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New Discovery Sport

From £31,905

or from £399 per month

New Land Rover Discovery Sport
New Land Rover Discovery Sport
New Land Rover Discovery Sport
New Land Rover Discovery Sport
New Land Rover Discovery Sport

Our challenge was to make a vehicle that was designed around you, and that’s exactly what we did. The beautifully proportioned New Discovery Sport has arrived. Design-enabling technologies have been embraced to optimise the front and rear design, including LED signature lights, bumpers and grille. These changes have added sophistication to its characterful exterior whilst complementing the engaging nature of the interior design. The compelling New Discovery Sport. Designed and engineered to take you and your family wherever you want to go.

Offers

Finance Example

LAND ROVER PERSONAL CONTRACT HIRE (PCH) 

Discovery Sport D180 SE (7 Seat) Automatic

Personal Contract Hire, non-maintained 

Term 48 months
Mileage 10,000 mpa
Monthly rental £500
Initial rental £6,000
Excess mileage 15.24ppm


*Based on a Discovery Sport D180 SE (7 Seat) Automatic, 48 month term, 10,000 miles per annum, non-maintained. Contract Hire subject to status. Over 18's only. You will not own this vehicle. Must be returned in good condition to avoid further charges. Excess mileage charges at 15.24p per mile. The promotion cannot be used together with other manufacturer’s promotion and is subject to availability at participating Retailers only for new vehicles ordered by 30th June 2020. Land Rover Contract Hire is a trading style of Lex Autolease Limited, Heathside Park, Heathside Park Road, Stockport, SK3 0RB.

**Maintenance includes routine servicing, tyres, replacement parts and repairs due to fair wear and tear. Repairs or replacements from accidental or malicious damage and damage caused by driver misuse or abuse are excluded.

***Permitted maximum mileage is 120,000 over the full contract duration for petrol vehicles and 150,000 for diesel vehicles. The contracted mileage will also be pro-rated in the event of any early termination of a contract (contract early termination fees also apply).

Model shown may include optional features and may not be representative of the offer displayed.

Finance Example

LAND ROVER PERSONAL CONTRACT PURCHASE (PCP)

Discovery Sport D180 SE Auto

PCP Representative Example 

On The Road Price £44,170.00
Finance Deposit Allowance (FDA) £4,250.00
Customer Deposit £7,275.00
Total Amount of Credit £32,645.00
Purchase Fee (Included in optional final payment)  £10.00
48 Monthly Payments £399.00
Final Payment £17,438.00
Total Amount Payable (Including FDA) £48,115.00
Duration of Agreement 49 Months
Representative APR 3.90% APR
Interest Rate (Fixed) % 3.83%

*Important Information:

Representative Example relates to a Discovery Sport D180 SE Auto. 3.90% APR Representative available on New Discovery Sport registered between 1st April to 30th June 2020 at participating Retailers only. With Land Rover Personal Contract Purchase you have the option at the end of the agreement to: (1) return the vehicle and not pay the Optional Final Payment. If the vehicle has exceeded the permitted maximum mileage a charge per excess mile will apply. In this example, 14p + VAT per excess mile will apply to each excess mile above the permitted maximum mileage. If the vehicle is in good condition (fair wear and tear accepted) and has not exceeded the permitted maximum mileage you will have nothing further to pay; (2) pay the Optional Final Payment to own the vehicle or (3) part exchange the vehicle subject to settlement of your existing credit agreement; new credit agreements are subject to status. Representative Example is based upon an annual mileage of 10,000 miles. Credit is subject to status and only available to UK residents, aged 18 and over. This credit offer is only available through Black Horse Limited trading as Land Rover Financial Services, St William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff CF10 5BH.

Model shown may include optional features and may not be representative of the offer displayed.

