2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport First drive and Review


2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport shares the same platform and many similarities with Range Rover Evoque while the two differ a bit in rear design. Check the first drive and review of 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport here!

The new lights, the bumpers, the alloy wheels and the rebranded interior of Land Rover Discovery Sport have given it a facelift, no doubt. Although, facelifts are rampant with manufacturers, Land Rover stepped up its game with the introduction of the new features that are underneath its three rowed SUV.

The new 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport car has been diverted from the initial model; D8 platform to the same Premium Transverse Architecture (PTA) just like the new E-voque. These two vehicles are identical underneath their skin, but with very little difference from above the rear wheels.


Take a look at the latest 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport!

Also, the Discovery Sport car deviates to the present third-row seats that were not available in the smaller and shorter wheelbase E-voque and other brands, such as the Audi Q5, Mercedes GLC, and the BMW X3.

The Land Rover Discovery's body is about 13 percent stiffer, while the floor is raised about an inch, with an all total new sets of electrical architecture. This helped the Land Rover to hybridize its best-seller status-quo worldwide, and to lower its fleet's average discharge, as a plug-in hybrid Discovery Sport with zero-emission capability is on its way to the US.

The base price for a 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport is $53,795, converting to around ₦19.5 million. However, this suggested retail price tag hasn't included the delivery fee, clearing cost or any tax if have. The actual pricing in Nigeria is expected to at least double that amount.

2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport Engine performance

The Discovery Sport derivatives are of two models, and both are four-cylinder gasoline engine vehicles that are turbocharged. Meanwhile, its four-cylinder engine is smooth and unnoticeable when driving, especially as the ever-ready alternator activates at 11 mph under braking and help to conceal noise. A little effect can be felt from the torque boost of this mild-hybrid system which helps to compensate for the turbo lag and give some kind of energy when you pull away.

The P250 gets up to 246 hp with no hybrid technology, while the P290 gets about 286 hp, and a 48-volt hybrid system that generates the energy that is lost due to deceleration, and which in turn saves it in the under-floor battery; thereby giving it about seven percent boost for fuel efficiency.


A 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport can produce 246 to 286 hp, depending on the trim

The Discovery Sport’s vehicle is highly secured in spite of environmental conditions and factors; it's safe and competent. It has neutral handling in the understeer that scrubs safely, with a little remand between the steering input and the entire body movements.

2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport Exterior design

It has a crystal clear view that projects the front wheel's image and the floor around them to the central touch screen that enables one to see through the bonnet. The Terrain Response 2 helps to configure the drivetrain to suit every situation in the driveway or track; it also possesses new features such as the auto mode, all terrains control, and hill-descent/ ascend control which makes the vehicle exclusively exceptional.


The design of this Discovery Sport resembles its sibling - Range Rover Evoque

Although, they are both slow cruise controls, yet the Discovery Sport crawl proudly on dusty pitches, river beds, and ravines that on a normal day would require defective satellite navigation, real guts and energy to attempt.


Rear look of 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport Interior highlights

Discovery Sport is an exclusive tourer, a highly refined and comfortable sport beau that rides with lavish submission, it possesses a perfect acoustic treatment that secures the passengers from the outside world, free from pollutions and the noise from the wind, even while on a 70-mph cruise. The interesting thing is that every part of this Discovery Sport experienced this facelift, from the exterior to the interior, and even the cabin area.

With some renowned architectural touchups to every part of the vehicle that is previously impossible for carryover elements. With absolutely new sets of instrument panel, door cards and carpets, an F-style pistol grip shifter for the gear, lower central touch screen that is easier to reach, the Land Rover’s comfortability is undoubted and profound.


Some modifications are made to enhance the user-friendliness of the dashboard

A black trim with a quality succulent feel, verge new texture seats that are padded for extreme comfort and class that secures passengers firmly in its grip. And a third-row seating on the P250, which is not featured in the heavier P290 hybrid models. It also has generous spaces in row two, and sliding seats that can be adjusted back or forth, and a 40/20/40 split-fold.

The third-row seats is with a truck floor that quickly draws attention immediately the strap is pulled, with an optional glaring rearview mirror that can transition to a digital screen that provides a perfect traffic sight even when the back window is obstructed.


Seat arrangement inside 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport

This Discovery Sport has an all in one feature for cycling, snowboarding, surfing and every sports lifestyle you want to live. It is versatile, extremely elegant and provides any off-road capability you can ever need for an SUV family, with exotic new features and facelifts.

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2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport specifications

  • Submodels of 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport

Discovery Sport SUV

Discovery Sport Hybrid

  • Styles of 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport

P250 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

P250 SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

P250 R-Dynamic SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

P290 R-Dynamic HSE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 9A)

P250 R-Dynamic S 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

P250 S 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)


2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport can offer roomy space for your cargo

  • Powertrain of 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2.0-liter turbocharged I4, eight-speed automatic, AWD

The Land Rover 2.0 L-liter gas engine can produce up to 246 hp/ 286 hp, depending on engine type at 5,500 rpm, 269 lb-ft of torque.

  • Curb weight: 4,281 lb

2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport review: international first drive

All in all, the 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport has lived up to expectations of its fans for a facelift model. With all those amazing features it offer, we think the price tag is totally reasonable.

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Joshua-Philip Okeafor