Ended up following one these on the way into work this morning – the new Discovery Sport!
I’d only seen a handful of marketing content for this Freelander replacement up until this point, and in all honesty I didn’t have much of a reaction to it.
I wasn’t particularly a fan of the rear of the car in some pictures; the lights looked like a freaky set of eyes, and it was too tall in relation to its width.
In the flesh though, it looks pretty well proportioned.
This isn’t the top of the range HSE model, hence the lack of oversized 20″s! But the rear wrap-around screen looks more flush now, and the ‘freaky eyes’ appear missing with these regular lights.
The rear windscreen wiper was a bit of surprise, sitting bottom-centre and not up top, tucked away upside down, like the Evoque – but I realised that that could just be a Ranger Rover design trait.
It was quite surprising to see it being driven at a ‘normal’ pace too so I can’t really comment on performance compared to the Evoque, but I believe the 2.2 SD4 will be carried over for now.
The name ‘Discovery Sport‘ still bugs me though; The last time they did ‘Sport’ on a Disco it spawned the Range Rover Sport – which, funnily enough the styling does echo on this, especially from the front.
I know it’s only a name, but its about as fitting as Mini Macho….or Fiat 500 Fear.
Discovery Lite? Discovery X?