The biggest change on the 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport comes in the form of Wi-Fi Hotspot and Pro Services. These are in addition to the InControl Apps feature that the vehicle is already equipped with. This Wi-Fi Hotspot uses a customer sourced SIM to provide a 4G hotspot for up to eight devices. Additionally, a number of additional services are included under ‘InControl - Pro Services’ to enhance the vehicle’s infotainment capabilities. These include Route Planner App, Commute Mode and Sharing ETA among the many other features a part of these services.
Owners can also download a route planner App through the Apple Store and the Google Play Store. This one provides navigation services and syncs routes with the vehicle’s navigation system. There's a commute mode feature too, which learns a regular route and displays diversions if there are any delays on this route. Then, there's a sharing ETA feature as well, which lets one share updates with their contacts about the estimated time of arrival via SMS.
This Land Rover Discovery Sport in its latest iteration is available only with a 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel engine. Yes, a petrol engine option is no longer available. Thankfully there are two versions, the one in the Pure, SE and HSE trims produces 150bhp of power and 382Nm of torque. The other version in the HSE Luxury grade churns out 180bhp of power and 430Nm respectively. These engine options come mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission, while a four-wheel drive system is standard.
This one's successor, the 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport, was sold in Pure five-seater diesel, SE five-seater diesel, HSE seven-seater diesel, HSE Luxury five-seater diesel and HSE seven-seater petrol configurations. Now, this 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport is being offered only in Pure five-seater diesel (Rs 42.48 lakhs), SE seven-seater diesel (Rs 48.67 lakhs), HSE seven-seater diesel (Rs 52.31 lakhs) and HSE Luxury seven-seater diesel (Rs 57.46 lakhs) trims (ex-showroom New Delhi).