has sold for decades. Now a new model joins the lineup with just a tad of the Evoque's style but much more practicality and at a less expensive price.
The 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport replaces the LR2 in the lineup and comes in just below the larger LR4, which itself is sold as the Discovery everywhere else in the world. The new Discovery Sport is slated as the first of a new family of Discovery-branded vehicles, likely meaning that the next LR4 will go back to being Discovery here too (much in the way that the company offers a Range Rover and smaller Range Rover Sport).