The current generation of an iconic Land Rover Discovery Sport has been in the market since 2015 and over the years we have seen some serious changes and improvements. However, although it hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, the next-generation Discovery Sport with its major redesign should hit the roads as a 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport model.
- luxurious interior,
- possible plug-in hybrid option,
- improved off-road performance.
- higher price,
- children-only third row of seats.
According to some recent spy photos of the next-generation Land Rover Discovery Sport being tested, we have noticed that a brand-new model has definitely been on its way. Whether it will hit the market in 2020 or in 2021, the fans have been eager to see what changes and updates this popular SUV will bring. The Discovery Sport belongs to mid-size SUVs although it has been considered the smallest, but also the most affordable Land Rover member. The first great change that could possibly happen involves a new platform, but this hasn’t been confirmed either. What we could see was the fuel cap that will obviously be relocated on the production model. This, as well as its new dual exhaust system, suggests that the upcoming Land Rover Discovery Sport might introduce some new engine choices, including a plug-in hybrid. Generally, the shape and size of the vehicle won’t change much, but the fans will definitely have the chance to notice its edgier and more aggressive exterior styling. Also, this already powerful off-roader should improve its performance and surpass its luxurious rivals such as Mercedes GLC and Audi Q5.
Although the spy photos haven’t been able to reveal the interior of the 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport, our team has still got some information. Namely, it should be one of the most luxurious cabins this model has ever provided. Its updated dashboard design is even said to resemble the style of Range Rover Velar. The new Discovery Sport will offer three rows of seats. The second and the third row can be folded in order to get more space, but it seems that the third row might be suitable for children only. Higher trim levels are expected to come with heads up display, premium materials and other upgrades in terms of technology and safety.
As we have already mentioned, the 2020 Land Rover Discovery is definitely expected to offer some new engine choices and improved systems under the hood. It still hasn’t been confirmed whether the company will keep its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 237 and 286 horsepower for the US market, but it seems that a plug-in hybrid version should be expected as well. However, the range, battery size and other numbers have still been a mystery.
2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport Release Date and Price
The next-generation Land Rover Discovery Sport is expected to appear as a 2020 model, but its release date hasn’t been announced yet. The price, on the other hand, should be higher than the current and it will start around $40,000.
Competitors: Mercedes Benz GLC, Acura RDX, BMW X3, Audi A5.