The second-generation Land Rover Discovery Sport is available in ‘S’ and ‘R-Dynamic SE’ variants. The Discovery Sport is built on the Land Rover Premium Transverse Architecture (PTA). The updated Discovery Sport has retained a class-leading wading depth of 600mm.
The rugged SUV features premium LED headlights with Daytime Running Lights and rear LED lights. The R-Dynamic trim loses the all-around black lower cladding and gains fancier-looking 18-inch alloy wheels, blacked-out roof, blacked-out A- and B-pillars, a blacked-out rear number plate recess, and aggressive-looking bumpers for a city-centric, sportier look.
The Land Rover Discovery Sport gets premium leather upholstery along with a new SportShift gear Selector crafted from premium materials. A lot of design elements in the Discovery Sport have been borrowed from the Velar and the Range Rover series – especially in the way the dashboard and steering wheel are designed. A larger 10.25-inch ‘TouchPro’ infotainment screen, the 12.3-inch instrument cluster (available only on the R-Dynamic SE trim), and the new center console touch panel for the climate control make the interior feel richer and less cluttered than before. The rotary gear selector has been replaced by a conventional gear stick for better functionality.
The diesel engine develops 177bhp of maximum power and 430Nm of torque, while the 2.0-liter petrol engine produces 245bhp and 365Nm of torque, it is paired to a mild-hybrid system utilizing a belt-integrated starter generator and 48V lithium-ion battery pack. With an improved start/stop technology, torque assistance of up to 140Nm under high-load conditions, and shutting off the engine under speeds of 17kmph – the system reduces emissions and improves fuel efficiency by as much as six percent.