Ever since Land Rover launched their Discovery series, it has caught the attention of buyers because of its sophisticated features and performance.
If you are planning to buy one of them, but kept the idea on hold for a color variant that could look prominent on the road, the Land Rover 2016 Discovery Sport Dynamic in bright red and black design should be the one to go for. It boasts of the most striking color combination in recent times with a highly subtle red tone which is equally accentuated by a black grille, wheels and the top. The designers have even opted for completely black glasses to suit the concept that they aimed to achieve.
The existing 2016 Discovery Sport black package is hardly any different from the newly launched Dynamic variant except for the color strokes that Land Rover has decided to add to it. Everything that is not red in the car has been painted black including the license plates, tail lamps, turn signals and the rims. The silver coated exhaust outlet is an added advantage for those who have already made their minds to go for this Dynamic Discovery.
The red and black variant of the car was originally showcased during the Frankfurt auto show. While the brand didn’t confirm whether the exact same design will be available in Europe as well as other regions, including the United States, it is obvious that they may not make much of a change so as to deliver what they promised to their loyal customers. After all, if someone wants to skip the conventional black 2016 Discovery Sport, it is because of the fact that they wanted to go for a brighter color variant.
It is obvious that Land Rover is supposed to deliver what they are looking for without changing any of the aspects. The Discovery Sport has some niche features including off road low speed cruise control, all terrain progress control and a launch control. By using the launch control, drivers can get complete control over slippery roads, especially when it rains and go for a smooth start than launching the car at full speed.
Land Rover has also integrated motion sensors and a power tailgate to the 2016 Discovery Sport so that it gives an able competition to similar variants from Ford and Nissan. The company didn’t reveal the official pricing of the new dynamic model yet. It should probably be out before the pre-orders open.
The brand new Land Rover Discovery Sport was launched in India and will replace the iconic Freelander. The new SUV, dubbed the baby Discovery, from the venerable British brand is being positioned as a compact SUV and is available at a starting price (ex-showroom, Mumbai) of Rs.46.1 lakhs.
The new SUV is expected to take on the likes of the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 in India.
The Discovery Sport is about 190 mm longer than the Freelander that it replaces, yet is smaller than many of its competitors, including the Audi Q5. The compactness offers a unique USP for the new SUV as large-size vehicles can be quite difficult to maneuver in the not-so-great traffic conditions of the country. Despite its small size, the new Land Rover Discovery Sport exudes a keenly masculine profile which adds to its attractiveness.
Unlike the Freelander which was a 5-seater SUV, the new Discovery Sport features flexible seating options wherein the third row can be converted to either a seating arrangement or freed up for luggage space. The engines in the rear suspension layout are mounted transversely so as to free up space for the third row seats. The seats in the second and third rows can be folded up separately, resulting in a great amount of flexibility depending on the cargo and/or passenger capacity. The third row, however, is suitable only for children.
In a marked improvement from the rather ‘downmarket’ interiors of the Freelander, the baby Discovery features plush and classy interiors. The company is offering three primary color combinations; all black, black/tan and black/beige. The Discovery Sport features the Land Rover’s Terrain Response System capable of handling any kind of driving surface.
The driver needs to input the type of surface that the vehicle will be moving on and the fully automated system optimizes the gear change program, 4-wheel torque split and the throttle response appropriately to cope with the terrain. The new SUV also features the Hill Descent Control, which is very useful while driving on steep descents.
There are two engine options available for the new Land Rover Discovery Sport. While both are 2.2-liter inline-4 diesel engines, one delivers 400Nm of torque and 150 PS of power and the other one offers 420 Nm and 190 PS. The SUV features a 9-speed ZF automatic transmission, the same highly potent gear system that is employed in the Range Rover Evoque.
The Discovery Sport is a popular variant of Land Rover that the SUV enthusiasts have been looking forward to for sometime now. If you have missed to notice its arrival, there’s nothing to worry about because we have all the details you need to know about this amazing cruiser.
After a long wait, the vehicle has been officially unveiled in Malaysia and is expected to hit multiple countries in the following months. Land Rover has launched two different variants of the Discovery Sport, each one designed to satisfy varied group of buyers. The first one is obviously a petrol variant which is powered by a 2.0 liter Si4 engine and the second one is a 2.2 liter SD4 diesel variant aimed at the budget conscious buyers.
A wide range of unique features have been stuffed into the Sport. Not many SUVs can boast of amazing off-road stability combined with superior comfort, but this new launch from Land Rover has been aimed to deliver both at once. The vehicle boasts of a great off road capability, on-road dynamics, comfortable interiors with sufficient legroom and lightweight construction which plays an important role in giving the driver complete control on demanding roads.
The petrol variant of the vehicle offers 237bhp combined 349Nm while the diesel variant is much lower at 187bhp with 420 Nm. A nine speed automatic transmission system allows the drivers to easily control the vehicle and exert less pressure on them when going on long drives. The four wheel drive renders amazing stability and control on slopes. It can handle a 45-degree climb with relative ease which when combined with the 600mm ground clearance makes it a rugged, luxury SUV for non-stop travelling.
The Land Rover Discovery Sport has been made to be an all-terrain vehicle and the term ‘discovery’ has been christened to the vehicle encouraging buyers to discover unexplored depths of the world with ease. The SUV has a terrain response system which has four different modes including a general, dry grass gravel, snow as well as an off-road setting.
Safety features include roll stability control, automatic braking system, hill descent control, gradient release and seven different air bags to ensure the safety of riders in case of an unexpected collision. The Discover Sport has been priced at RM 399,000 in Malaysia, excluding taxes, but if you are planning to buy one in your region, it is better to wait for the official pricing.