Land Rover Discovery Sport Overview & Test Drive

Land Rover Discovery Sport Overview

The styling of the Discovery Sport follows the footstep of balanced Range Rover Evoque and unlike the boxy Freelander 2, the Discovery Sport is well- proportioned. Interiors of the Discovery sport comes with a host of connectivity features including the pro services, sim-card slot, Wi-Fi Hotspot, In control apps, touchscreen infotainment system etc. Other noteworthy features include a panoramic sunroof, 3-zone automatic climate control, safety airbags, rear camera parking system with sensors, ABS, and hill-assist function to aid sloping manoeuvres. The Discovery Sport is offered with a 2.0-Litre turbocharged diesel engine putting out 149bhp/382Nm though in the top HSE luxury trim the performance is bumped to 177bhp/430Nm, all mated to an automatic transmission. In the Indian market, the Discovery Sport is taking on the likes of Mercedes-Benz GLC, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 among others.View offers on Land Rover Cars from Land Rover dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Exterior

The new Discovery Sport combines style with aggression sporting a contemporary design language. Use of elements on the outside adds to the overall appearance as it gets sleek pulled back headlamps, Land Rover’s quintessential grille, faux skid plate, lower mesh grille and rectangular fog lamps in front. The rising shoulder line, multiple-spoke alloy wheels and muscular fenders with cladded arch bolster the modish look.

Rear side is equally stylish as front facet sporting wrap-around tail-lamps, chrome garnish on boot lid, faux skid plate and dual tailpipe. Exterior profile gets a fixed panoramic sunroof, power adjusted heated exterior mirrors with power-fold and memory functions. In front, it sports adaptive Xenon headlamps with LED signature, fog lamps and rain sensing wipers.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Interior

One of the high points of the interior is space, providing room for six passengers and driver across three rows. Evaluating from the perspective of comfort, the first and second rows provide enough room, however the third row is suitable for kids aged below 13.

Use of the material inside is top notch, splash of leather around dashboard, steering wheel and seat covers make the cabin upmarket. The linear dashboard design, fit, finish and uncluttered centre console collectively lends a neat look which works well for it. Inside the cabin, it is gets Windsor leather seats, 10 way adjustable electric front seats with driver & passenger memory and sliding arm-rest on centre console.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Gearbox

The 2-litre Ingenium diesel motor truly is a gem. It is very refined, and at idle I could barely feel any vibrations creeping in. Step on the throttle though and you do hear some engine noise, but it’s well within what’s acceptable.This engine is available in two states of tune, depending on the variant. The one on the test is the HSE trim (7-seater) and its motor produces 150PS (180PS in the HSE Luxury trim) and 382Nm of torque that peaks at 1,750rpm. Now 150PS may not sound like much, but it’s the way the power is delivered that makes it so impressive. Check for Land Rover Discovery Sport  in

The 9-speed gearbox has well-spaced ratios and you’ll find the engine revving at a relaxed 1,500rpm while cruising at 105kmph. That said, the gearbox is a tad slow to respond when you go pedal to the metal. This is also the case while driving in Sports mode or using the paddle shifts to go up or down the gears. We recorded a 0-100kmph time of 12.1 seconds which is decent for this size of an SUV. The lower state of tune and 9-speed gearbox also make it frugal at the pumps. It delivered 11.1kmpl in the city and 15.4kmpl on the highway.Coming to the fuel economy, the 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport mileage is rated at a decent 10.68 km/h. One must note that the real-time figure may vary as compared to the claimed mileage.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Driving

The Discovery Sport’s suspension set-up offers a great blend of ride and handling. Driving over Mumbai’s monsoon ravaged roads, I barely lifted off the throttle, as the suspension went about ironing out every pothole and bump. On the flipside, there is a bit of body roll when cornering hard, but it’s not unnerving at any point. In fact, the quick steering and the grip levels from the Pirelli Scorpion Verde all-season tyres instil a lot of confidence, in case you get enthusiastic.Offering an adept braking experience, the SUV is equipped with anti-lock-braking system, electronic traction control, rolls stability control and dynamic stability control.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Safety

Equipment armed in the SUV for the safety of occupants includes dual front airbags with side-bags, perimitric & volumetric protection, Drive Control Monitor, Intelligent Speed Monitor and Lane Keep Assist. Other than these, it also gets hill descent control, electronic power assisted steering and adaptive Dynamic with MagneRide.The SUV packs a string of comfort gizmos, there is a two-zone climate control with air quality sensing, climate control with high level vents in second row, auto dimming interior mirror, customer configurable interior mood lighting and premium carpet mats.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Price in Mumbai

Land Rover Discovery Sport On-Road Price in Mumbai ranges from 52,67,931 to 64,62,475 for variants Discovery Sport 2.0l Diesel Pure 5 Seats and Discovery Sport 2.0l Diesel HSE Luxury 5 Seats respectively. Land Rover Discovery Sport is available in 2 variants and 6 colours. Below are details of Land Rover Discovery Sport variants price in Mumbai. Check for Discovery Sport price in Mumbai at Carzprice.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Summing Up

The Land Rover Discover Sport features stylish looks, excellent powertrain, great ride and handling, elegant cabin and an over-achieving off-road capability and is a bargain for the entry-level price.The Land Rover Discovery Sport, at Rs 60. 23 lakh, in my books, is the practical Land Rover to buy. It is spacious, has adequate road presence and bears an iconic name. The new Ingenium motor then is like the cherry on top of the cake, and it’s a sweet one.

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