- Land Rover’s new SUV Premium Transverse Architecture is strong, stiff and safe, assuring excellent on-road refinement and all-terrain capability
- Terrain Response 2 technology with new Auto mode introduced alongside 600mm wading capability
- ClearSight Ground View invisible bonnet technology now available on Discovery Sport takes all-terrain driving into the digital age
- New Discovery Sport now designed with electrification in mind – available with a mild-hybrid model from launch – up to 6.9l/100km (WLTP) – and a plug-in hybrid due later in the year
- Refined Ingenium diesel and petrol engines alongside new nine-speed automatic gearbox deliver ideal balance of refinement, performance and efficiency
- New Discovery Sport (as D150 manual Front-Wheel Drive) certified on more-stringent RDE2 emissions standards – six months ahead of January 2020 introduction – reducing harmful particulates from entering the environment
- Advanced Tow Assist technology makes reversing with a trailer more intuitive and safer
- Driveline Disconnect available on models with all-wheel drive to improve fuel economy by seamlessly switching between two and all-wheel drive
- Active Driveline delivers true Torque Vectoring ability – torque control across the rear axle in on and off-road scenarios – for an engaging and dynamic drive
- Safety features include pedestrian airbag, three ISOFIX points and Emergency Call services to protect everyone in the event of a collision
- Order the new Discovery Sport priced from £31,575* in the UK
New Discovery Sport is built on Land Rover’s Premium Transverse Architecture that, alongside the latest all-terrain technology, ensures this is an SUV designed to get you and your family anywhere and everywhere safely.
The latest addition to the Discovery vehicle family comes with a number of innovative new features that reinforce Discovery Sport as a comfortable and composed, go anywhere compact SUV.
In addition to All-Wheel Drive and automatic transmission, Terrain Response 2 is now available as standard on the new Discovery Sport. Not only does it allow drivers to choose from four modes (Comfort, Sand, Grass-Gravel-Snow, Mud & Ruts) to optimise performance and capability, the new Auto mode enables Discovery Sport to select the most appropriate mode for the conditions and automatically adjust its torque delivery to suit the terrain. When paired with Adaptive Dynamics, a ‘Dynamic’ mode also delivers a more enhanced drive experience.
The latest Discovery Sport comes with a number of additional all-terrain technologies pioneered by Land Rover, with Hill Descent Control and All-Terrain Progress Control available as standard, alongside ClearSight Ground View. The realisation of Land Rover’s transparent bonnet concept, it provides a virtual 180-degree view beneath the front of the vehicle when tackling uneven terrain or assisting with tight city centre parking spaces.
This compact SUV is designed with electrification at its heart. The new Premium Transverse Architecture (PTA) means Discovery Sport is available from launch with an ‘always on’ 48-volt mild-hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV) powertrain. Harvesting energy normally lost under deceleration, the system stores it in an underfloor battery, ready to be redeployed when the vehicle pulls away and to assist the engine under acceleration. When braking and at speeds below 17km/h (11mph), the engine will shut off to minimise emissions.
Ideal for the commute, school run or trip abroad, this technology combines to reduce fuel consumption as low as 40.9mpg (6.9l/100km) and with CO2 emissions from 144g/km (WLTP). This mild hybrid powertrain will be joined by a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle model before the end of 2019.
PTA is a new mixed-material architecture that is not only electric ready, it also provides greater versatility and refinement. The new body is stiffer than its predecessor, which together with rigidly-mounted subframes reduces noise and vibration intrusion into the cabin, ensuring comfortable family adventures, as well as maximum safety in the event of a collision.
Jaguar Land Rover has pledged to deliver an electrified option of every new model from 2020 and this is the latest step towards that goal. Mild hybrid powertrains deliver real-world emissions and fuel consumption savings today that every driver can benefit from on every journey. Not only is an electrified Plug-in Hybrid model joining the line-up later this year, we have also enhanced our already clean Ingenium petrol and diesel engines to be certified* to the latest Real Driving Emissions (RDE2), offering further taxation savings.
Executive Director Product Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover
Customers can choose from a suite of Ingenium four-cylinder powertrains, including three petrol and four diesel variants. The efficient 150PS diesel manual (FWD) delivers CO2 emissions of 140g/km (NEDC equivalent) and fuel consumption from 47.8mpg (5.9l/100km) while, at the other end of the performance scale, the 250PS AWD petrol automatic model offers 400Nm of torque and acceleration from 0-60mph in 7.1 seconds.
New Discovery Sport* is one of the first Land Rovers to use Real Driving Emissions stage 2 (RDE2) certified engines, ahead of their mandatory introduction in 2020. By tracking emissions using a real-world on-road test in addition to traditional laboratory measurements, customers can be certain the latest Ingenium diesel engines available on the compact SUV are cleaner and more efficient than ever.
An updated ZF nine-speed transmission offers a further two per cent fuel economy improvement, which is enhanced by changes to the front bumper, engine under tray and active vanes on the air intakes that streamline the aerodynamics further.
Active Driveline (engine output dependent) is an electronic torque vectoring system that constantly balances the distribution of engine torque across both front and rear axles when cornering to improve grip and steering confidence. Driveline Disconnect – available on every All-Wheel Drive model – disengages drive to the rear wheels at the front axle when cruising to reduce frictional losses and improve fuel economy, before seamlessly re-engaging in a fraction of a second when conditions dictate to ensure no loss in traction.
Discovery Sport has been refined to cope with challenging off-road terrain thanks to a ground clearance of 212mm and outstanding approach, departure and breakover angles of 25, 30 and 20 degrees respectively. With four-wheel drive models, customers can climb gradients of up to 45 degrees.
The maximum towing capacity for new Discovery Sport remains at 2,500kg but has been enhanced with optional Advanced Tow Assist – the pioneering technology that incorporates semi-autonomous driving technology to allow the driver to concentrate on steering the trailer, while letting the car guide itself. As the driver uses the touchscreen for visual guidance and one of the lower interface rotary dials to ‘steer’ the trailer, it removes the need to counter steer the vehicle.
New Discovery Sport rides on coil springs or Adaptive Dynamics which ensures an even more composed ride, regardless of any change in terrain or surface, by combining intelligent sensors and continuously variable suspension dampers that monitor road conditions every 10 milliseconds.
There is a reversing camera as standard on all models, alongside a suite of advanced driver assistance systems. This includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist, which centres the vehicle in the lane based on road markings as well as maintaining a safe distance from the vehicle in front.
In the event of a collision, a pedestrian airbag under the bonnet’s top edge will inflate to protect the head of a pedestrian, while three ISOFIX points will keep occupants safe. There is even an Emergency Call service that will automatically put you in touch with your local emergency services to ensure you are safe.
* Refers to the 150PS Diesel Manual Front-Wheel Drive model only
Official NEDC Equivalent (NEDCeq) Fuel Consumption for the new Discovery Sport range in mpg (l/100km): Combined 5.3 – 8.0l/100km (35.3 – 53.3mpg). CO2 Emissions 140 – 182g/km. The figures provided are NEDCeq calculated from official manufacturer's WLTP tests in accordance with EU legislation. For comparison purposes only. Real world figures may differ. CO₂ and fuel economy figures may vary according to wheel fitment and optional extras fitted.