Land Rover-update of the Discovery Sport next year with a mild facelift and a new hybrid powetrain option.
Here testing close to the mark Coventry the main seat of the BMW X3 rivals camouflage shown, carries on its front bumper, shows mild aesthetic adjustments are made here.
The same is likely for the car-rear bumper and lights, although this early test car looks the wear, the current Discovery – parts. The rear bumper also seems to be of a higher spec petrol variant, as shown by the sectional drawing for two tailpipes, but the car engine is running with diesel.
This turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0-Liter Ingenium oil-burner is not expected to receive any major changes with the facelift, but the Discovery Sport powertrain range will receive a new hybrid option as part of the Jaguar Land Rover push to the introduction of an electrified variation of each model up to the year 2020.
The Discovery Sport will get a petrol-hybrid powertrain based on a 1.5-Liter three-cylinder engine, together with the upcoming Range Rover sport plug-in hybrid.
This all-new three-pot and electric motor-the system will allow about 30 miles of pure electric driving, as well as improved fuel efficiency. It is essentially a smaller version of the 2.0-litre petrol-based powertrain in the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport PHEVs, due out later this year.
Together with technical and exterior upgrades, the Discovery sports, Land Rover significantly improved cabin infotainment, although it is likely to retain the center console screen with the dials below, rather than to win, the advanced multi-screen set-up of the new and significantly more expensive Velar.
Land Rover has remained generally quiet about his discovery, sports updates, but the Auto-production life cycle will suggest it to reach showrooms in the next year. If it does, no big change to the car said. The current car starts at Â£28,355, near to Â£6000 cheaper than the X3.
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