Land Rover Discovery Sport. Matford Land Rover South West Launch.

Land Rover Discovery Sport. The new SUV will replace the Freelander and is promising to be a massive step up in the world of entry-level luxury off-roaders.

Matford Land Rover invited their customers to come to the dealership and have a hands on feel of the new Discovery. On show there was the range of models from the Discovery Sport SE to the full kitted HSE Luxury with the added Black Design Pack. The Black Design Pack includes  the following changes: Santorini Black contrast roof, Narvik Black grille, fender vents and mirror caps with Black DISCOVERY bonnet script, tailgate badging and 20 inch Style 511 Gloss Black alloy wheels.

Key features include: Autonomous Emergency Braking. Parallel Park, Parking Exit and Perpendicular Parking. Pedestrian Protection System. Adaptive Xenon Headlamps. Panoramic Roof and a Powered Tailgate to name a few. (Full List available online)

After months and months of rigorous testing all around the world, the Land Rover Discovery Sport has launched and is ready for the first customer orders. To help ensure the new Discovery Sport is a true game-changer, it has been tested all around the globe.

When recently discussing the testing schedule of the car, Land Rover programme director Murray Dietsch said, “Discovery Sport prototypes have covered approximately 750,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) during the testing phase, in some of the world’s harshest and most challenging terrains and climates.


“A total of 181 prototype vehicles were built, completing over 11,000 tests over their lifetimes around the globe, ensuring total confidence in the robustness of build and design of the vehicles,” he said.

During testing, Land Rover Discovery Sport prototypes have been taken to some of the world’s harshest destinations with testing temperatures ranging from a bitterly cold -36 degrees Celsius all the way up to 42 degrees Celsius. What’s more, Land Rover has been feverishly testing the off-road capabilities of the Discovery Sport to ensure it is worthy of wearing the Land Rover badge. Some of these tests have included wading through water up to 0.6 metres high while climbing 40 degree slopes and dropping down 45 degree hills.

It is believed that the new Land Rover Discovery Sport will utilise a modified version of the Range Rover Evoque’s platform. Additionally, it will be the first new Land Rover to take design inspiration from the concept presented at the New York Motor Show and consequently feature many of the groundbreaking technologies from that concept.

Matford Land Rover are providing finance starting from £299 per month. For more information or to request a test drive please follow: http://www.helstongarages.co.uk/land-rover/new-car-offers/land-rover-discovery-sport/ 

Ali Hameed