Land Rover has unveiled a new flagship variant of the Discovery Sport at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The new variant HSE Dynamic Lux comes with several exterior upgrades and new technologies, including the All Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) and Active Driveline. Just so you know, Jaguar Land Rover had launched the Discovery Sport in India around a fortnight back, and this new variant could also head to our country, albeit by mid-2016.
Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE Dynamic Lux features a number of exterior enhancements, including Narvik Black exterior details, body-coloured mouldings and door claddings and 20” Gloss Black wheels. Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer said: “The Discovery Sport Dynamic has been created to heighten the design appeal of the Discovery Sport. Gloss black is a key accent colour differentiator on the exterior, while the use of body coloured bumpers and door claddings emphasise its on-road, sporty presence. With the launch of the Discovery Sport HSE Dynamic Lux, we are offering our customers greater choice in the look and feel of their vehicle.”
The Discovery Sport HSE Dynamic Lux introduces the 2016 All Terrain Progress Control (ATPC). For those wondering, ATPC is an advanced system that enables drivers to set and maintain a steady speed in off-road conditions. Developed by Land Rover’s industry-leading all-terrain specialists, ATPC functions similarly to a cruise control system, operational between 1kmph and 30kmph. The system adapts the vehicle’s behaviour according to the terrain, allowing even novice users the control of an expert off-road driver. ATPC also features a dedicated ‘Launch’ feature, allowing the vehicle to pull away smoothly and easily, even on problematic low-friction surfaces like ice, snow or wet grass.
Talking about the Active Driveline, it can intelligently switch between two- and four-wheel drive as conditions dictate, combining both the real-world fuel-saving benefits of two-wheel-drive with the all-terrain capability of four-wheel-drive. On-road agility also increases with Active Driveline. Two electronically controlled clutches located either side of the rear differential distribute torque to the wheel with most grip as and when required. This improves on-road agility, while the rear axle can be entirely "locked" for maximum traction in very slippery conditions.Active Driveline's transition from two- to four-wheel drive is seamless, but drivers can monitor its operation via a dedicated 4x4i screen on the 8-inch touchscreen display.
Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE Dynamic Lux is priced at £46,000 (Around Rs. 47 Lakhs).