The world’s most versatile Premium compact SUV, the Discovery Sport has four-wheel drive and is the ideal choice for those seeking a vehicle with ample range and strength to tackle the toughest obstacles in off-road situations. The model is available in two engine options: Ingenium Diesel 2.0 of 180 hp or Gasoline 2.0 240 hp. With maximum torque of 340 Nm at 1,750 revolutions per minute, the Discovery Sport offers enough strength to overcome the most challenging off-road obstacles with ease, and also to transmit safety in situations of speed recovery, such as overtaking. The wide autonomy is possible thanks to the use of the nine-speed ZF-9HP transmission system, the same used in the Range Rover Evoque line. In it, the lower gears had shortened ratio to provide more torque, and with that, more agility in the pickups and also more robustness in off-road traffic. Already the higher gears have had their elongated ratio which provides much comfort and fuel economy at cruising speed. To give you an idea, at 120 km / h in ninth gear, the gyro is below 2,000 revolutions per minute. In addition to preserving the engine, this feature helps in greater fuel autonomy, allows cabin noise and trepidation levels to be almost imperceptible and helps to reduce emissions of pollutant gases. All these features make the Discovery Sport line an excellent option for those who like to travel long distances with great luxury, comfort and ease in any type of terrain.
New state-of-the-art Ingenium diesel engine
The Discovery Sport produced is equipped, in the diesel version, with the new generation of Ingenium engines from Jaguar Land Rover. The model features a 180-hp 2.0-liter Diesel engine, ideal for those who appreciate the wide range and comfort of cruising speed. The engine features Common Rail injection system, a turbocharger with variable geometry and develops 430 Nm of torque between 1,750 and 2,500 revolutions, which guarantees an exceptional force in the retakes and during the transposition of difficult terrains.
Worthy ability of a legitimate Land Rover
As a legitimate Land Rover, the Discovery Sport line is equipped with the already renowned Terrain Response system which, at the touch of a button, adjusts in just 150 milliseconds all the traction, acceleration and torque settings according to the type of terrain in which is trafficked. The system features normal driving modes, grass / snow / gravel, mud / furrows and sand, plus Eco mode, which maximizes fuel economy. In addition to Terrain Response, the model features Gradient Release, a technology that allows smooth starts both on slopes and slopes, ensuring maximum safety on any type of surface. To ensure maximum safety for all occupants, the entire Discovery Sport range has a variety of systems. These include ABS brakes, ETC electronic traction control, EBD electronic brake distribution system, CBC curb braking control, EBA emergency braking assistant, DSC dynamic stability control, among many others. No wonder that the model received five stars in the demanding Euro NCAP safety tests in the same year of its launch. In addition to all these systems, the model also has seven air bags for the protection of all occupants. Electric rearview mirrors, stop / start ignition system, entertainment system with eight-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connection with streaming audio, USB input and seven airbags, including one for protection of the driver’s knees also arrive in all versions of the model. The top-of-the-line version of HSE Luxury features a signature Xenon headlamp with LED signature, panoramic sunroof, dual zone air conditioning, heated leather seats with passenger memory and driver memory, Meridian 16-speaker audio system and an 825W subwoofer, 19-inch alloy wheels, configurable internal lighting, and two USB ports on the second row of seats. Discovery Sport is available in the Brazilian market in eight body color options, plus four other choice of seat trim types with their respective panel and door trim color combinations, making the vehicle highly configurable.
Maximum convenience for up to seven people
Discovery Sport is available with up to four 12V sockets and up to six USB ports arranged in each of the three rows of seats to allow multiple electronic devices to be recharged simultaneously. The two-zone digital air conditioner has the second row air vents mounted in the middle of column B for more effective air distribution. In the 5 + 2 seat configuration, an independent control is available for the third row of occupants, so they can set the desired temperature and intensity themselves. The air vents are positioned in the middle of column C to also distribute the air more effectively.
Designed for life
Discovery Sport is clearly identifiable as a Land Rover, but features a new design with a clear approach to differentiate itself from the Range Rover family: the Discovery family is versatile and practical. The monocoque construction combines a blend of high rigidity steel, ultra high strength steel alloy and extremely light aluminum panels. This ensures strength and lightness for incredible dynamics and extremely high levels of torsional stiffness. The multi-link rear axle increases agility, articulation and along with carefully calibrated aluminum suspensions, deliver a level of shock absorption to unparalleled ground imperfections. The new rear axle also reduces noise levels and minimizes suspension payload usage.
Category-leading off-road capacity
Flawless performance on any type of terrain is in Land Rover’s DNA. Naturally, Discovery Sport’s body geometry has been optimized for the most demanding terrain with excellent clearance, angles of attack and exit, as well as the ability to cross flooded areas with depths of up to 600 mm.
Discovery Sport is equipped with a range of off-road technologies, including:
- Hill Descent Control (HDC)
- Scroll Stability Control (RSC)
- Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
- Electronic Traction Control (ETC)
Many of the innovations that make Discovery Sport unbeatable on off-road are also responsible for its extreme on-road efficiency.
