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Land Rover Unveils Discovery Sport Facelift Version

  • May 27, 2019
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The British luxury sports utility vehicle (SUV) manufacturer, Jaguar Land Rover has launched the facelift version of the Discovery Sport. The 7-seater entry-level Land Rover now has the look that suits its ‘Sport’ suffix. The new vehicle is expected to be rolled out in India by 2020, preceded by the new Range Rover Evoque.




The biggest noticeable changes on the new Discovery Sport are in the front with a new grille, bumper, and headlamps. The rear bumper and tail lamps have also been updated. The R-Dynamic model of the new Land Rover Discovery Sport has a dual-tone black roof. The car, from the side, looks almost the same as the outgoing version. The premium transverse architecture platform underpins the vehicle.




The four-cylinder, Ingenium 2.0-litre diesel and petrol engine which hauls the Discovery Sport has a 48-volt mild-hybrid setup. The car is also pulled by a D150 diesel motor which produces 150PS maximum power and 380Nm peak torque. The engine is mated to a manual transmission system with front-wheel drive. This is the current powertrain available in India, albeit with 9-speed automatic transmission, and entry-level features. The 5-seater vehicle is the cheapest Land Rover sold in India.




The Tata Motors-owned company has also revamped the Discovery Sport’s cabin, while retaining the same layout, which includes the 5+2 seating arrangement.



The dashboard comprises of a 12.3-inch digital instrument console, right next to the 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment display which supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Other features include climate control and the ClearSight Ground View technology which debuted in the new Range Rover Evoque.



It offers a 180-degree view of what’s under the front of the car. The rear camera, on its part, offers a 50-degree view and the information is displayed on the inside rearview mirror (IRVM). The car also gets a powered tailgate, wireless charging, and massaging front seats.


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