Martha A. George. Land Rover. May 20th , 2017.
As we advance, now available in country the newest member of the Land Rover family. This is the Discovery Sport, a product that takes the post of Freelander 2 as a result of access to the range. It comes in three versions, all with 2.0 turbo of 240 hp.
WHAT IS IT ?: The new product access to the Land Rover range, after the disappearance of Freelander 2. though not exactly equivalent. While this was a five-passenger compact SUV, the Discovery Sport is approved for seven (5 + 2 passengers). A Country comes produced from the Halewood plant in the UK in three versions, S, SE and HSE, all equipped with a 2.0 turbo 240 hp associated with a sequential automatic transmission complete nine permanent relationships, and traction.
The Land Rover Discovery Sport measures 4,599 mm long, 2,069 mm wide and 1,724 mm high. The wheelbase is 2,741 millimeters. The trunk offers 829 (981 in the second row shifted) liters, which can be extended to 1,698 l, with two rows of seats downcast. Land Rover does not represent the capacity with all three rows in use. The fuel tank, meanwhile, admits 70 liters.
As good Land Rover, their ability to get out of the path are at the height of his pedigree. It has a capacity of up to 600 mm fording, ground clearance of 212 mm, and 25 ° angle of attack, 31º and 21º ventral output.
It comes with one engine option called Si4. It is a 1,999 cc, four-cylinder turbocharged direct injection and 240 horsepower at 5,800 rpm and a maximum torque of 340 Nm available at 1,750 rpm. The entire block is made of aluminum and is the same used, for example, the Range Rover Evoque product that also shares a platform.
The benefits are: 199 km / h of top speed and acceleration from 0-100 km / h in 8.2 seconds. The combined consumption is at 8.0 l / 100 km. The Kerb weights ranging between 1,744 and 1,841 kg depending on the version. The transmission is automatic sequential ZF 9HP nine speeds and shift paddles behind the wheel
The front suspension is McPherson with lower control arm and stabilizer bar, while the rear is multilink with stabilizer bar. The steering is rack and pinion with electric power assistance (EPAS).
The brakes are ventilated at the front and solid rear discs. The permanent all-wheel drive is with Haldex rear axle differential associated with the Terrain Response technology with four selectable driving modes: grass, gravel and snow, mud and ruts and sand (grass, gravel & snow, mud + footprint, and sand ).
Strengths: The design is very attractive. The facilities are complete, especially on security. He earned five stars in Euro NCAP tests and is the safest SUV today. It is the only segment of premium compact SUVs for seven. Its off-road capabilities. The 3 year warranty or 100,000 km.
AGAINST: As happens in many vehicles suitable for seven passengers, the spare tire is located outside the passenger compartment and below the chassis as T135 / 80 R18. At the moment only one naftera overall mechanical option is offered.
FEATURES: The Discovery Sport is offered with three trim levels called S, SE and HSE. The first account series: seven airbags (driver and knees of passenger, side airbags and curtain airbags), ABS brakes, emergency brake assist (EBA), electronic force distribution (EBD) Hill Descent Control (HDC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC) in outstanding throttle control, dynamic stability control (DSC), electronic traction control (ETC), Roll Stability Control (RSC), lights emergency braking (EBL), tire pressure monitoring (TPMS), ISOFIX child seats in the second and third row seats, power pack (levantavidrios, mirrors and lock), heated outside mirrors, cruise control, air Manual conditioning, driver seat with height adjustment, electric park brake (EPB), electric power assist steering (EPAS), drive system Terrain Response, on / off per button, upholstered in fabric, access system and keyless start partial (Keyless) I automatic lights, sliding and rain sensor, internal mirror with automatic anti-glare, halogen headlights, rear fog lights, LED taillights, rear parking sensors, folding second row seats 60:40 reclining with luggage space, folding third-row seats 50:50 eight-inch touch screen AM / FM / CD / USB / Aux-In / IPod / MP3 / Bluetooth streaming audio and steering wheel controls, audio system with six speakers (80 W), multifunction steering wheel adjustable for height and reach Leather-wrapped, and alloy wheels of 17 inches (Style 105) on 225/65 R17 tires, among other items.
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