Land Rover Discovery Sport (2015–)

Model History

September 2014

Land Rover revealed Discovery Sport

The first member of the new Discovery family, the Discovery Sport features 5+2 seating in a footprint no larger than existing 5-seat premium SUVs.

4,599mm long x 2,173mm wide (inc. mirrors) x 1,724mm high on 2,714mm wheelbase.

Wheel and tyre sizes are:

17-inch with 235/65 R17

17-inch with 225/65 R17

18-inch with 235/60 R18 (recommended)

19-inch with 235/55 R19

20-inch with 245/45 R20 (not recommended)

The interior features high-quality materials and a strong vertical centre console graphic to reflect the premium design of the exterior, while the core Discovery value of versatility is evident everywhere. Storage solutions are integrated into the cabin and up to four 12V power points and six USB charging sockets can be specified for all three rows of seating, allowing multiple electronic devices to be charged simultaneously.

A host of innovations have allowed Discovery Sport to introduce the versatility of 5+2 seating into the premium compact SUV class for the first time. An all-new multi-link rear axle not only provides engaging driving dynamics but it also provides ample and flexible cabin space behind the second row.

Coupled with supple long-travel suspension, the innovative rear axle also ensures the Discovery Sport is comfortable, refined and rewarding to drive on-road, while retaining the breadth of all-terrain capability for which Land Rover is world-renowned. In fact, with approach, departure and breakover angles of 25, 31 and 21 degrees respectively, Terrain Response technology, and the ability to wade to 600mm, Discovery Sport offers class-leading capability in all conditions.

As with every new Land Rover, safety has been a key priority in the development of the new Discovery Sport, resulting in a first-in-class pedestrian airbag, autonomous emergency braking, and a state-of-the-art bodyshell featuring both ultra-high-strength steel and lightweight aluminium.

This represents a fraction of the advanced equipment available in Discovery Sport, which also includes an all-new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and standard tilt-and-slide row-two seating for maximum interior configurability.

From launch in the UK, the new Discovery Sport was equipped with the powerful and refined Ford 2.2 litre belt cam SD4 turbodiesel engine producing 190 PS featuring stop-start technology, high-pressure direct injection, low-friction internal components and smart regenerative charging for outstanding performance and economy. Both 9-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions are available.

Later in 2015, a highly efficient two wheel drive eD4 turbodiesel engine joined the range with CO2 emissions from 119g/km. UK pricing to start from under £30,000 for eD4 variant later in 2015 and £32,395 (SD4) from January 2015.

June 2015

Ingenium diesel engine introduced

to the Discovery Sport. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine delivers class-leading torque and power outputs, combined with excellent refinement, reduced CO2 emissions and lower fuel consumption.

The Discovery Sport’s EU6 compliant Ingenium engine will be available with two power outputs, 150PS and 180PS. The new 150PS derivative in its five seat set-up provides fuel economy of up to 57.7mpg and CO 2 emissions from 129g/km, whilst the TD4 180PS in its standard 5+2 configuration delivers 139g/km and 53.3 mpg on the combined cycle.

The new aluminium TD4 engine features lightweight construction, with stiff cylinder blocks and decoupled injectors, which ensures low levels of vibration and noise intrusion, further enhancing the driver experience.

September 2015

Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE Dynamic Lux added

Priced at £46,000 for TD4 180PS Auto.

The HSE Dynamic Lux features Narvik Black exterior details, body-coloured mouldings and door claddings and 20” Gloss Black wheels together with new interior colours and detailing.

All Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) enhances the car's off road capability. ATPC is an advanced system that used cruise control to to set and maintain a steady speed in off-road conditions of between 1mph and 19mph. The system adapts the vehicle’s behaviour according to the terrain, allowing even novices the control level of an expert off-road driver. ATPC also features a dedicated ‘Launch’ feature, allowing the vehicle to pull away smoothly and easily, even on problematic low-friction surfaces like ice, snow or wet grass.

April 2016

Discovery Sport updated for 2017

Comes with Tile’s advanced tracking app. The premium compact SUV is the first vehicle to incorporate the pioneering technology in addition to enhanced new design, convenience and safety features.

The rush to work or the school run can often result in important items being left behind, but the new Discovery Sport is designed to make forgotten wallets and missing bags a thing of the past. The app uses Tile tags, tiny Bluetooth trackers that can be attached to important items and used to track their whereabouts using smartphone technology.

With the average person spending 15 minutes a day searching for lost items, the unique in-vehicle app promises to put an end to this wasted time. Once the app is initiated using the central touchscreen, customers are alerted if specified items are not inside the vehicle and are even able to get on-screen directions to their last known location.

