For a quarter-century the Land Rover Discovery has represented the spirit of epic adventure. It has taken the brave across the globe, as well as up, down, and along roads less travelled. As a result, some say that there’s not a lot left to be discovered… but there’s still room to expand the definition of discovery – which is why there’s a new arrival in the Discovery family.
In March this year Land Rover will bring the prestigious Discovery nameplate to a wider audience, with the introduction of the all-new Discovery Sport. Newcomers to the Land Rover brand will be able to get their hands on a vehicle that has all the qualities of the tried-and-tested original, but in a more compact package and at a more affordable price point. Land Rover’s plan is to have a Discovery family – just as there is a Range Rover family – of versatile, sophisticated and confidently capable all-terrain vehicles.
For Discovery Sport, Land Rover makes one elegantly simple claim: it is the most versatile compact SUV, ever.
Its premium interior is generous in terms of load space and seating flexibility. In a first for the brand, the Discovery Sport features a sliding second row of seats, allowing the balance of luggage to passenger space to be tailored for the occasion. That’s not where its flexibility ends though: it is also available with 5+2 seating, offering even more configurability.
On- and off-road, its technologically-advanced drivetrain endows it with exceptional breadth of capability, thanks to Terrain Response®. This proprietary system from Land Rover enables a driver to customise the vehicle’s engine and gearbox behaviour to suit driving conditions. As with the current-generation Discovery, Terrain Response® will be a standard feature on the Discovery Sport. Combined with an advanced new rear suspension system, it results in genuine all-terrain talent. With these and other technologies drivers will feel confident and remain firmly in control – whatever the conditions.
The Land Rover DNA is also evident in its compact footprint and short overhangs, meaning no compromise on agility and responsiveness. It’s commanding driving position also provides a panoramic view both near and far, giving drivers the confidence to go above and beyond.
Find out more about the Land Rover Discovery Sport by visiting http://www.landrover.co.za/vehicles/new-discovery-sport/index.html
Press release: Jaguar Land Rover South Africa
Author: Chris Wall
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