LAND ROVER Discovery Sport
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In 2019, Land Rover launched a heavily revised version for the Discovery Sport.
It uses new signature LED headlights and taillights.
The platform is a revised D8 (older) platform adapted to receive a plug-in hybrid system, which is now called PTA (Premium Transverse Architecture). The new platform was used for the first time in the Range Rover Evoque, and incorporates a new 48v mild-hybrid system, used to lower the fuel consumption and cut down emissions. For a longer range, the re-worked platform has a 20% bigger fuel tank, which is now 65 liters (17.1 US Gal).
Inside, there is room for up to 7 people with a new infotainment system that also provides a 4G hot-spot. USB plugs for every passenger are scattered around the interior. The new Discovery Sport even features an AI system, which “learns” the driver’s preferences for the seat position, massage and cabin temperature. The 2019 Discovery Sport has four trim levels: H, SE, HSE and, on top of that the R-Dynamic variant, which has different bumpers and special allow wheels.
All of the Land Rover Discovery Sports engines are 2.0-liter with 4 cylinders, turbodiesel or turbo-gasoline. The maximum power offered ranges between 150 to 250 hp. The transmission is FWD for the base 150 hp turbodiesel engine and AWD exclusively for the other variants.
It is called the Land Rover Discovery, but it is far from what the Discovery used to be.
Gone are the separate chassis, the V8 engine, and the transfer case with a low range. Now it is just another SUV, which came to replace the older Land Rover Freelander. In 2014, Land Rover launched its first SUV with seven seats in a 5+2 configuration on a footprint no larger than any other 5-seat premium SUV.
Under the hood of the Discovery Sport there are two units available: 2.0-liter gasoline or a 2.2-liter diesel engine. For the transmission, there is a standard 6-speed manual gearbox or a 9-speed automatic. None of them is with a low-range transfer case. Land Rover claims that there is no need for that anymore since all of these engines have enough torque even for off-roading. The all-wheel-drive, all-wheel independent suspension vehicle can wade through 600 mm (2 ft) of water. The approach, departure and breakover angles are 25, 31 and 21 degrees, respectively.
Inside, the Discovery Sport features different options for driving and entertainment. It features high-quality materials and a strong vertical center console graphic to reflect the premium design of the exterior, while the core Discovery value of versatility is evident everywhere. Storage solutions are integrated into the cabin and up to four 12V power points and six USB charging sockets can be specified for all three rows of seating, allowing multiple electronic devices to be charged simultaneously.