2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport; New 300 Hp Hybrid SUV
Land Rover is working on a facelift for 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport. The model was introduced in 2016 and is undergoing a major overhaul in the middle of its product cycle.
However, under the camouflage hides more than just the typical updates to the body, interior, and engine. Currently, the Land Rover Discovery based on the D8 platform from Ford on which, for example, the Range Rover Evoque builds. This D8 platform is massively overhauling Land Rover to make room for the 48-volt electrical system and hybrid drivetrains.
2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport gets a new platform
Only the new generation of the 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport is based on the new MLA platform of the British. The new modular longitudinal architecture allows Jaguar / Land Rover to implement conventional drives, hybrid drives, and pure electric drives. Their goal is to have all model series built on the MLA platform by 2025 – including the models with currently even transverse engines such as Evoque or Discovery Sport.
Still little is known about the engine of the facelift, but it is clear that there will be a mild hybrid coupled with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine in the basic version. As a further expansion stage, a plug-in hybrid is also starting with the 1.5-liter engine, but here is a much stronger electric motor on board.
Otherwise, the Discovery Sport should also use the engine side of the new Evoque and there wear the new Ingenium four-cylinder engines. They get from two liters displacement between 150 to 240 diesel horsepower, with the petrol engine is the power range between 240 and 300 hp. The models are coupled with ZF’s automatic access system.
Visually, the 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport is revised and receives at the front and rear new aprons and revised headlights and taillights. Interventions in the sheet metal are marginal. For the interior, the British provide the latest infotainment system Touch Pro Duo with two 10.2-inch monitors including wiping and touch functions.