Land Rover decided not to bring a significant new model to the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show so they won’t overshadow Jaguar’s big moment with the F-Pace. But then they went ahead and introduced the new Discovery Sport Dynamic Lux at the show, which is so good it makes think twice before ordering an F-Pace.
Mind you, at £46,000 Land Rover Discovery Sport Dynamic Lux is a lot pricier than a similarly powered Jag F-Pace. The SUV comes with a TD4 180PS powertrain an automatic gearbox. It’s a practical arrangement that makes the car more suitable for off-road use than anything else. The new Disco features All Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) system which adapts the vehicle’s behaviour according to the terrain and even has a dedicated ‘Launch’ feature for pulling away smoothly on low friction surfaces.
Discovery Sport Dynamic Lux also features Adaptive Dynamics with MagneRide with a driver-selectable Dynamic mode on the Terrain Response system. That, and the Active Driveline system takes care of the ‘Sport’ part of the Disco. And of course, there is the looks with the unique exterior design accents and interior detailing, mostly in gloss black garnished with red.
Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer said: “The Discovery Sport Dynamic has been created to heighten the design appeal of the Discovery Sport. Gloss black is a key accent colour differentiator on the exterior, while the use of body coloured bumpers and door claddings emphasise its on-road, sporty presence. With the launch of the Discovery Sport HSE Dynamic Lux, we are offering our customers greater choice in the look and feel of their vehicle.”