The 2016's: Land Rover Discovery SportDel Stewart

The Land Rover Discovery Sport for 2016

From Land Rover: 

  • Bold and progressive design defines new Discovery family
  • 5+2 seating versatility in a more compact footprint than traditional five-seat SUVs
  • All new Ingenium engine delivers CO2 emissions from 123g/km and up to 57.7mpg (4.9 l/100km) fuel economy
  • Multi-link axle for peerless on-road agility and off-road ability, plus high levels of refinement and interior space 
  • Active Driveline switches seamlessly between two- and four-wheel drive for reduced emissions and increased on- and off-road capability
  • Unrivalled all-terrain performance courtesy of optimised approach, departure and breakover angles, plus Terrain Response® and Wade Sensing™ technology
  • Connected on-road handling with optimised electric power-assisted steering, MagneRide™ dampers and Torque Vectoring by Braking
  • First-in-class pedestrian airbag enhances pedestrian protection levels
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking helps the driver to avoid collisions 
  • 8-inch ‘In Control Touch’ touchscreen infotainment system with intuitive controls and heightened connectivity
  • Head Up Display projects key driving data onto the windscreen for maximum safety and convenience

Land Rover has revealed the new Discovery Sport, the world’s most versatile premium compact SUV, and the first member of the new Discovery family. Uniquely in its segment, Discovery Sport’s dynamic design combines 5+2 seating configurability with design and engineering integrity in a compact footprint.
A suite of Land Rover innovations debut, including the next generation integral multi-link rear axle, advanced pedestrian airbag technology, an all-new touchscreen infotainment system and state-of-the-art high-strength steel and lightweight aluminium bodyshell for outstanding performance, safety and efficiency.
The Discovery Sport is also available to order with Land Rover’s innovative Ingenium diesel engine. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine is designed to deliver impressive torque and power outputs, combined with excellent refinement, reduced CO2 emissions and lower fuel consumption.
The Discovery Sport’s EU6 compliant Ingenium engine will be available with two power outputs - 150PS and 180PS - delivering fuel economy of up to 57.7mpg (4.9l/100km) and CO2 emissions from 129g/km. The powerful 180PS engine has a top speed of 117 mph (188 km/h) and can accelerate from 0 – 100km/h in just 8.9 seconds*. The arrival of these cutting-edge engines, which will replace the current diesel engine in EU6 markets, ensures Discovery Sport is one of the most efficient premium compact SUVs in the world.
In September 2016, Land Rover announced the Discovery Sport E-Capability eD4 which produces 123g/km CO2. The two-wheel drive variant, which features the proven 150PS Ingenium Diesel engine, offers improvements in fuel consumption and further efficiency compared to the four-wheel drive model, making it a particularly desirable option for fleet and business customers.
“The launch of Discovery Sport is a pivotal moment in Land Rover’s 66-year history,” said Phil Popham, Jaguar Land Rover Group Marketing Director. “Not only does it mark the introduction of the first new member of our expanding Discovery family, it also brings the versatility of 5+2 seating to the compact premium SUV market.”
The Ingenium-powered Discovery Sport will also be designated an ‘E-Capability’ vehicle, with a blue ‘Sport’ badge highlighting the most efficient variant. E-Capability will be applied to five-seat models fitted with either the 150PS or 180PS Ingenium engine, with 18-inch wheels and low rolling resistance tyres. Additionally, the final drive gearing and engine calibrations have been optimised to provide the lowest possible CO2 for the vehicle.
Designed and engineered at Land Rover’s development centre in the UK, Discovery Sport will be produced at the company’s award-winning manufacturing facility in Halewood, Liverpool. 
*180PS five seat automatic