Land Rover Discovery Sport Gets New 48V Mild Hybrid Powertrain

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

Land Rover has pulled the sheet off of the updated Discovery Sport, which has received revised looks, a new mild-hybrid powertrain and other small changes for the 2020 model year.

The styling updates on the new Discovery Sport are limited to new LED daytime running lights, a sportier-looking front fascia, new LED taillights and a different rear bumper.

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Inside the crossover has received a new Luxtex microfiber upholstery option, which is made from recycled polyester, along with standard 40:20:40 split second-row seats and new third-row cupholders. There’s also an available wireless charging pad within the centre console, a 4G WiFi hotspot, USB and 12-volt outlets, and individual HVAC controls in the second and third rows.

Other new tech includes a larger standard 10-inch display, capacitive feedback switches for the multi-function steering wheel, an available smart rearview mirror with rear-facing video, a ground view camera, and a suite of available active safety features.

Lastly (and also most importantly), Land Rover has added a new 48-volt mild hybrid three-cylinder powertrain to the Discovery Sport’s engine lineup, which joins the existing range of three- and four-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel engines offered with the SUV in Europe.

Pricing for the new Land Rover Discovery Sport will start at £31,575 in the UK – equivalent to around $40,100 in the United States. Official US pricing will be announced at a later date.

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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