The 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport offers three rows of seating and is also available for seven people. Although the competition is high and should be the biggest of the worries that the Discovery Sport has, the car is placing a lot of priority on this car. Here is the review which will prepare you for the release well in advance. The Discovery Sport has been released back in 2014 as a replacement for the old Freelander. Unlike the latter, the new version is based on the same modular chassis as the Evoque and it features a much more premium design.
It is also more expensive than its predecessor, larger, more powerful and more capable on the road. Some of its off-road prowess is gone but the Discovery Sport still is one of the better premium crossovers in terms of off-road capabilities. Even though it has been launched only two years ago, it is expected to receive an update with the 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport. While not official at this point, camouflaged prototypes have been seen ever since the early 2017.
The newest 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport is going to resemble its Sport companion. But it will still have a major difference as it is being developed on a completely different architecture. This will make the Discovery Sport longer and wider than the Sport, and as a result of this also more imposing. It is a radical difference compared to the old Discovery Sport models as it substituted the T-square-sharpened angles with softer silhouette which looks more like a crossover car. The familiar cues still remain intact so the front end sports a mesh grille with LED headlights. There is a slight bump to the roofline in the back and it actually gives a little bit more headroom for the inside that way.
You can also paint the roof in a contrast color and that way get a really fun and interesting look for the Land Rover Discovery Sport now. The inside of the 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport is actually going to offer us the same kind of look which we are used to getting from current Land Rover vehicles. The interior is a bit plain and has some horizontal and vertical dash parts wit plenty of gloss and black trims added. There is a rotary control which is going to direct the transmission and also sports a very wide and high-resolution touchscreen. It even adds oak, aluminum and leather pieces which are unfortunately all optional, but still give us a warm and great feeling when riding this car.
Compared to the what we were getting the 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport is going to get a bigger platform. This also means that the dimensions are going to be changed a bit and the car is going to be shifted up a bit. The thing we are sure of is that the car is getting a ground clearance of 11.1 inches which is going to bring a lot of good for the car. But what the most important part is that the car is going to have more room on the inside. The passengers are going to fit in well and will be very conveniently placed there. Also the cargo area is going to take a lot of enhancements as well. There is a total of 82.7 cubic feet of space behind teh front seats and 45 cubic feet behind the second-row seat.
This car is a good family vehicle as the 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport brings a lot of safety to its passengers. The semi-autonomous safety technology provides you with a piece of mind with high-quality materials and a durable and strong make. The active safety systems that come alongside the car are very useful and they add Autonomous Emergency Braking , a forward-facing camera, Adaptive Cruise Control, Advanced Emergency Brake Assist and Intelligent Emergency Braking . For the advanced safety systems the Discovery Sport will add Park Assist, Blind Spot Monitor functions, Adaptive Cruise Control, Driver Condition Monitor, Traffic Sign Recognition and a HD Surround Camera System with 360-degree Surround View.
The base two Ingenium engines are expected to be carried over unchanged to the 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport. However, the rumored R version of the car is in for a treat. Some said that it would receive the 3 liter Jaguar supercharged V6. However, this is not the case. Instead, the new Discovery Sport R will most likely receive a tweaked version of the 2 liter turbocharged Ingenium engine. This is one of the most efficient engines in its class and it has proven to be very reliable so far. Rumors say that the engine will be tuned to make around 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. This is not unheard from a 2 liter engine but it might be hard to offer that amount of power without lag. The good part is that Jaguar will likely tune it, so we do expect great things from it and the Discovery Sport will very likely manage to impress us.
While some did say that the car will receive a larger update than expected, we are quite sure this is not the case. The Discovery Sport is new, it looks on par with their latest models and it feels as premium as it gets. The 2019 update will most likely add to the range a couple of new engines as well as some new trim levels. The only one we are sure of is the high performance variant of the car. This will be targeting the Macan Turbo or even the future X3 M.
In any case, it is expected to cost well over $55,000 which would be at least $5,000 more than what the current car costs. From information gathered so far, presentation of new Discover Sport will happen during next year, not before September. The official release will follow shortly after so this model could be out by the end of 2018. With additional competition like Mercedes-AMG GLC43 or already mentioned Macan and BMW X3 M40i it is possible for 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport to get the SVR badge.