The Future of the Discovery Sport
The Discovery Sport has been looking at a redesign for quite some time, and with the Range Rover Evoque just now released with a completely redesigned exterior and interior, Land Rover has decided that now is the time. Although visually the façade of the Disco Sport doesn’t match the levels of the Evoque redesign, the Discovery Sport explores new design everywhere else.
Although the aesthetic exterior changes are minor, we’ll start there and knock those out. Sleeker designs in the rear and front that mimic the standards set by the Evoque redesign create a vehicle that maintains the signature profile while modernizing the style. This includes redesigns to the front bumper and grille, and a new headlight design with animated signal lights. Integrated rear exhausts and LED lights ensure the sleek design is maintained through the rear of the vehicle as well.
Now that we’ve cleared through there, the engineering for the Discovery Sport has seen some huge changes, including a whole new platform; pulling from the 2020 Range Rover Evoque, the 2020 Discovery Sport now rides on the Premium Transverse Architecture, a much more modern platform with capabilities for electrified powertrains and other advantages. These electrified powertrains are also available right at the start, with all engines save the diesel using a mild-hybrid system for both improved performance and efficiency.
Meanwhile the interior of the Discovery Sport includes improved storage space and leg room, in addition to five or seven seat configurations. Up front, a 10.25 inch TouchPro infotainment similar in design to the Evoque allows for full control of media, climate, and more, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Drivers also receive a 12.3 inch digital instrument cluster, adjustable to showcase everything from speed to navigation and music. 4G Wi-Fi is even available for all guests throughout the vehicle, ensuring long road trips are never filled with ‘Are we there yet?’
The 2020 Disco Sport has much more to offer than what I’ve covered here, and whether you live a suburban or rural life, whether your hobbies keep you city-side our country-side, the Discovery Sport has the flexibility to not only handle, but enhance any lifestyle.