– The Discovery Sport, Land Rover’s family-friendly 5+2 seat premium compact SUV, delivers efficient next-generation mild-hybrid Ingenium diesel engines, Pivi and Pivi Pro infotainment and two special editions: the captivating ‘Urban Edition’ and the powerful ‘Discovery Sport Black’ featuring a 290PS Ingenium petrol engine.
The Discovery Sport is available with a range of different engine options, including the P300e plug-in hybrid, first introduced in 2020, and next generation 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 CO2 from 166g/km* and fuel economy of up to 44.8mpg (from 6.3l/100km)*. Both use Land Rover’s latest mild-hybrid (MHEV) technology when paired with AWD, featuring a battery to harvest energy lost under deceleration. The result 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 Discovery Sport petrol range is enhanced further with the ‘Discovery Sport Black’ Edition. Powered by a turbocharged petrol engine producing 290PS for effortless and refined performance, the Discovery Sport Black Edition features a host of exterior and interior design enhancements for the perfect blend of eye-catching looks, family versatility and the Discovery Sport’s hallmark all-terrain capability. The five-seat variant offers a 0-60mph time of 7 seconds (0-100km/h time of 7.4 seconds) with CO2 from 211g/km Δ.
Also available for 2021 is the Discovery Sport Urban Edition. Based on the R-Dynamic the special edition features distinctive design elements including shadow aluminium finishers, non-leather Luxtec Suedecloth seats and a black contrast roof. The Urban Edition is available in six exterior colourways: Namib Orange, Carpathian Grey, Firenze Red, Santorini Black, Ostuni White and Hakuba Silver.
The digital experience has been transformed inside Discovery Sport with Land Rover’s state-of-the-art 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. The system, enabled by the Electrical Vehicle Architecture EVA 2.0, is available as either standard Pivi or the more advanced Pivi Profrom S-specificationΔΔ.
Finbar McFall, Land Rover Brand Director, said: “Next-generation mild-hybrid diesel engines bring enhanced efficiency to the Discovery Sport, while the Discovery Sport Black Special Edition adds to its appeal. The addition of the advanced Pivi Pro infotainment system with immediate start-up and self-learning capabilities mean the Discovery Sport is now even more capable and versatile, and ready for family adventures◊.”
Streaming music and media has never been simpler, with Spotify integrated as a ‘media source’ within the infotainment menu – data included** – and Bluetooth connectivity for two phones at once. There’s also wireless device charging with signal-boosting option. The second-generation Activity Key is also available, allowing customers to unlock any door, lock or even start the vehicle just by being nearby – with no need for a traditional key fob.
Customers can even check the quality of the air in the cabin via the touchscreen by activating the smart Cabin Air Filtration system†† to filter out harmful fine particulate matter often found in cities and high-traffic areas. The system – introduced in addition to the existing Cabin Air Ionisation feature – filters out fine particulate matter, allergens, pollen and even strong smells. The system can filter ultrafine particulates (up to and even below PM2.5). Occupants simply select ‘Purify’ mode to activate the system, which filters and continually monitors the air inside the cabin relative to the air outside. The touchscreen offers reassurance that the air within is cleaner than the air outside.
Other technology within Discovery Sport includes a comprehensive suite of Advanced Driver Assistance features, such as Rear Traffic Monitor with automatic braking. 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 optional 3D Surround Camera lets the driver see what’s happening around the vehicle at speeds of up to 19mph, making manoeuvring and even navigating difficult terrain simpler than ever.
These systems complement the ClearSight Ground View and ClearSight Interior 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.
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.
Buyers can choose from the Discovery Sport S, SE, R-Dynamic SE, R-Dynamic HSE, Discovery Sport Urban and Discovery Sport Black specifications.