► Minor updates for 2016 Discovery Sport
► Tile Bluetooth app helps find lost items
► New widescreen 10.2in media system
Always losing your keys? According to Land Rover, the sensible solution is to buy a Discovery Sport.
Land Rover’s middle-sized family 4x4 has been given a package of updates for 2016 including new colours, a bigger touchscreen and extra active safety systems. Perhaps the most interesting of the lot, however, is a new Bluetooth tracking system for belongings.
Tiny tracking devices by a company called Tile can be attached to keys, wallets, bags and the like, and linked to the Discovery Sport’s touchscreen via Land Rover’s InControl smartphone app. The system can let you know whether they’re not in the car or not, and supply on-screen directions to their last known location. There’s also a 90-decibel alarm on the tracker as a last resort; let’s hope you didn’t leave your keys in a library.
What about that bigger touchscreen system?
The Disco Sport now has the option of a larger, higher-res touchscreen system dubbed InControl Touch Pro. It measures 10.2in rather than the standard screen’s 8in, and features smartphone-style swipe-’n’-pinch controls.
Extra safety kit
New active safety systems include:
- Driver Condition Monitor – keeps an eye on the driver to see if they’re becoming drowsy, issues visual and audible warnings if they’re nodding off
- Intelligent Speed Limiter – can automatically slow the car to a particular road’s speed limit, using the traffic sign recognition camera and cruise control systems
- Lane Keep Assist – gently corrects the steering if the driver starts wandering out of their lane
Some new colours, a blingier-than-thou 19in wheel option, and a new Graphite Pack option with a dark grey grille, bonnet badge and side vents, grey contrast roof and mirror caps.
The updated Land Rover Discovery Sport is on sale now from £31,095.
Read CAR magazine’s Discovery Sport review