THE latest Discovery Sport, Land Rover's 5+2 seat compact SUV, has been gained mild-hybrid Ingenium diesel engines, the latest Pivi and Pivi Pro infotainment and a ‘Discovery Sport Black' Special Edition featuring a 290 horsepower Ingenium petrol engine.
Following the launch of the P300e plug-in hybrid earlier in 2020, a number of additiona engine options are now available for the Discovery Sport, including Land Rover's next generation of efficient four-cylinder diesel engines.
Available in two power outputs, the D165 (163PS) and D200 (204PS) diesels deliver enhanced efficiency, smoother power and superior refinement, with COfrom 163g/km
Both use Land Rover's latest mild-hybrid (MHEV) technology when paired with all-wheel drive (AWD),and featuring a battery to harvest energy lost under deceleration.
The result, says Land Rover, is a smoother stop-start operation and optimised fuel economy - giving customers a taste of the benefits of an electrified vehicle without needing to plug in and charge.
The new Discovery Sport's petrol options have also expanded with the addition of the Discovery Sport Black. Powered by a turbocharged petrol engine producing 290PS, the Discovery Sport Black Edition features a host of exterior and interior design enhancements and offers a 0-60mph time of 7.0 seconds.
The digital experience has been upgraded inside both vehicles with the introduction of Land Rover's Pivi infotainment. The system is ready to go as soon as it's switched on - a separate data plan and battery mean there's no delay.
Software updates are available over-the-air via the vehicle's embedded data connection at no cost, and can even be scheduled at a time to suit, ensuring customers always have the latest maps, apps and vehicle features without having to visit a retailer.
Other technology updates include a comprehensive suite of new advanced driver assistance features, such as rear traffic monitor with automatic braking. The new rear collision monitor uses radars to constantly monitor the vehicle's rear, meaning the Discovery Sport is primed to reduce the severity of an impact for the occupants, while the introduction of a 3D surround camera lets the driver see what's happening around the vehicle at speeds of up to 19mph.
These new systems complement the ClearSight ground view and ClearSight rear view mirror technologies introduced in 2019; smart camera technology stitches together images below the bonnet, while the latter provides an interchangeable rear-view mirror and video screen, for enhanced visibility.
The Discovery Sport features a practical 5+2 design, with 40:20:40 split-folding second row seats that provides 24 possible seat configurations, ensuring flexibility for family adventures.
In addition, the new Discovery Sport will be available in R-Dynamic S Plus guise, priced from £38,605 and highlight specification include: Privacy Glass, 20ins wheels and a powered tailgate in the five seat version.
'The Discovery Sport is now available to order priced from £31,915 in the UK. Buyers can choose from the Discovery Sport S, SE, HSE, R-Dynamic S (P300e), R-Dynamic S Plus (D165, D200, P200), R-Dynamic SE, R-Dynamic HSE and Discovery Sport Black specifications.