Land Rover Discovery Sport grabs new engine line-up for 2021

THE new Discovery Sport, Land Rover’s family friendly 5+2 seat premium compact SUV, has been enhanced with efficient next generation mild hybrid Ingenium diesel engines as well as the latest Pivi and Pivi Pro infotainment.

Available in two power outputs, the D165 120kW and D200 150kW diesels deliver enhanced efficiency, smoother power and superior refinement. Both use Land Rover’s latest mild hybrid (MHEV) technology.

Utilising a battery to harvest lost energy during deceleration, the result is a smoother stop-start operation and optimised fuel economy. The digital experience has been transformed inside both vehicles as well.

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The introduction of Land Rover’s state of the art Pivi infotainment system allows  for software updates over the air, giving owners the latest maps, apps and vehicle features without having to visit a retailer.

Streaming music and media has never been simpler either, with Spotify integrated directly within the infotainment menu for the first time, and Bluetooth connectivity for two phones at once. There’s also wireless device charging with signal boosting option.

The new second generation activity key is also available, allowing customers to unlock any door, lock or even start the vehicle just by being nearby with no need for a traditional key fob.

Customers can now even check the quality of the air in the cabin via the touchscreen by activating the smart new cabin air filtration system to filter out harmful fine particulate matter often found in cities and high traffic areas.

The system works in addition to the existing cabin air ionisation feature which filters out fine particulate matter, allergens, pollen and even strong smells. The touchscreen offers reassurance that the air within is cleaner than the air outside.

Other technology updates include a comprehensive suite of new advanced driver assistance features, such as a rear traffic monitor with automatic braking. The new rear collision monitor uses radars to constantly monitor the vehicle’s rear, meaning the Discovery Sport is primed to reduce the severity of an impact.

A 3D surround camera lets the driver see what’s happening around the vehicle at speeds of up to 30kph making manoeuvring and even navigating difficult terrain simpler than ever.

These new systems complement the ClearSight Ground View and ClearSight Rear View Mirror technologies introduced in 2019.

The Discovery Sport features a practical 5+2 design, with 40:20:40 split-folding second row seats that provides 24 possible seat configurations, ensuring flexibility for family adventures.

The Discovery Sport is now available to order and priced from $68,000 plus on road costs. Buyers can choose from the Discovery Sport R-Dynamic S, R-Dynamic SE and R-Dynamic HSE specifications.

Pivi infoteainment in the 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport
The new air purification system in the 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport
Mick Glenn
Mick Glenn
Mick is a car fanatic, with petrol pumping through his veins. With a deep love for cars, and what makes them tick, Mick likes things that go fast, very fast. But he also appreciates a Sunday cruise in the Rolls...... who are we kidding, he'd drive the wheels off that too.


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