Land Rover Discovery Sport Overview

Buy It: It’s an SUV that can do some of everything and that, in the mind of a modern car buyer, especially one looking for a premium SUV, is usually considered a value deal. The Land Rover Discovery Sport is the entry-point for the LR family. Call it if you will the compact hatchback of the British automaker’s SUV range. This looks and feels like the older car but has now been given a new heart in the form a 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel. It replaces the older 2.2-litre Ford sourced i4 diesel that came with the car when it was launched.

Other than that, it still uses the same formula of providing luxury with the ability to go almost anywhere, thus providing a machine that serves a multitude of purposes. This one that we have reviewed is the HSE diesel and it comes with seven seats ticking off a significant check box in terms of VFM. It is another thing that the third row is quite small…but more of that in the interior section. Check SBI car loan for Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Exteriors

When Land Rover had announced the launch of the Discovery Sport four years ago, expectations were high as everyone expected a car that would look as good as the Evoque but stand for the same versatility that the Freelander/LR2 offered. On the looks front, the car has not disappointed at all.

In profile, you get the long hood-high back silhouette and there is a forward leaning stance. Noticeable elements on the face include the two-slat grille and large headlamps which give the car a rather sharp stare in terms of facial expressions. The side gets flared wheel arches while the rear is stacked up and the boxy looks lend the car its SUV stance.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Interiors

Now, Land Rover might have given the Sport a new engine – which we will talk about in a bit – but it hasn’t done much to spruce up its insides. It’s still a well-built cabin, of course, and it looks and feels luxurious especially in this HSE trim. Plus, there’s ample space for four. Actually, since this one’s a 5+2 seater, if push comes to shove, you can throw in seven occupants in there.

Now although we like the cabin overall; it’s airy, practical, ergonomically sound, and it gets its fair share of bells and whistles like before. But, the plastic used for various buttons, especially on the dashboard, look and feel substandard for a car of this class. Even the central display is a tad too small and old school for our liking.

Equipment wise though there’s nothing to criticise. There’s keyless entry and start, automatic headlamps and wipers, mood lighting, dual zone climate control, electric seats upfront, a multimedia system with steering mounted controls, a fair selection of cup and bottle holders and lots of leather.It also gets cruise control and reversing aid in the form of a camera and proximity sensors front and back. And on the safety end, it gets seven airbags, ABS and ESP among others.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Gearbox

The 1997cc, four-cylinder Ingenium petrol motor truly is a gem, it packs in 237bhp of peak power and 340Nm of maximum torque mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox . From the moment you start moving you will notice a diesel like low-end grunt with torque coming in early . The Discovery Sport petrol can sprint with ease going from 0-100kph in 7.9 seconds . Building up to three digit speeds isn’t an issue but using the power will restrain once in a while , considering its size and weight which make its presence felt. The super-smooth nine-speed ZF transmission is clever and manages to bring out the best from the engine with well-spaced ratios but on the downside it feels hesitant to sudden inputs to the accelerator, especially at city speeds.

The Sport mode holds the revs longer and manages to douse out more power which stays strong until 6,000rpm. Performance, on the whole, is quite usable as it feels comfortable cruising and also ambling at slow speeds in the city. This unit may not be the smoothest-sounding engine but considering its diesel counterpart you will notice the relatively low levels of clatter and vibration inside the cabin .

The suspension is stiff, sharp undulations filter into the cabin. The low-speed ride is a bit firm, but the Disco gains composure as speeds rise. In fact, at high- speeds the handling is safe and predictable rather than sporty. On the flipside, there is a bit of body roll when cornering hard, but it’s not a major concern at any point. Talking about its Off-road ability it comes with Land Rover’s 4×4 system with pre-programmed off-road modes that alters the Disco’s characteristics to suit a particular terrain (mud, sand, grass, gravel) mated to its 200mm ground clearance .Hence there is no dearth of grip under most scenarios – from seriously bad roads to super-smooth and fast corners. To know more information on Land Rover Discovery Sport check Sccaudi

Land Rover Discovery Sport Driving

The Land Rover Discovery Sport review gives a peek into the premium SUV’s on-road performance and passenger comfort. It also delivers increased low-speed agility as well as greater steering precision and enhanced high-speed stability.The ride though still isn’t the most comfortable. It’s on the stiff end of the stick. So, it’s audible over bumps; the rear kicks around a bit; and although it manages to iron out the bumps and mild potholes at speed, it’s not the happiest taking on squared out edges. So not much has changed on that end.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Safety

The Land Rover Discovery Sport gets disc brakes at both ends. On the safety front, it comes with advanced driver assistance features like- speed limiter, cruise control, lane departure and emergency braking. The Driver Pack comprises traffic sign recognition, driver condition monitor, adaptive speed limiter and blind spot monitor.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Cost in Ahmedabad

Land Rover Discovery Sport On-Road Price in Ahmedabad ranges from 49,80,938 to 68,20,656 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 3 variants and 6 colours. Below are details of Land Rover Discovery Sport variants price in Ahmedabad. Check for Discovery Sport price in Ahmedabad at Tryaldrive.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Round Up

The brief for an all-in-one package seems to have been met in most departments when it comes to the Land Rover Discovery Sport. You could be on the path less driven or even the path to exit the office car park and the Discovery Sport wouldn’t feel out of place. The interior feels a bit sub-par but otherwise is quite comfortable and in this seven-seat version, quite practical. This engine change has now also made it quite refined and much nicer to drive. Let us say the same thing we did when we first reviewed the Discovery Sport because it still holds true: It is a do-it-all car. From office parking lots to unseen trails, the Sport can do it all. And, it looks good and feels luxurious while doing it. What’s more, now with the new engine, it’s also quieter, more refined, peppier and more efficient. Need we say more?

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