The highlights are:
- Multi-link rear axle
- Power Assisted Steering (EPAS)
- Nine-speed automatic transmission with adaptive gear shift ratio
- 325 mm front brake discs
Advanced technologies for extreme convenience and security
The new Discovery Sport features state-of-the-art technologies to maximize safety and convenience. Everything from new entertainment system with eight-inch touchscreen display to the nine airbags that minimize the consequences in the event of a collision. Other technologies available to the driver are:
- Trailer Stability Assistant
- Trailer Assistant with capacity up to 2 tons
- 8-inch high-definition touch screen
- Automatic headlights
- Windscreen wipers sensitive to rain
- Parking sensors
Intelligent design for added versatility
Discovery Sport takes the Discovery family’s design in a more dynamic direction by optimizing concepts of volume, proportions and posture to ensure a striking visual without compromising the functionality and excellent engineering already recognized worldwide with its ‘big brother’ , the Discovery. At 4.5 meters in length, the Discovery Sport is 2.39 centimeters shorter than the Discovery, which also features seven seats, while its 2.74-meter wheelbase creates an exceptional internal space. This feature allowed Land Rover designers to pull the Discovery Sport wheels to the corners of the vehicle to provide a robust, compact, low center of gravity look. It’s a feat from the Land Rover Design team, led by Gerry McGovern. Some details already known in the other models of Land Rover as the shell and the two bars in the front grille with hexagonal details are also present in Discovery Sport. The design of the model was also designed to provide maximum aerodynamic efficiency, with a coefficient of 0.36 cd. The design team conceived the Discovery Sport as a vehicle thought from the inside out. Even with compact dimensions, the Discovery Sport features an extremely spacious and configurable interior, with seating arrangement 5 + 2 as standard, unique in the category. The cabin was impeccably finished, with extensive use of the leather in the coverings. The panoramic sunroof helps in the lighting of the cabin and gives a feeling of amplitude to the passengers.
2017 – RANGE ROVER EVOQUE CONVERTIBLE
Land Rover finally unveiled the first images and all the information regarding the first Range Rover convertible, the Evoque Convertible, which will be an important addition to the British brand line. The model will be showcased at the upcoming Los Angeles Show, and aims to combine the dynamic competence and versatility of an all-terrain with the special virtues of a luxury convertible. In this way, branded as the world’s first convertible and luxury SUV, the Range Rover Evoque Convertible features a 100% automatic canvas hood that opens in 18 seconds and closes at 21. In addition, it can be used in a speed up to 50 km / h. Land Rover ensures that the soundproofing when the hood is closed is as good as the normal Evoque and was the inspiration for this model. The only downside is the model’s carrying capacity which is reduced from 420 liters to 251 liters and the actual weight which increased 270 kg over the Range Rover Evoque due to changes in the A pillars, the electric mechanism of the hood and the actual length of the vehicle. In terms of powertrains, the Evoque Convertible offers the diesel 2.0 TD4 Ingenium diesel block of 178 hp, with CO2 emissions of 149 g / km with an average consumption of 19.6 km / l. In terms of gasoline the offers are also based on 4-cylinder Si4 engines, but with higher power, capable of reaching 240 hp. In the event of overturning, a safety system is activated which includes double arched bars integrated in the vehicle itself. These bars emerge from the vehicle in just 90 milliseconds, to create a safe space for its occupants. As new equipment, the Evoque Convertible now features a new 10.2-inch touchscreen that also includes the ‘InControl Touch Pro’ infotainment system. The marketing date is already scheduled for the first half of 2016, reaching more than 170 markets worldwide.
2017 – RANGE ROVER EVOQUE CONVERTIBLE BY HAMANN
The Range Rover Evoque Convertible is a very particular model. It is an Evoque that loses its roof to gain exclusivity and design. A concept never seen before in this type of vehicle, which despite having a slight image of all-terrain with its slightly high body and four-wheel drive, is not the best option to venture into the open. Hamann, the well-known German coach, had introduced a couple of modifications to the Range Rover Evoque in a closed body about two months ago. Now it features its Evoque Convertible version, with several aesthetic changes and a slight improvement in engine performance based on ECU reprogramming. Outside, there are new bumpers, a new front grille, daytime light relocation, sharper side skirts, bulky wheel arches and a flashy white diffuser at the bottom of the rear that houses a dual exhaust outlet placed in the rear. position. It also has huge 22-inch multi-spoke wheels available in three different finishes. The finishing touch in the aesthetic plane moves in the height of the body, lowering 30 mm the distance of the ground, after having installed a new suspension. On the whole, the Evoque Convertible by Hamann gains a lot of muscle and aggression at the aesthetic level. In mechanical terms, Hamann has made a number of modifications to the engine-ECU to achieve a slight increase in horsepower. In the case of the diesel engine of the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, the power increases from 150 to 183 hp, while in the Si4 petrol version, it goes from 240 to 260 hp.