In conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia’s (JLRM) brand new showroom launch earlier today, the company has decided to sneak in a preview of the upcoming Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Instead of displaying the 5+2 variant we saw late last month, JLRM showcased the 5-seater variant today and we’ve got a gallery of its interior to go with it.

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The Discovery Sport is scheduled to make its arrival in no more than two months’ time, replacing the ageing Freelander model and sits between the Range Rover and Defender series. Being a Land Rover, the Discovery Sport comes with the brand’s full array of off-road technology, namely air suspension, differential lock, Terrain Response and a handy 4×4 info display in the centre.

It boasts a class-leading wading depth of 600mm and will be powered by two engines – the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol (237 hp/340 Nm) or a 2.2-litre turbodiesel (148 hp/400 Nm or 187 hp/420 Nm). Transmission choice is the sole 9-speed automatic, although a six-speed manual is available in other markets. In the months to come, the Discovery Sport will be fitted with Jaguar Land Rover’s new range of Ingenium four-cylinder engines, but it’s unclear as yet if the Malaysian-bound model will receive the new engines.

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Other interior features include the multifunction leather wrapped steering wheel, an 8-inch touchscreen display panel with Land Rover InControl™ Technologies, dual-zone auto climate control with air vents built into the B- and C-pillars and a large panoramic sunroof. Parking brake is electric here, and the terrain selector knob pops up when the engine is fired (via push-start button).

Read all about the Discovery Sport here. Meanwhile, enjoy the picture gallery we’ve put together just for you.


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Matthew H. Tong
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