Land Rover launches its 2020 Discovery Sport |  Automotive News

Land Rover launches its 2020 Discovery Sport | Automotive News

The Land Rover range is expanding, but it also counts veterans who have held the fort for a long time already. This is the case of Discovery Sport which we have known as LR2 here. This petite product has been redesigned for 2020 and the manufacturer has revealed a major way for us.

The configuration of 5+2 seats, that is to say that 2 recovery areas rest on the trunk to be used as needed, will return for 2020. The model shows a new look, wants to be more capable than before and offers a richer menu. of equipment, a matter of allowing it to remain competitive in its category.

Despite the complete overhaul, we recognize a style that stems from the pure tradition of the brand. The foundation is new, however, as some of the mechanics, including the cabin, have been completely redesigned. Under the hood, the highlight is the arrival of the 48 volt hybrid system. The latter is married to a turbo 4-cylinder engine that, last and together, gives 296 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.

There’s also another 2-liter turbo 4-cylinder, a mill taken from Jaguar Land Rover’s Ingenium series of engines. At 246 horsepower and 269 torque, that’s less than what the hybrid version offers, but the model with this version promises to be the best seller in the lineup. Everywhere, we will discover a ZF nine-speed automatic transmission, as well as all-wheel drive.

Once on board, note that if you choose the hybrid version, the seating configuration will be limited to five seats.

Speaking of the interior, the Touch Pro multimedia system will make its debut in the car. It will provide WiFi access, as well as compatibility with the popular Apple CarPlay and Android Auto programs.

In terms of safety, the offer has also been enhanced by including cruise control with steering assist, lane keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, as well as a device that monitors the driver’s sleep status.

Currently, Canadian prices have not yet been sent to us. They will certainly be when the beginning of the parable with us is near.

2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport pictures