Land Rover Discovery Sport scores top marks in safety tests
The new Land Rover Discovery Sport has been awarded the highest possible five star rating from Euro NCAP.
This fantastic result is down in no small part to a number a state-of-the-art safety features included a brand new pedestrian airbag which is a first in the small-SUV market – this equipment deploys from the bonnet within 60 milliseconds of pedestrian impact to significantly reduce the risk of serious injury.
Land Rover has also introduced the Autonomous Emergency Braking system – another first for the company – which uses a digital stereo camera mounted next to the rear view mirror to detect objects that could cause an accident.
Visual and audible warnings are activated and the brakes are automatically applied if a collision is unavoidable.
Every seat in the new Discovery is assessed to make sure a high standard of occupant protection for people of every age – right down to young children – even in the third row of seating, retractor prensioners have been fitted as standard for extra safety.
Director of Land Rover Programmes, Murray Dietsch, 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.
Adding, “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.”
In addition to these features, the Discovery Sport also features an array 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 as standard.
Prices for the Land Rover Discovery Sport start at £32,395.
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