All About 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport

All About 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport

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The new 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport brings with it a more modern look, a feature-laden cabin and of course, its ability to go off the road without breaking a sweat. It has been launched in India at a starting price of ₹ 57.06 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The updated model is available with two BS6 engines and is sold in two variants: S and R-Dynamic SE.

 

Fresh face

 

On the design front, it gets tweaked styling elements and a new platform. Underpinning it is the second-generation Evoque’s Premium Transverse Architecture that is built keeping in mind electric motors for the future. The new Discovery Sport is 4600mm in length, 2069mm in width, 1724mm in height and has a wheelbase that is 2741mm long. The new design language is similar to that of the Evoque. At the front, it gets new bumpers, a revised front grille, sleeker headlamps and tail lamps and a new rear bumper too. The interior gets updates in the form of a bigger touchscreen, touch pads for the steering-mounted controls and new AC controls.

 

New engines

 

Powering the new Land Rover cars are BS6 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engine from the JLR Ingenium range. The petrol engine produces 241bhp and 365Nm of torque and uses a 48V mild-hybrid system, while the diesel unit puts out 177bhp and 430Nm of torque. Both engines are paired to a 9-speed torque converter automatic transmission with power being sent to all four wheels.

 

Features

 

It gets features like a 10-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, powered tailgate, 12-way electrically adjustable front seats, Meridian audio system, LED headlights, parking camera, full-digital instrument cluster, leather upholstery, heated door mirrors, LED headlights. On the safety front, it comes with ABS, ESC, roll stability control, lane-keep assist, front and rear parking sensors, six airbags, emergency brake assist and drowsiness monitor.

 

On the road

 

The NVH levels have improved drastically. And the gearbox is quite responsive in both modes: Drive and Sport. Put your foot down, and as the revs rise, power is delivered effortlessly. Around corners, the steering instils confidence in you and feels a bit weighty, while the ride quality is quite good. However, the bigger bumps do filter through. And there is a body roll around corners.

 

Step in

 

Inside the cabin, it gets a proper gear lever now. The dashboard looks cleaner with wood inserts and a matte-finished texture. You also get a 10.0-inch touchscreen with a new interface and a piano black centre console. There’s a fully digital instrument cluster and a panoramic sunroof.  Also, read the latest car comparisons, only at autoX.

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