New 2024 Land Rover Discovery Sport – New interior and More technology. Land Rover has announced a series of changes to the Discovery Sport for the 2024 model year. Highlights include a refreshed interior that integrates JLR’s latest infotainment system as well as tweaks to the range structure and styling. The new model is available to order now, starting at £44,790 for the entry-level D200 S model and rising to nearly £60,000 for the top-spec Dynamic HSE fitted with the P300e plug-in hybrid powertrain.
Key changes largely relate to the interior, which has been redesigned to fit JLR’s 11.4-inch Pivi Pro system. As with its range-mates, the new touchscreen is subtly curved and floats proud of the heavily simplified dash. Gone are the physical controls for the air conditioning and drive modes, with this functionality all now fully integrated right into the touchscreen.
The centre console has also been redesigned, with the new compact gear selector being the only physical control in the lower section of the cabin. Trim and material elements have also been given a refresh, with new leather and metallic finishes giving the cabin a more contemporary feel.
The P300e plug-in hybrid powertrain has also been tweaked with a new 14.9kWh battery pack that extends the all-electric range to up to 37.9 miles, a four-mile improvement compared to the previous variant. This gives the P300e a WLTP rated MPG figure of 176.3mpg and just 36g/km for CO2 on paper, with the usual plug-in hybrid caveat that this will be difficult to match in real-world conditions unless a majority of your journeys are short and reliant mostly on drive from the battery.
Land Rover has also simplified the rest of the engine line up to include the existing D200 diesel and P250 petrol, both featuring a 48V mild-hybrid system that helps reduce fuel consumption and subtly improve performance.
The range has been condensed to three trim lines in base S, Dynamic SE and top-spec Dynamic HSE. All feature extensive kit as standard, with the Pivi Pro system coming as standard as well as leather seats, 18-inch wheels, wireless phone charging and a fully-digital instrument cluster. Dynamic SE models then add a panoramic glass roof, Meridian sound system and 19-inch wheels to the package. Dynamic HSE models offer a range of up-scale features including heated and cooled high-spec Windsor leather seats, Matrix LED headlights and 20-inch wheels.
With JLR in the process of realigning its brands into three specific branches, the family-friendly Discovery Sport is first on the list for the Discovery line to be reimagined in an all-electric form next time around. That replacement model is due in 2025 or 2026. As such, the current Discovery Sport is expected to soldier on for quite some time to come, making this update a much needed exercise to keep it feeling fresh among its very competitive rivals.
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