We have video of the 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport testing at the Nurburgring, a major facelift for the Disco Sport with updated underpinnings.
The Land Rover Discovery Sport arrived back in 2014 as a replacement of the Land Rover Freelander, and it’s been quite a success as Land Rover’s best-selling model.
But in the face of ever better competition, Land Rover is planning a major overhaul for the Disco Sport for 2020, more a major facelift than an all-new Discovery Sport, but with significant enough updates to keep it appealing until an actual all-new model arrives in 2023 and stop sales falling further.
With a debut for the new model due in the Autumn, Land Rover is out at the Nurburgring testing the updated model, and although, with its camouflage, it doesn’t look very different, expect to see some Velar-type smoothing going on, with the usual new bumpers, lights and wheels for a facelift too.
But under the skin there’s a new architecture going on, with a move to the Premium Transverse Architecture which underpins the new Evoque which will allow electrification – although not a proper electric Discovery Sport – and add to cabin room. Which means a 48V mild-hybrid setup and, within a year or so, a plug-in hybrid version too.
Inside you can expect an interior not a million miles away from the new Evoque complete with the latest Touch Pro Duo twin-screen infotainment and ‘ethical’ fabric trim options too.
All of which should be enough to keep the Discovery Sport selling until the all-new model arrives.