Business Contract Hire, non maintained

REPRESENTATIVE EXAMPLE Discovery Sport D150 S Manual
Monthly rental £319 + VAT
Initial rental £1,914
Excess mileage 10.2ppm

*Important Information:

Business users only. Based on a Discovery Sport D150 S Manual standard specification, non maintained. Excess mileage charges (10.2p per mile +VAT). Must be returned in good condition to avoid further charges. Contract Hire subject to status. This promotion cannot be used together with other manufacturer’s promotions and is subject to availability at participating Retailers only for new vehicles registered by 30th June 2020. Contract Hire is provided by Land Rover Contract Hire, a trading style of Lex Autolease Limited, Heathside Park, Heathside Park Road, Stockport SK3 0RB.

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Model Lines

Discovery Sport | From £31,575

Choose from four models and two distinct body styles, each offering unique personality and additional features.

Discovery Sport S | From £34,425

Additional features on Discovery Sport s include 18" style 5075 wheels and 12-way heated electric front seats.

Discovery Sport SE | From £36,925

19" style 1039 wheels and premium led headlights are among the additional features on Discovery Sport SE.

Discovery Sport HSE | From £46,025

In addition to the standard features, Discovery Sport HSE includes 20" style 5076 wheels and 14-way heated electric windsor leather memory front seats.

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Ten Second Review

Land Rover's Discovery Sport was a big success in its original form, with almost 100,000 examples sold in the UK alone. But competitors in the SUV 'D'-segment for 7-seat family Crossovers have caught up. Hence the need for this revised model. It's still the class of the field if you ever need to go off road. But now it pleases more in many other ways too.

Driving Experience

This car might look the same but under the skin, it's actually a lot different thanks to the adoption of what Land Rover calls 'Premium Transverse Architecture'. This not only makes the body stronger and safer but has also allowed the brand to fit a sophisticated range of 'MHEV' mild hybrid engines, plus there's now a Plug-in hybrid option too. Basically, the same powerplant options already offered in the Range Rover Evoque. These 48-volt units use energy recouped during braking to reduce load on the powerplant under acceleration, while letting the engine cut out from deceleration below 11mph and give near-instantaneous restarts as needed. Mind you, the engine that most customers choose, the base D150 diesel, doesn't feature anything electrified, which is a pity. This base model can only be had either in front-driven manual five-seat form. Or in AWD automatic seven-seat guise. Further up the range, all the engines feature the MHEV tech and have to have AWD and an automatic gearbox. There are D180 and D240 diesel options, the figures designating the hp output. And there are two conventional petrol options, the P200 and the P250. There's also a Plug-in PHEV variant, which pairs an electric motor with a three cylinder 1.5-litre petrol engine and offers a 38-mile WLTP-rated electric driving range. Whatever engine suits, you'll find this car's class-leading towing and off road ability as good as ever. It can tow up to 2.5-tonnes. And 'off piste' prowess is enhanced thanks to an improved 'Terrain Response 2' system that automatically detects the surface you're driving over and adjusts torque delivery to best suit the conditions.

Market and Model

In theory, Discovery Sport pricing starts from around £32,000. But that figure only gets you a base D150 diesel version lacking three things that most Disco Sport customers want, namely seven seats, automatic transmission and AWD. If you want all those things on a base D150, you're looking at a starting price of around £37,000 - quite a lot different. Add a premium of nearly £4,000 to that if you want the mid-range D180 diesel; or around £6,000 more if you want the top D240 diesel. All the AWD diesel variants feature auto transmission, 7 seats and Land Rover's MHEV mild hybrid 48-valve technology. As do both of the conventional green pump-fuelled engines. More Discovery Sport buyers will be wanting petrol power this time around and all ordinary petrol models also get seven seats, AWD and auto transmission. The P200 variant starts from around £37,000, but you'll need around £42,000 for the top P250 derivative. Various trim levels are offered across the line-up - base 'Discovery Sport', then 'S', 'SE' and 'HSE', plus there's an 'R-Dynamic' option if you want something that looks a bit sportier. You have to have 'R-Dynamic'-spec if you want the P300e PHEV Plug-in hybrid version which is priced from around £45,000. Various nice touches have been added to the range for you to specify. We'd take a look at the brand's 'Ground View' technology. This uses camera imagery that offers a virtual 180-degree view beneath the vehicle, projected on to the centre-dash touchscreen. You can also now add in a wireless 'phone charger and create a 4G WiFi hotspot.

