The Land Rover Discovery Sport TD4 HSE is among the two top end variants of this recently launched model. It comes with a sound list of features for both its interior and outer cosmetics. The vehicle is armed with the same 2.2-litre diesel engine. This plant helps the vehicle to achieve a top speed of 180kmph, and allows it to cross the 100kmph mark in just 10.3 seconds. These are remarkable figures considering the size and weight of the machine. Beside strong performance, this mill also makes for good fuel savings with a mileage of 12.63kmpl. Coming to the interiors, there is a plush design theme, and this is further supported by a host of utility and comfort facilitates. There are numerous stowage areas, along with cup holders, a convenience hook, overhead grab handles, and illuminated vanity mirrors. For hassle free driving, the car also provides a cruise control system, a rear parking aid and a rear view camera. Safety is also enforced with the presence of seatbelts, airbags, along with numerous techno aids such as the ABS and EBD. Coming to the exterior, the large and muscular model of the vehicle is improved with subtle add ons such as chrome highlights, black appliques and neat body curvatures. Despite being an SUV, the vehicle tempers a sporty feeling at first glance.
The vehicle has a large and husky posture, and the company has graced it with fine design elements to enhance its appeal. Going into specifics, it comes with an imposing grille at the front that is embellished with a pleasant atlas silver finish. On either side of this, there are sleek headlamp clusters equipped with automatic lights. Fog lamps are also present at the bottom of the frontage, improving visibility quality when driving. The wide air intake section at the bottom provides cooling to the engine, and also boosts the look of the front. The hood is wide and bearing, and the company has graced it with sweeping lines that define its appeal. This variant is gifted with rain sensing wipers for the windows, which helps to keep the screen clean during wet weather conditions. Coming to the side, the streamlined poise of the car adds an attractive touch to it. The neat curvatures and the subtle body line at the bottom signify a magnificent designing skill on the side of the car maker. The body colored door handles make for a more harmonious look for the entire side profile. In addition to this, the outside mirrors come with attractive black covers. The neatly designed wheel fenders are gifted with slide fender vents that are highlighted in an atlas silver finish. Beneath the fenders, the large wheels with the cool rim designs add a sporty touch to the image. The glossy black highlights on the window pillars and the roof edges are spectacular to behold. In addition to this, there are tow eye covers in white silver, along with a gloss black tamber lid. The car's overall pose is perfected with a more toned rear background. It has stylish tail lamp clusters that come with courtesy lights and turn indicators, adding safety to the drive. A highlight of the rear portion is the short spoiler, which adds emphasis to the sporty persona of the vehicle.
The cabin is designed on skillful ergonomics, ensuring apt space as well as comfort for the occupants. The seating is based on a three row arrangement, with enough space for five adults. A central armrest is present for the first row, promoting convenience for those occupants. The seats are all covered in rich upholstery, ensuring that the plush factor is not left out. There is a gloss black finish on the tamber lid, further improving the ride environment.
Engine and Performance:
For this variant, there is a 2.2-litre TD4 engine, which is driven under diesel. This plant displaces 2179cc, giving a conducive road performance for the car. It comprises of 4 cylinders, and is further improved with the assistance of a turbocharger. The engine's capacity is transmitted through a nine speed ZF automatic transmission, which makes for smoother gear shifting. Going into the specifications, the drive-train generates a power of 148bhp at 4000rpm, alongside a torque value of 400Nm at 1750rpm.
Braking and Handling:
The presence of strong discs and high performance calipers enables safe braking for the SUV. In addition to this, the car employs a range of techno aids. Foremost among them is the anti lock braking system and the electronic brake-force distribution, which provide good control when braking and cornering. The braking facility of the vehicle is further supported by systems such as emergency brake assist and electric parking brake. In addition to this, the manufacturer has rigged its system with a dynamic stability control, a roll stability control and an electronic traction control. A trailer stability assist facility is also present for regulating the vehicle's weight and enabling sound handling. The electronic power assisted steering system enables safety along with convenience for the driver. A hill start assist secures control on sloping terrains, and this along with a hill descent control and a terrain response facility as well.
Firstly, there is a navigation system, which aids the driver with a well informed, strain free drive. In addition to this, there is a TFI driver information system, which provides vital information regarding the drive, and its working is enhanced with a five inch color display. Beside this, entertainment is also provided with an Infotainment system that comes along with an eight inch color screen. Bluetooth connectivity is another prized feature of the cabin, and it allows occupants to stream music through their devices, and to host calls within the car as well. Beside all of this, the car also provides storage areas by the center console, the front passenger fascia and the glove box. There is a central locking/unlocking system for all the windows, interior lighting, a load-space cover and a heater rear screen.
There are three point seatbelts for all of the seats, ensuring that the occupants are kept secure in case of a sudden stop or a mishap. For the necessities of children, the car maker has equipped it with child seat ISOFIX anchor points, and power operated child locks for the doors and windows. The car is suited with seven airbags in all, providing airbags for the front passengers, their knees, the sides and the second row occupants as well. There is a facility for automatic unlocking in case of a crash, reducing the impact of hazards during mishaps. In addition to this, the car also provides a dual horn, rear seatbelts, a passenger airbag cut off switch, reversing lamps, a center high mounted stop lamp, and an audible seatbelt warning.
1. Attractive external appearance.
2. Numerous comfort features for the cabin.
1. It is considerably expensive.
2. For an SUV, its interior spacing could be improved.