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Sep 6
2016

Land Rover Discovery Sport offers a Blob of Practicality

All new Discovery sport has a go-anywhere capacity with premium stance

Land Rover injects luxury into the DNA of its Discovery Sport to enhance its comfort and practicality at the same time. It offers a blob of practicality and loves to travel, no matter there is a track or not, it can make its own way.

After the production stoppage of the Freelander, it is ruling the line-up. It went on sale a bit late and it is a bit smaller in size too when compared to the standard Discovery. If you are familiar to the Range Rover Evoque, you can easily find the similarities between the Discovery and Range Rover Evoque. It is a compact vehicle that has a real success for the Range Rover.

The Discovery Sport will be a success for Land Rover. The previously ruling Freelander was a real success and it was even more practical and was offering much more dynamic look than any of the Land Rover vehicles offer till date. It offers an alternative to the customers who think that BMW X3 or an Audi Q5 is the only choice.

Premium interior

The Discovery sport according to Land Rover has even more sportier looks than the majority of five-seater all-wheel drive vehicles. It offers two extra seats that make the Discovery Sport a family vehicle as well. It has a premium interior and finish quality.

Front dash features a fully featured multimedia system with an eight speed touch screen and posh quality materials.

Land Rover Discovery Gearbox and powertrain

Being an ancestor of the Freelander, the Discovery uses the majority of Freelander tweaks and parts. Currently, the Discovery is offered with diesel engines only however you have an option on the gearbox. Land Rover Discovery ZF 9-speed automatic transmission is available as an option along with the six speed manual gearbox as standard. It is claimed that the Discovery returns more than 45 miles per gallon with nine-speed animatic transmission and 46 miles per gallon when mated to a six speed manual transmission.

There is another engine line-up introduced last year called eD4 which is an environment focused model with carbon emission of 119g/km and fuel economy of more than 60 miles per gallon. The entry level has a price of around £30k in the UK and now the Discovery sport will be powered by new engine line-up.

New Technologies

There is a range of new technologies offered across the Discovery line up and the new Discovery sport is a capable vehicle for both off-road and on road driving. It uses the new technology that assist S the Discovery on all terrains. It is called terrain response system and it helps the vehicle to understand the terrain through its electrical aid to the system. It confirms if there is a hill descending mode or an ascending mode will work.

There is traction control system and stability control system to further assist the driver. It boosts the driver’s confidence level and allows him to make bold decisions while on the bad terrains.

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