|Presenting the Land Rover Discovery Sport. (Photo Credits: JLRM)|
Jaguar Land Rover (Malaysia) is proud to introduce the all-new Land Rover Discovery Sport Premium Compact SUV, also known as the world’s most versatile premium compact SUV and the first member of the new Discovery family, in Malaysia. The Discovery Sport is available in 2 variants:- The 2.0L Si4 Petrol (240PS, 340Nm) and the 2.2L SD4 Diesel (190PS, 420Nm). Both are mated to advance nine-speed automatic transmissions for peerless refinement, efficiency, driver engagement and off-road capability. In other words, sounds like very good handling to me.
|Tuan Syed Mudzhar Syed Ali giving his speech.|
We had Tuan Syed Mudzhar Syed Ali, the Managing Director of JLRM who said “ The launch of the all-new Discovery Sport is a pivotal moment in Land Rover’s 67-year history. Not only dos it mark the introduction of the first new member of the expanding Discovery family, it also brings the versatility of 5+2 seating to the compact premium SUV market. Simply the most accomplished vehicle in its segment, I believe it will resonate not only with existing Land Rover owners but also a new generation of discerning customers.” Very well said Tuan.
|The crowd within the hall who were eager to find out more on the latest Land Rover Discovery Sport.|
Features of the Discovery Sport:
+ Bold and progressive design defines new Discovery family
+ 5+2 seating versatility in a more compact footprint than traditional five-seat SUV’s
+ Multi-link axle for peerless on-road agility and off-road ability, plus high levels of refinement and interior space
+ Unrivalled all-terrain performance courtesy of optimized approach, departure and breakover angles, plus Terrain Response technology
+ Connected on-road handling with optimised electric power-assisted steering.
|We even had someone to professionally explain the features of the latest Discovery.|
Basically the Discovery Sport maintain the heritage of outstanding capability, which has been the core of every Land Rover since 1948. It has been engineered to provide best-in-class off-road capability, on-road dynamics, interior packaging, safety innovations and use of intelligent lightweight materials. Designed and engineered in UK, this Discovery sport also comes with a 5 year or 300,000km warranty, 5 year or 80,000km free scheduled maintenance and 3- year roadside assistance, whichever comes first.
|Proudly presenting the Discovery Sport. (Photo Credits: JLRM)|
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, panoramic roof and Meridian audio sound system with HDD navigation.
Being a Land Rover, the Discovery Sport offers unrivalled all-terrain performance which you can enjoy the details by watching the video above. The new Discovery Sports entry into the Malaysian market was a spectacular affair. The highlight was the unique Land Rover Terrapod, a state of the art mobile man-made track that gave fans the opportunity to experience the unique all-terrain ability of the Discovery Sport.
|This was personally very exhilarating. Better make your way to 1 Utama while you still can! (Photo Credits: JLRM)|
The Discovery Sport had a little difficulty tackling steep slopes and inclines of the Terrapod. Its body has been specially optimised to cope with challenging off-road terrain, with 212mm of ground clearance and class-leading approach, departure and break over angles of 25, 31 and 21 degrees respectively. This means the front, middle or rear of the vehicle can climb up, over and down extreme obstacles at low speed.
|Not bad for a compact SUV! (Photo Credits: JLRM)|
The efficient driveline full-time four-wheel-drive variants offered in Malaysia can also scale incredibly steep gradients of 45 degrees, as much as 14 degrees more than other competitor SUVs. In extreme situations, lower trim on the front bumper can be removed to increase the approach angle still further.
|Very tempted to get myself one too.|
The one-of-its-kind experience on the Land Rover Terrapod is open to public during the Discovery Sport Open Day at the 1 Utama Shopping Centre (Old Wing) outdoor carpark on August 22 and August 23, 2015 from 11am till 9am. To register for the event, do head over to www.landrover.com.my/discoverysportlaunch. Each online registration will receive a limited edition Land Rover gift too! *While stock last. So be there or be square ;)
The Si4 Petrol is priced from RM399,000 (Including GST but excludes road tax, registration and insurance) And as for the price of SD4 Diesel will be announced later. For more information, do head over to www.landrover.com.my.
Thanks for reading, and be sure to get a chance to try the Terrapod while you still can!