The Model Year 2020 Discovery Sport was introduced in the Indian market by Jaguar Land Rover today, and it boasts of a handful of improvements. It may be noted that JLR has started 2020 on a good note, climbing up to 3rd spot in the luxury segment.The new Discovery Sport will be available in the S & R-Dynamic SE derivatives, with a BS-VI compliant 183 kW/ 365 Nm 2.0L Ingenium Turbocharged Petrol powertrain, and a 132 kW/ 430 Nm 2.0L Ingenium Turbocharged Diesel powertrain option.
The diesel powered Discovery Sport is priced at INR 57.06 lacs for the S derivative and INR 60.89 lacs for the R-Dynamic SE trim.
The new model is more intuitive and practical than before and sports a transformed interior, new exteriors and new enabling technologies. It is a bold evolution of the original design, with significant technological advancements that not only enhance the capability of the vehicle but also elevate the driving experience.
Premium LED headlights with Daytime Running Lights, rear LED lights and Animated Directional Indicators, elevated craftsmanship that augment the versatility of its 5+2 seating and an advanced and responsive 26.08 cm (10.2) Touch Pro screen with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ are some of the design highlights. Technology highlights include Clear Sight Interior Rear View Mirror as well as the Terrain Response 2 technology to automatically detect and adjust as per the surface being driven on, a 31.24 cm (12.3) Interactive Driver Display, wireless charging, 4G Wi-Fi hotspot and more.
There is enhanced stowage space and a new SportShift gear Selector crafted from premium materials, bold horizontal and vertical lines coupled with the fixed panoramic roof, that enhance the engaging interiors.
The new display screen and centre console transforms the interior to create a practical, high quality space with added sophistication. The Cabin Air Ionization technology enhances the well-being of both the driver and passengers alike. Smart Settings use artificial intelligence algorithms to learn driver preferences, adjusting massage and seat positions, music and climate settings and steering column positioning to suit each driver. Wireless charging for compatible mobile devices is also introduced for the first time within the lower center console, along with 4G Wi-Fi hotspot.
Infotainment is taken a notch higher with Meridian™ Audio providing state-of-the-art entertainment. InControl Remote & Protect App allows interaction with the vehicle from anywhere. One can see vehicle data remotely – from fuel level to door and window status, emergency call (eCall) and breakdown call (bCall) facility and more.
The ‘ClearSight Rear View Mirror’ is now available on the Discovery Sport, transforming the rear view mirror into an HD video screen at the touch of a button. It displays a rear-facing camera feed onto the mirror, ensuring the driver’s view remains unrestricted by passengers or large items in the back.
Built on the new Land Rover Premium Transverse Architecture (PTA), the Discovery Sport provides greater capability with All Wheel Drive, Hill Descent Control and All Terrain Progress Control (ATPC), that allows a steady speed to be maintained in the most challenging conditions. The ATPC works seamlessly alongside the standard Terrain Response 2, All Wheel Drive (AWD) traction and braking systems. Every All Wheel Drive Discovery Sport uses Torque Vectoring by Braking (TVBB) system which maximises control and handling even through the tightest of corners. All this while retaining a class leading wading depth of 600 mm.