Versatile, adventurous and capable – all words you’d use to describe Discovery Sport. However there’s another word that is entrenched in the Discovery Sport DNA – family.
Regardless of your journey lasting five minutes or five hours, Discovery Sport is designed to be enjoyed by the whole family, this is a vehicle that is as enjoyable for a passenger, as it is for the driver behind the wheel.
Here we pick out four key features that make Discovery Sport perfect for those everyday journeys and weekend family adventures alike:
5 + 2 Seating
Designed to maximise comfort and versatility, Discovery Sport offers 5+2 stadium seating for up to 7 occupants. Starting in the front cabin, optional electric grained leather seats configure to perfectly suit the contours of both driver and passenger. For the ultimate comfort regardless of temperature, heated and cooled front seats are also an available option. In the second row, 60:40 seats both slide, to provide variable legroom, and recline to provide further comfort. There’s 839mm of legroom as standard, extending to 999mm when row three is not in use, providing as much legroom as you’d see in a Range Rover.
Row three is where Discovery Sport’s versatility begins to make itself known. A neatly integrated third row of seating is easily accessible by tilting and sliding forward the second row. These two seats are ideal for children and teenagers or for adults on shorter journeys. When not in use, these two seats fold flat providing more space for luggage. This links into our next feature…
Whether you’re away for a family weekend or out for the day with friends with an activity in mind, Discovery Sport has you covered. The flexible seating configurations mean the capacity can vary from 194 litres with all seats upright, to 1,698 litres with rows two and three folded flat. To put that into context, the average cabin suitcase holds around 35 litres, with a standard large suitcase holding around 100 litres.
Even with five people in the vehicle, the loadspace is still an impressive 981 litres. Discovery Sport handles sizeable loads with consummate ease making carrying family, friends and all the gear that comes with them that much easier.
Loading all of this equipment and luggage is made all the more straightforward using the optional Powered Gesture Tailgate. This feature allows you to operate the tailgate (both open and close) from outside the vehicle without the need to touch it. When your vehicle’s smart key is detected, you simply make a kicking gesture underneath the tailgate, and voilà.
Infotainment For The Whole Family
The search for adventure can sometimes be arduous, but with Discovery Sport there’s plenty to entertain the family along the way. Firstly, you can choose between infotainment systems - InControl Touch or optional InControl Touch Pro. Both InControl systems allow you to manage the vehicle's climate, navigation and entertainment from a single eight or ten-inch touchscreen. Additional InControl features enabled through the optional Connect Pro Pack, such as Intelligent Routing and Arrival Mode Parking, help to make your journey easier and quicker.
For passengers there’s optional Rear Seat Entertainment that includes two eight-inch screens contained within the front headrests, WhiteFire digital headphones and USB ports in the second row. Using these screens, you have the option to watch digital television, media such as a DVD or even connect a games console, subject to vehicle specification.
All of this entertainment is complemented by Discovery Sport’s brilliant optional Meridian Sound Systems. The standard 380W system includes 10 speakers, combined with a dual channel subwoofer to produce exceptional digital sound. An upgrade to the 825W system raises the speaker numbers to 16.
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At the forefront of every family’s mind is safety and Discovery Sport utilises a range of features to help keep every passenger as safe as possible throughout every journey. Starting with its extremely strong body shell made from both high-strength steel and lightweight aluminium. Inside, airbags throughout the vehicle protect both driver and passengers.
Discovery Sport’s driving aids are also on hand throughout each journey. Autonomous Emergency Braking applies the brakes if you have not reacted to a potential collision, reducing the severity of an impact. Other optional aids which help to keep everyone on board safe include Lane Keep Assist which delivers a warning should the vehicle unintentionally drift from its lane, and Driver Condition Monitor which detects if the driver is beginning to feel drowsy during a journey.
These features and many more contribute to a five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP. This five-star rating includes testing in every seating configuration Discovery Sport has to offer, so you’ll have peace of mind regardless of how many people are in the vehicle.
Thanks to these features - along with many others - you and your family can enjoy everyday life, days out and those longer adventures that live in the memory for a lifetime with the help of Discovery Sport.