Land Rover recently introduced a series of upgrades to the Discovery Sport and this revamped model will arrive in South Africa before the end of 2019.
The changes to this model are fairly substantial, as you can see from the exterior photograph. Its overall design seems to be inspired more by the Range Rover Sport than the current Discovery.
On the inside the Sport retains its seven seats, which can now be arranged in 24 different ways, but the rest of the interior has been transformed with a completely new infotainment interface and latest connectivity.
The previous infotainment system has been replaced with the digital Touch Pro system, which already enhances the overall appearance. This time round, Land Rover is including more premium materials throughout the cabin.
The new Discovery Sport will be available in Standard, S, R-Dynamic S, R-Dynamic SE and R-Dynamic HSE trim. The R-Dynamic variants mark themselves out with Shadow Atlas script on the bonnet and tailgate. Inside, branded treadplates further differentiate them from the core models.
In South Africa customers will have a choice of Ingenium diesel and petrol engines, paired with an updated ZF nine-speed transmission.
The 2.0-litre diesel will offer 132kW and 430Nm of torque, while the 2.0-litre petrol develops 183kW and 365Nm of torque. A P300e plug-in hybrid will also join the line-up in 2020.
Pricing will be announced closer to the Discovery Sport’s local introduction.