Launch: All-New Land Rover Discovery Sport


Petaling Jaya, 21 August, 2015 – Jaguar Land Rover (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (JLRM) has officially launched the all-new Land Rover Discovery Sport today. The Discovery Sport replaces the Freelander 2 and at the same time gains a much larger body and 2 additional seats.
2015 Land Rover Discovery (8)Available in two variants – the 2.0L Si4 Petrol (238hp, 340Nm) and the 2.2L SD4 Diesel (187hp, 420Nm), both are mated to advanced nine-speed automatic transmissions. The Si4 is priced from RM399,000, while SD4 pricing will be announced at a later date. 2015 Land Rover Discovery (9)
Designed and engineered at Land Rover’s development centre in the UK, the Discovery Sport is fully imported from Halewood, Liverpool. Being a Land Rover, the Discovery Sport boasts significant off-road capabilities. The Terrain Response System features four settings: General; Grass/Gravel/Snow (for slippery conditions on- and off-road); Mud and Ruts; and Sand. Customary is the 212mm of ground clearance, 600mm wading depth, full time 4-wheel-drive, optimised approach, departure and break-over angles of 25, 31 and 21 degrees respectively. What this means is, it is as comfortable at posh areas such as Bangsar or Pavillion as at deep jungle terrains in the wilderness of Pahang or Sabah.
2015 Land Rover Discovery (12)A plethora of safety features litter the Discovery Sport – a total of seven airbags, Hill Descent Control (HDC®), Gradient Release Control (GRC®), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Traction Control (ETC), Electronic Power Assisted Steering (EPAS), Hill Start Assist, Roll Stability Control (RSC), and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC). 2015 Land Rover Discovery (19)
On the inside, the all-new multi-link rear axle allows a 5+2 seating configuration in a compact footprint. The loading space, when seats are folded up, can go up to 1,698 litres. Depending on optional accessories packages, features such as a powered tailgate, mood lighting, Park Assist with Parallel and Perpendicular Parking, Automatic High-Beam Assist, Lane Departure Warning, a panaromic roof and Meridian audio sound system with HDD navigation, 19 or 20” alloys are available.
2015 Land Rover Discovery (15)Discovery Sport maintains the heritage of outstanding capability, which has been at the core of every Land Rover since 1948. It has been engineered to provide best-in-class off-road capabilities, on-road dynamics, interior packaging, safety innovations and use of intelligent lightweight materials, all without compromising your daily commute. 2015 Land Rover Discovery (17)
Every Discovery Sport 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.
2015 Land Rover Discovery (14)

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