Jaguar Land Rover is the first automotive company to integrate Tile with its in-car entertainment system. The partnership allows customers to establish a list of ‘Essentials’ using the vehicle touchscreen, which are always checked when the app is initiated. If items are lost inside the vehicle, customers are able to sound a 90-decibel alarm on the Tile tag, to help locate them.

The Tile smartphone app is compatible with both Android and Apple platforms and the number of items that can be tracked is limitless.

New for the 2017 Discovery Sport is a Graphite Pack which comprises a Dark Atlas colour finish to the grille, bonnet script and side vents, a Corris Grey contrast roof and Narvik Black mirror caps. The Graphite Pack is available as an option on SE and SE Tech derivatives and includes a new 19-inch wheel option.

New 2017 Discovery Sport is also available in four new body colours: Silicon Silver, Farallon Black, Carpathian Grey and Aruba metallic finishes. The premium compact SUV is manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover’s award-winning Halewood plant in the UK and is on sale now with prices starting from £31,095.

Jaguar Land Rover’s updated InControl Touch Pro infotainment system is at the heart of the technological additions. The new set-up provides a larger 10.2-inch touchscreen and intuitive menus, replicating the look and feel of smartphone apps and allowing users to swipe and pinch, just as they would on a tablet.

The screen does not require any ‘hard’ buttons and provides a super-wide 21:9 format with higher resolution than the standard 8-inch touchscreen. In addition, the increased pixel-count provides superior clarity when using the dual-screen option, ensuring neither driver nor passenger sacrifices screen quality.

InControl Touch Pro’s state-of-the art capability is delivered through a combination of a super-fast access 60GB Solid State Drive (SSD), which is around 100 per cent faster than a typical hard disc drive (HDD) and is the first automotive use of Intel’s high-performance Quad-Core computing and graphics processor.

The updated Discovery Sport is available to order now in the UK from £31,095 on the road.

June 2017

New engined added to Discovery Sport range

Choice of all-new 240PS and 290PS Ingenium Si4 petrol engines added to Land Rover Discovery Sport engine range, in addition to new 240PS Ingenium Sd4 diesel. 290PS Si4 Ingenium petrol comes with a 'dynamic' bodykit as standard. Ingenium petrol and diesel powertrain family produced at Jaguar Land Rover’s Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton.

The 240PS engine produces maximum torque of 340Nm and means Discovery Sport can achieve 35.3mpg claimed and 181g/km CO2 on the European combined cycle. The 290PS petrol variant can accelerate from 0-62mph in 6.7 seconds.

The twin-scroll diesel Ingenium engine provides the greatest blend of power and fuel economy. The 0-62mph sprint is completed in 7.5 seconds thanks to the 240PS and 500Nm outputs and returns 44.1mpg and 169g/km of CO2 on the EU combined cycle.

Delivering the most economical drive, customers around the globe can purchase the 150PS Ingenium diesel, with a manual transmission (in 2WD), which delivers CO2 of just 123g/km on the EU combined cycle. In Europe and the UK, these models are known as eCapability models and are identified by the blue ‘Sport’ badge.

Engine

Capacity

Power (PS)

Torque (Nm)

CO2 (g/km)

Ingenium Petrol: Si4 2.0-litre 240 340 181 / 182
Ingenium Petrol: Si4 2.0-litre 290 400 186 / 190
Ingenium Diesel: Td4 2.0-litre 150 380 139
Ingenium Diesel: Sd4 2.0-litre 180 430 139
Ingenium Diesel: Sd4 2.0-litre 240 500 169


Maximum towing weight of the new petrol engines is 2500kg.

When the new high-powered Ingenium Petrol (290PS) engine is selected, the Dynamic exterior pack is standard. This provided front bumpers with larger air intakes to improve engine cooling and give a more purposeful look. Gloss Black front grille and side vents, and 20-inch five split-spoke 'Style 511' alloys complete the look.

The Discovery Sport now comes in 12 colour options. Solid: Fuji White and Narvik Black; Metallic: Indus Silver, Scotia Grey, Corris Grey, Santorini Black, Firenze Red, Yulong White, and Byron Blue; Premium Metallic: Namib Orange, Carpathian Grey and Silicon Silver.

Customer personalisation theme continues with the optional contrast roof available in Corris Grey and Narvik Black. Inside, a new Vintage Tan colourway is introduced, closely matching that of New Discovery. Every seat benefits from changes to the seat foam composition making every occupant more comfortable. All powered seats are upgraded to include four-way lumbar support (up from two-way) ensuring long journeys can be tackled without discomfort, with 12-way configuration available as a customer option.

May 2018

New Discovery Sport Landmark Edition launched

The new Landmark Edition salutes Discovery Sport's success as the fastest-selling Land Rover of all time – coinciding with the brand's year-long 70th anniversary celebrations. Powered by Land Rover’s TD4 180PS diesel Ingenium engine, Landmark offers customers the best of the Discovery Sport range with a unique colour and trim combination.

