LAND ROVER DISCOVERY SPORT GETS FACIAL

The British company will improve and electrify the Discovery Sport model

Land Rover Discovery Sport, which is in production since 2015, gets facial. The Ingenium four-cylinder gasoline engine will be equipped with 48 V lightweight hybrid technology. A plug-in hybrid variant with a 3-cylinder petrol engine should also be introduced.

Land Rover introduced the upcoming model of its compact SUV Discovery Sport by 2020. Some of the new features include LED front and rear lights, a new front grille and fenders and an optimized interior. The Premium Transversal Architecture (PTA) now features a mild hybrid electric drive. The new Discovery Sport is available in S, SE and HSE levels of equipment, in addition to the R-Dynamic variant.

In addition to the economical D150 with manual transmission and front-wheel drive, all Discovery Sport diesel and petrol engines are equipped with 48V technology. A mild hybrid system uses a belt start generator, which collects energy during deceleration and stores it in batteries below the floor. The engine will turn off when the driver activates the brakes at speeds below 17 km / h. The plug-in hybrid drive will follow in 2019. All-wheel-drive models (AWD) benefit from a differential locking system that reduces friction losses by turning off the rear wheel drive in conditions of stationary movement.

The interior is transformed to provide more space for passengers and for storage. In addition, the compact SUV now has the Touch Pro Infotainment system with 10-inch HD touch screen, inductive charging for smartphones and 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, plus USB ports and 12 V plugs on each of the three rows.

The internal rear view mirror “ClearSight Smart View” displays images from the camera to watch back on the touch of the switch. The “ClearSight Ground View” technology, which was first included in Evoque, is now available in Discovery Sport. Onboard cameras provide a 180-degree view of the road ahead of the driver.

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