Land Rover is on a roll now. It recently launched the all new Evoque and now has launched the Discovery Sport facelift. The car seems to be more than just a facelift and gets changes on everything including the platform, design and features; but the biggest change is the introduction of the BS6 engines. The car also gets a 5+2 seating arrangement which is not available in any of its rivals. It will be launched at a price of 57 lakhs ex-showroom. Find out more details about the changes of the car below.
Design and platform
The Discovery Sport gets newly designed bumpers on the front as well as the rear with the lights also getting a new design to look similar to the new design language of the family that is also seen on the new Evoque. It also gets the platform of the new Evoque which is the transverse architecture that will also support an EV build should Land Rover want to bring an electric car in the future.
Drivetrain and transmission
The BS6 2.0 litre petrol engine nicknamed the P250 produces 245bhp and 365nm of torque and the BS6 2.0 litre diesel called the D180 produces 177bhp and 430nm of torque. The petrol gets a mild-hybrid system which is made up of a 48V electric unit. It gets a nine-speed gearbox and of course Land Rover’s famous four wheel drive system.
Discovery Sport cabin
The cabin gets the biggest change with the car getting the new floating dashboard design with the controls for the AC and the instrument cluster being completely digital. The car’s interior really looks premium and something different from what the Germans offer. The rear split of the seats has also been changed which results in the seating being more comfortable for the passengers in the third row. Land Rover has introduced ClearSight smart rearview mirror that displays the feed of a camera mounted above the rear window in HD resolution and offers a wider (50-degree) field of vision.
Discovery Sport features
In terms of features, the top-spec R-Dynamic SE gets a 10-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a Meridian audio system, 12-way electrically adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, LED headlights, heated door mirrors, a powered tailgate and a parking camera. Standard safety kit includes six airbags, ABS, ESC, emergency brake assist, roll stability control, a drowsiness monitor, lane-keep assist and front and rear parking sensors.