Land Rover Discovery Sport Facelift Overview & Test Drive

Land Rover Discovery Sport Overview

The Land Rover Discovery Sport is a perfect amalgamation of British luxury and off-road capabilities. It happens to be Land Rover’s most affordable SUV and is less expensive and more adventurous than its rivals. Also, the 3rd-row seat give it an edge over competition. The 4-cylinder, 2.0-L diesel engine from the Ingenium family offers an increased power output of 237 bhp, though the base model is still equipped with 134 bhp unit. The Land Rover Discovery Sports price in India has been tagged competitively, which makes it a viable option in the segment.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Test Drive

Land Rover Discovery Sport Design

Off the bat, you can make out a new grille and front fascia from the Land Rover Discovery Sport test mule. It’s hard to tell exactly how those elements will end up looking when the wraps are taken out, but the lighting fixture, in particular, has two horizontal LEDs sitting at the bottom. The current Discovery Sport doesn’t have those.

The grille, for its part, looks more upright, but that could be the wraps playing tricks on us. Even the lower intakes look different, too. That could be the case, but it could also be the case of the body wrap, once again, doing its best job at misdirecting us.

The SUV’s profile looks similar to the current model. That’s expected considering that we’re only dealing with an updated look here. The rear section is interesting, though, because there are no cutouts. We do see what looks to be a pair of exhaust outlets on one side, but it’s really hard to tell given the angles from which some of the photos were taken.

Our resourceful spy sleuths did tell us that the test prototype is a hybrid mode, and that would explain the lack of cutouts in the rear. How’d they figure that out, you ask? Apparently, the Discovery Sport test mule had “hybrid” written on a yellow sticker on the windshield. Go figure.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Style

The interior design, fit and finish everything seems to be built with longevity in mind. The car’s interior has been carried over from the diesel, except that it uses a different tachometer because this is a petrol car. The high-set seats and the low dash offer a nice view outside. We especially love how the rotary gear rises when you start the car and then there are those nice-looking air-con dials too. It comes with only a seven-seat configuration with this petrol engine.

While the third-row seats may be good only for kids, it folds flat onto the floor, offering over a 1,000 litres of luggage space. The middle row passengers get seats which are supportive and can be moved fore and aft to maximise legroom or free up knee room for the last row. Space, in general, is good while the large windows along with a panoramic glass roof allow enough light into the cabin.

Land Rover has also given the cabin lots of recesses for small items and thoughtfully equipped it with seven USB charging points, one for each occupant. What you won’t like is the infotainment system which works and feels outdated and should be out of place in a car this expensive. All this said The Discovery Sport is a comfortable SUV with great built quality As expected from a Land Rover . Check for Land Rover Discovery Sport  in changeonslapac

Land Rover Discovery Sport Performance

The Discovery Sport isn’t new but it now gets a petrol engine option. The unit is from the Ingenium family – similar to what was introduced earlier in the Velar (with more power). Earlier this May, Land Rover announced the availability of this new engine in its entry-level SUV, the Discovery Sport and entry-level Range Rover brand, Evoque. It’s a 1997cc, four-cylinder unit with 237bhp of peak power and 340Nm of maximum torque. This is mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox and you also get Land Rover’s 4×4 system with pre-programmed off-road modes.

With diesel falling out of favour with the authorities due to “environmental” issues, there has been a renewed interest in petrol engines. SUVs and petrol engines have never been considered traditional partners unless when it comes to niche, specially-made performance SUVs. Nevertheless, the Discover Sport is as rugged and conventional as sports utility vehicles get. Still, Land Rover deemed it only logical to offer the petrol option considering there might be some takers.While the Discovery Sport is assembled in India, this new engine has been designed and developed at the company’s engine manufacturing centre at Wolverhampton, UK. Land Rover has renewed its focus on ‘cleaner’ petrol engines in a bid to reduce vehicle emissions. Internationally, the Discovery Sport is also available with a 285bhp petrol Ingenium engine but that isn’t offered in India, yet.

A 2.0-litre petrol in a two-tonne SUV might sound a bit iffy but this one doesn’t disappoint. The unit may not be the smoothest-sounding engine but you will notice the relatively low levels of clatter and vibration inside the cabin almost immediately. It builds revs easily and the torque comes in early. Despite its size and weight, the Discovery Sport petrol can sprint with ease and you certainly – under most circumstances – will not miss the low-end grunt the diesel offers.What also helps the cause immensely is the super-smooth nine-speed gearbox. More cogs mean better fuel efficiency and also the option of getting into the most appropriate slot to make the most of the engine power. The gear knob is the dial on the centre tunnel and it – as expected – rises when you switch on the vehicle. The Sport mode holds the revs longer and manages to squeeze out more power and pass it onto the wheels. Land Rover’s capable 4×4 system means there is no dearth of grip under most scenarios – from seriously bad roads to super-smooth and fast corners.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Rideing

