Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia announced that the 2018 version of the Land Rover Discovery which comes fitted with the new Ingenium 2.0 turbocharged petrol engine has just been launched at all Land Rover showrooms nationwide on 26 September 2018. The Discovery Sport delivers even more outstanding performance, refinement and efficiency with the newly fitted 240PS turbocharged Ingenium Petrol engine which delivers 340Nm of torque as well as an improved interior for maximum comfort, safety and versatility.
The Discovery Sport is paired with the ZF nine-speed automatic transmission which offers a smooth and responsive drive. The nine closely-stacked gear ratios provide excellent response and allow for a very low first gear, improved mid-range acceleration and a tall ninth gear for reduced engine revs at higher cruising speeds; all of which, reduces fuel consumption, emissions and engine noise.
The new Land Rover Discovery Sport is now more powerful, while offering customers an unrivalled all-terrain capability, without sacrificing comfort.
The interior of the Discovery Sport has been designed to provide versatility and a calming space, where every occupant feels equally comfortable. The Malaysian version comes as a 5-seater as standard, however it is configurable to 5+2 seating* as an option which is unique-in-segment.
At an early stage in the vehicle’s development programme, Land Rover designers invited a large cross-section of families to a development centre in the UK. The design team watched on as the families climbed into a variety of SUVs, accessed third-row seating, synced electronic devices, attached child seats to ISOFIX anchor points and placed drinks containers in cup holders. The findings helped Land Rover to develop the Discovery Sport a versatile premium compact SUV that fulfils the needs and requirements of various customers.
Sharing a similar design as the Range Rover Evoque, the front architecture of the Discovery Sport includes a magnesium crossbeam for outstanding torsional rigidity and reduced weight. However, the B-pillar rearwards is unique to the Discovery Sport, with thousands of hours invested in ensuring every component is packaged as compactly as possible. The result is a vehicle with maximum interior space, and superior off-road capability.
The chassis uses lightweight aluminium components for high strength and reduced unsprung weight, while reducing interior noise, and increasing occupant space. Coil springs are used on the front suspension, with steel front lower control arms and aluminium suspension knuckles, while the suspension struts use advanced hydraulic rebound stops.
A compact multi-link rear axle provides exceptional on-road agility, wheel travel and axle articulation – at 340mm – and extremely high levels of composure in on or off-road environments. The rear axle reduces road noise entering the cabin, while the suspension turrets make only minimal intrusion into the luggage area, allowing row-two seating to slide and recline past the turrets for maximum leg-room.
Safety wise, the Discovery Sport offers a comprehensive occupant safety package which includes driver and passenger airbags, knee airbags, side curtain and thorax airbag.
The 2018 Discovery Sport is now on sale at Land Rover showrooms nationwide at RM379,800 (excluding road tax, registration and insurance).
All vehicles distributed by Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia are compatible with the Malaysian climate, environment, fuel quality and meet the Malaysian emission standards. All Land Rover vehicles distributed by authorised dealers also come with ‘Land Rover Care’ programme which is based on whichever comes first i.e a 5-year Warranty or 150,000km, 5-year Servicing or 65,000km and 3-year Roadside Assistance.
For more info, head over to http://www.landrover.com.my
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