The all-new “2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport” was announced to come with a new mild-hybrid diesel powertrain.
Land Rover has however thinned out the range. It will only offer the R-Dynamic design pack for all “Discovery Sport models”. The cost of entry into a Disco Sport has been elevated by 8.6 percent, with the standard P200 S being dropped from the line-up.
All models of the 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport now gain the R-Dynamic nameplate. This means that buyers get a darker interior, more aggressive front-end, Sportier Alloy wheels. And also a few other features that make it outstanding.
Meanwhile, the R-Dynamic P200 S retains the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The engine is said to deliver an optimized fuel economy, and a smoother stop/start operation. Compared to its outgoing version which is non-hybrid. However, it was thanks to a 48V electrical system and regenerative braking.
2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport P300e: Braking Performance
The 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport comes with a regenerative braking system. To those who don’t understand what I meant by the word “Regenerative Braking”. It is an energy recovery mechanism that converts heat energy produced as a result of the friction between brake pads and disc and converts it into electric energy which is being utilized to recharge the battery. With this kind of vehicle, you will be able to recharge your vehicle while driving it.
As Land Rover holds a monopoly in its off-road capabilities. To be able to sustain in such adverse conditions, Land Rover needs a strong and rigid braking mechanism to control the car. With this, you will know that you can expect better performance in braking from the Discovery Sport.
2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport Fuel Economy
In order for it to deliver the best performance, the Land Rover Discovery Sport, in general, consumes much fuel. Don’t think so much because its worth it, as the engine alone will make you show interest in it. Meanwhile “Fuel economy” is however secondary as these crossover trims are expected to deliver at high speed. Even at that, the P300 manages to top with 41 miles of electric range.
2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport P300e engine and its Performance
The 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport delivers an excellent performance, fast launch, and also an eight-speed automatic transmission. This was all thanks to the 197 horsepower 1.5-liter engine 3-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine with an electric motor of 107 horsepower hiding under the hood.
The Land Rover Sport engine delivers maximum system output of 305 hp at 5500 rpm. Its fast launch gives it the ability to elevate from 0-60 mph in about 6.2 seconds. The car generates 398 pound-feet of torque as power generated from the engine is delivered to all wheels.
Performance Compared to its Competitors
Compared to other related cars in the automotive market, Discovery Sport comes among the top in the league. This was due to it being the 2nd best car followed by Mercedes GLC. In terms of torque, its closest competitor is Audi Q5. Mercedes GLC however wins the battle delivering a maximum torque of 526 lb-ft and also its 9-speed auto transmission. The P300 still manages to release the same performance as its competitors, even though its rivals have a competitive advantage of possessing a 2.0-liter engine.
The top speed the P300 has ever attained is 130 mph. However, the 2021 Discovery Sport can elevate up to 84 mph even with the absence of a combustion engine in the EV mode.