Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Disco Floored Me with Its Many Charms

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Disco Floored Me with Its Many Charms

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Byline: Maxine Ashford

THE Strictly glitterball may have been awarded for another year but there is one Disco that will always score top marks for style, performance, agility and strength.

Land Rover's Discovery Sport is a go-anywhere vehicle that delivers seven-seat versatility along with all the creature comforts, modern technology and connectivity systems we demand these days.

It looks imposing from any angle thanks to chunky 20in wheels, a clamshell bonnet, distinctive fender vents and grille with black surround, a black tailgate finisher, privacy glass and a muscular, strong profile.

Move inside and the cabin boasts a clean, clutter-free design that is packed with premium features and quality finishes such as perforated Windsor Leather seats, soft-touch surfaces, full smartphone connectivity, heated seats (front and back), a rear-view camera, ambient lighting and an Entertainment Pack costing PS2,245 that added a Meridian surround sound system with 16 speakers, a 10in touchscreen, Wi-Fi hotspots, an advanced satnav system and plenty more besides.

Costing PS47,894 (PS51,595 with options), this Discovery Sport was powered by a 240ps 2.0-litre SD4 diesel engine and could get from 0-60mph in 7.1 seconds. It can deliver combined fuel economy of 44.1mpg with carbon emissions of 169g/km.

The Terrain Response system that adapts the car's mechanics to deal with grass, gravel, snow, mud and ruts, and it can wade through water up to 600mm deep and climb over obstacles 211mm high. In fact, Land Rover claims the Discovery Sport is "the most versatile and premium compact SUV ever" - and that is a title it will not give up without a fight.

With practicality and versatility in mind, the Discovery Sport can quickly and simply be converted from a five-seat family car into a seven-seat vehicle thanks to a pair of rear seats that fold flat to the boot floor when not in use. …

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