Exactly 13 days before Land Rover’s entry level SUV, the Evoque was launched and today the Discovery Sport’s facelift has been launched. The 2020 Discovery Sport is priced at Rs 57.08 Lakh (ex-showroom, India). That’s Rs 2.12 lakh expensive than the Evoque. Let’s take a look at what it has to offer in terms of new technology features and power.
The New Discovery Sport gets a BS-VI compliant 2.0-litre Ingenium Turbocharged Petrol engine producing 249 PS of power and 365 Nm of torque, which will be delivered soon. And the second 2.0-litre Ingenium Turbocharged Diesel engine that produces 180 PS of power and 430 Nm of torque, whose delivery has now begun. Both the engines will get the standard 9-speed Automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
The Discovery Sport has a few special features that can be found on the ‘S’ derivative, for instance, the ‘ClearSight Rear View Mirror’ that will capture video from the rear-facing camera and cast it onto the mirror. It helps when there are extremely tall passengers at the rear. Apart from that, the Terrain Response System technology that automatically will adjust the Discovery Sport’s terrain on the go. Other features like wireless charging, 4G Wi-Fi hotspot are standard on the Sport.
The facelifted Discovery Sport is built on the new platform called the Land Rover Premium Transverse Architecture (PTA). It gets the standard all wheel drive and hill descent control and all terrain progress control (ATPC), that can be used to maintain a steady speed in uneven conditions. In terms of driving, it has Torque Vectoring by Braking (TVBB) system which Land Rover claims that will help in better cornering and braking. If at all you choose to drive the Discovery Sport in Monsoon on the flooded streets of Mumbai, it has got a water wading depth of 600 mm. We’re not sure if you should, because then there are open manholes on the streets. Anyway, do keep your eyes out for a quick review of the Discovery Sport.