Land Rover sends the D iscovery Sport mildly modeled and mildly hybridized in the second half of the model cycle. According to Jaguar Land Rover CCO Felix Bräutigam, the Freelander successor has sold almost half a million times since 2016 and has won 'a large number of new customers for Land Rover'. The compact SUV is now available with a 48-volt mild hybrid, and a plug-in hybrid will follow later this year. From September 2019, the Discovery Sport D150 with manual transmission and front-wheel drive will meet the nitrogen oxide requirements of the Euro 6d emissions standard.
Mild hybrid with 48 volts
In the 48-volt mild hybrid, a belt starter generator (RSG) wins when braking Energy, which is stored in a battery placed on the underbody and released again when you accelerate. If the Discovery drives slower than 17 km /h, the combustion engine is automatically switched off when braking and restarted when accelerating; this is quieter and faster with the RSG than with the starter. The Discovery Sport goes further not only because the mild hybrid saves fuel, but also because the tank volume has increased to 65 liters.
Partly electric, all-wheel drive to switch off
The mild hybrid is for everyone Four cylinder gasoline and diesel engines available. The Discovery Sport is not yet powered electrically. The plug-in hybrid, which will be available in 2020 in combination with aThree-cylinder gasoline engine will appear. The all-wheel-drive variants already have an all-wheel drive to save fuel, which uncouples the drive to the front axle when driving smoothly; Discovery Sport is then on the move with less friction and rear-wheel drive. The front axle can be switched on again within half a second.
Cameras make luggage and bonnet disappear
This is new in Discovery Sport In a 2014 study, “Clear Sight Ground View”, a somewhat awkwardly named system that uses cameras and software to make the hood disappear. This is of course still there, only the system on the screen in the cockpit shows a 180-degree view under the front end; For example, the driver can see where the front wheels are and what is in the way. The interior mirror can also make things disappear: at the push of a button, the mirror turns into a video screen that shows what is visible to the camera above the rear window.
Up to seven seats in 24 configurations
The occupants can inductively charge their smartphones in the lower part of the center console, connect them via USB and log into 4G WiFi. Smart Settings use artificial intelligence to find the right seat and steering wheel position, climate and audio settings for the driver. The seven seats in three rows of seats let according to Land Rover 24 configurations too; Passengers in the third row can also control the heating and ventilation. The seats in row two are movable, the backrests can be folded down in a 40:20:40 ratio. Land Rover has designed the materials in the interior to be of higher quality and more robust.
Prices from 37,050 euros
The Land Rover Discovery Sport at prices from 37,050 euros with the 150 hp turbodiesel. Its all-wheel drive variant costs from 42,150 euros. The 180 hp diesel with all-wheel drive is in the price list for 44,250 euros. The 240 PS AWD turbodiesel costs 47,950 euroscalled. The cheapest gasoline engine is the P200 AWD from 43,250 euros. The P250 AWD with 249 hp turbo gasoline engine costs from 47,485 euros. In addition to the basic Sport version, the Discovery Sport is also available in the equipment variants Sport S, Sport SE, Sport HSE and R-Dynamic.