Summary

In theory, there are lots of competitors for this car. But loyal Disco Sport buyers don't tend to consider them. That's partly because 'D'-segment SUV 7-seat rivals from Volkswagen, Peugeot, SEAT, Hyundai and Kia don't have Land Rover's brand equity. Partly because they can't tow as effectively. And partly because they can't hold a candle to this car off road. There were issues with the original version of this car though, primarily in the way that it's fuel and CO2 emissions lagged behind the opposition. So the adoption of mild hybrid 48-volt tech in this revised model is welcome. Rivals are still more frugal, but Land Rover has closed the gap. The cabin improvements and the extra technology features will help this car in the showroom too. If you wanted one of these before, you'll want it even more now. And if you didn't, it might be worth taking another look. 'Above and beyond' was the objective in re-developing this model. In considering the end result, you'd have to say that mission's been accomplished.

Background

You hesitate to think of where Land Rover might be now without the Discovery Sport. It's one of the key models that's kept JLR going over the last five years and in the current climate, this car needs to pull its weight in the showroom more than ever. Which is a big ask, given that since the original launch in 2014, direct rivals like Volkswagen's Tiguan Allspace, Peugeot's 5008, SEAT's Tarraco and a new more up-market version of Hyundai's Santa Fe have all arrived to deliver an alternative to what the Discovery Sport can offer. So Land Rover has set out to take the lead once more in this class, primarily with a fresh range of electrified engines. But also with a smarter cabin, extra technology and stronger standards of safety.

Design and Build

At first glance, this improved Discovery Sport looks little different to the original model. If you take a second look though and you happen to be familiar with this car, the changes will become more obvious. Trademark Discovery design cues, including the clamshell bonnet, rising beltline and tapered roof remain, but the detail features have changed. For instance, there are re-styled signature LED headlamps at the front and rear, alongside an updated front grille and bumpers. Inside, the standardisation of Land Rover's digital Touch Pro infotainment system and the introduction of more premium materials throughout makes a big difference. All the seats have been completely re-designed for improved comfort and versatility. And the second row bench gets 40:20:40 split fold and slide functionality, enabling a more flexible seating arrangement with up to 24 possible combinations. The brand says there's more luggage space too; with all the seats folded, there's now 1,794-litres of capacity. That's up from 1,698-litres previously. As before, the third row seats are strictly for small children only. But we like the way that the second row bench has been raised 5cms higher than the front chairs to give occupants a better view out.

Cost of Ownership

The D150 diesel variant that most buyers will choose manages a WLTP-rated combined cycle fuel return of up to 47.8mpg and an NEDC-rated CO2 reading of 140g/km. That's in front-driven manual form. If you go for the auto AWD powertrain you have to have if you want seven seats, those figures fall to a max of 40.0mpg and 147g/km. Check out the perkier D180 and D240 variants and you'll find that thanks to the addition of 48-volt mild hybrid technology with this faster engines, the running cost returns aren't that much different. The D180 manages up to 39.6mpg and 150g/km, while the D240 manages up to 38.8mpg and 168g/km. As mentioned elsewhere in this report, the conventional petrol units benefit from MHEV too and that makes them a far more credible option when it comes to running costs than would previously have been the case. The P200 variant manages up to 30.32mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and 179g/km of NEDC-rated CO2 emissions. While the P250 manages up to 29.9mpg and 182g/km. The P300e PHEV plug-in version manages between 36-44g/km of CO2, up to 175.5mpg on the combined cycle and a 38 mile all-electric driving range. That emissions figure means a notably low Benefit-in-Kind taxation rating. With all the conventional AWD petrol and diesel models, a more sophisticated 'Active Driveline' system ensures that you spend more time in efficient two wheel drive when extra traction isn't needed. Residuals should be reasonably strong; certainly better than the volume brand alternatives in this segment.

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