Land Rover has upgraded the Discovery Sport for the 2017 model year and in the process has delivered a world-first, featuring the automotive integration of Tile.
Unless you’re a technology fan, you may have never heard off the Tile applications. This is a very useful device if you’re constantly forgetful – it has tiny Bluetooth trackers that can be attached to anything – from keys to clothes – with the Tule application then tracking them down. Now the new InControl Touch Pro infotainment system has the first automotive integration of Tile – the system itself boasts a 10.2-inch touchscreen and will allow the owner to replicate the content of the smartphone on the display. There’s also a new 60-gigabyte Solid State Drive for use with the multimedia unit – while Land Rover has also integrated for the first time in a car Intel’s high-performance Quad-Core computing and graphics processor. The Discovery Sport with Tile integration is being called by the carmaker as the vehicle “that never forgets”. Just use the Tile app to find the belongings you need, provided they are in range of the Bluetooth technology.
Back to the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport, the model year refresh also comes with new body hues while optional packs include the Graphite, which adds a “Dark Atlas” finish to the grille, parts of the hood and side vents. There’s also a contrasting “Corris Grey” roof and the mirror caps are adorned in a “Narvik Black” finish, with the exterior changes rounded up by the addition of a fresh set of 19-inch alloy wheels.