The Land Rover Discovery Sport is a sport utility compact car produced by the British Land Rover. The Land Rover Discovery Sport replaces the Land Rover Freelander (sold as the Land Rover LR2 in North America) in a revised Land Rover range of vehicles and Discovery joining Range Rover as sub-brand. The availability of new sub-brand, the focus of leisure vehicles, will be two models initially, the compact Discovery Sport and the larger Discovery (sold as the Land Rover LR4 in North America).
The Land Rover Discovery Sport future design sub-brand for the first time first in the form of the idea of Land Rover Discovery Vision, shown at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, and during the show that Gerry McGovern announced the Land Rover Discovery would a new Sport model first Discovery enlarged family. The Land Rover Discovery Sport is based on the platform Land Rover LR-MS, heavily modified variant of the Ford UCD platform customized for off-road applications, and will be powered by range of 4 cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The Discovery Sport will be available in five and seven seat structures, indicating a desire for Discovery model family to appeal to consumers.
Land Rover Discovery Sport Conception
The Land Rover Discovery Sport represents the third generation of the compact SUV produced by Land Rover. The first generation, Land Rover Freelander, was introduced by the Land Rover in 1997, following a study that revealed the need for SUV market is small Discovery and Range Rover models. The original Freelander was developed at a time when the Land Rover formed part of the Rover Group, and used engines, the transmissions and other components from other Rover Group and BMW models, including K-series petrol engines and L-Series diesel engines. The BMW M47 diesel instead of the L-Series diesel in 2001, following its adaptation to suit applications transverse and off-road use.
The Freelander 2 model (sold as the LR2 in North America) was introduced in 2006, during the Ford ownership of Land Rover. The second generation Freelander was built on the Ford platform UCD, using Ford Duratorq four-cylinder diesel engine, and at the beginning, the Volvo B6324S six cylinder petrol engine. The six cylinder petrol engine was changed for the 2013 model year by a more economical Ford EcoBoost four cylinder 2.0 liter turbocharged petrol engine. The petrol Ford and diesel four-cylinder engines will be on the first year Discovery Sport model.
The Land Rover Discovery sub-brand was introduced in early 2014, the guarantee in place for the second generation Land Rover Freelander would be a sign as Discovery Sport around the world. The design guidance Discovery was the first family at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, and Land Rover Discovery show their Vision concept car. The sub-brand will be used in the same way as the Range Rover, but will be used on leisure and family orientated models, and Range Rover models focus on the luxury part of the market. Expected availability of the brand to expand to include three models, a SUV full, a compact SUV and SUV sub-compact or crossover.
Stocks Discovery Sport several design cues and Discovery Vision idea, although the concept car near the size of the current Discovery model. The Land Rover Discovery Sport went on sale in September 2014, and the first deliveries are expected in early 2015
Land Rover Discovery Sport Engines
The Land Rover Discovery Sport will be powered by the same engine range that features the outgoing Freelander 2 model for the first model year, the Ford EcoBoost four-cylinder 2.0 liter turbocharged petrol engine that produces 243 PS (179 kW, 240 hp) (engine only option for North America) and Ford Duratorq four-cylinder 2.2 liter turbocharged diesel, producing or 150 PS (110 kW, 150 hp) or 190 PS (140 kW, 190 hp) (engine option only in Europe).
The engines are available from Ford will be taken by new Engines Ingenium engine Jaguar Land Rover’s start by the end of 2015. The Ingenium different family Modular four-cylinder turbocharged engines of 2.0 liter capacity, built around individuals 500cc cylinders. The family is produced both petrol and diesel variants, and could also be produced 3, 5 and 6 cylinder options in the future, depending on the building requirements. The range was designed from the beginning to accommodate a hybrid variety of power, and it is expected that there will be plug-in hybrid variant.
Ingenium range of engine can be configured to deliver different results, and are expected to be the most fuel efficient Discovery Sport eD4 model will be powered by a 150 PS (110 kW, 150 hp) 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged diesel in a front wheel drive configuration only. The model is planned to CO2 emissions of 119 g / km and fuel economy up to 24.2 km / L (68 mpg-imp, 57 mpg-US). The engines in the Land Rover Discovery Sport mounted transversely, which creates more space inside.
Land Rover Discovery Sport Transmission
The Discovery Sport will be manufactured with either a 9-speed ZF 9-HP automatic gearbox or a 6-speed Getrag M66EH50 manual gearbox, both available on the Range Rover Evoque. Different from all two wheel drive available, the standard for the Haldex Traction fifth generation system from BorgWarner, with the new Land Rover Driveline Active all wheel drive system options. The Land Rover Driveline Active system manufactured by GKN Driveline and reduces parasitic loss by 75% compared to the Haldex system in an effort to expand the economy and reduce CO2 emissions. The Active Driveline system works by disconnecting all the major parts of the all wheel drive from the gearbox, rather than at central coupling. The system also features torque vectoring direct power to individual wheels.
