Inside, Land Rover has updated the baby Disco’s infotainment system with the most upgraded version of the Touch Pro interface. As we found out, the changes have made the UI more user friendly and similar to the Touch Pro Duo system that you get in high-end Range Rover models. The HSE Luxury trim gets a 10-inch touch display which is clear and well positioned. The rest of the line-up, meanwhile, gets an 8-inch display and lesser functions. That aside, the aesthetics are the same as before, meaning you get a predictably durable yet smart looking dash and a commanding driving position.
Switchgear on the steering wheel and the doors feel solid and durable, however, there are some hard plastics in here – the air vent plastics and climate control switches could be better finished. That said, it doesn’t come across as cheap in any way and overall, the cabin is nicely appointed.
The driving position is excellent and the visibility all-around is great, too. Everything about the way you sit behind the wheel on to the supportive seat points to a more luxurious experience than what the Disco actually costs. Moving on to the second row, there is enough room for three adults, with a reach bench that is broad enough. Although it is set a tad bit low, it is superbly contoured and the low seating translates to plenty of headroom. As for the third row, it’s good enough for a couple of kids at best - the combination of a high floor and low seat means you end up sitting in a cramped manner with your knees locked in. Fortunately, all the seats fold down easily and liberate plenty of luggage space though we would like to add that the second row doesn’t fold completely flat.
The Discovery Sport, in HSE Luxury trim at least, is loaded to the boot when it comes to equipment. You get a fixed panoramic roof, heated mirrors with memory, xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, leather seats, electric front seats, a 17-speaker premium audio system, rear camera, front and rear parking sensors, screens for the rear seats, ABS, ESP, traction control and plenty of airbags.