The 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport offers style, comfort and utility combined with an above-average ability to traverse snow-choked roads or muddy trails. If you're looking for a midsize luxury SUV with an extra degree of go-anywhere gusto, this newest Land Rover is worth a look.
THE EXTRAORDINARY EVERY DAY
New Discovery Sport's sleek, aerodynamic silhouette, with legendary Land Rover capability and a flexible interior, add up to a great looking vehicle that does so much more.
EXTREME TESTED FOR DRIVER CONFIDENCE
New Discovery Sport's technologies have been tested on all-terrain for more than 18 months in the most gruelling conditions and in 20 countries.
Land Rover Discovery Sport, a SUV has 4 versions available in India. Land Rover Discovery Sport has 4 Diesel cars. Land Rover Discovery Sport comes in 6 colours, namely, Firenze Red, Fuji White, Indus Silver, Loire Blue, Santorini Black, Scotia Grey.
Jaguar Land Rover India launched the luxury sports utility vehicle (SUV) - Discovery Sport - on September 2, 2015 in the country. Introduced as a replacement for the popular Freelander, the Land Rover Discovery Sport has more aerodynamic and practical design, coupled with a series of advanced features. Thanks to its lightweight steel-and-aluminum body-built and agile suspension set-up that aid to its on-and-off road handling and ride quality. The SUV is available in 4 trim levels - S, SE, HSE and HSE Luxury - and a 2.2-litre diesel engine option. The Land Rover Discovery Sport is imported to India via CKD (completely knocked down) route, and assembled at JLR’s Pune-based plant.
Based on the lightweight iQ platform, the Discovery Sport features an aerodynamic design, and has a commanding road presence. On the front end, the car sports automatic headlights, LED running lights, automatic wipers and fog lamps. Other design elements include heated power-folding outside mirrors, 19-inch alloy wheels, rear fog light, a power lift-gate, a rear view camera, etc. The Discovery Sport is 90mm longer than its replacement, i.e. Freelander. It measures 4, 599mm in length, 2, 173mm in width, 1, 724mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2, 741mm. The ground clearance of 212mm makes it more competent off-roader for Indian roads conditions.
The SUV’s interior is as sporty and premium as its exterior. The Discovery Sport is the first car to feature 5+2 seating configuration in its league. It gets a sliding second row and an optional third row. As far as features are concerned, it comes equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, audio, phone and climate controls, a 17-speaker Meridian sound system, a rear view camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, front and rear parking sensors, etc.
Engine and Transmission
The India-bound Land Rover Discovery Sport is powered by a 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine which is tuned for two states of power - 147bhp and 187bhp. Power is transmitted via a 9-speed automatic transmission. The 4WD (four-wheel drive) system comes as a standard feature.
Performance and Handling
The transversally-fitted 2.2-litre diesel with a 9-speed automatic transmission offers superior on-and-off-road performance. Features like high ground clearance and Terrain Response four-wheel drive system further enhance its handling and drivability. The engine spins quietly, but doesn’t feel punchy. The cruising ability and high-speed stability are impressive. The suspension system is quite robust, and absorbs most of the potholes and bumps on the rough roads. The SUV remains balanced even at corners.
Besides the sportscar-like handling and responsive engine, the SUV has strong braking capabilities. It gets an autonomous emergency braking system that monitors road condition and vehicles ahead via sensors, and employs emergency brakes to avoid collision. Besides this, the SUV comes equipped with several advanced braking systems such as anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic traction control (ETC), hill start assist, roll stability control (RSC), dynamic stability control (DSC), electric brake force distribution (EBD), etc.
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