No low range transfer box or all wheel drive system, to eliminate this limitation, the ZF 9-HP features very low gear for the first special which is only used if the car off-road or otherwise necessary, because they continue to use the road, the car usually start gear the second.
The Land Rover Discovery Sport will be available in a two-wheel drive version, this model, the front wheels are driven. The Response System, which configures a vehicle for the use of off-road, it was removed. This version will be the most fuel efficient and least waste model range, and with better fuel Jaguar xe models, will help Jaguar Land Rover to meet European Union emissions directive general range of their vehicle.
Land Rover Discovery Sport Exterior
The Discovery Sport was styled by Gerry McGovern, who is the design of the original Freelander model. McGovern left Land Rover for Ford in 1999, before the returning as Director of Advanced Design in 2004. He was promoted to Design Director Geoff Apex retired in 2006, and been responsible for the design of all the current Range Rover three models. His predecessor, Apex, is guilty of design Freelander 2.
The Land Rover Discovery Sport features monocoque steel, the bonnet, wings, roof and tailgate are made of aluminum and panoramic sunroof glass is available as an optional extra. A electric tailgate can also be specified as an option, featuring remote control operation. The bonnet assimilated by the airbag to improve pedestrian survivability in the event an accident, the airbag is mounted in a panel trailing edge of the bonnet panel and protect the pedestrian’s head from striking the bottom of the windscreen.
Land Rover Discovery Sport Chassis
The Land Rover Discovery Sport unibody construction, unlike the full Discovery model which features body-on-frame traditional. The platform used for the Discovery Sports platform Land Rover LR-MS, and related to the Range Rover Evoque and is derived from the platform Ford UCD, but 90% of the parts from scratch to meet the demands of the Land Rover’s specific, primarily related to the off -road use.
The Land Rover Discovery Sport includes changes to the platform compared to the Land Rover Evoque, with a new compact multi-link suspension design to allow folding rear seats and spare wheel well in the boot, without an unnecessarily high and working load floor. The front suspension is a MacPherson Rag design carried over from the Range Rover Evoque change, and aspects of primary steel and aluminum upper control arms.
Off-road performance remains broadly similar to the model Freelander 2, the ground clearance of 212 millimeters (8.3), the same Freelander 2 and walk in depth is 600 (2.0 ft), improved 100% (3.9 in). The angle of approach for the discovery of Sport 25° and the angle ramp 21°, rebates and 6° and 2°, respectively, compared to the Freelander 2. The angle movement remains unchanged at 31°. The Discovery Sport features removable parts on the lower parts of the front bumper which is a better approach angle.
Braking system comprises disc brakes all around, and 325 millimeters (12.8 in) discs at the front and 300 (12) at the rear, there Servo assisted brakes and braking system anti-lock (ABS) to be included. Braking system and emergency brake system features help reduce the force to stand in an emergency, the stability of aides, and autonomous emergency braking system, all of which are necessary to Discovery Sport to be eligible for a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating when tested. The Discovery Sport originally sold with alloy wheels ranging from 18 inches (460 mm) 20 inches (510 mm) in diameter, and will be supplied with space saver spare wheel, mounted inside, under the bottom of the trunk.
Electric power steering with, and in turn 2.43 lock to lock and a turning circle of 11.86 meters (38.9 ft). The electric power steering system allows the Discovery Sport to install automatic parking system.
Land Rover Discovery Sport Interior
The interior of the Land Rover Discovery Sport initially available only in seven (referred to as the five plus two) configuration, front line featuring two seats and three seats in the second row. The second row seats slide and recline, and unite to stop the 60:40, its forward to allow access to the third row seats two when installed. The third row seats are not intended for full-time use, and are described by Land Rover as being suitable for children up to the age of 15 and the use of adult from time to time. They fold flat into the bottom of the trunk if you use. Isofix mounting points for child safety seats are fitted as standard.
The central console features an 8 inch (20 cm) touch screen to allow access to the car entertainment, satellite navigation and the vehicle settings. The program, shared with the Jaguar xe will allow smartphone connectivity and some models will allow the owner to control the car remotely, pre-heating the inside or open the car using a smartphone application.
Land Rover Discovery Sport Production
The Land Rover Discovery Sport will be manufactured at the Jaguar Land Rover Halewood Body & Assembly, in Halewood, Liverpool, United Kingdom, alongside the Land Rover Evoque. Engines supplied by Ford manufactured at two sites – the Duratorq diesel is manufactured at the Ford Dagenham plant in the United Kingdom, the EcoBoost petrol engine manufactured at the Ford Valencia Plant in Spain. The Jaguar Land Rover Ingenium engines, which will replace the Ford engines available later in 2015, will be manufactured at the Jaguar Land Rover’s Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.
Transmissions for the Land Rover Discovery Sport will be manufactured by ZF Gray Court, South Carolina, and by Getrag Ford Transmissions at Cologne, Germany them. Four wheel drive parts manufactured by Haldex in Landskrona, Sweden or by GKN in Köping, Sweden and Birmingham, United Kingdom.