Last updated on May 24, 2019
British automotive company has updated the new Discovery Sport, compact premium SUV with the latest user-friendly technology and more efficient, electrified engines.
The manufacturer now improves it with greater practicality to keep occupants safe and convenient in all conditions.
Land Rover Chief Design Officer, Gerry McGovern said the new Discovery Sport is a significant design of the model that does not compromise performance.
The auto guarantees versatility in a superior design, spacious and more convenient.
Discovery Sport’s has transformed a quiet 5+2 interior with a new infotainment interface and a somewhat flexible seating arrangement with up to 24 combinations.
“Building on the progress of the original Discovery Sport, improved the car, enhance characterful exterior compliments and engage nature of interior space,” said McGovern.
Trademark Discovery design cues, including the clamshell bonnet, rising beltline, and tapered roof remain, but the new design is a strong exterior design.
Optimised proportions project a powerful visual with new signature LED headlamps at the head and back, alongside a changed front grille and bumpers.
Inside, the digital Touch Pro infotainment and offering more premium materials throughout transforms cabin to set up a functional high-quality space.
New seats across each of the three rows offer increased satisfaction and flexibility.
The second row 40:20:40 split fold and slide functionality boost the number of seat combinations to 24 and covering every eventuality be it the school trip or a family holiday.
New Discovery Sport will be available in Standard, S, R‑Dynamic S, R‑Dynamic SE, and R‑Dynamic HSE trim.
The R‑Dynamic variants mark out with Shadow Atlas script on the bonnet and tailgate. Inside, branded tread plates further separate them from the core designs.
Improved small item stowage across rows enhances Discovery’s remarkable versatility and a 20 percent hike in fuel volume (up to 65-litres).
Land Rover’s Activity Key, the compact SUV is more useful than getting your family further.
Built on Land Rover’s latest Premium Transverse Architecture, the Discovery Sport provides greater versatility and refinement with a fresh body that is 13 percent stronger than its predecessor.
Discovery Sport has been a real sales success for Land Rover
Discovery Sport has been leading the way for the previous three years and selling half a million vehicles to date. During that time, it has achieved several awards.
It introduced many younger families into the brand searching for something unique.
“The new Land Rover Discovery Sport embodies what the Discovery family supports for amazing versatility. It offers our buyers and their families to achieve better in their life,” said Jaguar Land Rover Chief Commercial Officer, Felix Brautigam.
The SUV supports electrification with advanced Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle powertrains.
South African customers will have a choice of refined Ingenium diesel and petrol engines combined with an updated ZF nine-speed transmission.
It offers a further two percent fuel economy improvement.
The 2.0‑liter diesel, badged D180, offers 132kW and 430Nm while returning an average fuel consumption of 5.8l/100km.
P250 petrol has outputs of 183kW and 365Nm with an average consumption of 8.0l/100km.
Or they can choose a more efficient P300e plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) version scheduled to join the range in South Africa in 2020.
To amplify proficiency, models with All-Wheel Drive (AWD) advantage from Driveline Disconnect – a Power Transfer Unit at the front hub that detaches drive to the back wheels under consistent state cruising, decreasing frictional misfortunes and reconnecting AWD in under 500 milliseconds.
Intended to satisfy the advanced needs of a cutting edge family, the most recent Discovery Sport is accessible with a ‘shrewd back view reflect’ that changes into a video screen at the flick of a chance to show what is behind the vehicle in fresh superior quality.
Offering a wider (50-degree) field of vision and superior visibility in low light conditions from a camera mounted above the rear window, the mirror ensures it does not compromise rear visibility by second-row passengers or bulky items in the boot.
We have introduced ground View technology to help drivers navigate high city centre kerbs or tackle rough terrain by projecting camera imagery that offers a virtual 180-degree view around and beneath the vehicle onto the touchscreen.
Making the bonnet invisible, this is the realisation of Land Rover’s Transparent Bonnet technology, first previewed in 2014.
The digital transformation does not stop there.
It has wireless charging with compatible mobile devices for the first time within the lower console, while a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, along USB and 12-volt connectivity points on every row, ensure passengers remain charged and connected.
Second and third-row occupants also enjoy individual heating and ventilation controls to make the space more comfortable.
For regular drivers of the new Discovery Sport, Smart Settings uses artificial intelligence algorithms to learn driver preferences, adjusting massage and seat positions, music and climate settings and steering column positioning to suit each driver.
The latest Discovery Sport is every inch a Land Rover, combining assured all-terrain handling with all-weather capability, including a wading depth of 600mm, All-Wheel Drive and a second-generation Active Driveline system.
Terrain Response 2 automatically detects the surface and adjusts the torque delivery to best suit the conditions, while Advanced Tow Assist makes reversing with a trailer (up to 2,500kg) more intuitive and safer than ever.
There is a reversing camera as standard on all models, alongside a suite of advanced driver help systems.
This includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist, which the vehicle in the lane based on road markings and maintaining a safe distance from the vehicle in front.
Other active safety features include Lane Keep Assist and Driver Condition Monitor.
The carmaker will introduce the new Discovery Sport in South Africa at the end of 2019.Follow us on Social Media