Land Rover Discovery Sport has been enhanced with efficient next-generation mild-hybrid Ingenium diesel engines as well as the latest Pivi and Pivi Pro infotainment systems.

Available in two power outputs, the D165 (120kW) and D200 (150kW) both use Land Rover’s latest mild-hybrid technology, featuring a battery to harvest energy lost under deceleration and reuses it later. This makes for smoother stop-start operation and reduced fuel consumption.

Land Rover’s Pivi infotainment system is ready to go as soon as it’s switched on because a separate data plan and battery mean there’s no delay.

Software updates are available via the Disco’s embedded data connection. So the owner has the latest maps, apps and vehicle features without having to visit a Land Rover retailer. The system is enabled by a new Electrical Vehicle Architecture and is available with Pivi Pro on all specifications.

There’s Bluetooth connectivity for two phones at once. There’s also wireless device charging with signal-boosting option.

Owners can easily check the quality of the air in the cabin using the touchscreen by activating the smart all-new Cabin Air Filtration system. This is used in conjunction with the existing Cabin Air Ionisation feature and filters out fine particulate matter, allergens, pollen and even strong smells.


Other technology updates include a comprehensive suite of new Advanced Driver Assistance features, such as Rear Traffic Monitor with automatic braking. The new Rear Collision Monitor uses radars to constantly monitor the vehicle’s rear, meaning the Discovery Sport is primed to reduce the severity of an impact for the occupants, while the introduction of a 3D Surround Camera lets the driver see what’s happening around the vehicle at speeds of up to 30 km/h making manoeuvring in tight parking situations – and is particularly handy in navigating difficult off-road terrain.

These new systems complement the ClearSight Ground View and ClearSight Rear View Mirror technologies introduced in 2019; smart camera technology stitches together images below the bonnet, while the latter provides an interchangeable rear-view mirror and video screen, for enhanced visibility.

Discovery Sport features a practical 5+2 seat design, with 40:20:40 split-folding second row seats that provides 24 possible seat configurations, ensuring flexibility for family adventures.

Finbar McFall, Global Product Marketing Director, Land Rover, said: “Next-generation mild-hybrid diesel engines bring enhanced efficiency to the Discovery Sport, The addition of the advanced new Pivi Pro infotainment system with immediate start-up and self-learning capabilities mean the new Discovery Sport is now even more capable and versatile, and ready for family adventures.”

The Discovery Sport is now available to order in Australia.

R-Dynamic S P200: $65,700
R-Dynamic S D165: $68,000
R-Dynamic SE P250: $74,076
R-Dynamic SE D200: $75,610
R-Dynamic HSE P250: $78,432
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Land Rover dealer for drive-away prices.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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