The Discovery Sport Landmark is available in three colours: Narvik Black, Corris Grey and Yulong White, all crowned with a Carpathian Grey contrast roof. It features a sporty and dynamic front bumper, with Graphite Atlas exterior accents and 19in Style 521 ‘Mantis’ wheels in Gloss Dark Grey. The interior features Ebony grained leather seats and an Ebony headliner, complemented by dark grey aluminium finishers around the centre stack, a panoramic roof, MeridianTM sound system and heated steering wheel.

May 2018

All Discovery Sport models now have a particulate filter

Land Rover issued a statement: "As part of the continual enhancement of Land Rover vehicle lines, all Discovery Sport powertrains including petrols are now equipped with particulate filters to make them even cleaner. The efficient, close-coupled filters are neatly integrated into the after treatment system and trap soot as the exhaust gas passes through them. Under normal driving conditions, the trapped soot will be oxidised into CO2 and the filter regenerated whenever the driver lifts off the accelerator."

This will be to meet EU6d TEMP / WLTP emissions regs from 1st September, but if the DPF of the Ingenium diesel engine is now "close coupled", that is a fundamental design change that should eliminate the excessive DPF active regeneration and potential oil contamination issues with the Ingenium diesel engine. (It turned out that the Land Rover statement was misleading. Only the PPF of the Ingenium petrol engine is close-coupled, so the problem with the diesel DPF remains. Do not buy a Discovery Sport diesel unless you will be regularly driving it significant distances.)

May 2019

Updated Discovery Sport revealed

Land Rover has revealed its updated Discovery Sport with a more premium interior, new technology and hybrid engines on offer - with prices starting at £31,575.

Although the updated Discovery Sport looks very similar to its predecessor on the outside, it's been quite heavily updated underneath - moving onto the same platform as the new Range Rover Evoque.

That means all but the entry-level diesel engine come with a 48-volt mild hybrid system, allowing the engine to switch off entirely at speeds below 11mph and harvesting energy when the driver uses the brakes. The mild hybrid delivers CO2 emissions as low as 144g/km, while returning up to 40.9mpg under WLTP tests.

A plug-in hybrid model is also expected later in the year, while a 20 per cent bigger fuel tank also helps improve range.

Land Rover is attempting to move its new Discovery Sport further upmarket in a bid to tackle tough competition from the likes of the Volvo XC60, BMW X3 and Audi Q5.

There are more premium materials in the cabin, and new seats are noticeably more comfortable. There's also more storage than before, including a bigger centre console bin.

A new 10.25-inch touchscreen display gives the interior a much-needed update, along with touch-sensitive climate control buttons and a 12.3-inch digital driver's display in place of conventional dials.

For those wanting a sportier appearance, Land Rover's offering a new R-Dynamic variant - with top-spec models available with 21-inch alloy wheels for the first time.

Further technology lifted from the new Evoque includes Land Rover's trick 'smart rear-view mirror'. This transforms the conventional rear-view mirror into a video screen at the flick of a switch, using cameras to display what's behind the car in high definition. From our experience with the Evoque, this is useful when travelling in poor conditions or with a car full of people.

Land Rover's Ground View tech has also been introduced, offering a virtual 180-degree view beneath the car - essentially making the bonnet invisible. This will help drivers navigate high city centre kerbs or tackle rough terrain, says the manufacturer.

Meanwhile, wireless phone charging is offered for the first time, along with a 4G WiFi hotspot and USB points on every row of seats.

Prices start at £31,575 for the standard model in front-wheel-drive, manual guise with the 2.0-litre D150 diesel engine. The range tops out at £49,675 for the D240 AWD auto in R-Dynamic HSE trim. Orders are now open with deliveries expected later in the year.

Engine /
Trim

2.0L D150 FWD
Manual

2.0L D150 AWD
Auto

2.0L D180 AWD
Auto

2.0L D240 AWD
Auto

2.0L P200 AWD
Auto

2.0L P250 AWD
Auto

Standard

£31,575

£36,425

-

-

£36,775

-

S

£34,425

£39,575

£40,325

£42,475

£39,925

£41,375

SE

£36,925

£42,425

£43,175

£45,325

£42,475

£43,925

HSE

-

-

£46,025

£48,175

-

£47,075

R-Dynamic

-

-

-

-

-

-

R-Dynamic S

-

£41,075

£41,825

£43,975

£41,425

£42,875

R-Dynamic SE

-

£43,925

£44,675

£46,825

£43,975

£45,425

R-Dynamic HSE

-

-

£47,525

£49,675

-

£48,575

What does a Land Rover Discovery Sport (2015) cost?

List Price from £32,235
Buy new from £29,330
Contract hire from £285.78 per month