The Land Rover Discovery Sport is a luxurious compact SUV that’s designed to take on desirable models such as the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. Essentially a replacement for the ageing Freelander 2, the Discovery Sport is bigger and even more upmarket than its predecessor, plus it boasts a versatile seven-seat layout.
Externally, the Discovery Sport features a sleeker and more stylish look than the Freelander. In fact, with its rakish profile and slick detailing, the newcomer looks more closely related to the latest Range Rover models rather than the more humble Land Rover line-up. This theme continues inside, where you’ll discover classy design and plenty of top-notch materials.
Many of the Discovery Sport’s underpinnings are shared with the Range Rover Evoque, but the adoption of an all-new multi-link rear suspension set-up has allowed Land Rover’s engineers to squeeze in the third row of seats. Also carried over from the Evoque are the tried and tested 2.2-litre diesel and the recently introduced nine-speed automatic gearbox, which is available as an option.