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The SUV starts from just under £32,000 for all wheel drive and will have a two wheel drive version out shortly which will come in just under £30,000, ideal for those drivers who don't need the full off road functionality. All models have seven seats and as you would expect the interior has plenty of space. The car is aimed at the BMW and Audi equivalent models who over the years have done well with their sportier looking alternatives to the ageing Freelander. The 2.2 diesel engine is carried over from the Evoque and driving wise the car is comfortable, refined and dare I say it very car like, much like the trendier Evoque.

The setting for todays car photography shoot was in the beautiful grounds of Chilham Castle, also the background of the house provided a very regal setting for the Discovery Sport photographs. Lighting as always was with the Profoto B1, when the sun is out all you need is the addition of one light to throw in some extra shaping on the cars bodywork, many thanks to fellow photographer Nick Simmonds for his assistance on the shoot.

I couldn't help thinking that this Discovery Sport is the ideal photographers car, plenty of space, a great ride and can ride over all types of terrain. I really think this vehicle will be as successful as the Evoque has been for Land Rover and has a more utility style to it whereas the Evoque is based more on looks. The Disco has more room and with the new entertainment console housing a much more usable navigation system it could be all the car you ever wanted. As usual thanks to Barretts Land Rover for the loan of the vehicle and the estate of Chilham Castle.
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