The all-new Discovery Sport 2020

Published On : 15 February 2020
By Tarashekhar Padhy

Land Rover has introduced the 2020 Discovery Sport compact premium SUV and it was launched within the international markets earlier this year. According to the corporation, the new 2020 Discovery Sport strikes a balance between a bold evolution of the first design and therefore the familiarity that comes with no-compromise capability. It comes with both newly designed front and rear bumpers, front grille, and LEDs, which makes it look both tough and classy.

Built on the all-new Land Rover PTA, the BS-VI compliant 2020 Discovery Sport delivers greater range of versatility and class with a new chassis that is a whopping 13 percent stiffer than its predecessor and, together with rigidly-mounted subframes, and the company says that it's now quieter because of reduced noise and vibration intrusion into the cabin. Inside, the spacious 5+2 interior has been transformed with a totally new infotainment interface and therefore the latest connectivity, in addition to that, a more user-defined seating style with up to 24 different settings.

The heart of Discovery Sport 2020 now includes the electrified 48-volt 296 bhp developing mild-hybrid (MHEV) BS-VI engine. The hybrid system uses an engine-mounted belt-integrated starter generator to harvest energy normally lost during deceleration and stores it in an under-floor battery. At speeds below 18 kmph, the engine is meant to shut off when the driving force applies the brakes.

A new smart rearview mirror, first debuted on the new Range Rover Evoque, called 'ClearSight Rear View' is additionally available on the invention Sport for the primary time; transforming the rearview mirror into an HD video screen at the touch of a button to display a rear-facing camera feed onto the mirror ensuring the driver's view remains unrestricted by passengers or large items within the back. The new system also comes with a wider 50-degree vision field by using a camera placed above the window and provides clearer visibility in bad light situations.

Another new technology called 'ClearSight Ground View' has also been introduced to assist drivers to navigate high city curbs or tackle rough terrain by projecting camera imagery that gives a simulated wide pan 180-degree view underneath the four-wheeler onto the touchscreen. This is the realization of 'Transparent Bonnet' technology, first previewed by Land Rover in 2014. A suite of advanced driver assistance systems is offered across all models, including Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist, which centers the vehicle in the lane based on road markings as well as maintains a following distance from the vehicle in front.

Other available advanced driver assistance technologies include Lane Keep Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Driver Condition Monitor.