2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport P300e UK test Car News

In fact, a combined output of 305 hp makes this P300e both the smallest and most powerful version of Discovery Sport. Not to mention the more frugal: a WLTP rating of 175.5 mpg puts it roughly on a par with the cheaper and quieter Citroën C5 Aircross Hybrid, and because we know the WLTP PHEV consumption figures are extremely unrealistic, we opted for a mixed 40 mile. -route ride and averaged in the 30’s, and that was with the drums running on fumes (metaphorical). Not bad at all.

Fully charged, the battery should get you through 43 km without a motor, which is about as good as any PHEV SUV at the moment. This EV range, however, while leading the segment, is why you can only specify a P300e with five seats; with the battery under the trunk floor, there is simply no room for even a third row diddy. But one high-end passenger called the backseat one of the most spacious rear seats they’ve ever sat in, so unless you’ve got a particularly large brood, the compromise on utility is minimal.

Indeed, the cabin in its entirety is a remarkably comfortable and convincingly upscale proposition; the slick touchscreen control stack still feels like new, and all the materials feel what you might call ‘quite expensive’ (as they should, on this £ 53,565 R-Dynamic SE car). Which brings us to the main change for 2021: the infotainment system.

Land Rover’s new Pivi Pro infotainment system, first seen on the Defender, is now standard equipment starting with the Urban Edition (entry-level is content with Pivi), which allows for times faster startup times, live update functionality, sat-nav time and a customizable home screen that offers quick access to your most commonly used functions, all housed in a sleek 10 inch curved screen.

It’s a well-rounded and elegantly rendered platform, and goes to some extent to argue for the growing dominance of touch controls, such is the ease of access and intuitiveness.

You can pinch, slide, and scream it just like you would your smartphone, and unlike the infotainment systems of many rival companies, you’ll find yourself freezing in minutes rather than days. If we were in a rush for any improvements that could be made, the screen would need to be tilted slightly more towards the driver, and we would be more than happy with the fully physical climate battery controls, just to minimize prying eyes. road time when traveling at high speed.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-17 23:01:23