Premium Compact Seven -Seater: Land Rover Discovery Sport

If you’re after a compact seven-seater with a premium badge, your options aren’t that many. In fact, 12 months ago, your choices amounted to a total of zero. Then in the space of 2015, we received the BMW 216d Gran Tourer, and this, the Land Rover Discovery Sport. The latter, though, is the sole true off -roader in the running: Its launch took place in Iceland in the middle of winter, presumably to prove that there’s more to this Landy than a mummy wagon designed for the school run.

This being a Land Rover, the car is well equipped, with lots of safety and convenience systems such as roll control, brake assist and powered tailgate as standard in all models. The HSE-spec adds park assist, memory seats and a fixed panoramic glass roof. Handling is appreciably more composed than the Freelander 2 it replaces, with the body roll and sharp cornering normally found in a car with a lower centre of gravity.

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