The new Discovery Sport compact premium SUV has been transformed to make it more versatile and technologically-advanced for the 2020 model year.
You can now choose from mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid models, with the latter due to go on sale late this year and offer a zero-emissions driving range of at least 30 miles. It will be powered by a three-cylinder petrol engine and electric motor, and is said to have average CO2 emissions of just 45g/km.
Prices start from £31,575
Innovation courses through the new Land Rover Discovery Sport, with entertainment, comfort, and safety all benefiting from the highest standards of development and ingenuity.
Terrain Response®+ ensures capable, controlled driving regardless of the surface; an emergency braking system+ uses stereo cameras to calculate collision risk; and Park Assist offers a suite of features to help you enter and leave parking spaces with the utmost ease.
With a number of additional technologies available to enhance the driving experience further, the Discovery Sport can be relied upon to deliver the ultimate in contemporary motoring.
New technology to the Discovery Sport includes 4G for up to eight devices, and a ‘smart rear-view mirror’ which can transform into a high-definition video screen displaying an image from a rear-mounted camera – useful when your luggage or passenger’s heads are blocking your view. The touchscreen infotainment system has been enlarged to 10.25in (previously an 8.0in screen was standard) and you now get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring.
Impeccable attention to detail has been afforded to even the smallest detail within the new Land Rover Discovery Sport. The contemporary appearance works with a well-proportioned body to establish itself as a class leader in such a competitive market.
With bold lines and clean, uncluttered surfaces, quality finishes and optional leather upholstery, the new Land Rover Discovery Sport’s cabin offers an environment that epitomises luxury and comfort.
With technology that is intuitive and makes driving effortless, and entertainment options to keep all passengers occupied, this is a model that offers everything the modern motorist demands.
The new Discovery Sports gets hybrid, where a small electric motor assists a 2.0-litre petrol or diesel engine to reduce the load on it, and consequently improve efficiency (Land Rover claims by up to 7%). This set-up is standard on all automatic Discovery Sports, and means CO2 emissions of as little as 144g/km and fuel economy of up to 40.9mpg.
The fact that the four-wheel drive system can now shut down power to the rear wheels during steady cruising also contributes to those figures. But the most frugal model of all at launch is the 148bhp diesel with a manual gearbox – the only Discovery Sport without four-wheel drive and hybrid technology. This manages up to 47.8mpg in official WLTP tests and meets the toughest RDE emissions standards.