Everybody loves a Land Rover because they are in two simple words ‘brilliant machines’. Right from the beginning in 1948 it has been the iconic symbol for anyone who wanted a vehicle that could not only be used as a regular car – but could also take part in your everyday life for whatever task you put in its path – let’s face it, the Land Rover is pretty much a one size fits all machine for people from all walks of life. They say ‘everyone at some point in their life will be famous for 5min’s – I say everyone at some point in their life will have either owned or at least had some sort of interaction with a Land Rover at some point and of course the Queen owns one and I also happen to know a lady who takes part in Midwifery who owns one too.

The simple fact here is this; if it has a Land Rover badge then you can be certain that what you are looking at is at the heart of everything British.

Power and Efficiency:

The Discovery Sport was fitted with a 2.0L TD4 Diesel engine – with 180bhp and 430Nm of Torque. I have spoken many times about this brilliant engine. I can’t fault it really because it just does everything you ask of it without any drama. Remember the Discovery Sport weighs 1,884kg and still managed 40mpg. If you are interested it has a top speed of 117mph and 0-62 is around 8.4sec. CO2 EU Combined (g/km) 139. If you are a farmer or a person who does a lot of off-road – then you will be very interested to read that it also has an obstacle clearance of 212(mm) and a wading depth of 600(mm).

On the road:

Just like its brothers & sisters – it does on or off-road brilliantly. Land Rover has the ability to make a machine handle well no matter what the road surface is doing below. I found the ride soft but also controlled. For a large car – the Sport was brilliant and I felt no sense of body roll and the steering felt direct and precise. This is not a car that will leave you marooned when you go off road either. If you do decide to take it for an adventure – then be prepared to be astonished as to what the Discovery Sport can do.

1056878_Discovery_Sport_Phoenix_018Design and Interior:

Land Rover have done a good job making the Discovery Sport stand out in a crowd – many people who I met over the week I tested the Sport- told me that it was better looking than its big brother the mighty Range Rover. I would not argue with that to a point truth be told. As with all Land Rovers now – inside is kitted out to be fit for a ‘King’ with more luxuries than a penthouse suite at The Savoy. The leather is perfectly stitched and every button or control feels like it has been precision made just for you.


I also like the seating in the back and so did my children. There was plenty of ted

About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd www.andrewsuk.com No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.