The Active Driveline, which until now has been reserved for the Range Rover Evoque, automatically switches between two and four-wheel drive as required, and uses two electronically-controlled clutches either side of the rear differential to partially or fully lock the drive to the rear wheels.
Adaptive Dynamics introduces MagneRide dampers, which LRO rates highly on the Range Rover Evoque, to the Discovery Sport range. It also comes with Dynamic mode, which stiffens the dampers and sharpens the throttle, gear and steering responsiveness with one press of the Terrain Response selector.
All Terrain Progress Control (sometimes referred to as ‘off-road cruise control’) will also trickle down to the Discovery Sport from the Range Rover models for the 2016 model year.
Design upgrades for the HSE Dynamic Lux include Narvik Black exterior details with body-coloured bumpers and door claddings and 20in Gloss Black wheels, plus a new range of colours which can be specified for the interior.
The Discovery Sport HSE Dynamic Lux is available to order now, costing from £46,000 for the 174bhp TD4.