The suspension is stiff, sharp undulations filter into the cabin. The low-speed ride is a bit firm, but the Disco gains composure as speeds rise. In fact, at high- speeds the handling is safe and predictable rather than sporty. On the flipside, there is a bit of body roll when cornering hard, but it’s not a major concern at any point. Talking about its Off-road ability it comes with Land Rover’s 4×4 system with pre-programmed off-road modes that alters the Disco’s characteristics to suit a particular terrain (mud, sand, grass, gravel) mated to its 200mm ground clearance .Hence there is no dearth of grip under most scenarios – from seriously bad roads to super-smooth and fast corners.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Safety

The Land Rover Discovery Sport gets disc brakes at both ends. On the safety front, it comes with advanced driver assistance features like- speed limiter, cruise control, lane departure and emergency braking. The Driver Pack comprises traffic sign recognition, driver condition monitor, adaptive speed limiter and blind spot monitor.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Price in Hyderabad

Land Rover Discovery Sport On-Road Price in Hyderabad ranges from 50,46,586 to 62,15,258 for variants Discovery Sport 2.0l Diesel Pure 5 Seats and Discovery Sport 2.0l Diesel HSE Luxury 5 Seats respectively. Land Rover Discovery Sport is available in 2 variants and 6 colours. Below are details of Land Rover Discovery Sport variants price in Hyderabad. Check for Discovery Sport price in Hyderabad at Carzprice.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Verdict

The Discovery Sport, though an entry-level model for Land Rover, is a fine example of how you would want a full-sized SUV to be. It’s unmistakably Land Rover in design, comes with heaps of off-road ability and offers lots of comfort with the added advantage of an extra row of seats. The petrol engine adds a dash of finesse to the overall 4×4 ruggedness. It’s relatively quieter but doesn’t bail out the driver when it comes to offering a supply of power and torque when needed. The gearbox is clever and manages to eke out the best from the engine and works well in tandem with the four-wheel drive system. Typically, ride has gotten a bit choppy and you may want to not drive it like a sedan just to keep things sane and planted inside the cabin. Land Rover claims a 0-100kph time of 7.9 seconds for this car which we have little to doubt and a 12.5kpl fuel efficiency figure under test conditions. During our test cycle, we could garner only around 10.8 on the highway and 9.9 in the city but we will update that after the standard TG fuel test cycle soon. Nevertheless, there is more to like about this motor and considering its capability, it comes across as a cleverer option too.

