Land Rover takes up compact SUV challenge

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The newest member of the Discovery family launched

The new Land Rover Discovery Sport, a premium compact SUV, has been launched in South Africa. The first member of the new Discovery family, Discovery Sport, features 5+2 seating in a footprint no larger than existing five-seat premium sport utility vehicles (SUVs).

“Our challenge has been to combine premium design with exceptional versatility; the two attributes must work in harmony and we have achieved that,” said Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer.

Land Rover’s new Discovery Sport: a compact premium SUV. Picture: Motorpress
Land Rover’s new Discovery Sport: a compact premium SUV. Picture: Motorpress

The  Discovery Sport’s interior  features high-quality materials and a strong vertical centre console graphic to reflect the premium design of the exterior Storage solutions are integrated into the cabin and up to four 12V power points and six USB charging sockets can be specified for all three rows of seating, allowing multiple electronic devices to be charged simultaneously.

The Discovery Sport is equipped with a range of four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines. Both the all-alloy Si4 2.0-litre petrol engine and the 2.2-litre turbodiesel feature high-pressure direct injection, low-friction internal components and smart regenerative charging for outstanding performance and economy.

Discovery Sport is produced at Land Rover’s award-winning manufacturing facility at Halewood, Liverpool.

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