The upcoming model 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport gets styling updates and a new set of engines under the hood. The Land Rover Discovery Sport is the successor to the Land Rover Freelander.
Derived from the Land Rover LR-MS platform, the premium compact SUV is known for its amenities and good off-roading prowess. After making its debut in 2015, it has become quite popular in this segment and JLR fans have warmed up to the model as well.
2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport Redesign
The 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport gets minor styling update. Slight changes to the bumpers and headlamps are evident and overall design is more aerodynamic and stylish. It is sold in 3 trim levels. These are-SE, HSE and HSE Luxury- the top end variant. This model is not small, it is around 10 inches longer than Land Rover Range Rover Evoque model. This model is offered with 12 exterior colors option:
- Byron Blue Metallic
- Santorini Black Metallic
- Carpathian Gray Premium Metallic
- Corris Gray Metallic
- Firenze Red Metallic
- Yulong White Metallic
- Silicon Silver Premium Metallic
- Fuji White
- Indus Silver Metallic
- Namib Orange Special/Halo
- Narvik Black
Scotia Gray Metallic
2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport Interior
The cabin also has been revamped in a moderate way. It looks classy and streamlined. It comes in 2 rows of seats and the third row is optional. Owing to sliding 2nd row, passengers will not grudge about leg room. With 2 rows of seats- available cargo space is 39.7 cubic feet. With these numbers, the new model comes with better cargo space than larger BMW X3 and Audi Q5 rivals.
The interior is very lavish and offers comfortable seats with 8-way-power for the front row and leather cloth combination on SE trim. However, the higher trims will be available with all leather heated seats. The cabin is beautiful especially because there is a big 8-inch touchscreen with the great infotainment system. Also, like the exterior and interior will have many color options. There is exactly eight of them:
- Vintage Tan/Ebony
The new 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport is laden with plenty of safety features and amenities to cope with segment rivals. You get plenty of packages for enhanced customization as well. The Land Rover InControl Touch infotainment setup is sleek and a breeze to use. You also get InControl Touch Pro in top trim. The Land Rover InControl Apps are available and they add to ease of usage. The speed and accuracy of controls are amazing.
2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SE, HSE and HSE luxury trims
As we already told the newest model is coming with three trims SE, HSE and HSE luxury. The first one and the base SE trim gets features like Partial Leather seats, Powerfold Exterior Mirrors, 18-inch wheels, 2 zone climate control, a 190W sound system with 10 speakers, Rear-View Camera. HSE trim adds features like Xenon Headlights, Grained Leather Seats, Fog Lights, Parking Sensors and also a Powered Gesture Tailgate.
Top HSE luxury trim brings features like 19″ 9 Spoke Wheels, a premium Meridian Audio System with Subwoofer, Configurable Mood Lighting, Windsor Leather Seats, Navigation and Premium Carpet Mats.
2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport Engine Updates
The major update to the 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport is its drivetrain. The new Ingenium engines are more fuel efficient and they reflect JLR’s effort to comply with recent stricter emission norms. The 2.0L I-4 Ingenium Si4 engines make outputs of 237 and 286 HP. They are paired with a new 9-speed automatic transmission gearbox. The Plug-in hybrid version may get released later.
An Eco mode is there and you also get features like Terrain Response with varying driving modes like General, Sand, Grass/Gravel/Snow etc. The All-Terrain Progress Control is ideal for riding on rough terrains with improved grip.
2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport Fuel Economy and Towing Capacity
The first engine with a 237 HP will be available in all three trims. This engine will be very fuel efficient in city/highway with 21/25 mpg. However, the next one is an engine with 286 HP. This one will be only available in the top trim levels and will give similar numbers 20/25 mpg. As for the maximum towing capacity, this SUV will be able to haul 4,409 pounds. It will also possess tow/haul mode for better stability when you tow your SUV.
2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport Price and Availability
The base trim price of 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport begins at $39,000. This price also includes $1000 destination charge. The more equipped model Discovery Sport HSE will starts at $44,000 and the top trim Sport HSE Luxury is close to $48,000. The new 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport will debut at the end of 2018.
Summing it up and Rivals
The newest 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport is a nice compact luxury SUV with great off-roading prowess. The new engines give it an edge over segment rivals and amenities are also class leading. The car offers superb performance at the price point. The BMW X3 and Audi Q5 will be main opponents.