Land Rover Discovery Sport’s 2019 revamp

24 May 2019

LAND Rover has updated its Discovery Sport range and added much-needed electric options.

For the first time the vehicle comes with a choice of mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid power units, with zero-emissions on one version of up to 30 miles.

This model, which arrives here soon, will be powered by a combination of a three-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor to create official CO2 emissions of just 45g/km.

Despite the controversy surrounding diesels, the mild hybrids will use a two-litre diesel or petrol engine plus an electric motor that will result in official CO2 ratings from 144g/km plus 40mpg economy.

Described as a 5+2 rather than a full seven-seater, the revised Discovery Sport also gets the latest technology, a more premium cabin plus an updated exterior.

Seating is enhanced with 40:20:40 second row seats to provide 24 possible seat configurations, which creates more flexibility for families.

In its latest guise the vehicle is claimed to be bigger inside with increased small and large stowage spaces, and ultimately up to 1,795-litres of carrying capacity.

The latest so-called New ClearSight Ground View allows the driver to “see through” the bonnet, whilst a smart high-definition rear-view mirror transforms rear visibility.

It is remarkably capable off-road too, with the latest Innovative Terrain Response 2 technology that enables the vehicle to wade rivers, climb mountains and explore places other SUVs cannot reach.

Connectivity is taken care of with Touch Pro infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless charging and 4G WiFi hotspot.

The New Discovery Sport costs from £31,575 to £49,675.