of escort çukurova escort kozan escort seyhan escort yüreğir escort adana mutlu son masaj besni escort kahta escort gölbaşı escort adıyaman mutlu son masaj bolvadin escort dinar escort sandıklı escort emirdağ escort afyon mutlu son masaj diyadin escort doğubayazıt escort patnos escort ağrı mutlu son masaj ortaköy escort aksaray mutlu son masaj merzifon escort suluova escort taşova escort amasya mutlu son masaj çankaya escort keçiören escort yenimahalle escort mamak escort etimesgut escort sincan escort altındağ escort pursaklar escort gölbaşı escort polatlı escort çubuk escort kahramankazan escort beypazari escort ankara mutlu son masaj alanya escort manavgat escort serik escort antalya mutlu son masaj şehitkamil escort nizip escort ıslahiye escort antep mutlu son masaj ardahan mutlu son masaj artvin mutlu son masaj hopa escort borçka escort aydın mutlu son masaj efeler escort nazilli escort kuşadası escort söke escort didim escort incirliova escort çine escort germencik escort balıkesir mutlu son masaj karesi escort altıeylül escort edremit escort bandırma escort gönen escort ayvalık escort burhaniye escort bigadiç escort susurluk escort bartın mutlu son masaj batman mutlu son masaj kozluk escort sason escort beşiri escort bayburt mutlu son masaj bilecik mutlu son masaj bozuyuk escort bingöl mutlu son masaj solhan escort genç escort karlıova escort bitlis mutlu son masaj tatvan escort güroaymak escort ahlat escort bolu mutlu son masaj gerede escort burdur mutlu son masaj bucak escort bursa mutlu son masaj osmangazi escort yıldırım escort nilüfer escort inegöl escort gemlik escort mudanya escort mustafakemalpaşa escort gürsu escort karacabey escort orhangazi escort kestel escort iznik escort çanakkale mutlu son masaj biga escort can escort gelibolu escort ayvacık escort çankırı mutlu son masaj çerkes escort çorum mutlu son masaj sungurlu escort osmancık escort alaca escort iskilip escort denizli mutlu son masaj pamukkale escort merkezefendi escort çivril escort acıpayam escort tavas escort diyarbakır mutlu son masaj kayapınar escort bağlar escort yenişehir escort ergani escort bismil escort sur escort silvan escort çermik escort dicle escort düzce mutlu son masaj akçakoca escort kaynaşlı escort edirne mutlu son masaj keşan escort uzunköprü escort ipsala escort elazığ mutlu son masaj kovancılar escort karakoçan escort erzincan mutlu son masaj erzurum mutlu son masaj yakutiye escort palandöken escort aziziye escort horasan escort oltu escort pasinler escort odunpazarı escort tepebaşı escort eskişehir mutlu son masaj bulancak escort espiye escort tirebolu escort görele escort giresun mutlu son masaj gümüşhane mutlu son masaj kelkit escort hakkari mutlu son masaj yüksekova escort şemdinli escort hatay mutlu son masaj antakya escort iskenderun escort defne escort dörtyol escort samandağ escort kırıkhan escort reyhanlı escort arsuz escort altınözü escort hassa escort payas escort erzin escort yayladağı escort ığdır mutlu son masaj yalvaç escort eğirdir escort sarkıkaraağaç escort ısparta mutlu son masaj istanbul mutlu son masaj izmir mutlu son masaj buca escort karabağlar escort bornova escort karşıyaka escort konak escort bayraklı escort çiğli escort torbalı escort menemen escort gaziemir escort ödemiş escort kemalpaşa escort bergama escort menderes escort aliağa escort tire escort balçova escort urla escort narlıdere escort seferihisar escort çeşme escort dikili escort güzelbahçe escort karabük mutlu son masaj safranbolu escort karaman mutlu son masaj ermenek escort kağızman escort kars mutlu son masaj sarıkamış escort tosya escort taşköprü escort cide escort kastamonu mutlu son masaj melikgazi escort kocasinan escort talas escort develi escort yahyalı escort bünyan escort kayseri mutlu son masaj kıbrıs mutlu son masaj lefkoşa escort girne escort kilis mutlu son masaj yahşihan escort kırıkkale mutlu son masaj keskin escort kırklareli mutlu son masaj lüleburgaz escort babaeski escort vize escort kaman escort kırşehir mutlu son masaj gebze escort izmit escort darıca escort körfez escort gölcük escort çayırova escort kocaeli mutlu son masaj derince escort kartepe escort başiskele escort karamürsel escort kandıra escort dilovası escort selçuklu escort karatay escort meram escort ereğli escort akşehir escort beyşehir escort cumra escort seydişehir escort ılgın escort kulu escort cihanbeyli escort karapınar escort konya mutlu son masaj tavşanlı escort simav escort gediz escort kütahya mutlu son masaj malatya mutlu son masaj yeşilyurt escort gazi escort doğanşehir escort yunusemre escort akhisar escort turgutlu escort şehzadeler escort salihli escort soma escort akhisar escort manisa mutlu son masaj onikişubat escort dulkadiroğlu escort elbistan escort afşin escort maraş mutlu son masaj kızıltepe escort mardin mutlu son masaj midyat escort artuklu escort nusaybin escort derik escort yenişehir escort toroslar escort tarsus escort mersin mutlu son masaj akdeniz escort mezitli escort erdemli escort silifke escort anamur escort mut escort bodrum escort fethiye escort milas escort menteşe escort marmaris escort muğla mutlu son masaj seydikemer escort bulanık escort malazgirt escort muş mutlu son masaj avanos escort nevşehir mutlu son masaj ürgüp escort bor escort niğde mutlu son masaj altınordu escort fatsa escort ordu mutlu son masaj perşembe escort ünye escort< düziçi escort kadirli escort osmaniye mutlu son masaj ardeşen escort çayeli escort rize mutlu son masaj adapazarı escort sakarya mutlu son masaj serdivan escort akyazı escort erenler escort hendek escort karasu escort atakum escort ilkadım escort samsun mutlu son masaj bafra escort çarşamba escort canik escort vezirköprü escort terme escort siirt mutlu son masaj sinop mutlu son masaj cizre escort silopi escort şırnak mutlu son masaj sivas mutlu son masaj sarkışla escort çerkezköy escort çorlu escort ergene escort kapaklı escort tekirdağ mutlu son masaj süleymanpaşa escort erbaa escort niksar escort tokat mutlu son masaj turhal escort zile escort akçaabat escort of escort ortahisar escort trabzon mutlu son masaj pertek escort tunceli mutlu son masaj haliliye escort eyyübiye escort siverek escort urfa mutlu son masaj karaköprü escort viranşehir escort akçakale escort suruç escort birecik escort harran escort banaz escort uşak mutlu son masaj erciş escort tuşba escort edremit escort özalp escort çaldıran escort van mutlu son masaj çiftlikköy escort çınarcık escort yalova mutlu son masaj akdağmadeni escort sorgun escort yozgat mutlu son masaj yerköy escort boğazlıyan escort çaycuma escort devrek escort ereğli escort kozlu escort zonguldak mutlu son masaj