2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport_3 Jaguar Land Rover today unveiled the anticipated, Premium Compact SUV all-new Land Rover Discovery Sport for the domestic market.

The Land Rover Discovery Sport has two versions, the 2.0L Petrol and 2.2L Diesel, and is currently on a roadtour at the all-too-familiar One Utama Shopping Mall (Old wing) car park area. The public is encouraged to sign up and participate in the LR Discovery Sport Terrapod demonstration, from 22 – 23 August; 11am – 9pm.

The Land Rover Discovery Sport takes on a bold and progressive design, which combines 5+2 seating configurability with design and engineering integrity in a compact footprint that is smaller than many traditional 5-seater SUVs, is unique in its segment. This streamlined design is complemented by class-leading usability and an exemplary all-round visibility. To spruce up the Discovery Sport, customers can opt for the Black Design Pack that includes a gloss-black grille, door mirror caps, front fender vents, `Discovery’ bonnet script, contrast roof and tailgate badging and a choice of eye-catching 19- or 20-inch alloy wheels.

The LR Discovery Sport is designed and engineered at Land Rover’s development center and produced at the company’s manufacturing facility in Halewood, Liverpool.

The Discovery Sport is lavishly equipped with innovative features such as 5+2 seating, powered tailgate and configurable mood lighting. Depending on the optional accessories package selected, it can be equipped with various optional features such as Park Assist with Parallel and Perpendicular Parking, Automatic High-Beam Assist, Lane Departure Warning, panaromic roof and Meridian audio sound system with HDD navigation. A huge boot space is reserved for the LR Discovery Sport, with capacity of up 1,698 liters.

In the powerplant department, the LR Discovery Sport features either a 2.0L Si4 petrol (240PS, 340Nm) or the soon-to-be-available 2.2L SD4 diesel (190PS, 420Nm). Both are mated to advanced nine-speed automatic transmissions for peerless refinement, efficiency, driver engagement and off-road capability.

Further innovative features for the Discovery Sport consist of the next generation multi-link rear axle, and state-of-the-art bodyshell, made from a mix of high-strength steel and lightweight aluminium. The new multi-link rear axle in particular has proved crucial, allowing Land Rover to introduce 5+2 seating to a whole new segment while also offering best-in-class off road performance and high level of agility.

Being a Land Rover, the Discovery Sport offers unrivalled all-terrain performance courtesy of 600mm wading depth, optimized approach, departure and break-over angles and Terrain Response System. Terrain Response allows Discovery Sport’s steering, throttle response, gearbox, center-coupling and braking/stability systems to be precisely tailored to the demands of the terrain. The system features four settings: General; Grass/Gravel/Snow (slippery conditions); Mud and Ruts; and Sand.

The new Land Rover Discovery Sport has been engineered with the latest active and passive safety advances. A comprehensive occupant safety package includes seven airbags, Hill Descent Control (HDC), Gradient Release Control (GRC), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Traction Control (ETC), Electronic Power Assisted Steering (EPAS), Hill Start Assist, Roll Stability Control (RSC) and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC).

The Land Rover Discovery Sport 2.0-liter petrol is available now with a price tag og RM399,000, minus insurance. The diesel version’s price is scheduled to be released on a later date. Every Discovery Sport comes with a 5-year or 300,000km warranty, 5-year or 80,000km free scheduled maintenance and 3-year roadside assistance.

Interested members of the public who wish to take a ride on the new Discovery Sport  at the One Utama shopping mall are requested to sign up at www.landrover.com.my/discoverysportlaunch. Each successful online registration is entitled a limited edition Land Rover gift, while stocks last.

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