Land Rover Discovery Sport earns 5 stars
Land Rover Discovery Sport
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4th December, 2014
- Discovery Sport achieves maximum safety rating
- First Land Rover to feature all-new safety features, such as Pedestrian Airbag and Autonomous Emergency Braking
The new Land Rover Discovery Sport has been awarded the maximum five star safety rating by Euro NCAP.
Discovery Sport features a number of cutting-edge safety features, such as a pedestrian airbag. This feature deploys
from the upper-rear surface of the bonnet within 60 milliseconds upon detection of a pedestrian impact to reduce the risk
of serious pedestrian injury.
Another first for Land Rover is the Autonomous Emergency Braking system, which uses a digital stereo camera mounted
next to the rear view mirror to detect objects that could pose a collision threat, delivering visual and audible warnings
and automatically applying the brakes if a collision is imminent.
In all variants, including 5+2 seat models, all seating positions are assessed to ensure a high standard of occupant
protection for people of all ages, including young children. Even in the third row, retractor pretensioners are fitted as
standard for enhanced protection.
Murray Dietsch, Director of Land Rover Programmes, said: “The vehicle safety team worked tirelessly to ensure that
the Discovery Sport delivered levels of safety never before seen in the small SUV segment. We have introduced some
cutting edge safety technologies such as the all-new pedestrian airbag and an innovative Autonomous Emergency Braking
system, in addition to our tried-and-tested Land Rover safety systems.”
“All of our products are tested to stringent in-house safety standards that go significantly beyond the legal and
consumer testing standards. As a family vehicle, safety was really a key motivator when designing this car. We are proud
to have made no compromises on this.”
The Discovery Sport also features a full suite of active and passive safety systems, including Dynamic Stability
Control, Electronic Traction Control, Roll Stability Control, Anti-lock Braking Systems, Reverse Traffic Detection,
Emergency Brake Lights, Lane Departure Warning and Seatbelt Reminders. Optional features in certain markets also include
Blind Spot Monitoring with Closing Vehicle Sensing, Active Speed Limiting, Reverse Traffic Detection and Traffic Sign
The new compact SUV features a rigid, high-strength steel and boron body shell, with a roof that will support more
than 4.5 times the vehicle weight. Land Rover Discovery Sport also has a comprehensive occupant safety package including
driver and passenger airbags, driver knee airbag, and side curtain and thorax airbags.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.