New Land Rover Discovery Sport revealed in Bulgaria ahead of launch
Moto Pfohe revealed Discovery Sport, the world’s most practical and compact Land Rover, in Bulgaria ahead of launch. The model debuted before a select audience of reporters and was presented personally by Erik Ploss, Jaguar and Land Rover Regional Manager for Central and Eastern Europe, and Dimo Nikolov, Manager of Moto Pfohe.
The new Discovery Sport turns heads with its maximally optimized proportions, setting new standards in engineering technologies in terms of performance and use of interior space. The model’s stunning features include its extremely beautiful, modern and dynamic design. What is most interesting in the new Discovery Sport is probably the fact that it is the world-first 7-seat model of the compact premium SUV. Its specially designed rear suspension delivers better performance and drive while allowing for the configuration of spacious and convenient space for the second and third row seats in the cabin. This, in turn, contributes to unique of its kind comfort and all-terrain drive. The new Discovery Sport is a leader in its class in terms of capability thanks to the enhanced Land Rover-patented Terrain Response system. The British car amazes with its 600 mm wading depth which is unachievable for many others.
As in any other Land Rover vehicle, passenger safety in the new Discovery Sport is an absolute priority. The car is fitted with first-class new generation airbags, autonomous emergency braking system which activates in case of danger and a body which is a real work of art thanks to the unique combination of ultra-strong steel and lightweight aluminum.
The new Discovery Sport will be initially available in two 4-cylinder turbo engine variants. The 2.0-litre Si4 petrol engine delivers 240 PS and features direct fuel injection. It is more compact but still as powerful as the 6-cylinder powertrain while boasting a 20% lower fuel consumption. Customers may choose from two versions of the 2.2-litre engine of Discovery Sport - 150 (TD4) or 190 (SD4) PS. Both deliver impressive torque of 420 Nm. Another diesel engine ED4 will appear later in 2015 with the amazing CO2 emissions of just 119 g/km. All powertrains can be fitted with 9-speed automatic gearbox.
The new Discovery Sport is manufactured in one of Land Rover’s most popular plants in Halewood, near Liverpool. The model is on sale in 170 markets.