2023 Author: Charles Youmans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:41
JLR plans to bring the next generation Land Rover Discovery Sport to the market closer to 2024. Despite the fact that it remains long enough to wait for the car's debut, almost everything is already known about it. In particular, render images have been published on the Web revealing the exterior of an SUV. Judging by them, the car is awaiting redecoration. At the same time, the manufacturer will deeply rework the technical part and design of the SUV, as well as significantly improve the on-board electronics.
The current version of the SUV
It is already known that Discovery Sport will be transferred to the EMA platform, since the Defender is being created on the current "trolley", which is why sales of the first SUV have been constantly falling lately. The move to the new architecture will allow JLR to produce this model with both traditional internal combustion engines and electric motors and hybrid installations.
New Land Rover Discovery Sport
Moving to a different platform will make the interior of the Discovery Sport noticeably more spacious. This will be achieved thanks to the flat floor. The interior of the SUV will receive a new information display and steering wheel, designed in the same style as on the latest Defender.
Land Rover is rumored to focus on electric versions of the Discovery Sport with one or two electric motors. An SUV with a relatively compact internal combustion engine will also enter the market. Such an assembly is not expected to drive the wheels. It will act as a power source for the battery. Thanks to this, JLR engineers will be able to reduce the size of both the engine itself and the battery, while maintaining the same range.
There is a possibility that with the change of generations, Discovery Sport will lose diesel engines. This was indirectly stated by representatives of the JLR. The British company noted that it has begun developing fuel cell engines. However, the release of hydrogen SUVs has been postponed indefinitely, as there is currently no sufficient infrastructure for such vehicles. The electric versions of the Discrovery Sport will get fast charging technology at 800V, which, for example, now supports the Hyundai Ioniq 5. But the British model will have this solution more efficient than its direct competitors, thanks to the features of the EMA platform.
This architecture assumes the introduction of an electric transmission that supports remote updating. The upcoming Discovery Sport will receive Level 4 autonomous driving technology. In addition, the British novelty will not only remain adapted to off-road conditions, but will also improve the parameters of cross-country ability. This is due to the ability of electric motors to more accurately redistribute torque between the axles.