Our versatile compact SUV is all set for adventure. From its beautifully-appointed cabin to its remarkable all-terrain technology, here are ten reasons why you’ll come home smiling from your Discovery Sport off-road test drive.
Discovery Sport off-road
1. It’s spacious, comfortable and versatile
Settle in to the driving seat. Make yourself comfortable. Look around at the carefully-chosen materials, the soft-touch surfaces and the contemporary, assured design. Meanwhile, your passengers can do the same, with those in the second row sliding back their seat for ample legroom or discovering the many USB sockets to keep devices charged. All set? You’re going to enjoy your drive. In fact, you’ll find yourself wishing it was even longer.
The optional Meridian™ Audio System available on Discovery Sport.
Our challenge has been to combine premium design with exceptional versatility.
2. You can stay connected and entertained all journey long
Discovery Sport’s intuitive Touch and Touch Pro infotainment systems can guide, inform and entertain you throughout your journey, all controlled via a touchscreen. Standard equipment includes a ten-speaker audio system delivering crisp, well-balanced sound. Audiophiles can upgrade to the 380-Watt system from Hi-Fi experts Meridian Sound, or even a spine-tingling 825 Watt Meridian Surround Sound system with the flagship Entertainment package. With the option of navigation, 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, remote premium, apps and rear seat entertainment, Discovery Sport can be an office, entertainment zone or travelling concert hall all in one.
3. It keeps you and your passengers safe
Not every journey is an adventure. Sometimes it’s a question of staying safe, relaxed and alert on a long motorway journey. Lane Keep Assist and Driver Condition Monitor gives the steering a helpful nudge if you’re straying from your lane as well as warning you if you seem drowsy. Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist will keep your Discovery Sport a set distance from the car in front, slowing all the way to a complete stop if necessary.
4. It makes parking a breeze
Discovery Sport’s command driving position and compact size makes parking and manoeuvring feel like a walk in the park. And it has another trick up its sleeve, too. Optional Park Assist makes parallel parking easier than ever by automatically steering your Discovery Sport into a suitable space. All you do is choose Reverse or Drive, then control the speed with accelerator and brake. Alternatively, the Rear-View Camera shows your predicted path in dotted lines on the touchscreen if you’re parking the DIY way.
5. You’ll love the agile handling
If you think that an SUV can’t also be rewarding to drive, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. The Discovery Sport’s rigid body structure, fully independent suspension, electric power assisted steering and advanced chassis technologies make for agile, responsive handling together with a supple ride. And Torque Vectoring keeps you on line in corners, constantly balancing the distribution of torque between all four wheels to improve grip and steering (AWD only).
Discovery Sport HSE Luxury on the road
6. You’ll enjoy great all-round vision
The command driving position helps you feel relaxed and in control, with a clear all-round view of traffic and hazards. It also gives your passengers a sightline over hedges and fences, a view they’d never get in a traditional saloon car. And with the panoramic sunroof, the sky’s the limit for cloud-gazers.
7. You can bring the whole family
The versatile 5+2 seating arrangement means there’s ample space for five adults and two children, lots of handy stowage space and room for a couple of cabin cases. Or you can fold all the rear seats down to make space for a pair of bikes and a change of clothes. Whatever your sport or load carrying requirement Discovery Sport will provide the versatility you need.
8. You’ll be surprised how far a gallon will take you
Whether you drive a diesel-powered Discovery Sport or one of the petrol versions, you’ll find the advanced Ingenium engines are powerful, refined and efficient. All models feature an Eco Mode selector; when activated, it prioritises the most efficient vehicle settings including the automatic transmission, Active Driveline (SD4 engine only) and comfort features like heating and air conditioning. And ECO data feature provides information and feedback on the touchscreen to help you make each gallon go further.
9. You can venture off the beaten track in all weathers
A Discovery Sport is a Land Rover. And that means you don’t have to back off when the tarmac runs out or the weather turns threatening. Terrain Response, standard on all AWD models, offers a choice of four drive modes: General Driving, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud & Ruts and Sand. Whatever the conditions, it cleverly co-ordinates the engine, transmission, differentials and chassis systems to give you sure-footed grip. You’ll be amazed at what a Discovery Sport can tackle – and to help you feel confident off-road, you’ll get a free Land Rover Off-road Experience if you decide to buy.
10. It looks great on your drive
There’s only one problem with a Discovery Sport test drive. You won’t want to give it back. Park it on your drive and you’ll keep on admiring the smooth, sculpted lines, the distinctive Land Rover design cues and the robust detailing that you know will keep looking good for years to come. Fortunately, there’s a solution – talk to your Land Rover retailer about one of our finance packages.
Discovery Sport with on-road performance
Model shown at the top is a TD4 180hp Auto Landmark in Yulong White. The interior image is HSE Luxury with the optional "Entertainment Pack with Rear Seat Entertainment" and last image is HSE Luxury with optional features fitted. Contact your local Land Rover retailer for more information.
- PUBLISHED ONLINE:
- 3rd July 2018
- PUBLISHED ONLINE:
- 3rd July 2018