- Practical 5+2 seating with 40:20:40 second row split seats
- One petrol and one diesel with multiple power tunes available
- Entry-level variant gets front-wheel drive and manual while the rest are all-wheel drive with a 9-speed auto
Land Rover has unleashed an all-new version of the Discovery Sport. The midsize SUV, in fact, has been updated for 2019 with styling inspired from the full-fat Discovery. All in all, there are both cosmetic and mechanical updates to the Discovery Sport to improve its appeal.
Upfront, the bumper is now bigger than the old car and you get all-new headlamps with dynamic turn indicators for a more premium look. Meanwhile, at the back the tailgate, taillights and the bumper are all-new. Thankfully, this new version doesn’t get the offset number plate from the bigger Discovery.
Inside, the dash design is new and you get all-new tech earlier seen in the latest-gen Evoque. This means you get a 10-inch display with swivel function, a premium audio system and a separate touch panel for the climate control and other functions of the Disco Sport.
In terms of engine and gearbox options, there is a 2-litre petrol engine with either 200bhp or 250bhp and a 2-litre diesel with either 150bhp, 180bhp or 240bhp of power. The entry-level 150bhp model comes with front wheel drive and a manual gearbox. As for the rest, they are all-wheel drive and come with a 9-speed automatic. The high power versions also come with mild hybrid tech which improves efficiency. As for off-road tech, there is Terrain Response II which takes care of all the off-road excursions, hill descent control and of course, all-wheel drive. The plug-in hybrid model will be launched later this year with an electric-only range of around 48kms.
The new Discovery Sport will be launched in European markets soon. Given its popularity in JLR India’s line-up, we can expect this model to arrive in the Indian market later this year or early next year.