The 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport with Ingenium petrol engine is now available in at all Land Rover showrooms in Malaysia. The Discovery Sport retails for RM379,800 (excluding road tax, registration and insurance); the price comes with the ‘Land Rover Care’ programme which is based on whichever comes first i.e a 5-year Warranty or 150,000km, 5-year Servicing or 65,000km, and 3-year Roadside Assistance.
The 2018 Discovery Sport is fitted with the new 2.0L turbocharged Ingenium petrol engine that delivers 240 PS and 340 Nm of torque. Paired with the ZF nine-speed automatic transmission, the Discovery Sport is touted to offer a smooth and responsive drive as the nine closely-stacked gear ratios are supposed to provide excellent response and allow for a very low first gear, improved mid-range acceleration and a tall ninth gear for reduced engine revs at higher cruising speeds. All this results in reduced fuel consumption, emissions and engine noise.
The Discovery Sport also continues to offer an unrivalled all-terrain capability, without sacrificing comfort. The interior of the Discovery Sport has been designed to provide versatility and a calming space, one in which every occupant feels equally comfortable. The Malaysian version comes standard as a 5-seater but it is configurable to 5+2 seating as an option, which is unique-in-segment.
Sharing a similar design as the Range Rover Evoque, the front architecture of the Discovery Sport includes a magnesium crossbeam for improved torsional rigidity and reduced weight. However, the Discovery Sport is unique from the B-pillar rearwards, with a compact packaging that still offers sizeable interior space.
Lightweight aluminium chassis components are used for high strength and reduced unsprung weight, yet also helps reduce interior noise. The front suspension employs coil springs, with steel front lower control arms and aluminium suspension knuckles, while the suspension struts use advanced hydraulic rebound stops for excellent refinement.
The rear suspension features a compact multi-link rear axle that provides numerous benefits like exceptional on-road agility, wheel travel and axle articulation – at 340mm – and extremely high levels of composure in on or off-road environments. The rear axle reduces road noise entering the cabin, while the suspension turrets make only minimal intrusion into the luggage area, allowing row-two seating to slide and recline past the turrets for maximum leg-room.
The Discovery Sport comes with the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with a high-definition touchscreen. The touchscreen behaves like a smartphone with customisable home screen and wallpaper as well as the ability to add widgets for shortcuts to favourite features.
Safety features in the Discovery Sport includes driver and passenger airbags, knee airbags, side curtain and thorax airbag.
All vehicles distributed by Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia are compatible with the Malaysian climate, environment, fuel quality and meet the Malaysian emission standards.
For more information, visit www.landrover.com.my