Land Rover has updated its entry level vehicle this month, the Discovery Sport has been refreshed for 2023 with new technology and updated interior. Inside, pretty much all the buttons have been removed, in favour of a large touchscreen, similar to what we have seen on the latest Range Rover and other new JLR vehicles.
The last generation of Discovery Sport used a haptic climate control panel under the dash, with rotary dials for temperature and fan speed. However, following new trends of removing physical controls, this has now been combined into the infotainment screen. That space has now been repurposed to house more storage as well as a wireless phone charging pad. However, despite this change JLR has stressed that 90% of the tasks drivers need to undertake are within two taps from the main home screen.
Elsewhere, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is now wireless as standard to make life easier as well as the driver display, which is now digital on every trim level. For wired devices and charging, the Discovery Sport now has four USB-C connecters, two up front and two in the back.
For the driving, the P300e plug-in hybrid version can now travel around 38 miles in EV only mode with support for DC fast charging.
The new Discovery Sport is available to order now in the UK, priced from £44,790 but the company has not yet said when the deliveries will start.